Victory Journal is a print and digital publication devoted to the intersection of sport and culture. Rather than engage in statistical analysis or partisan squabbling, Victory spotlights the drama of sport and the enduring glory of athletic pursuits the world over.

Calling on an elite roster of like-minded contributors, Victory provides a forum for work that is unapologetically enthusiastic and uncompromisingly human. Through extensive reporting, probing personal essays, award-winning photography, illustration, and original films and animations, Victory embraces both classic storytelling methods and those just beginning to emerge.


issue nineteen


Victory Journal’s second double-issue, Halftime, explores sporting and artistic expression at a moment of intense pressure and promise. It includes Jet Toomer and Nina Chanel Abney’s kaleidoscopic dialogue on leisure, New York City bicycle gangs finding community amid emptiness, and the iconic images of kingmaker Walter Iooss Jr. and his most famous muse. We reveal a personal history of the Ruff Ryders motorcycle stunt crew through the eyes of Yayi the Queen, fall in love with high school baseball in Japan, witness virtual cross-country in Washington State, and marvel at interpretations of “homecoming” at a supercharged North Carolina drag ball. At a moment between an international stoppage of play and full re-entry, Victory #19 engages across disciplines, borders, and time—finding joy in a pigeon’s beak, winter surf, and the metallic “brap” of an RC-car’s acceleration.


victory journal

earned a gold medal from the Society of Publication Designers (SPD), praise from sources like GQ, It’s Nice That, and Harvard’s Nieman Lab, and has gained an international cult following.

victory films

has contributed animation to two installments of ESPN’s Peabody Award–winning 30 for 30 series, “You Don’t Know Bo” and “Straight Outta LA,” as well as produced original documentaries for the New York Times and Grantland. “The Perfect 18,” was nominated for a 2015 Sports Emmy. Victory’s recent series “Glory Days,” reveals a strong interest in amateur sports.

victory editions

aims to publish art books that dive deeper into the worlds explored in Victory Journal. Victory Editions titles include Home Is Where You Park It by Foster Huntington; In Dogs We Trust by Ollie Grove and Will- Robson-Scott; Muay Thai by Steven Counts; and Cliff Dive and Horse by Anthony Blasko.


Stephen Benedek


Chris Isenberg


Aaron Amaro


Sam Hockley-Smith


Shane Lyons

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