Graphics is not restricted to 2D surface anymore in today’s print. While traditional manual techniques like screen printing and letterpress still captivate designers with its handmade characteristics and color choices, new technology encourages them to deliver more visual impact by being inventive with conventional materials. The result is a spectrum of interactive prints and playful life like depictions, which tickle viewers’ fancy. In an attempt to examine the cutting edge of printmaking, ‘Print Matters’ by inspirational Hong Kong-based publisher viction:ary brings together an amalgam of print designs that have gone beyond pure digital printing. Through more than 110 samples of recent graphic identities, packaging, communications and book designs, this book offers a professional look into the use of varnish, foil-stamping, die-cut, thermal prints, technical folds, and many more, with design specifications. We love this inspirational overview of cutting edge work.
‘Paper Matters’ examines a span of design and crafts that maximize the narrative potential of paper. Images of the featured works are accompanied by information on the brands and paper employed. Designs for Paul Smith, Paperless Post, Acne, Anagrama, Marton Borzak and many more.
The inspirational publishing house viction:ary specializes in visual arts and design, and connect visions and inspirations from the West and the East. With focuses on graphic design, illustrations, fashion, architecture, product design and contemporary art projects, their radar observes global designs that essentially present strong, original concepts and graphical approaches. Through creative collaborations and innovations in publishing, viction:ary aims to explore what’s up and who’s next in the creative realm and propose multidimensional angles to rethink and review design.
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