Graphic Design: A Quarterly Review for Graphic Design and Art Direction edited by Masaru Katsumie and Graphic Design Associates, No. 40, Winter, December 1970. Diamond Publishing Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan. 10.25 x 11.75, pp. 88 plus trade advertising with Japanese and English text. Cover designed by Masayuki Itoh and Kazuyoshi Akiyama.
Published quarterly in Tokyo, Japan from 1959-86, this international magazine promoted Japanese and Western designers, placing emphasis on work with a more constructed approach. Its editor, Masaru Katsumie (1909-83) was an influential critic and contributor to the development of Japanese Graphic Design and succeeded in producing a hi-quality, attractive and well researched magazine with special attention given to experimental printing, color, paper, die-cuts and more.
Heavily illustrated with excellent content featuring: Japanese Playing Cards; Graphic Designs in Cuba Today; Collected Works of Wolfgang Walther; The Younger Generation (Teruyuki Kunito, Takanori Makitani); Works by Philippe Lenclos; Prayer by Takuya Tsukahara; Ben Shahn and the Musical Instruments; GLYPHS NEwsletter; Book Reviews and more.
A very good magazine with two of the Ben Shahn pages (73/74 and 75/76) neatly removed. An important magazine and uncommon in the United States.