Ikko Tanaka Designs


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Great timeless designs for sure…

MoMA visit


Happy New Year 2013! It’s already going so fast, but let’s just do this! :)

We went to MoMA on the 2nd of January — the first museum visit in 2013. I renewed my membership, too, so you’ll see more posts from MoMA this year again.


My husband, Randy wanted to see this exhibition for a while: Quay Brothers: On Deciphering the Pharmacist’s Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets. And wow, it was a total trip to their world…

There is no photography allowed, but I had to take this wall photo. It was so great not to. Just loved the calligraphy on the wall plus the display and caught my eye so much.


I loved the graphic design, drawings, and calligraphy part of the exhibition besides their films…

There are more in the theater area and that was awesome…


We also saw the exhibition entitled Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde:


Again, there is no photography allowed, but I loved this room with graphic design posters so I did a couple quick sneaky shots…

On the TV monitor, there was an animation by Tadanori Yokoo playing — I’ve never seen that before and I didn’t know he made such things back in 1970s and it was really great to watch.


And Tokyo Olympic posters in 1964. So simple and great!!


May your / our 2013 be filled with love and creativity!!

Now that our design blog has been fixed (and has a little bit of a facelift), I’d love to post more stuff regularly.

Souvenir Score Card

Fenway park

We went to a ballgame at the Fenway Park last night to celebrate Randy’s birthday a little early. I love this stadium, it’s the classic old one and the fact that was Mili’s first baseball game made it even more special!

I found this old Souvenir Score Card while walking around the stadium and I had to take a photo and share. How cool is this typography?! SO good! And it’s from 78 years ago. Such a timeless piece… Made me really happy!

And this made me really happy, too :)



I have a great news to share today — my work has been featured in this awesome book called “Impressive –Printmaking, Letterpress and Graphic Design” by Gestalten! I could not be more excited to be a part! The book should be out all over the world now — if you happen to see it at the book store, please take a look or grab it (you will not regret) — really great design book I’ve seen in a long time!

Here is my page! Page 96 to be exact. Next to Sesame Letterpress page, how exciting!

***and some sneak peeks of the book***

Yay for my friend, Tota Press:

Studio on Fire:

Fortress Letterpress + Design:

The Paper Nut:

LOVE their work — by The Caseroom Press:

Stéphane de Schrevel:

I have been her fan — Ophelia Chong:

Mike Burton & Cranky Pressman:

Mike Burton:

I wish I could share every page with you… 240 pages filled with printmaking, letterpress, graphic design goodness!

I am so inspired, thank you again so much, Gestalten editors!!