News / January 12, 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.
News / November 17, 2017
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 15, 2017
Day & Night: Metropolis
What set day and night apart? What keeps people busy during the day? Does a city sleep at night? Featuring two remarkable panoramic cityscape, Day & Night: Metropolis invites readers to learn about life at distinctive points of a day, and challenges them to find specific things in a sea of amusing things. Spot how the world runs in daylight hours and a dozen others that come active at the dead of night. Take you on an epic 24-hour adventure and see how this busy town glows in the dark!
News / September 15, 2017
Guess Who? Spot the Bad Guy!
Guess who crashed a costume party, and who set the circus animals free? A perfect puzzle game for adults and little detectives, Guess Who? is a brain-twisting activity that can provide hours of fun! Keep your eyes and minds focused on those little clues in a race to name who misbehaved! Listen to the hints and find the little things that give them away. New to our VICTION-VICTION collection, Spot The Bad Guy! demands good observation, attention to details and analytical skills.
News / September 15, 2017
Nordic design exhibits a philosophy characterised by efficiency, clean lines and a simple and cheerful palette. History and culture have been the fundamental premise of their aesthetic approach, imbued with a respectful attitude towards nature visible in their material choices and graphic expressions. Coming in October, Truly Nordic explores contemporary design emerging from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The book profiles over 140 cutting edge works, spanning cutting-edge projects from brand identities to set designs and everything in between.
News / August 03, 2017
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 / 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.