In his first book, iconoclastic designer James Victore gives fans a survey of his work and his no-holds-barred take on the practice, business, and teaching of graphic design today. Known for making vivid, memorable, and often controversial work, Victore has sought comrades, not clients—brave, smart collaborators who have encouraged him to reinterpret old design solutions and to pressure viewers to think about issues in a new way. Leading readers through this collection of “greatest hits,” Victore tells the stories behind his inspirations, his process, and the lessons learned. The result is an inspiring, funny, and honest book, which showcases a body of work that has been plastered on the streets of New York, hung at MoMA, and featured in magazines all over the world.
Praise for Victore or, Who Died and Made You Boss?:
"Victore's book makes the reader want to rise up and, in Victore's words, 'examine the cliché, then dig deeper into the idea, and do that again and again, turning and twisting it deeper each time.'"
--Stacey Kahn, Print magazine, October 2010
"Victore or, Who Died and Made You Boss? is both a monograph and a manifesto, visually tacking ideas on racism, war or capital punishment while taunting complacency and challenging the boundaries of taste."
--Ruth Hagopian, Communication Arts, December 2010
"With his unpatriotic attitude and interest in 'unholy sex,' James Victore is a designer with opinions, as exhibited in a new book of his work."
--David Crowley, Creative Review, October 2010
"For anyone interested in the currency of ideas, this volume will inspire, encourage, and, quite possibly, shock. It's a ride well worth taking."
--Jim Carr, The Denver Post, September 19, 2010
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James Victore is a self-taught designer known for his brilliant and innovative design work. He is a professor at the School of Visual Arts in New York, has won countless design awards, and has lectured and exhibited worldwide.
Michael Bierut is a partner in the international consultancy Pentagram, recipient of the Cooper-Hewitt Design Mind Award, Senior Critic in Graphic Design at Yale, and author of Seventy-nine Short Essays on Design.
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Book Description Abrams, United States, 2014. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. James Victore is hell-bent on world domination, one graphic design project at a time. A self-taught designer, Victore s work is vivid, memorable and often controversial. In this funny and honest book Victore takes readers through a collection of his greatest hitsA , telling the stories behind the work, his inspirations, process and lessons learned. Throughout his career he has sought comrades, not clients - brave, smart collaborators who have given him the freedom to reinterpret old design solutions and to pressure viewers to think about issues and ideas in a new way. The result is a body of work that for 20 years has been plastered on the streets of New York, exhibited at MoMA and featured in magazines all over the world. The book will be wrapped in a poster jacket, created by Victore specifically for the book, and will have three edge black stain and hot pink ribbon bookmark, making it a must-have design object for students, graphic designers and anyone with an interest in the power of ink on paper. Award-winning designer Michael Bierut will contribute an introduction. Bookseller Inventory # BZE9780810995918
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