You’ve seen these logos before advertising your favorite new clothing brand or outside your neighborhood pour-over coffee shop. The connoisseurs at BNN have picked their favorite logos from around the globe and separated them into seven types: modern, comic and illustration, European, American, stamps and handwriting, letterpress, and package and labeling. As expected, hundreds of stimulating examples are featured along with informative profiles on each graphic designer and firm. Flip through these pages whenever you find yourself in need of inspiration for graphic design purposes or just to find the best new brands!

July 2014 / English & Japanese
Softcover / 7 x 9 1/2 inches / 208 pp / 300 color
ISBN: 978-4-86100-904-4 · Retail Price: $45.00

Deep Images

Why We Need Images To Live?

With Japan acknowledged as the world center for the digital image (be it static or streaming video), it seems appropriate that the International Festival for Arts and Media Yokohama 2009 addressed the crossover of art and graphic design. A combination of exhibition, symposium and competition, the festival was a platform for the CREAM Competition Awards for a new phase of visual expression. The book documents this journey through new and old thinking about the role of the image in our global community, encouraging the reader to think of today’s wealth of easily distributed, digital images as a deep sea of history and memory. Embracing a variety of genres including contemporary art, media art, graphic design, animation, film and photography, the festival’s aim was to encourage discussion of new forms of expression and new directions for the future, for making and viewing artworks of all kinds.

Film Art, Inc., Japan
2010 / English & Japanese / Softcover / 7 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches / 168 pp / 60 b/w and 42 color
ISBN: 978-4-8459-0938-4 · Retail Price: $29.95


Earthquakes, social issues, an aging population! Many factors recently have been leading an exodus from Japanese cities to the countryside. As a result, local governments and business people need to provide more information on outlying provinces and towns. In response, a wide array of printed materials— pamphlets, maps, small circulation magazines, photography books and local newspapers—are now being redesigned and produced by these young urban professionals. The best of the movement are presented here in this beautifully illustrated book from BNN. Hundreds of examples are garnered from a variety of sources and gathered into sections: Culture-Historical, Tourist Information, Community Design and Local Branding, each illustrated in a treasure trove of material with accompanying texts on design intent and their creators. Featured are public-relation magazines by local governments, free newspapers, zines, sightseeing information magazines, ramen shop flyers and local maps. Highly recommended not only for graphic designers, but also for global travelers looking for unique crafts and food throughout rural Japan.

July 2015 / English & Japanese
Softcover / 9 x 11 1/2 inches / 192 pp / 200 color
ISBN: 978-4-86100-954-9 · Retail Price: $45.00


Design dwells in every possible thing! From a single sheet of paper to a large space—color, shape, comfort and usability are all design considerations. Designs for Kids looks at design ideas for everything from food packaging, learning materials, toys, workshops, art exhibitions to clothing, school bags, workbooks, sign projects for libraries, schools and hospitals, and encourages both kids to be more active and creative and adults to explore that creativity with them. This catalog is a visual tool for anyone, from interior designers or artists who may have a commission to work on a public space for children to a DIY mom or dad wishing to bring a little creative vision to their children’s spaces. As BNN always does best, each chapter is chock-full of ideas and inspiring visual examples that can be directly adopted or used as inspiration. An important tool for all design libraries! Limited English.

February 2016 / Japanese w/limited English / Softcover
9 x 11 ½ inches / 176 pp / Extensive color
ISBN: 978-4-86100-996-9 · Retail Price: $45.00


The Swiss Art of Rock

Lurker Grand (Ed.)

Album covers, concert posters, flyers, fanzines, comics and photographs by Swiss graphic designers, musicians and photographers from the past 50 years of rock and pop history make The Swiss Art of Rock a terrific graphic design document and resource. Lurker Grand’s third and most recent book project in a trilogy published by Edition Patrick Frey, Die Not hat Ein Ende (Need Comes to an End) is packed with images and interwoven with texts on both musical and graphic history. Here the focus is not so much on a musical era and its protagonists as on the visualization of the subcultures. In addition to visualizing the music, much space is devoted to the history of the music itself. Music journalist, collector and curator Samuel Mumenthaler, co-author of this book, offers a detailed chronology of the development of rock music in Switzerland. Roland Fischbacher, Director of the Visual Communications Program at the Bern School for the Arts, and Robert Lzicar, design researcher and designer, discuss the roots of Swiss rock graphics. Additional essays cover international influences, montage and image construction, sampling, remix and craft. Also featured is an extensive artist index including works by contemporary greats from H. R. Geiger and Peter Fischli to R. Crumb and Roy Lichtenstein, plus an index of bands from Aerosmith to Frank Zappa. This is a pioneering work that no one in Switzerland has undertaken to date, making for a fascinating and comprehensive study of the aesthetics of an artistic avant-garde.

2015, English & German
Softcover / 8 3/4 x 13 inches
500 pp / 535 color
ISBN: 978-3-905929-77-5 · Retail Price: $65.00

Gas Book 12


Gas As Interface Co. Ltd., Japan
2003 / Hardcover / 9 x 11 1/2 inches / 106 pp / 100 color
ISBN: 4-86083-363-5 · Retail Price: $39.95


This is the second edition of Flyer Design: Ideas to Attract People—originally published in 2014 by BNN. Flyers are the small printed materials used to promote or advertise many kinds of events; they continue to be used as a communication tool even now as the internet and social media are in use nearly everywhere. This collection of 130 works—with contributions from Jujiro Maki, Gento Matsumoto, Hisaki Matsumoto, mamagoto, Ryu Mieno, Naoko Mizota, Shoko Mitsuma, Daishiro Mori, YASUTOMI Corporation, Amane Yamamoto, yusuke iseda design, Toshinori Yonemura, Asuka Watanabe and WALTZ among many others—is an assortment of flyers that have the power to deliver a message, spread the word, and gather people. The collection is organized into five sections: Exhibitions, Stage, Movie, Music Event, Festival and Other Events. This book also can be used an idea source and a trend reference.

April 2017 / 2nd Edition / Japanese & English
Softcover / 7 x 9 ½ in. / 200 pp / Extensive color
ISBN: 978-4-8025-1038-7 · Retail Price: $38.00



The latest in graphic inspiration from the Freestyle Scraps series by the wizards at BNN: over 1000 illustrations from a wide range of themes, all based on the ubiquitous pixel. Who would have thought there was so much joy in this apparently boring element of computer displays? But the endlessly inventive artists have gone places you’d least expect – from Sushi to Hieroglyphics to Yoga to Japanese History to Dinosaurs – turning ordinary scenes and symbols into adorably pixilated icons. As always, all illustrations are royalty-free and ready for commercial use. The included CD-ROM offers both EPS and JPEG data, readable by both Mac and Windows.

2009 / Softcover w/CD-ROM
6 x 7 1/2 inches / 226 pp / full page color
ISBN: 978-4-86100-607-4 · Retail Price: $48.00

Free Style Scraps


These books and discs of clever, iconic clipart will serve as the kindling for a roaring fire of creativity. Each book/disc includes 1000 designs. You can change sizes and add a rainbow of color to the black and white originals (CMYK-adaptable). All are presented in EPS files for Illustrator and JPEG files for Photoshop.

BNN, INC. Japan
July 2007 / Softcover / 6 x 71/2 inches
207 pp / full page color reproductions
ISBN: 978-4-86100-434-6 · Retail Price: $48.00

Free Style Scraps


These books and discs of clever, iconic clipart will serve as the kindling for a roaring fire of creativity. Each book/disc includes 1000 designs. You can change sizes and add a rainbow of color to the black and white originals (CMYK-adaptable). All are presented in EPS files for Illustrator and JPEG files for Photoshop.

BNN, INC. Japan
July 2007 / Softcover / 6 x 71/2 inches
223 pp / full page color
ISBN: 978-4-86100-413-1 · Retail Price: $39.95