News / November 17, 2017

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Day & Night: Metropolis

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What makes day and night so different? Venture through the sweepingly detailed panoramic view of the city and sign up for the treasure hunt. Challenge yourself with character quests and a sea of amusing objects to find, while learning about life in varying locations at distinctive points of a day. Day & Night: Metropolis takes you on an epic 24-hour adventure run through the world, full of busy streets, and bright city lights that glow in the dark!.

 

News / November 17, 2017

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Truly Nordic

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Efficient and simple, Nordic designs are known for their clean lines and cheerful yet strict palette. But with all minimalist designs, the conscious decision of what to remove while still communicating its essence must be made. Profiling projects by creative units based in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, Truly Nordic explores and examines contemporary designs that value clarity and practicality above all else.

 

News / November 17, 2017

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Big Day

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Celebrate your story and togetherness with characterful details that suit your personalities. From the delectable cakes to floral arrangements, wedding gowns and accoutrements, top professionals in the industry share insights on their field and suggest ways to fulfil your wants and needs. Whether you’re opting for a small and simple party, or a fairytale-themed one filled with guests, this book is a definite guide to enjoy the planning as much as celebrating love and union.

News / September 08, 2017

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Camo Mania

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Originally invented to conceal and protect in battlefields, camouflage takes up more colours, forms and meanings as they appear on packaging, fabrics and canvas as art. Featuring a plethora of disruptive patterns constructed from varied elements, such as types and daily objects, Camo Mania reveals the diverse and flexible approaches that aim to decorate, reinterpret the functions of camouflage and give this unique type of design a subtle nod. From brand identities to event communications, and fashion styling to spatial art creations, the projects in this book epitomise the dynamic play of patterns in current designs. Experts will shed light on these patterns’ past and explain how they trick the eyes.

 

News / August 03, 2017

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BRANDLife: Boutique Hotels & Hostels

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The boutique hotel trend shows no sign of slowing down with stylish lodgings popping up everywhere for any budget. More than just a shelter for trippers to rest their tired heads, contemporary boltholes are also meant to be social clubs, gallery space, and a gateway to local culture and stories. Some may even aspire to become an attraction themselves, offering one-of-a-kind hideaways to add an extra layer to travellers’ short stays.

BRANDLife:Boutique Hotels & Hostels aims to foreground the hotel brand identities that have resisted our culture of hospitality through ingenuity and ambition. Through case studies, colourful showcases and interviews with leading hoteliers and brand specialists, readers will acquire a rare insight into how these visionaries corner the market and remarkably connect customers from around the world. The book is a sequel to BRANDLife: Café & Coffeehouses which examines modern café brand visions applied to visual identities and space.

 

News / August 03, 2017

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Camo Mania

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Camo Mania presents a new generation of camouflage-inspired pattern designs. Originally invented to conceal and protect in battlefields, these patterns take up more colours, forms and meanings on packaging, fabrics and canvas as art. Rich and powerful, they engross public gaze in busy environments and stand the test of time as decorative elements or collectable artwork.

Featuring a plethora of disruptive patterns constructed from types, objects, colours and shapes, the showcase reveals the diverse and flexible approaches that aim to decorate, reinterpret the functions of camouflage and subtly honour its unique type of design. From brand identities to event communications, and fashion styling to spatial art creations, the projects in this book epitomise the dynamic play of patterns in current designs.

News / July 12, 2017

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Handstyle Lettering

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Standing between calligraphy and typography, hand-lettering encompasses both forms while retaining its own character and individuality. Whilst we depend over-abundantly on the digital form and type printing, Handstyle Lettering represents the comeback and resurgence of the titular art. Well recognised for their highly individual styles, 42 artists contributed to the diverse showcase, with custom-creating examples of handwriting for beginners to learn the craft.

 

News / July 06, 2017

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VICTION-VICTION:
What’s That Face / My Adventure / FLIP&FUN

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Sharing viction:ary’s goal to celebrate and inspire creativity, VICTION-VICTION fascinates kids and adults alike! Filled with creative challenges and colourful illustrations, VICTION-VICTION spurs children into crafting, appreciating beautiful things and expressing their imaginative minds through play. Be ready to paint, draw, rub, mix stickers, invent funny stories, solve a puzzle and cast your mind back to your childhood with VICTION-VICTION books and games! Our very first collections include the What’s That Face series, My Adventure series and FLIP&FUN — perfect for parties and family fun!

News / June 09, 2017

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CITIx60 City Guides:
Vancouver / Lisbon / Taipei / Singapore

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Take these new CITIx60 City Guides with you on your next trip to Vancouver, Lisbon, Taipei, and Singapore for an authentic taste of these places’ life! Covering architecture, art spaces, shops and markets, dining and entertainment, CITIx60 City Guides point you to 60 hangouts endorsed by 60 personalities, all at the forefront of their respective creative fields, from film-making and culinary endeavours to advertising and design. Since 2014, CITIx60 City Guides have featured 20 of the world’s top creative capitals, including London, New York, Paris, Berlin, Barcelona, Tokyo, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Vienna, Stockholm, Melbourne, Copenhagen, Istanbul, Milan and Portland. Track how far CITIx60 City Guides have travelled here. Illustration maps will be available as CITIx60 Art Print, exclusively on victionary.com.

News / June 09, 2017

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Handstyle Lettering

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Only in a few weeks’ time, Handstyle Lettering will land on our online shop, introducing the gripping art of hand-lettering that will woo both beginners and lettering artists! Artful and elegantly tailored for shops, events, pop-up booths, or as private commissions, this field shuns uniformity and enthrals those eyes for penmanship. From retro classics to striking logo designs, this book presents the best work of today’s most sought-after hand-letters from around the world. Some of these artists had contributed to put together a beginner’s guide, with types exclusively composed using different lettering tools.

News / March 01, 2017

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Less is More — Limited colour graphics in design

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Can limited colour graphics speak aloud? From designer fashion to wedding invites, Less is More collates about 120 projects that use only a few colours to communicate ideas. Categorised by the number of colour inks applied, these creative solutions or visual experiments represent a refreshing departure from mainstream designs. Whether it is for affordability or visual economy, created to achieve a non-existing colour stock or a tribute to Modernist art, it is a proof that designs can speak more with less, as brand identities, packaging designs, publications and events, large and small.

 

News / March 01, 2017

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CITIx60: Singapore, Taipei, Lisbon & Vancouver

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Here comes CITIx60 Singapore, Taipei, Lisbon and Vancouver! viction:ary is proud to add four new members to our well-loved CITIx60 City Guide series this coming summer. Exhibiting a unique brand of creativity, these dynamic cities fascinate visitors of different tastes. Click here to check out what other cities the series features, alongside CITIx60 Art Print Project. CITIx60 City Guide is a lifestyle survey about where local creative personalities love to go in town. Whether you have a day or a week, let these 60 passionate insiders point you to the architecture and local hangouts that you can’t miss.

 

News / March 01, 2017

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Endless inspiration for little readers

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Coming soon in 2017 is VICTION-VICTION, a new line of beautiful illustration books specially designed for little readers. With the same emphases on editorial direction and book design, these game and activity books aim to inspire and educate children everything this colourful world has to offer. Our debuting series include What’s That Face?, a book for role-playing and mask-making through collage, doodling and colouring; FLIP&FUN, flipbooks about colours in daily life; and My Adventure, a highly interactive card game that boosts creative storytelling. Stay tuned for more information!

News / November 02, 2016

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INK — The Art of Tattoo

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Originating as an ancient tribal practice and symbols of religious devotion, the new wave of tattoos reveals an international aesthetic movement grounded in the love of art. INK — The Art of Tattoo explores what is at the forefront of one of humanity’s most ancient arts with an extensive selection of over 700 flash designs and original illustrations, followed by a tasteful showcase of inked bodies in fashion and art photography. Ending on a high note with interviews of top tattoo artists, INK is a collectible reference for practitioners and those craving for new tatts, with three cool cover designs to choose from.

 

News / November 02, 2016

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BRANDLife: Cafés & Coffeehouses

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The emphasis on craftsmanship in the third wave of coffee not only propels palliative tastes, but also the seraphic experiences bring about by delightful collateral, furnishings and space design. Covering topics from conception to application, BRANDLife: Cafés & Coffeehouses attests the power of branding through 57 tasteful graphic identity and interior design projects from around the world. Through interviews with design whiz and head of top coffee roasters, the book offers an insider’s view on the making of coffee institutions that play up today’s experience-driven coffee culture.

 

News / October 19, 2016

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BRANDLife: Cafés & Coffeehouses

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BRANDLife is all about immersive branding driven by the perfect synergy of graphic identities and interior designs. Coming soon in November, the book zooms in on cafés and coffeehouses around the world and reveals to readers the revitalising experience of enjoying specialty coffee accentuated by delightful collateral, furnishings and space design. Through a showcase of 57 coffee spots and six interviews with industry leaders and designers, this book tells how visions are materialised by expertly executed branding projects.