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Ian Lynam

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Ian Lynam

Areas of Expertise

Graphic design, typography, motion graphics, political economy, global art and design history, art and design criticism, art and design theory.

Teaching Interests

Assistant Professor Lynam has taught a wide range of classes in the Art and Asian Studies programs since joining Temple University Japan in 2007. He is also the Co-Chair of the MFA in Graphic Design Program at Vermont College of Fine Arts and faculty at Meme Design School.


Assistant Professor Lynam's research interests focus on the emergence of Japanese Modernism in graphic design and the arts, globalization and technology as expressed through design culture, digital typeface design, multidisciplinary design practice, and design theory and criticism. He regularly lectures in Asia, Europe and North America on aspects of art and design. Lynam writes regularly for IDEA (Japan), Slanted (Germany) and Modes of Criticism (UK/Portugal).

Position Title: 
Assistant Professor
Graphic Design
M.F.A. Graphic Design, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)