Portland, Oregon is well known as an artisan capital with a discerning, yet laid-back, do-it-yourself culture. Microbreweries, letterpress printing, handmade goods, Third Wave coffee, etc. all figure prominently in Portland's proudly eccentric character. Recently in Japan, the Third Wave Design trend has been influenced by Portland s artisanal culture. Taking its name and design inspiration from the Third Wave Coffee movement, Third Wave Design features retro elements such as handwritten fonts, chalkboard typography, stylized illustrations, blurred or stained effects and so on to evoke an easygoing, handmade feel that is at the same time carefully curated and stylish. Most of items featured are from Japan, but some from overseas are also featured.
Designer: Hiroshi Ikeda
Binding: Softbound book with dust jacket