Review: Print Matters by viction:ary

PRINT MATTERS 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, the book examines the cutting edge of printmaking that spans UV coating, foil-stamping,  thermal prints, technical folds and many more.

Project highlights include a collab with Polytrade Paper by Hong Kong studio BLOW, an innovative illustrated sticker calender by Tokyo-based studio Nendo, playful visual identity for vegetarian brand Jammy Yummy by Barcelona based Hey and letterpress foil pictorial inspired graphics by Penang and Singapore based creative studio Oddds.

Over 240 pages combine to produce a stunning volume of printed matter that enthralls and inspires from cover to cover.

BLOW studio made use of the colourful astrobrights papers by Polytrade Paper to create a set of 16 contemporary red packet designs with the theme ‘Fishion’

Hey Studio designed branding with random die-cut perforations for Jammy Yummy, a new food company based in Miami.

Tokyo-based studio Nendo designed this interactive illustrated sticker calender for all ages to enjoy.

OTNA Odds devised a set of systems inspired by an exploration of ‘human behaviors and cognitive curiosities’ to redefine their brand.

Print Matters : A New Edge of Paper in Graphic Design by viction:ary is available to purchase via Gingko Press, RRP $39.95


Posted on Jul 31st, 15 by | Twitter: @lisahassell

Founder & director of Inkygoodness, Lisa is a published writer and arts journalist, focusing on creative business, graphic art and illustration and design education. Her words regularly appear in Computer Arts, Creative Bloq, Digital Arts and IdN.

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