News / June 21, 2017
BRANDLife: Boutique Hotels & Hostels
Coming soon in July, BRANDLife: Boutique Hotels & Hostels examine how new boltholes foreground branding and interiors in their business concepts. 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. 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 focuses on contemporary brand systems where graphic identities and interior designs interact to communicate brand values. BRANDLife: Boutique Hotels & Hostels is second of the collection, following the publishing of BRANDLife: Café & Coffeehouses.
News / June 09, 2017
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 / October 19, 2016
BRANDLife: Cafés & Coffeehouses
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.
News / October 19, 2016
INK — The Art of Tattoo
Coming soon in November, INK delves into the new wave of tattoos and explores what is at the forefront of one of humanity’s most ancient arts. Amassed in the book are some 700 recent and classic flash designs, original patterns and illustrations that encapsulate how tattoo styles around the world have evolved. Readers can start examining the subject by admiring tattoo flashes, then go on to inked bodies modelled for fashion and art projects, and interviews with select tattoo artists — all combined into a handy reference for practitioners and those craving for new tatts.
News / August 12, 2016
Asian Inspiration offers insight into how contemporary artists interpret art from one of the world’s earliest civilisations. In this new upcoming title, we explore the various ways in which today’s global artists appropriate the many facets of Asian art for the purpose of composing social commentaries, satirical projections or new artistic emblems. Through these new visual narratives, be inspired by the harmony of the past and present in this book.
News / June 20, 2016
CITIx60 CIty Guide: Milan & Portland
Experience Milan and Portland like never before — the two new world creative capitals we’re proud to add to our CITIx60 City Guide series, which already features London, New York, Paris, Berlin, Barcelona, Tokyo, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Vienna, Stockholm, Melbourne, Copenhagen and Istanbul alongside CITIx60 Art Print Project. Whether it’s a one-day stopover or a longer trip, each CITIx60 guide points you to 60 hangouts, covering architecture, art spaces, shops and markets, eating and entertainment, that passionate insiders love most in town.
News / June 20, 2016
Design Origin: Germany
Coming soon in August is the second edition of Design Origin, a design reference collection that compares the diverse visual landscapes of different cultures. Following Design Origin: France, Design Origin: Germany explores the nation’s contemporary design that remarkably balances form and functionality while pushing for a wider acceptance of radical ideas. Through short interviews and a carefully edited showcase, the book illustrates the unique vision and creative universe of more than 40 established and emerging talents from the fields of art and culture, music, fashion, sports, architecture and publishing.
News / April 12, 2016
Greeting you soon is Type Hybrid, viction:ary’s new attempt to garner modern designs that speak to a multicultural audience in an increasingly globalised world. In separate chapters, the book unveils how designers around the world form a new cohesive language by triumphing type designs that are complicated by multilingual information. Be inspired by the comprehensive showcase of logo and visual communication designs that harmonise unique writing systems, cultural references and coherent visual elements for a pleasant reading experience.
News / March 11, 2016
Coming soon in April is New Retro, a compendium of fashionable designs that draw inspirations from the past. Whether it is to tie our contemporary culture with stories of former times, or simply to manifest a love for the good old days, the profusion of 600 logotypes and emblems and more than 80 comprehensive identities, visual communications, packaging, editorial and interior design projects garnered in this book prove that memories, oldies and aesthetic ideologies are always something we can return to for comfort and warmth.
News / November 12, 2015
Design Origin series
A newly arrived design series based on countries, Design Origin compares the diverse visual landscapes of different cultures. With its scope centring on one country at a time, each edition profiles 40 prolific talents. Starting with France, and through short interviews and a gallery of creative works, this book gathers individual’s original thinking and art directions that contribute to the very unique visual landscapes of their own. Prepare to immerse yourself in a breath of refreshing illustrations, graphics, fashion and photography.
News / October 30, 2015
PALETTE No.7: Monotone
Creating variety out of singularity, and distinctiveness out of ordinary, monochrome designs leap out in the world of visual frenzy by projecting ideas in a compact and powerful way. As the seventh of the colour-focused PALETTE series, coming in November is Monotone, a showcase of compelling solutions that epically play with single-colour formulations, materials, printing techniques and graphic details to make a unique appeal.
News / August 14, 2015
Nice To Meet You Again
Business cards, greeting cards and invitations are inspirational bodies of small brand items that constitute an epic medium for brands to impress. Comprising the latest of the above designs, coming soon in September is Nice To Meet You Again, the third of the collection and an indispensable reference for firms and individuals who aspire to be an imposition on their clients’ mind.
News / May 19, 2015
Often come about as the result of a one-off creative collaboration, special editions in product packaging stands out for their engaging concept, unexpected choice of material or artistically elaborate design. Arriving in June is Special Edition, a carefully curated selection of deluxe promotional gifts, customised product packaging and artist editions that place a premium on unbridled imagination.
News / March 30, 2015
Los Angeles, Amsterdam and Hong Kong guides are coming
Joining the existing 6 CITIx60 guidebooks are Los Angeles, Amsterdam and Hong Kong. Skip the generic information, these pocket size guidebooks are here to share all the little practical information that you need in order to enjoy these three unique cities like the way locals see it. viction:ary have tastfully gathered 60 local creatives to let us in on 60 exclusive spots to eat, shop, get cultured and spend your down time with. Because LA is not just about the big Hollywood sign and Hollywood walk of fame. There is more to discover in Hong Kong than designer shopping in Causeway Bay, and behind the cannabis cafes and red light district, Amsterdam’s art scene is bursting with characters.
News / March 30, 2015
Special printing effects do not only boost a design’s visual appearance, but also can accurately reflect a brand’s vision, enrich a brochure’s content, communicate ideas and showcase a product’s uniqueness. Forthcoming in April is PRINT MATTERS which examine the cutting edge of printmaking, from brand and book designs, to captivating posters and packaging solutions. Covered techniques include foil stamping, die cutting, thermal prints, handwork, technical folds, and many more.