A world without plants is a world without life, both literally and figuratively. Besides forming the very basis of human survival on Earth, they are also an important source of creative inspiration, ingenuity, and expression. From scientific explorers like Sir Joseph Banks who travelled across the globe in search of never-seen-before species to impressionist painters like Édouard Manet who sought to capture the subtle beauty of everyday objects, many artists and illustrators have used flora as a powerful means to convey the essence of our very existence.
Botanical Inspiration is a timeless collection of artwork and illustrations that feature flora and its many facets through a variety of visual concepts, styles, and techniques. It speaks to lovers of both nature and creativity as a universal language in itself, thoughtfully interpreted by some of today’s most intriguing and interesting talents.
Creative people are often known to seek inspiration from nature. Besides providing the setting for ideation and imagination, it is a canvas full of complex shapes and lines interwoven with each other, countless varieties of colour palettes, as well as diverse tones and textures that set distinct moods and atmospheres.
Flora & Fauna explores the ways with which these timeless elements have been re-interpreted and incorporated into modern branding and design work. Spanning a wide range of project types such as logos, icons, packaging and print ads, it showcases a world of creativity as diverse as nature itself.
Editor: Victionary Specs: 190 x 255 mm, 256 pp Format: full colour, softcover with jacket Release date: October 2018 Language: English
Wrappers Delight catalogues the amazing lifetime collection of John Townsend, a man who collected the most disposable of wrappers: sweet cigarette boxes, wax gum papers, empty bags of crisps, drink cans, rock labels, stamps, transfers, coupons, recipe cards, tickets, odd boxes, badges, cards, stickers … and more.
A nostalgia trip through the sweet wrappers of our childhood that also serves as a cultural and historical document. Presented in alphabetical order by manufacturer, this publication containing over 500 full colour examples, is the first and only overview of the drinks and confectionery industry during this period.
With a foreword written by Jarvis Cocker.
Jonny Trunk 180 × 220 mm softback 240 pages Published 2020
When a product is labelled as “Made in Japan”, it is often a promise of quality, and the consistent clarity, order and precision of Japanese designs definitely ensures that the reputation is not exaggerated. Known for their minimalist, clean lines, the iconic styles of Japanese designs are admired and imitated all over the world. Truly standing forefront in the establishment of a national design identity, it is the prime example of culture-meets-design, mixing history, traditional art and philosophy into contemporary designs.
With the spotlight on 40 local creatives behind all sorts of different projects in different fields, Made in Japan spans from brand identities to spatial design to illustrations and more, examining how variety is held together by the influence of a common culture.
viction:ary’s original PALETTE colour-themed series has been one of the most sought-after references for designers around the world. Each edition has formed the basis of a classic collection that continues to be relevant and reliable through the variety of compelling concepts and visuals featured. In keeping with the ever-changing demands of creative practitioners today, we are introducing the PALETTE mini series – redesigned in a convenient size for instant inspiration. Packed with style and substance like their predecessors with the addition of several new projects, they serve as instrumental and timeless sources of inspiration.
PALETTE mini 01 – Black & White focuses on monochromatic graphic design and art projects that manifest the versatility of the two shades across 110+ creative projects from around the world. Despite the many colour trends and printing technologies that have emerged over the years, they form one of the most popular palettes in the creative field that will never go out of style.
Light has fascinated human beings since the dawn of mankind. To that end, iridescence is a compelling means to ideate and create, due to its ability to interact with light to produce captivating multi-coloured illusions that shift with the viewer’s vantage point. Its kaleidoscopic nature also allows it to be subtle yet striking all at once, making it a versatile finish with lasting visual impact that pops.
PALETTE 08: Iridescent explores the power and possibilities of a colour and a palette both existing in a single form through more than 100 creative projects from all around the world. Whether they are applied to create depth and dimension or used to transform physical attributes and perspectives, discover how artists and designers today are experimenting with holographic hues to generate new work and realms that intrigue and inspire.
Type for Type Custom type solutions for identity design
Custom typefaces have become an increasingly common means for forward-thinking brands to establish and further strengthen their visual identities. By expressing a unique personality or supporting a campaign effectively, these typefaces go beyond aesthetics and achieving marketing objectives to build value for the brands over the long term. Type for Type collates some of the best custom typography work around the world that demonstrates both creative and commercial ingenuity. It also features cover stories that offer insights by some of the top design studios in the industry as well as compelling project- and technique-related details to inspire both designers and clients alike.
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