Asia Ink is a print and digital publisher of award-winning illustrated books created by Sherry Buchanan in 2002 to bring authoritative editorial and distinctive design to print and digital illustrated books.
In addition to its own titles, Asia Ink offers tailor-made printed and digital solutions to co-publishers, museums, galleries and collectors, drawing on an expert team of designers, editors and print and digital production managers.
Asia Ink is embracing the digital age with Museumtracker, a highly visual interactive edition of museum treasures from China, Japan, India, Southeast Asia and the Gulf.
Sherry Buchanan an author, editor and publisher of Asia Ink has done co-editions with Asia Society, Thames & Hudson and the University of Chicago Press. She is also a graphic designer and photographer and has worked as an independent curator with the British Museum, Asia House and the National Museum of Fine Arts in Hanoi.
Sherry Buchanan was a journalist based in Hong Kong in the 1990s covering politics, economics and the arts in China and Southeast Asia when she discovered collections of war drawings, paintings and diaries in Vietnam from the other side of the frontline. To preserve a historical record that was in danger of disappearing, she created a photographic archive of the collections, including of the war drawings of the Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum. Publication was the next step and she created Asia Ink.
Educated in Switzerland and the United States, Sherry Buchanan has degrees from Smith College and The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts and Harvard Universities. She served as a columnist and editor with the Journal of Commerce, The Wall Street Journal and the International Herald Tribune in New York, Brussels, Paris, London and Hong Kong.
WHAT THEY SAY
‘Beautiful books on Asian modern and contemporary art that both inspire and break new ground in scholarship. ’The British Museum
‘Instructive editorial.’ The New York Times
‘Asia Ink was created from Buchanan’s strong belief that it’s up to each human being to counter negative factors such as war by bringing beauty, harmony and serenity to the world, a belief she discovered during the time she spent in Vietnam.’ Vivienne Menkes, Publishing News