Design // Thursday, January 22, 2015
In 1967 – 1968, a small group of immensely talented people in the San Francisco Bay Area came together to form a short-lived but highly inventive poster and notecard company, East Totem West. It’s founder, Joseph McHugh, took the poster — heretofore used primarily as a travel enticement or concert announcement to a new, revolutionary place: the poster as art.
Music // Wednesday, February 26, 2014
We have shown you the posters, we have introduced (or re-introduced) you to the artists and photographers behind the scenes, but today we want to show you some of the music we have been listening to in the office as we put the March 2014 issue together. From Jefferson Airplane to Sly and the Family Stone, Hendrix to Mayall, Quicksilver Messenger Service to Janis Joplin, it was a fun few months of getting back into a great era of experimentation, music, art, and culture.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Today, we complete our portfolio showcases on the "Big 5" the artists most synonymous with San Francisco's psychedelic poster art scene of the 1960s. Victor Moscoso is a legend of course, with his Chambers Brothers poster being the cover of the March 2014 issue of Juxtapoz, but more so, his work to us is the signature look of psychedelic poster art. From found imagery, to nudes, kaliedescope eyes, and stunning summer color blends, this is what psychedelia looks to us.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 18, 2014
All month, we are showcasing portfolios from the "Big 5," the artists most synonymous with San Francisco's psychedelic poster art scene of the 1960s. Today, we look at Stanley Mouse, a former Juxtapoz cover artist known for his collaborative work with the Grateful Dead. Mouse also had an artistic partnership with Alton Kelley, with both artists working together on some of the most famed posters of the era.
Photography // Tuesday, February 18, 2014
We loved Grant Jacobs’ candid chronicles of 60’s rock stars and their free concerts in the park, and three pages weren’t enough. A lifelong sailor and sojourner with a love for Nepal, Tibet, India and Mexico, Grant has documented all those travels, but we want more seldom seen moments with these musical icons and the places where these legends were created.
Juxtapoz // Friday, February 14, 2014
All month, Juxtapoz will be showcasing a collection of posters from the "Big 5" of the legendary San Francisco Psychedelic poster art scene of the 1960s. If you don't know by now, we have an extensive feature documenting the history of SF's relation to art and psychedelics in our current March 2014 issue, and today we take a look at the works of Alton Kelley. Born in Maine in 1940 and passing away in Northern California in 2008, Kelley was an often collaborator of Stanley Mouse, with his seminal work being the Skull and Roses poster for the Grateful Dead.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 13, 2014
Coinciding with our special feature in our March 2014 issue on the rock poster art scene in San Francisco in the 1960s, we are looking at the portfolios of the "Big 5" who helped define the era. Of all the famous 1960s poster artists, especially living and working in San Francisco during that time period, Rick Griffin is widely considered to be the most influential. Part psychedelic, part sexual revolution, part comics, part surf bohemia, Griffin embodies California's visual history.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 12, 2014
With our special Psychedelic 1960s feature now on newsstands, which features an in-depth look into the "Big 5" of the San Francisco poster art scene in the 1960s, we plan on showcasing the five's art on the site in the coming days. Today, we look at Wes Wilson, an artist whose poster art designs took typography to its most mind-bending possibilities. (As in, its pretty damn hard to read what bands were playing, but you knew you wanted to go!)
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 05, 2014
All 2014 long, Juxtapoz will be looking back at our roots, celebrating our 20th year with a mixture of history and the contemporary. For the March 2014 issue, we look at how Juxtapoz was born out of 1960's Psychedelic experimentation, from the art and groundbreaking imagery created by some of San Francisco's finest poster artists...