The word design is now used extensively around the world. Ever since AXIS was launched in 1981, it has interpreted design to be not merely form and color but also an element that widely affects our lives, cultures, communication, and even businesses. Society is facing a variety of problems as it grows more diverse and complex in the 21st century, requiring a kind of design that transcends the framework of such fields as products, architecture, graphics, fashion, multimedia and information design.
While constantly questioning what design really means, AXIS will continue to take a comprehensive view of society and lifestyles, and endeavor to make valuable proposals.
Summary of medium
Date of establishment: September, 1981
Issue frequency: Bimonthly (six issues per year) / Issued during odd months
Circulation: 30,000 issues (20,000 issues in Japan, 10,000 overseas)
Format: Approximate A4 format edition (297 × 227 mm) Text 128 pages
Bilingual edition (Japanese / English) in AXIS original font (AXIS Font)
Price: ¥1,800 (price before tax: ¥1,714）
Nature of circulation: Bookstores in Japan or regular subscriptions
European subscriptions are also delivered through Bruil & van de Staaij. Please send order per website.
Foreign subscriptions are delivered through Overseas Courier Service Co., Ltd.(OCS). Prices vary according to the country, so please contact per website.