Books by James Victore

Feck Perfuction: Dangerous Ideas on the Business of Life

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 "James Victore is a dangerous man. His ideas on optimizing your creativity, doing wow work and building a life that inspires will devastate your limits. And show you how to win. Read this book fast." 

—Robin Sharma, #1 bestselling author of The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

Begin before you're ready.

Renowned designer and professional hell-raiser James Victore wants to drag you off your couch and throw you headfirst into a life of bold creativity. He'll guide you through all the twists, trials, and triumphs of starting your creative career, from finding your voice to picking the right moment to start a project (hint: It's now).

Bring your biggest, craziest, most revolutionary ideas, and he will give you the kick in the pants you need to make them real. No matter what industry or medium you work in, this book will help you live, work, and create freely and fearlessly.

Here are some dangerous ideas:
• The things that made you weird as a kid make you great today.
• Work is serious play.
• Your ego can't dance.
• The struggle is everything.
• Freedom is something you take.
• There ain't no rules.

Take a risk. Try them out. Live dangerously.


More praise for Feck Perfuction:

"In James Victore's new book, he unequivocally proves why he is the master he is. In every chapter, he challenges and inspires the reader to reach for more, to try harder and to create our best selves. It is a magnificent and momentous experience. (All true)."—Debbie Millman, Host of Design Matters
"James Victore got famous creating tough posters that shook me to the core. He now does the same using the written word. To you."—Stefan Sagmeister, designer  

 

 

Victore or, Who Died and Made You Boss?

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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