Published Works

In addition to corporate assignments, Delphine has written a number of books and articles for major consumer and design magazines.  Here is a selection of pieces she wrote.


  • Co-author, Flavors of Japan
    (101 Productions, 1981). In fifth printing.
    Nominated for national Tastemakers Award.
  • Co-author, Vegetables
    (Chronicle Books, 1985)
  • Editor, Stars & Stripes
    (Chronicle Books, 1987)
    for American Institute of Graphic Arts
  • Editor/author, An Historical Review
    of Annual Reports

    (Smithsonian Institution, 1988)
  • Co-author, TypeWise
    (North Light Books, 1991)
  • Author, Presidio Gateways
    (Chronicle Books/Golden Gate National Park Association, 1994)
  • Editorial commentary, Paper Promotions
    (Graphis, 1994)
  • Preface author, Gardens of Alcatraz
    (Golden Gate National Park Association, 1996)
  • Essays on Japanese American History
    published in textbook anthologies by Scotts Foreman and Prentice-Hall
  • Contributor, The San Francisco Chronicle Cookbook
    (Chronicle Books, 1997)
  • Co-author, Long May She Wave
    (Ten Speed Press, 2001)
  • Writer/editor, Design Impact, a compendium of Art Center alumni work
    (Art Center, 2004)
  • Author, The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts of the Japanese American Internment Camps, 1942–1946
    (Ten Speed Press, 2005)
  • Essay, Graphic Design America 3
    (Rockport Publisher, 2005)
  • Editor, The Pentagram Papers
    (Chronicle Books, 2006)
  • Author, 101 Baseball Icons
    from the Baseball Hall of Fame

    (Ten Speed Press, 2008)
  • Author, 100 American Flags
    (Ten Speed Press, 2008)
  • Author, Tejon Ranch
  • Author, Obsessions: The Alphabet Card

Consumer Periodicals

  • Feature columnist for Hokubei Mainichi and Rafu Shimpo, the two largest Japanese-American newspapers in the U.S., for more than 25 years
  • Contributor to Cultural Icon column for United Airlines' Hemispheres Magazine.
  • Articles published in San Francisco Chronicle Food Section, Weight Watchers Magazine, Graphis, Communications Arts, IABC's Communication World, California Magazine, Step (Inside Design), SEGD, Corporate Event, National Parks Magazine, Ornament, American Craft, Sojourns, El Palacio, among others.