Viction:ary can always be relied upon to produce exciting compendia that identify the state of various factions of the design world. Their raison d’être is the production of easily digestible, visually led books that pick up on current trends in design and explore otherwise underexposed parts of a industry we all know and love – from design for kids and slick business cards to the use of neon colours and the application of infographics. This time though their subject is one that’s incredibly close to our hearts; the design studios of Great Britain.
64GB is a 250-page beast of a book that features (you’ll kick yourself) 64 Great British individual creatives and studios considered to be at the forefront of the design industry. There’s a handful of names in there you’ll definitely know, but a whole heap of lesser-known designers to whom Viction:ary have given some much-deserved attention – Shaz Madani and Patrick Fry in particular. So even if the memory card-esque exterior doesn’t necessarily float your boat (the link does seem just a little bit tenuous) be assured that the content is still well worth your time.
- Cheeky, irreverent and vivid illustrations by Thomas Hedger
- Brilliant branding and a cracking It’s Nice That collaboration: introducing Unmade
- Director collective Canada creates raunchy, psychedelic video for Tame Impala (NSFW)
- Stylish designs that aim to make online gift-buying as fun as "walking around a concept store"
- Alex Sheridan’s hilarious shots of comedian David O’Doherty in sports memorabilia
- Cult magazine Nova and its nods to “eroticism and extortion” photographed in a suitably 70s setting
- Anthony Burrill tells us about his numerous Etsy WORK HARD rip-offs
- “I wouldn’t recommend trying to make it as an illustrator to anyone”: straight-talking McBess
- Jonathan Barnbrook talks us through designing David Bowie's new album artwork
- Japanese illustrator Nimura Daisuke is back with his charmingly naughty gifs
- Colourful masses with a Memphis aesthetic in Mariano Pascual’s illustrated alphabet
- Making branding with a purpose: what can we learn from the Bauhaus?