James Victore

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James Victore
Born1962 (age 56–57)
NationalityUnited States American
EducationThe School of Visual Arts,
New York City
Known forGraphic Design, Fine Art
Notable work
Victore, or Who Died and Made You Boss? Abrams (2010)
MoMA Collection: James Victore
The Dinner Series
Take This Job and Love It

James Victore (born in 1962, in the city of Mountain Home, Idaho) is an American art director, designer, and author. In 2010 Victore's monograph "Victore or, Who Died and Made You Boss?" was published by Abrams Books. In 2010 and 2012 Victore's work exhibited in The Museum of Modern Art. He has won numerous awards and accolades for his racy and unique posters.


  • Emmy Award, Television Animation (1992)
  • Gold and Bronze Medals, Broadcast Designers Assoc. (1992, 1993)
  • Grand Prix, Brno International Design Biennale, Czech Republic (1994)
  • Gold and Silver Medals, New York Art Directors Club (1994, 1996)
  • Gold and Silver Medals, Mexico Poster Biennale (1995, 1996)
  • ICOGRADA Excellence Award, Chaumont Festival, France (1996)
  • World’s Best Environmental Poster, Helsinki Julistebiennale (1997)
  • International Design Excellence Award, A! Deseno, Morelia, Mexico (2007)

Solo exhibitions[edit]

  • “James Victore: Post No Bills” DDD Gallery, Osaka, Japan, 1997
  • Moravian Gallery, Brno, The Czech Republic, 1998
  • Fronta Gallery, Prague April 2000
  • “American Modern Poster” China Fine Art Museum, Beijing, China 1999
  • “Furoshiki Graphics” GGG Gallery Tokyo, Japan, 1999
  • “Images of an Ideal Nation” DePaul University Art Gallery, 1998
  • “Texas Yum-Yum” Bolm Gallery, Austin, Texas, 2004
  • “James Victore: Dirty Dishes” Design Within Reach, New York City, 2005
  • “James Victore: In Gold We Trust” Future Perfect Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, 2006
  • “James Victore Loves His Country” University of Akron, Ohio, 2006
  • International Poster Biennales of Warsaw, Toyama, Brno, Helsinki, Moscow and Mexico


  • Museum of Modern Art, New york, NY
  • Palais du Louvre, Paris, France
  • Library of Congress, Washington, DC
  • Museum fur Gestaltung, Zurich
  • Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam


  • Victore, James; Michael Bierut (2010) Victore or, Who Died and Made You Boss? Abrams ISBN 0-8109-9591-3
  • Victore, James; Ross MacDonald (2011) In and Out with Dick and Jane: A Loving Parody Abrams Image ISBN 0810997592
  • Victore, James (2011) Lust: A Traveling Art Journal of Graphic Designer Rockport Publishers ISBN 1592536050


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