Sampler: Victory Journal

by Grace Wang in December 2016

Created out of Brooklyn, Victory Journal’s large format pages celebrate stunning photography. Journeying with athletes as they go through triumphs, defeats, joy, and pain, its bold camera work captures every bead of sweat and every pull of a muscle. Watch our video review below to get a sense of the hefty piece of publishing.

We’re delighted to be offering their 12th issue on Sampler. Themed around the full-blooded emotions that can intertwine with major events and define a person, it looks at how “astonishing feats of athleticism can be fuelled by the quietly powerful internal moments that push us forward.” Scroll through some of the spreads below and order your copy for something to look forward to in the new year.

In this issue:

— In Squamish, B.C., Spencer Seabrooke has to fight his own body in order to walk untethered on a highline where even the smallest mistake means immediate death

crash-victory-journal— Photographer Emily Maye surveys the difficult Belgium Classic bike race

— The Kelsey family’s tireless dedication to the old cowboy way on the 9QC Ranch

eleventh-victory-journal— Abigail Bergman is fuelled by some great mysterious desire, swimming alone for endless stretches, navigating roiling waters and jellyfish stings in her quest to swim every one of the Ocean’s Seven

— Writer Dave Tompkins explores (and also maybe invents) the earliest days of fantasy football

— The generation-spanning lumberjack championships

— And Gary Hustwit and Jon Pack traverse the globe, documenting the shocking metamorphosis of former Olympic venues


Sampler gets you 10% off and free shipping to the US, UK, Europe, and very discounted shipping everywhere else. But we only have a limited amount of copies available, so head over to Victory Journal’s Sampler page to secure your copy.

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