News / May 20, 2015
Graphics is not restricted to 2D surface anymore in today’s print. While traditional manual techniques like screen printing and letterpress still captivate designers with its handmade characteristics and colour choices, new technology encourages them to deliver more visual impact by being inventive with conventional materials. The result is a spectrum of interactive prints and playful life like depictions, which tickle viewers’ fancy.
In an attempt to examine the cutting edge of printmaking, PRINT MATTERS brings together an amalgam of print designs that have gone beyond pure digital printing. Through more than 110 samples of recent graphic identities, packaging, communications and book designs, this book offers a professional look into the use of varnish, foil-stamping, die-cut, thermal prints, technical folds, and many more, with design specifications.
News / April 28, 2015
CITIx60 City Guides: Amsterdam / Los Angeles / Hong Kong
Enjoy life and design in Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Hong Kong — the three new world creative capitals we’re proud to add to our CITIx60 city guide series, which already features London, Berlin, New York, Paris, Barcelona, Tokyo, alongside CITIx60 Art Print Project. Whether it’s a one-day stopover or a longer trip, first-time visitors or seasoned travellers, each CITIx60 guide points you to 60 hangouts, covering architecture, art spaces, shops and markets, eating and entertainment — the best places that only passionate insiders know and go.
CITIx60 are here to be your inspirational guide. Each book is jacketed with a city map drawn by talented artists, with Los Angeles’ drawn by Josh Evans, Hong Kong’s drawn by Vivian Ho, and Amsterdam by Stefan Glerum. The guides also feature amusing illustrations by Guillaume Kashima aka Funny Fun portraying what’s special in town. Stay tuned for our new editions.
News / March 30, 2015
Behind Collections® — Graphic Design and Promotion for Fashion Brands.
Ever wonder how lookbooks and visual campaigns direct your fashion perception? From graphic identities to visual campaigns, Behind Collections® introduces nearly 130 winning works, all stand out due to the unique method of craftsmanship that was used to execute the concept. Whether it is street fashion or high culture, these works captured the essence of the designers’ concept and highlighted it furthermore with graphics, printing, and art directions. See more details here.
News / December 31, 2014
Time for storytelling HANZI
Hanzi weaves intriguing pictures and sounds. Modern Chinese character designs have demonstrated excellent skills at crafting ideas and visualising abstract concepts within complicated forms. New title HANZI • KANJI • HANJA compares recent winning hanzi-integrated logos and graphics that celebrate traditions in modern context. Stylistically categorised chapters of logo designs and applications offer a close cultural insight into the art of strokes and structure of characters, custom-designed for books, movies, campaigns, brands and more.
News / November 13, 2014
Illustrative Branding — Smashing illustrations for brands
ILLUSTRATIVE BRANDING takes you on a beguiling journey through nearly 100 stellar projects and in-depth case studies on illustrated identities conceived for eateries, fashion labels, skincare products, enterprises, and many more. From delightful packaging, to tongue-in-cheek restaurant setting guarded by otherworldly creatures or serene naturescapes, all contributes to the whole of the brand experience, some even lure consumers into collecting tactile applications of the brand.
News / October 16, 2014
Back in Shop!
Explore creative cities’ best with CITIx60 guides!
Get a fresh view of Barcelona, New York, London, Paris, Berlin and Tokyo with insiders’ advice in CITIx60 city guides. Gathering 60 local creatives’ views and tips for visiting their favourite spots, these travel advisors will quench your thirst for art and design, local fare and amusement alongside essential information and map links. Each guide is wrapped in a beautifully drawn map to recap your trip.
News / October 07, 2014
October offer #2:
Missing Futura, Avant Garde & Franklin Gothic?
Enjoy October offer with 20% discount on I Love Futura (Vol.1), Avant Garde (Vol.2) & Franklin Gothic (Vol.6) till the end of the month. Masterly produced with Spanish type expert TwoPoints.Net., the I Love Type series is witness to the fashionable comeback and revival of time-honoured typefaces in contemporary design. The collection also features Bodoni (Vol.3), DIN (Vol.4), Gill Sans (Vol.5), Helvetica (Vol.7) and Times (Vol.8).
News / October 07, 2014
Comics Feeeever!! — Comics in art and design
Comics Feeeever!! uncovers the power of comics in art and design. With superheroes, classic toon characters and visual effects, 39 artists and designers blend imagination and reality loaded with wit, fascination, hope, and lust. Profoundly influenced by childhood reads and anime films, these creators from various cultures and backgrounds provoke thoughts relevant to different walks of life, connecting pop culture with high-art, childhood muses with current affairs, and fictional heroes with real ones.
News / October 07, 2014
“Here we are!”
victionary books at Frankfurt Book Fair 2014
Find victionary books at the Frankfurt Book Fair, Hall 4.1 booth J95, opening this Wednesday October 8, 2014. At this once-a-year gathering of world publishers and booksellers, victionary will present our recent titles (and forthcoming ones) so be sure you come take a peep at them and share your thoughts. Book fair closes Friday October 12.
News / September 10, 2014
Boost your orange zest with awesome discount!
As autumn arrives and turns everything orange and ginger, victionary celebrates the ORANGE tone with awesome discount for 2 weeks! Get 25% off great orange titles like Palette 04: Neon (orange jacket), Palette 05: Pastel (Peach) and 64GB. Go boost your shelf with a pop of orange now!
News / June 11, 2014
Get carried away by graphics that flow
Fluid-inspired graphics stir up splashes of beguiling charm with their unruly form and spirit. Blessed with mutability, ink and paints are let loose from creatives’ hands to perform expected accidents in their work. Collating some 150 fascinating visual projects, Making a Splash: Graphics that Flow showcases how liquid mediums transfigure in brand identities, print & packaging, typography, visual arts and product design.
News / June 01, 2014
The magical potion of fluid-inspired
art & design
Fluid forms offer an insightful source of ideas by their capricious shapes and flexibility. When embodied by mediums as varied as ink, watercolour, paint, acrylic, and digital paintbrush, they create eye-popping designs that are truly unique and remarkable. Stay tuned for Making a Splash: Graphics that Flow, our new title which is about to blow your mind with flowing visuals.
News / June 01, 2014
CITIx60: Experience creative cities
anew with expert advice
Whether it’s a one-day stopover or a longer trip, CITIx60 is your inspirational guide. Initiated and edited by viction:ary, the pocket-sized collection sports an artistic edge with a handpicked list of hotspots loved by 60 stars of the cities’ creative scene, wrapped in a city map drawn by talented artists. Enjoy life and design with CITIx60 guides at Barcelona, Berlin, London, New York, Paris and Tokyo first, and stay tuned for our new editions.
News / May 13, 2014
Available for sale!
I Love Type Limited Box Set
The first batch of I Love Type Limited Box Set’s gone in a week and now a new batch is in stock and available for online order. In a limited edition of 300, I Love Type Box Set carries the full collection of I Love Type volume 1-8, with big sellers — Futura, Avant Garde, Bodoni, DIN, Gill Sans, Franklin Gothic — and new members Helvetica (vol. 7) and Times (vol. 8). Take your chance to take it home!
News / May 07, 2014
Back in Stock!
Identity Suite, I Love Bodoni & I Love DIN
Even if you have missed the I Love Type box set, it’s not too late to complete your collection on classic typefaces with I Love Bodoni and I Love DIN now back in stock. Adding to the joy is the return of Identity Suite, a global review of corporate identity applied to stationery items, some of which are specially designed to fulfil specific uses.
News / April 22, 2014
I Love Type complete with a box!
In a limited edition of 300, I Love Type Box Set carries the full collection of I Love Type volume 1-8, with big sellers — Futura, Avant Garde, Bodoni, DIN, Gill Sans, Franklin Gothic — and new members Helvetica (vol. 7) and Times (vol. 8). The set will be the complete reference for creative professionals working across branding, advertising, editorial and all other means of visual communication.