• In the Shadow of the Pyramids, Laura El_Tantawy. RRB Photobooks
  • Snowflakes, Anna Barriball. Situations
  • Infidel, Tim Hetherington. Boot Publishing
  • Curtain, Peter Bobby. Ffotogallery
  • Ili, Tommy Hafalla. MAPA
  • Inside the View, Helen Sear. Ffotogallery
  • Year in Focus. Getty Images
  • Magnum Contact Sheets, Kristen Lubban. Thames & Hudson
  • Ordinary Things, Sarah Lucas. Henry Moore Foundation
  • Mental States, George Condo. Hayward Gallery
  • Baby BSL: Where is the Bird? VIKA
  • Whitstable Biennale 2006–2023
  • 26 Different Endings, Mark Power. Photoworks
  • Disquiet Days, Bruno Boudjelal. Autograph

Welcome to VIKA

VIKA designs books and brands that showcase the work of the artists and organisations of the future.

VIKA combine the conceptual rigour of graphic arts, the high production values of fine art publishing with the dynamism of creative technologies.

Founded by graphic designer, Victoria Forrest, VIKA work with companies, galleries, institutions and individuals to tailor elegant and innovative designs to each book’s unique narrative. Victoria has won many international awards for distinctive and innovative print designs, and is gaining further reputation for cutting-edge, immersive publications that blur the boundaries between real and virtual formats. Designs have been featured by the BBC, The Bookseller, Design Week, TechSpark, VR Focus and The British Journal of Photography.  

In the Shadow by Leonie Hampton shown at The Performing Photobook, part of Format Festival '23
In the Shadow by Leonie Hampton shown at The Performing Photobook, part of Format Festival ’23
Victoria Forrest

About Victoria

Victoria Forrest is a celebrated graphic designer with an international reputation, renowned for her innovative, inclusive designs and distinctive simple, and elegant style.

She collaborates with award-winning photographers, artists, curators, and editors to design a wide range of portfolio pieces, from monographs and promotional pieces to immersive publications for publishing houses, museums, galleries to international charities, and organizations.

Victoria has a First Class BA (Hons) in Graphic Design from the University of the Arts and an MA in Communication Art & Design from the Royal College of Art, London. Her print designs and publications have earned international acclaim, and have been featured by the BBC, The Bookseller, The British Journal of Photography, and D&AD.

As director of VIKA Books, the UK’s first XR publisher, Victoria pushes the boundaries of book design creating captivating, immersive award-winning publications. VIKA is uniquely able to combine the conceptual rigor of Book Arts with the production values of fine art publishing and integrate them with the dynamism and connectivity of creative technologies. VIKA showcases the work of artists and organizations of the future.

Victoria is supported by prestigious industry networks and partners, InnovateUK, CreativeUK, and holds titles like Women in Innovation Ambassador, Creative Industry Council’s ‘Ones to Watch,’ Winner of the National Business and National Technology Awards for Best AR/VR Product, D&AD Future Impact, TechWomen 100, and is Great British Entrepreneur of the Year for the Creative Industries.

Victoria Forrest, a woman with redhair standing next to the control panel for a commerical lithographic printing press, on which you can see a B2 sheet printed with the words VIKA. Victoria is holding small child in her arms, he is facing away and wearing a blue jacket.

‘Victoria is disrupting the market in many ways. She pushes the boundaries of a traditional market, creating a niche that is specialised, innovative and needed. Victoria demonstrates the enormous value women can bring to the economy, whilst bringing up children, working from home, and balancing everyone’s needs.’

Woman Who Achieves ‘Solopreneur’ Home Business Award 2020

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A free VIKA Book of Books

We have FREE exquisitely manufactured, hand-stitched and lithographically printed, Book of Books for potential future clients to experience the production quality of VIKA books.