Makoto Tanijiri, Ai Yoshida: Beautiful Noise


  • Client
  • Shufunotomo Co., Ltd.
  • Author
  • Suppose Design Office: Makoto Tanijiri, Ai Yoshida
  • Specification
  • A6, softcover, 928 pages
  • Design
  • Yoshihisa Tanaka, Yutaro Yamada
  • Printing
  • Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
  • Period
  • Oct 2021
  • Photography for the website
  • Hiroshi Manaka

A documentary about all of the activities and achievements of Makoto Tanijiri and Ai Yoshida’s design office, Suppose Design Office, which has been in operation for 20 years since its establishment in 2000. It includes a long-term writing and interviews. The letters “SUPPOSE,” which straddle the top, bottom, spine and edge are designed to appear by printing on the back and the figure printed on the each page. The subtle deviation of the characters due to collating process expresses the word from the title “noise.” The 900- page paperback-sized book looks like a heavy block of paper, but the easy opening of the Codex and the lightness of the paper make the reading experience lighter.