Design // Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Today our continued obsession with typographic album covers has lead us to Project Thirty-Three, a collection and shrine to "circles and dots, squares and rectangles, and triangles, and the designers that make these shapes come to life on album covers." Maintained by Jive Time Records, a Seattle-based store specializing in used vinyl, the site also features other record related galleries that you can spend way too much time getting lost in...
Music // Monday, December 01, 2014
Austin, Texas-based Spoon has been riding high for almost two decades as one of the great American indie bands. With cult classic albums like Girls Can Tell, Kill The Moonlight, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, and the newly released 2014 LP They Want My Soul, Spoon has been both prolific and critically acclaimed. But one of their most underrated qualities has been their exceptional selection and curation of album artwork and covers, fostering the tradition of creating a visual landscape to surround the music produced in the studio.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Robert Beatty is an artist and musician. He plays music through his band Hair Police, his solo project Three Legged Race and contributions to C. Spencer Yeh's Burning Star Core. He also has crafted an enormous amount of cover art for various acts including ONeohtrix Point NEver, Peaking Lights and Real Estate. His art is reminiscent of airbrushed 1970s rock albums but he has utilized computer-manipulated collage and hand-drawn art to bring a modern touch to the style...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Pedro Bell busted into public consciousness in 1973 as the artist who visualized the ass-shaking, mind-expanding sounds of George Clinton and P-Funk. A Chicago-bred skepticism mixed with psychedelic color, strong narrative and a pen and ink illustrative sense turned P-Funk album covers into an adventure for the mind. "I dropped P-Funk a hand-designed envelope duplicating a dollar bill with the address where the serial number is supposed to go," remembers Bell.
Vault // Thursday, July 24, 2014
We announced this week on the site that Juxtapoz was lucky to be invited to participate in what will be a fantastic public art and exhibition in Chicago during Lollapolooza. Shepard Fairey has curated a "Art Alliance: The Provocateurs" in Chicago from July 31—August 4, 2014, featuring a fantastic roster of artists from all mediums and eras. Today, we look at one participating artist, one of the famed visual artists for the Punk movement and the Sex Pistols, Jamie Reid.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Leif Podhajsky, who is featured in our August 2014 issue (on newsstands now), will be opening an exhibition at Galerie Hors-Champs in Paris this Thursday, July 24th, 2014. "The creative peak of album covers lasted from the late 60s throughout the 70s. If visual artist Leif Podhajsky currently has such a reputation, it certainly stems from the sudden interest in the new generations are to psychedelia...
Music // Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Back in the 1980s, Doug Johnson did some fantastic artwork for 3 Judas Priest album covers: 1982's "Screaming for Vengeance," 1984's "Defenders of the Faith," and 1986's "Turbo." For some reason, this morning, when we woke up, we just thought about how rad all this art was, and wanted to see if anybody else remembers these. Doug Johnson... dude had metal down.
Juxtapoz // Monday, July 07, 2014
Juxtapoz is proud to announce a very special August 2014 issue, featuring one of our all-time favorite musicians, creatives, and all around artistic personas, Madlib. For years, we have followed Madlib's eclectic career, from Quasimoto, Madvillain, Jaylib, Yesterday's New Quintet, the Beat Konducta series, and everything in between. One common thread has always been the unique and artistically-driven alter egos that Madlib has given to the world, and in this issue, we talk to the musician about his world of music and art.
Music // Tuesday, July 01, 2014
We have posted about Neil Krug's psychedelic-style photography a bunch before, and have had his work in our print edition. He tends to do these things... shoot album covers and promotional material for some of the best musicians of the moment. Lana Del Rey just released her second LP, Ultraviolence, and Neil shot the cover as well as a bunch of great shots surrounding the album.
Music // Thursday, May 22, 2014
July 2013 cover artist and our good friend Skinner did the artwork for the new Mastodon album, 'One More Round the Sun,' which will be released on June 24th, 2014. We're excited to premier this video, of Skinner and Brann Dailor of Mastodon discussing the concept and vision behind the artwork and the end result: Skinner's amazing cover and huge pullout with 3 more panels telling the universal story of life and death. Watch it after the jump!