News / May 30, 2019

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One Year in New York

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Life in the Big Apple can be a surreal yet sobering experience, as seen through the (one) eye of Darcel Disappoints in One Year in New York. Through themed musings around the holidays, special events, and iconic experiences within the city, Craig Redman captures the magical, the mundane, and everything in between through his semi-autobiographical creation’s cynicism and comicality. An extension of his popular blog, whose titular character has been featured by renowned brands like Adidas, Vogue, Coca Cola, Uniqlo, and IKEA, it is a optimistically dour visual diary like no other.

News / May 21, 2019

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Figure It Out

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Why give up your love for toys just because you have ’grown up’? Our latest release in collaboration with @lioyeung––featuring art-toys by some of the best artists, designers, and producers from all over the world today––is a compelling look into a world that blurs the lines between creativity, the culture of collecting, and the simple joys of childhood. Figure It Out also includes interviews with industry luminaries like Medicom, coarse, Case Studyo, and Jason Freeny, as well as opinions by Christie’s HK and the ‘no.1 designer toy blog in the world’, The Toy Chronicle.

News / May 21, 2019

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MATERIAL MATTERS: Wood / Metal / Paper / Stone

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Whether they are used as a point of reference or the medium of creation itself, materials are integral to artists and designers who seek to explore fresh outcomes, experiment with new techniques, and elicit distinct responses from their audiences. Our new MATERIAL MATTERS series showcases stunning creative interpretations of some of the most common materials around us – namely wood, metal, paper, and stone – by exploring the compelling ways with which their unique characteristics can be cleverly drawn upon or thoughtfully transformed to shape the outcome of an art or design project.

News / May 10, 2019

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The Typefaces

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When it comes to teaching the alphabet, many books focus on its literary aspects and possibilities, but if one were to take a closer look, each letter offers so much more than meets the eye. The Typefaces by Scott Lambert combines letterpress printing, story-telling, and childlike observations to reveal the faces in type; making it a compelling learning tool and treasure trove of playfully hidden gems for the designer in every child and the child in every designer. Initially self-published in 2015, it has gone on to win several global design awards with its wit and charm since – culminating in the release of this brand new edition.

News / March 02, 2019

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On the Road to Variable

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The future of typography looks to be an exciting one, as more designers have begun to experiment and push the boundaries after the 2016 OpenType specification update online. In riding the wave towards the new frontier of type, renowned design agency TwoPoints.Net has curated over 120 projects for ON THE ROAD TO VARIABLE in hope of inspiring the next generation of creatives. The book also features insightful interviews with the founders of Dia and Studio Feixen, who share their journeys, thoughts, and visions for variable typography in time to come.

News / March 02, 2019

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The Typefaces

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Inspired by letterpress printing and childlike observations, The Typefaces by Scott Lambert are simply faces in type. Besides offering young readers a unique and compelling means to learn the alphabet, this award-winning book also sets out to encourage people to look at familiar things in different ways and elicit delight in new discoveries. In Scott’s own words, The Typefaces is for the designer in every child, and the child in every designer.

News / February 16, 2019

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DESIGN{H}ERS

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Although there is still a long way to go until we reach true equality, the last few years have been encouraging for women around the world. Featuring a foreword by Roanne Adams of RoAndCo Studio and interviews with luminaries Jessica Walsh from Sagmeister & Walsh, Verònica Fuerte of HEY, Yah-Leng Yu of Foreign Design Policy Group, and Hattie Stewart, DESIGN{H}ERS celebrates the here and now as an inspiring visual time capsule that captures the distinctive aesthetics and aspirations of the best in their fields, as we work towards a future where success is no longer defined by gender.

News / February 16, 2019

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Incredible Bugs

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Bugs are often seen as pests, but they are actually fascinating little creatures! Our upcoming release takes a closer look into their microscopic world, and reveals superpowers hiding in plain sight. From slugs that can stretch like chewing gum to ants that can lift astonishing weights, Incredible Bugs offers us a glimpse into their secret lives to show us how they are simply trying to survive like the rest of us. Featuring unique and quirky illustrations by Roberts Rurans and fun insect facts, it is a book celebrating nature like no other.

News / February 16, 2019

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One Year in New York

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What is it like to live for One Year In New York? Darcel Disappoints tells it like it is in our upcoming release by renowned artist and illustrator Craig Redman, whose semi-autobiographical creation has been making waves online and offline for over a decade. Experience the highs and lows of life in the Big Apple through his cynical, comical, and all-too-relatable diary-style musings on the euphoric, the mundane, and everything else in between.

News / February 04, 2019

SHIPPING NOTICE
We a-pork-logise in advance!

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While we always try our best to deliver your books on time, you may experience some delays over the Chinese New Year public holidays. As this is out of our control, we thank you for your kind understanding and wish you a happy Year of the Pig!

News / February 04, 2019

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BRANDLife: Concept Stores & Pop-ups

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The future of retail looks to be an exciting one. Although digital storefronts continue to be born out of pure necessity in helping sellers and buyers connect all over the world, forward-thinking brands are becoming more creative in the ways that they engage and delight customers through compelling narratives and visceral physical experiences. BRANDLife: Concept Stores & Pop-ups showcases 60 distinctive projects that present a brand’s philosophies and products to the public through effective and eye-catching visual identities and interior spaces. Featuring interviews with top studios like Anagrama, Storey Studio, Rosie Lee, Torafu Architects, and MUJI – where we delve into the latter’s timeless appeal amid ever-changing tastes and preferences – this book is a must-have for fans of the series, design, and shopping alike.

News / February 04, 2019

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DESIGN{H}ERS

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The last few years have been encouraging and exciting for women around the world. While there is a lot more work to be done in the creative industry when it comes to diversity and representation, more talents are being seen as more voices are being heard. In recognising all their amazing work and how far they have come, DESIGN(H)ERS celebrates some of the top women in design today by featuring their personal experiences, work, and dreams. With a foreword by Roanne Adams of RoAndCo Studio and interviews by luminaries Jessica Walsh from Sagmeister & Walsh, Verònica Fuerte of HEY, Yah-Leng Yu of Foreign Design Policy Group, and Hattie Stewart, it is an inspiring visual time capsule that captures the distinctive aesthetics and aspirations of the best in their fields, as we work towards a future where success is no longer defined by gender.

News / January 17, 2019

WE’RE HIRING!
Editorial Intern / Design Intern

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Do you love design, books, AND design books? Come work for our Hong Kong studio as an editorial intern or a design intern! If you are full of ideas and enthusiasm with an eye for detail, a love of learning, a passion for print, as well as a valid Hong Kong ID, please send your CV / portfolio to work@victionary.com

News / December 03, 2018

Special offer!
FREE X’MAS GIFT WRAPPING

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Special delivery incoming! If you’re sending a package from us as a gift for your loved ones (or even yourself – we won’t judge!), be sure to get it gift-wrapped for FREE. Just leave us a note in the remarks box before paying for your order, and let the countdown to gifting season begin! (P.S. The gift will be wrapped as per our photo, with no other option/colours available.)

News / December 03, 2018

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HOLIDAY SALE 2018

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’Tis the season to be jolly, so why not spread your love for books with our ho-ho-holiday sale? No queues, no fuss – just visit our online store to enjoy up to 30% off selected victionary and VICTION-VICTION releases. Want your package delivered as a gift? Simply ask for our FREE X’mas gift wrappingHappy shopping!

News / November 20, 2018

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OMG! 3-DAY SALE

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Calling all book lovers! It’s Thanksgiving + Black Friday weekend, so why not treat yourself and your loved ones to gifts full of inspiration and imagination? Whether you go for our latest Victionary bestsellers or timeless children’s titles under VICTION-VICTION, enjoy 25% OFF orders over US$90 from 21 to 23 November 2018. Happy shopping! (Coupon code: OMGSALE18)