Viction:ary

 

viction:ary is established as an identity to emphasize the strength of collaborative efforts in the area of visual communication. Not only creating more perspectives for those who loves design and visual graphics.

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Colin Snow

Young graphic designer, who resides in LA. Keep your eyes on this fella. Solid work Mr. Snow / hug1.

Toormix

Toormix is a Barcelona-based design studio. “Playing with brands since 2000.” Worth a look.

AIGA 50/50

Since 1923 the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) has celebrated excellence in book design with an annual design competition called 50 Books / 50 Covers. Each Spring, the one hundred best book designs of the previous year are chosen from nearly a thousand entries.

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Character San Francisco

Character is a design agency based in San Francisco. Partnering with numerous eminent companies, Character helps create, extend and rejuvenate brands.

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Caffeine Nicotine / Issue 1

Faces / Funk / Fame / Fashion. Entitled, Caffeine Nicotine_new magazine shot by John Wright out of London.

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Jaye Rhee by Sp ct r / Sulki&Min

Another wonderful publication from the wonderful world that is Specter Press / Sp ct r design by that wonderful duo Sulki&Min. Here’s a bit of text from their site:

Jaye Rhee is a New York-based artist who regularly exhibits work at various international venues. Imageless is Rhee’s first monograph, which surveys her work encompassing video, performance, photography, and installation. The presentation of the body of work is punctuated by four essays: Carol Becker on the ‘Real Fake’; Raúl Zamudio on the ‘Art in Motion’; Sara Reisman on the ‘Performed and Crafted’; and Edwin Ramoran on one of Rhee’s projects, Bambi.

Wim Crouwel ‘In His Own Words’ By Toon Lauwen

Another nice gem now available by the wonderful folks at Typotheque, this looks like a beauty and surely one for all to digest as time and capacity allow. Here is a bit of text from Typotheque:

Wim Crouwel ‘in his own words’ presents a selection of lectures and articles delivered by Wim Crouwel between 1973 and 2006. Crouwel’s texts, who has lectured all over the world, document a lengthy and important career as a designer (professor and museum director) that spans from the early postwar years until the first decennium of the 21st century. The book mirrors a highly committed professional: a pragmatist, critical observer and at some decisive points: a utopian even. The outgoing/diplomatic character of Crouwel, who has always dressed immaculately, is shown in a small portfolio of portraits, made by different photographers over a period of almost sixty-five years.

The Caseroom Press

When time permits take a flick through this inspiring collection of experimental handmade books and zines being churned out over at The Caseroom Press. It goes to show how far a lot of passion, hard work and determination can go. I came across their work via an interview with the founders on the newly launched, and equally interesting Rawtype.

Get Your Gebrauchsgraphik On

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Sulki & Min

While doing some random searches in our database, it has come to my attention that we’ve never done a post on Sulki & Min. During my brief time here in Korea, and the chance moments I’ve seen them, interacted with them, or seen something they’ve created, I’ve only walked away thinking the more they are quite amazing. I am only starting to now become adjusted to the design scene here and having now met quite a few designers and design studios, I have to say, this studio consistently stands out to me.

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Mediabus

Since being here in Seoul, it is ever so refreshing to find places, people, folks like this. If you have some time, check out the publications from Mediabus and better yet, if you are in Seoul, come visit The Book Society.

Mediabus is an independent publisher based in Seoul, Korea. It was initiated in 2007 by independent curators with the collaboration of designers. Mediabus publishes zines & books, produces and distributes, organizes exhibitions & events, directs a workshop, and carries out project or book commissions for companies & institutions.”

Ken Leung

With Modern Publicty just gone live, amongst other recent sightings, I thought it none the more apt to throw in a reiterance of the achievements of Ken Leung – the founding art director of one of my all-time favourite publications. A true purveyor of structure and simplicity over style, with a sensible and well-informed design philosophy to match; he’s been a very busy boy since fleeing the nest. GraphicHug has been an avid follower of his work for some time and we continue that trait, with just as much enthusiasm as when fingers first touched Monocle’s multi-substrate pages.