Frank Rudolph Paul's Life on Other Planets 1936-39

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 09, 2014
Frank Rudolph Paul was an American science ficiton illustrator of pulp magazines influential in defining what both cover art and interior illustrations in the nascent science fiction pulps of the 1920s looked like. Paul can be credited with the first color painting of a space station and illustrated H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds for Amazing Stories magazine, the first magazine dedicated to science fiction...  

Roa in San Paulo

Graffiti // Thursday, May 08, 2014
World traveling vagabond animal artist, Roa, recently painted this adorable baby crocodile leaving it’s egg in San Paulo, Brazil.

American Graphic Arts Legend, Saul Bass, would have been 94 today

Design // Thursday, May 08, 2014
On May 8, 1920, one of the most iconic and influential graphic designers, Saul Bass, was born. Every year, we like to honor Bass by remembering just how amazing and influential his work was, from film posters and opening sequences to famous films. Bass did work for seminal films like Psycho, North By Northwest, Vertigo, Anatomy of a Murder, West Side Story, Cape Fear, Goodfellas, Casino, and many more. In honor of the man, who passed away in 1996, here is a collection of his great posters, and a few of our favorite opening title sequences...

In L.A.: This Crazy Life @ New Image Art

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 08, 2014
We recently stopped by New Image Art for the opening reception of “This Crazy Life,” a group exhibition featuring Gregory Bojorquez, Patrick Martinez, and Michael Vasquez.  Each piece in the show encompasses the commonalities of the rough lifestyles that are faced on a day-to-day-bases in inner/urban cities. Photos and more after the jump...

Steven Harrington X The ACE Hotel L.A

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 08, 2014
Steven Harrington and our friends at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles are kicking off a special monthly collaboration this summer, starting on May 16th. Here is what Steven told us: "I'm starting my DJ residency once a month for the entire season of summer at their rooftop bar. To commemorate the collaboration we're releasing a very special 'metallic gold' screenprint created in edition of 100. Signed and numbered, the prints will be available exclusively on the rooftop of the ACE on my first DJ night- May 16th 9PM." We might do that.

Walton Ford "Watercolors" @ Paul Kasmin Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 08, 2014
Paul Kasmin Gallery is pleased to announce Watercolors, an exhibition of new paintings by Walton Ford through June 21, 2014 at 293 Tenth Avenue, New York. Ford continues to explore the visual and narrative scope of traditional natural history painting with his monumental watercolors, chronicling encounters between human culture and the natural world. Several pieces in this exhibition will expand upon Ford's longstanding practice of incorporating written marginalia in his work, and feature for the first time musings penned by the artist from the perspective of his animal subjects.

Keiichi Tanaami "Death Bridge" @ AISHONANZUKA

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 08, 2014
Keiichi Tanaami, who is featured in our Juxtapoz Psychedelic book, was born in Tokyo in 1936 and graduated from Musashino Art University. A one of a kind artist active since the 1960s as a graphic designer and illustrator, Tanaami is an artist who does not heed the boundaries of media and genre but instead traverses them...

Kofie in Milan, Italy

Graffiti // Thursday, May 08, 2014
Los Angeles-based artist, Kofie, decorated the underside of this canal bridge in Milan Italy with his signature abstract designs and forms. This wall was painted during the ASSIOMA Exhibition at Avantgarden Gallery.

Update: Sculptures by Christina Cordova

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 08, 2014
North Carolina-based artist Christina Cordova's ceramic sculptures range from 'tabletop size to larger than life. Some are black, others white. They may be riding a beast, or adrift on a boat, or perched on an island in an archipelago, ready to hop to the next place.' "I feel my work performs in different layers,” she says...

Behind the Scenes Photos From 2001: A Space Odyssey

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 08, 2014
Occasionally here on the site we like to search out behind the scenes photos from the sets of some of our favorite directors and their films. Not too long ago we showed you Chewbacca's photos from the set of Star Wars and late last year we took a look at photos from Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. We hope you enjoy this morning's addition: behind the scene photos from Kubrick's sci-fi masterpiece, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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