News / November 16, 2018
Instagram has become one of the most popular platforms for creative minds and brands to express themselves through compelling compositions, beautifully stylised sets, and clever aesthetic concepts. Be inspired to up your own ‘gram game through INSTA-PERFECT, a book featuring some of the most stunning photography work on social media today with tips by some of our favourite visual experts.
News / November 08, 2018
In a world of increasing visual clutter and decreasing attention spans, eye-catching and effective visual identities are important for events and festivals to attract, inform, and engage audiences. From logo and type design to installations and custom applications, our latest release, GRAPHIC FEST, showcases some of the best creative work around the world, with advice from three top studios for visual inspiration and levelling up your design skills.
News / October 24, 2018
Flora & Fauna
For thinkers, dreamers, doers, and makers all over the world, nature has been an incredible source of inspiration since time immemorial. This is also why it is often the main subject in the results of their creative ruminations. Flora & Fauna captures this dichotomy perfectly through a stunning showcase of animal- and plant-related design projects and applications, with a special section on logos and icons. It makes a beautiful gift for lovers of the wild, and a compelling point of reference for students or professionals looking to take a leaf or two from some leading design studios’ books.
News / October 12, 2018
CITIx60: New York / Barcelona (Updated Edition)
With updated visitor information, new recommendations, and refreshed cultural event listings, our revised CITIx60 editions for New York, and Barcelona offer endless inspiration for travellers to curate unforgettable trips.
News / October 04, 2018
CITIx60: San Francisco City Guide
From the rainbow-hued Castro district to the ultra-trendy Haight-Ashbury enclave, San Francisco’s distinctive neighbourhoods fuse and fuel a colourful culture that collectively celebrates diversity. Jacketed in an illustrated city map by Andrea Nguyen, CITIx60 San Francisco gives you a varied taste of what the City of the Bay has to offer through the eyes of 60 local creative ambassadors; accompanied by Google Maps QR codes, top tips, and useful app recommendations to ease your trip.
A unique collaboration with the creative community from each of the selected cities, our CITIx60 City Guides point you to 60 recommended hotspots encompassing architecture, art spaces, shops, markets, dining, and entertainment. All featured artists and designers are at the cutting edge of what’s happening, and known for their accomplishments across the advertising, architecture, graphics, fashion, F&B, music, and publishing fields.
Track how far the CITIx60 series has travelled here.
As a special collaborative piece with viction:ary, the jacket for CITIx60: San Francisco is also available as an exclusive art print here.
News / October 04, 2018
CITIx60 City Map Art Print: San Francisco
As one of the most diverse and dynamic cities in the world, San Francisco offers a little bit of something for everyone. From iconic landmarks and architecture steeped in history to natural landscapes and neighbourhoods brimming with heritage and cultural happenings, it is a true traveller’s dream-come-true – a city teeming with unique eclecticism and energy that local illustrator and graphic designer Andrea Nguyen successfully brings to life through her exclusive piece for CITIx60: San Francisco.
Full and flush with as much detail as her canvas allows with empty spaces throughout that serve as pauses for breath, Andrea manages to capture both the vibrant charm and chilled out vibes of the City by the Bay in a delightful homage to her current home base; even alluding to its hippie roots through the chosen colour palette to let her personality, wit, and distinct style as a seasoned creative peek through.
The CITIx60 Art Print Project is an extension of viction:ary’s CITIx60 City Guides. A special collaboration for CITIx60: San Francisco between viction:ary and Andrea Nguyen, the San Francisco City Map is only available on victionary.com as limited fine art prints – numbered and/or signed – following the publication of the guides.
News / October 02, 2018
ZOOM Series: Epic Journeys through Circles, Squares & Triangles
The ZOOM series takes young readers on epic journeys that begin from the tiniest of details to the limits of the imagination through delightful illustrations filled with shapes. As they follow simple die cuts, every new page reveals a small twist to the story and a slightly expanded view of the world; hinting at how fun and full of possibilities new perspectives can be. Peppered with questions that promote interactivity, each ZOOM book is bound to make story time more interesting and playful for parents and children alike.
News / September 18, 2018
Up & Down
From the misty hilltops of distant lands to the freezing depths of the Arctic Ocean, Up & Down splits various settings into two fun perspectives that will intrigue little explorers. With over 500 contextual words labelled throughout 20 beautifully illustrated scenes, young readers will get to build their vocabulary while developing an eye for detail and a new sense of wonder about our world.
News / August 29, 2018
PALETTE 08: Iridescent
Light has fascinated human beings since the dawn of mankind. To that end, iridescence is a compelling means to ideate and create, due to its ability to interact with light to produce captivating multicoloured illusions that shift with the viewer’s vantage point. Its kaleidoscopic nature also makes it subtle yet striking all at once – a versatile finish with lasting visual impact.
PALETTE 08: Iridescent explores the power and possibilities of a colour and a palette both existing in a single form through more than 100 creative projects from all around the world. Whether they are applied to create depth and dimension or used to transform physical attributes and perspectives, discover how artists and designers today are experimenting with holographic hues to generate new work and realms that intrigue and inspire.
News / July 09, 2018
A to Z
Curious about how your name came to be, or what it actually means? Featuring colourful illustrations by award-winning art director and designer Lio Yeung, A to Z depicts the imaginary adventures of over 200 alphabetical characters from the most popular names of our time. Besides added inspiration for parents-to-be with a library of close to 500 name meanings, this book provides children with a unique way to learn more about the world around them without having to take life too seriously!
News / June 29, 2018
Mix & Rub: People
How much fun can you have with your imagination? Find out with Mix & Rub: People, a quirky homage to simple games from the past. All you need are some colour pencils or crayons to rub over random face and body textures to create up to 400 crazy characters. The more ridiculous the mix, the better! Cultivate creativity by making up funny stories that match their styles, or adding as many doodles around them as you like to produce a DIY masterpiece.
News / June 14, 2018
Day & Night: Rainforest
Featuring over 1.4 metres of beautifully illustrated panoramas by Paula McGloin, our Day & Night series returns with a big roar. In this new release, we explore a rainforest over 24 hours, where young readers will ‘meet’ more than 200 creatures that call it home. With special challenges that turn up the fun, it is an epic adventure that will see them getting to know more about those that frolic in the light or only creep out at night, with the help of glow-in-the-dark ink.
News / June 12, 2018
OFF THE WALL — Art of the Absurd
Filled with bizarre yet bemusing illustrations of dark humour, Off the Wall – Art of the Absurd is a celebration of the morose and the mad. Take a peek into the minds of 30 talented artists from all over the world, and open your own through the kaleidoscope of creativity and bright colours that are bound to make life a little less dull. Printed with neon ink on different paper materials to make the artwork pop, this book and its funny yet unsettling subject matter will make for a sweet addition to your bookshelf with its power to sugarcoat the bitter taste of reality.
News / May 04, 2018
Spot the Bad Guy!
Calling all little detectives! There are 25 amateur crooks on the loose, and the world needs your help. With 40 brain-twisting cases to be solved, Spot the Bad Guy! provides tons of crime-busting fun as players race against each other to pick out little visual clues and decipher verbal hints that point to the ones who have misbehaved. It is the perfect puzzle game for building observational and analytical skills by paying attention to the details that give the bad guys away.
News / May 04, 2018
CITIx60: London / Berlin / Paris / Tokyo (Updated Edition)
With updated visitor information, new recommendations, and refreshed cultural event listings, our revised CITIx60 editions for London, Berlin, Paris, and Tokyo offer endless inspiration for travellers to curate unforgettable trips.
News / April 20, 2018
Made in Japan
When a product is labelled as ‘Made in Japan’, it wears a badge of quality and reputation, backed by a legacy of precision, consistency and clarity that Japanese designers have been honing for generations. Known for being clean and minimalist or irresistibly irreverent, their iconic styles over time continue to be loved and imitated all over a modern world that has never stopped looking to them for inspiring creative breakthroughs.
With the spotlight on 40 local creatives from all sorts of different backgrounds and disciplines, Made in Japan showcases an exciting array of work that seamlessly weave history, tradition, and philosophy into cutting-edge, contemporary design – each one a prime example of how variety can be held together by the influence of a singular culture and unique national identity.