The new book from Victionary is out, and it is a must have for any designer. Gold & Silver is the third of viction:ary’s colour-themed series PALETTE which singly focuses on the dynamic play of metallic ink and materials in graphical designs.
Gold and silver always incite a peculiar curiosity in humans with mesmerising glares. Unlike colours perceivable under normal light, metallic colours add lustre to surfaces as they glare even in the dimmest light. Historical uses of precious metals such as gold, silver and bronze have endowed these shiny tones with ideas, such as deity, wealth and brilliance.
ExtraBold is the new book from imagemakers Serial Cut™. Published by Index Book.
Packaged in an amazing ‘skeleton’ binding and drawing together artwork from music, fashion, street art and graphic design, The Book of Skulls is a celebration of one of today’s most iconic cultural symbols.
Published by Laurence King.
All images taken from Praline.
Issue 11 of Elephant Magazine is out now – Another restless issue moving from the uses of bad painting as a conceptual tool to the complete mastery of the medium, witnessed in the twilit studio of Michaël Borremans. We see the threads of Chiharu Shiota’s highly evocative and emotional installations, plus the thousands of knots that form Jacob Hashimoto’s vast flying kites. Meanwhile, we study the aesthetics of video-art through works of William Lamson, Oliver Michaels and Alexandra Hughes (to name a few). Travel in time and space, from Penelope Slinger’s adventures in the swinging London of the 1960s, to the impact of 9/11 in post-Soviet Russia as anatomized by the work of cult figure Pavel Pepperstein. Finally, we offer a luminous snapshot of recession-hit Barcelona as an art city today (through works and words of visual artists like Javier Pérez, Samuel Salcedo, Martí Guixé and Alex Trochut.)
Hands On – Interactive design in print. Edited by Victionary.
In a world glutted with mass-produced products, consumers no longer settle for machined quality. While everyday communications have been augmented by digital interactivity, some designers see the value of establishing dynamic dialogues between print matters and individuals in real life.
Thanks Queenie Ho for the images.
Identity Suite – Visual identity in stationery. Edited by Victionary.
The most fundamental of all branding tools is a company’s own stationery. Being the most frequent touch points between staff and clients, corporate stationery remains a perfect and most basic branding tool for companies in any industry and of any size.
Behind Illustrations is a compendium that presents the current panorama of illustration where professionals the world over make their work known, with a range of illustrations with great visual diversity owing to the contrast of styles and cultures.
Mini Graphics 2 is a stunning presentation of quirky, original innovative graphics in a mini format.
A spectacular showcase of the many different uses, forms, concepts and applications of mini graphics onto invitations, business and greeting cards, direct mailing, badges, letterheads and stationery. This book shows the enormous creative potential and diversity of a small-scale design and its unique aesthetic value. Offering real examples of projects created by top designers. MINI GRAPHICS 2 is a valuable source of inspiration for the graphic designer and a great reference for visual arts enthusiasts. Published by: Promopress.
Just published by Vicitonary, Typoholic is the latest tome to celebrate modern typography at its most playful… Typoholic features a plethora of type projects and includes illustrated, sculptural, inflatable and photographically created letterforms and alphabets as they appear on record sleeves, in graphic identities, art projects and more.
Inside the World of Board Graphics takes an in-depth, comprehensive look at the global nature and cultural influence of Surf/Skate/Snow board art and design. The book includes dozens of interviews and profiles from several artists, as some behind the scenes views of their creative process.
From Rockport Publishers.
Ready to Print is an easy to follow reference for designers that thoroughly explains each stage of how to prepare data for prepress and production.