Who We Are

viction:ary is the publishing brand of leading publisher viction workshop ltd, founded by Victor Cheung in 2001. Sitting at the heart of Asia, viction:ary books specialise 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, our radar observes global designs that essentially present strong, original concepts and graphical approaches. Through creative collaborations and innovations in publishing, we capture
what’s up and who’s next in the creative realm and propose multidimensional angles to rethink and review design.

Persistently pushing the boundaries, viction:ary’s commitment
to quality in editorial direction and book design is widely recognised by the industry and international media. With
heaps of successful publications under our belt, we continue
to give ourselves to elevate visual experiences and inspire readers inside and outside the industry, wherever they dwell in the world.

What We Do

Publishing and book design has been at the core of our creative pursuit. Since 2001, we have produced over a hundred publications and design references noted for their progressively high standards in visual and editorial direction that excites the industry at international level. We believe thoughtful details in book design illustrate real quality and thus, our endeavour to explore new printing techniques, materials and applications is constantly a work in progress. Our expertise in publishing and creative collaborations complete the equation that essentially leads to consistently proven results. In addition, viction workshop also provides wide-ranging production and design services around visual communication and books that specially emphasise visual impact and touch.

We welcome book ideas at all times. Our distribution network covers the world, spanning from the Asia-Pacific region to Europe and the Americas.

General Enquiry

For general and company enquiries, find us at:

viction:workshop limited
Unit C, 7th Floor, Seabright Plaza,
9-23 Shell Street,
North Point, Hong Kong

Phone: +852 2877 0281
Fax: +852 2571 8478

Other Contact Details

For general enquiries or book proposals,
please contact: we@victionary.com

For press enquiries,
please contact: press@victionary.com

For editorial submissions,
please contact: submit@victionary.com

For order enquiries, please refer to Shipping Information or
contact:
enquiry@victionary.com

Press

We supply write-ups and press images of our latest and popular titles for press coverage. Package includes wide shots and close-ups of book cover and inner spreads that suit both print media (no less than 3,000 pixels in width) and electronic press (no less than 1,500 pixels in width). If you wish to acquire these materials, please do not hesitate to contact: press@victionary.com

While we wish for PDF clippings (including covers for print media) for our reference and sharing on our social network, we appreciate any form of notifications if our work appears in your magazine or blog.

Editorial Submissions

We lay eyes on original graphic solutions and are always in search of new names as much as book ideas. If you wish to participate in viction:ary’s future titles, get in touch with your professional website or a PDF portfolio (max. 5MB) at submit@victionary.com

Do not forget to keep us updated by adding us to your news subscription list!

Sales & Distribution

viction:ary books are distributed worldwide. If you wish to trade our books, kindly contact us at: we@victionary.com

Readers, kindly scroll down to check out our stockists.

Join Our Team

Our success is the fruit of the concerted effort by a dedicated team and freelancers. Designers and editors will contribute to viction:ary’s production on all aspects, from research to editorial execution. If you are keen on design and publishing, introduce yourself to us.

Applicants of design posts, please send us your CV and portfolio to workdesign@victionary.com.

Applicants of editorial posts, please send us your CV and work samples to work@victionary.com.

All information provided will be treated in strict confidence and used solely for recruitment purposes. We offer 5 days work week and excellent prospects for the right candidate. Only suitable applicants will be contacted.

1. Art Director / Graphic Designer

Art director/Graphic designer shall handle printing, editorial and book design in particular for publications on graphic arts and design, assist in realising and initiating in-house design projects including ad-hoc commissions and source design projects for in-house publications

Requirements / Qualifications:
– University graduate in graphic / visual communication design or related disciplines
– Minimum 5 years relevant work experience – Sharp design sense of graphic arts trends, typography and printing knowledge
– Possess strong interest in print and book design
– Highly self-motivated, self-supervising and multi-tasking abilities to manage a diversity of projects with tight schedules and deadlines
– Good team player and with excellent communication skills
– Good written and spoken English and Chinese – Proficient in Mac platform and excellent skills in using major design software.
– Good knowledge in web design and Flash Action Script or 3D application is a plus
– Based in Hong Kong

2. Assistant Editor / Editorial Assistant

Editorial Assistant / Assistant Editor shall hold the overall responsibilities of editorial and general project matters and work with our design team throughout the process. Successful candidates should serve as the focal point between external and internal parties on all in-house or client projects when needed.

Responsibilities:
– Manage and organise editorial matters for the production of viction:ary’s publications on ART and DESIGN
– Plan, draft, write and edit English content is a MUST; effective Chinese writing skills is a plus
– Source design and artworks; and co-ordinate local and overseas designers and writers on projects

Requirements / Qualifications:
– Creative with good sense and knowledge of art and design culture
– Degree holder with a minimum of 3 years experience in publishing or the media; practical experience in design or cultural industries is an advantage
– Strong analytical and problem solving abilities, with attention to details and process improvement skills
– Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills in both Chinese and English, familiar with Mac applications
– Self-motivated, responsible, able to work independently and under pressure to meet tight deadlines
– Based in Hong Kong

Shipping & Handling

We accept international orders and charge a standard postage of USD12 for each copy purchased on top of nominal or discounted unit price.

We offer extra discounts or free delivery to bulk orders (purchase of any five copies or more)**.

For Hong Kong orders and enquiries, please contact: enquiry@victionary.com

Transit Period

Asia, most parts of Europe and the USA: 3-4 business days*
Rest of the world: 5-10 business days*/**

*Orders completed Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) are dispatched from our Hong Kong office within the next two business days. We use courier services by Royale International, or by SpeedPost to specific countries. Transit times above are provided by respective courier/shipment service provider and are not necessarily guaranteed. Import duties or taxes may be applicable, and customs delays may occur regardless. If you do not receive your order within suggested transit times, kindly contact us for assistance.

**Deliveries to South America, Eastern Europe, Russia, Africa and the Middle East might take longer than stated above. Additional costs may also incurred.

Payment Information

Payment can be made through paypal or by credit card. All credit/debit cardholders are subject to validation checks and authorisation by the card issuer. These checks are performed electronically but in some circumstances we may have to acquire additional information from the cardholder to proceed with the transaction. If the issuer of your payment card refuses to or does not, for any reason, authorise payment to us, we may put the transaction on hold until payment is sorted out.

Order Confirmation

You will receive an email confirmation of your order shortly after placing an order. If we are unable to fulfil your order due to availability or any other difficulties you will be refunded for the unavailable item.

*Please ensure you have read through our Terms and Conditions before purchase.

Stockist

viction:ary books are stocked
by numerous bookshops worldwide, and our list only contains the major ones. For information about your nearest viction:ary book retailers, carry our books or recommend a viction:ary stockist to add to the list, kindly contact us at enquiry@victionary.com.

Brisbane, Australia
Folio Books
Queensland Art Gallery/GOMA Bookstores

Canberra, Australia
Portrait Gallery Store
Paperchain Bookshop

Hobart, Australia
Fullers Bookshop

Melbourne, Australia
Avenue Bookstore
Metropolis Books
Readings Bookshops

Perth, Australia
Boffins Bookshop
Crow Books
Planet Books

Sydney, Australia
Ariel Books
Beautiful Pages
Kinokuniya
Published Art

Beijing, China
TrendsLounge (時尚廊)

Shanghai, China
Point To Life

Hong Kong, China
Basheer
Eslite
Keng Seng
Kubrick
Page One

Hokkaido, Japan
Coach&Four
Kinokuniya
Junkudo

Kyoto, Japan
Junkudo

Tokyo, Japan
Aoyama Book Center
BOOK1st
Daikanyama T-SITE

Singapore
Kinokuniya

Brussels, Belgium
Copyright Bookshop
Filigranes
Sterling Books

Paris, France
Artazart

Berlin, Germany
Pro qm

Amsterdam, the Netherlands
MENDO

Barcelona, Spain
La Central
LORING Art

London, United Kingdom
Design Museum Shop
Magma Books

New York, USA
Barnes & Noble
McNally Jackson
Strand Bookstore
WORD

Portland, USA
Barnes & Noble
Annie Bloom’s Books
Powell’s City of Books

Privacy Policy

All information collected in connection with Site users’ registration in and use of the internet shop under the domain of www.victionary.com (“the Site”) is treated as confidential by viction workshop ltd (“Shop”). Although Users are not obliged to provide the information and/or data as requested on the Site, Shop will not be able to render certain services on the Site in the event that Users fail to do so. Shop’s purposes for collection of the information and data on the Site include but not limited to: (a) the daily operation of the services provided to Users; (b) the regular provision of newsletters; and (c) communications regarding administrative notices, and enquiries, requests and complaints from Users.

Any personal information obtained (name, telephone number, postal and e-mail address, etc.) will only be made know to third parties for the purposes of either fulfilling any contract closed, for accounting/payment purposes or in the event that you shall have prior approved any party to whom such personal data is to be made know, unless if Shop is under a duty and/or obligation to disclose such information.

Privacy policies only apply to Shop and Site. Site may contain links to and from the websites of Shop’s partner networks, advertisers and other third parties which conduct separate privacy policies. Should Site users follow any links to any of these websites, Shop does not accept any responsibility or liability for any loss caused outside Shop and Site.

Site users have the right to withdraw and revoke your agreement to the above at any time. The notice of withdrawal is to be forwarded to: we@victionary.com, or to viction workshop ltd, 7C Seabright Plaza, 9-23 Shell Street, North Point, Hong Kong.

Terms and Conditions

1 General
The following General Terms and Conditions of Business shall be valid for the entire business relationship between viction workshop ltd (“Shop”) and the purchasing person (“Orderer”) regarding the online shop under the domain of www.victionary.com (“the Site”).

Changes to Shop’s Terms and Conditions are made from time to time, and Orderer’s continued use of our website following any change shall be deemed as Orderer’s acceptance of such change. It is the Orderer’s responsibility to read Terms and Conditions carefully before accepting them and regularly check Terms and Conditions for changes.

2 Delivery and Consignment
The item will be delivered from Shop to the address which Orderer provided in his/her order if not agreed otherwise. Any information in connection with the period required for delivery is without guarantee unless Shop has expressly assured a certain date of delivery to Orderer.

This limitation of liability shall apply also for our employees, representatives and any person employed by Shop in the performance its obligations, excluding circumstances where such loss or damage is not a reasonably foreseeable result of any breach of duty of care; any increase in loss or damage results from breach by Orderer of any of these Terms and Conditions; or such loss or damage relates to any business or non-consumer loss or damage including, without limitation lost data, lost profits and business interruptions.

If an error is discovered in the price of the item(s) Orderer has ordered, Shop will inform Orderer and issue a full refund as soon as possible. Shop shall be under no obligation to fulfil an order for an item which was advertised at an incorrect price, if the item(s) has been charged and not despatched Shop will cancel and refund respective orders.

Although Shop aims to keep all details, descriptions and prices of products appearing on Site as up-to-date as possible, Shop does not guarantee the information (including product descriptions) always reflect its exact position at point of order. Shop also reserves the right to alter prices to take into account forces beyond Shop’s control (e.g. currency fluctuations) without prior notice.

Shop reserves the right to withdraw any products from Site at any given time and/or remove or edit any materials or content on Site. Note that availability, conditions, dates and prices may change from time to time without prior notice. The Orderer should check those prior to making a purchase.

3 Payment
All prices are in US Dollars ($/USD), and All payment transaction will be made in US Dollars ($/USD). Orderer may choose a currency from top menu to display reference price.

All offers on this internet site are not binding and are without commitment. In each case a valid contract shall only result and become effective by Shop’s written confirmation of the order through e-mail, by mail or at the latest when Shop performs the order. With regard to an ordered product which is not set out in the confirmation order no sales contract, shall be deemed to have been closed with regard to. The amounts payable mentioned in such confirmation notice is/are due with the receipt of said confirmation.

Payment can only be made through credit card, an invoice purchase is not possible. All purchases made on Site are final and non-refundable in case of sub paragraph 2.

If Orderer defaults with payment of an order Shop is entitled to withhold further orders, Shop will not be in default of delivery in such event. It is not necessary that Shop expressly exercises announces its said right to so withhold orders.

4 Packaging and Shipment
Shop will package the item according to custom and usage.

Shop is entitled to chose route and means of transport if not otherwise expressly agreed with Orderer. As a rule, shipment will be done by Royale International or Speedpost.

A standard postage of 12 (twelve) USD for each copy purchased on top of nominal or discounted unit price for orders from Asia, Europe and North America. Additional postage might be charged for orders from the rest of the world. Shop will take all reasonable care to ensure goods and/or products are delivered in their original conditions but is not liable for any damages of the good or/and product caused once it leaves Shop’s warehouse and/or during the course of delivery made by contractor courier.

5 Reservation of Title
The product delivered remains our property (reserved product) until full payment of all (including future) claims resulting from our contractual relationship with the Orderer; included in these claims are also conditional as well as claims which have been included by us in a current account. Extended reservation of title is hereby granted to us so that any and all claims resulting from a resale are hereby transferred to us in the amount required to cover our own claim.

In the event that the Orderer should be in default of payment, it is obliged, upon Shop’s and/or its affiliates demand, to allow us to repossess the reserved product still in Orderer’s possession, to provide Shop with a detailed list of the said product(s), to isolate the applicable product(s) and to return/transfer same to us.

6 Liability for Defaults
The item will be delivered with the characteristics and quality which are customary for manufacturer at the time of delivery, if this is reasonable for Orderer in consideration of Shop’s interests.

A certain qualities shall only deemed to be assured if Shop and Orderer agrees same in writing.
Shop is not liable if any delivered item which might infringe foreign copyrights or other foreign industrial property rights of third parties.

Orderer is obliged to check the delivered item after receipt to verify if same is free from faults. Orderer is obliged to notify Shop in writing within 7 (seven) working days after receipt of the item if the item is apparently faulty. This written notice must contain the exact description of the default and the order number. To proof that notification shall have been sent in due time shall be the date of postmark or any other provable date specification.

In case that a purchased item is faulty, Orderer shall be entitled to ask for supplementary/complementary performance. Diminution shall be excluded. Any further claims of Orderer shall be excluded if not otherwise mentioned below.

If you are uncertain as to your rights, please forward your enquiries to we@victionary.com, or to viction:workshop ltd., 7C Seabright Plaza, 9-23 Shell Street, North Point, Hong Kong.