May 7th, 2009

Tokyo Art Map featured in "Layouts for Catalogs and Pamphlets"

Our favorite free paper appeared as a case study for type, color and layout in a design look book.

Tokyo Art Map was recently featured in the Japanese book Layouts for Catalogs and Pamphlets (カタログ・パンフレットのレイアウト). The book is published once a year as a selection of print design case studies based on real projects in a variety of categories. The art map spread explains some of the thinking behind our design decisions, including typefaces, colors, and format details like the index tabs.

In other news, the latest edition of the map is now available at over 450 locations throughout Tokyo, with a illustrated suggestion from Eiko on how to make it through this year’s rainy season.

Chris PalmieriAfter studying graphic design and Japanese language and aesthetics, Chris moved to Tokyo in 2001 to begin his design practice.
He co-founded AQ in 2004 to bring design basics to cultural organizations with bilingual websites. In his current role as managing director, Chris works with clients to clarify their ideas, oversees the creative process and designs.Read more posts by Chris Palmieri


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