Victoria Lum is a graphic designer based in so-called Vancouver, Canada on the unceded and traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̍əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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2016–18
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Identity, Catalogue
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Editorial Design
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Identity, Print Ephemera
Identity
Exhibition Literature
Print Design
Editorial Design
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BEACON—a pamphlet series in ten issues

A pamphlet series in ten issues focusing on artists who employ language as a mechanism of engagement with broader social discourses. Issue 01 of the BEACON series is Ruth Buchanan’s “Where does my body belong? From institutional critique to infrastructural transformation Or Standards and Mothers”. The second issue is currently in production.

Edited by Bopha Chhay
Published by Artspeak

2021–
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Capture Photography Festival

New festival identity for an Capture is an annual not-for-profit Festival that strives to nurture emerging talent, engage community, and spark public dialogue about photography as vessel for communication and expression. The catalogue had to be accessible to a wide range of audiences while maintaining a contemporary sensibility towards photography as a significant and impactful art form.

2018–
Identity, Catalogue
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Being Gooz!

Being Gooz! chronicles the extensive practice of Carrier Wit’at artist, Whess Harman. This monograph discusses themes of Indigenous and queer identity through Harman’s extensive works of textiles, printmaking, hand-drawn type, beading, illustrations, and zines. The publication is named after a Nedut’en phrase meaning whisky jack and “being nosey”.

Published by UBC Okanagan Art Gallery
Edited by Dr. Stacey Koosel

2021
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YISHU: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art

Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art is the first English language journal dedicated to Chinese contemporary art and has published over a hundred issues since its inception in 2002. The journal offers a unique platform for visual and literary materials on contemporary Chinese art, which allows for diverse perspectives on an expanding field both within China and internationally.

Edited by Diana Freundl and Rebecca Catching

2021–
Editorial Design
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granted to a foreign citizen by Sun Yung Shin

granted to a foreign citizen is a small book by Minneapolis-based poet, Sun Yung Shin. Published by Artspeak in collaboration with curator, Godfre Leung, the book collages personal and archival materials Shin has collected through her experience as a transracial adoptee in the U.S. following the Korean War.

Artist: Sun Yung Shin
Curator: Godfre Leung
Publisher: Artspeak
Printed in risograph by Colour Code

2020
Publication
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Coming Soon! by Diyan Achjadi

This is a publication designed to document the extensive public art series Coming Soon! by Diyan Achjadi. The series consists of hand-pulled posters by the artist that were installed monthly on the fences and hoarding surrounding construction sites for one year. The posters served as an exploration of temporality, labour, and value – situated next to sites of erasure in an urban landscape in perpetual social and economic flux.

Artist: Diyan Achjadi
Published by the City of Vancouver

2020
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K is for Kayashima by Cindy Mochizuki

This limited edition publication documents the 4-year process of the multi-media project Rock, Paper, Scissors curated by Makiko Hara and produced through Cindy Mochizuki’s residency AIR 475. A project that considers “callings” and transpacific movements through time, this book looks at the “backend” of the processes that consider early Japanese migration to B.C’s Gulf Islands from Yonago, Tottori-ken.

Rock Paper Scissors

Artist: Cindy Mochizuki
Published by Artspeak
Edition of 100

2019
Publication
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Blue Cabin Floating Artist Residency

Commissioned for the inauguration of the Blue Cabin Floating Artist Residency in Vancouver, print-ephemera was designed to introduce the mobile site and the cabin’s first series of residencies. The artist residency provides a unique space for artists to research and make work, engage with the local arts community, create dialogue with artists outside the Vancouver region, and expand audiences for contemporary art.

2019
Identity, Print Ephemera
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VIVO Media Arts Centre

VIVO Media Arts Centre is one of Canada’s oldest artist-run centres supporting emergent media and interdisciplinary practices. In the Fall of 2018, VIVO decided to rebrand after decades of using an unformalized and makeshift logo. The new brand was designed to honour the organization’s origins and was inspired by opening title sequences and typography from videos of the 1970s.

Graphic Standards, Logo Suite, Stationery Program, Social Media Graphics

vivomediaarts.com

2018
Identity
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Bombhead

Accompanying the 2018 exhibition Bombhead at the Vancouver Art Gallery, curated by John O’Brian, this booklet serves as a small catalogue of this thematic exhibition exploring the nuclear age. Featuring contemporary artists alongside both pre- and postwar works, this catalogue was designed to contextualize the exhibition inside a facsimile of literature that was disseminated by the Canadian Emergency Measures Organization in the 1960s.

Studio: Information Office
Art Direction by Derek Barnett and Jonathan Middleton

vanartgallery.bc.ca

2018
Exhibition Literature
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Lilithlithlithlithlith

Lilithlithlithlithlith is an expansive project assembled by Vancouver-based artist, Elisa Ferrari during her Media Arts residency at Western Front. Through a series of collaborations and performances, lilithlithlithlithlith resulted in experimental documents, movement studies, and items of clothing designed to reveal energy transgressing spaces and bodies.

Client: Western Front
Artist: Elisa Ferrari

lilithlithlithlithlith.com

Video still from documentation of through spiral upon spiral of the shell at Western Front curated by Allison Collins

Videography by Alysha Seriani. The performers in the video still are Gabi Dao and Michelle Helene Mackenzie.


2018
Print Design
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Charcuterie Magazine

Charcuterie was a small, multi-format periodical on experimental and contemporary art literature. The magazine provided a forum for experimental art writing and informed polemics without pedantry. Working collaboratively with local, emerging artists, Charcuterie aimed to document the messy landscape of opinion and critique that unravels in close proximity to where we work, live, and make art in Vancouver.

Edited by Bopha Chhay, Steffanie Ling, Eli Zibin
5 Issues produced in editions of 150

charcuterie.party

2016–18
Editorial Design
charcuterie
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