Film // Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Explore the covers, art, sketches and more from the Critereon Collection' comissioned covers and art.
Design // Monday, October 05, 2015
Being lovers of book cover design, and especially vintage book cover design, and even more so vintage science fiction book cover design, we were pleased to come across Ski-Ffy, a blog that features just that.
Photography // Tuesday, August 04, 2015
New York Polaroids 1976-1989 is the first polaroid book by Swiss photographer and director Edo Bertoglio. A personal diary of the daily life of the New York downtown scene, with pictures of Arto Lindsay, Grace Jones, Maripol, Glenn O'Brien, Debbie Harry, Madonna, Andy Warhol and John Lurie, among others. With an essay by Mariuccia Casadio and an extract from the interview between Stefano Bianchi and Edo Bertoglio.
Juxtapoz // Monday, August 03, 2015
A new book by Taschen explores the making of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, shedding light on the lead actors, senior production designers, special-effects experts, and other behind-the-scenes details from the film that revolutionized science fiction and the art of cinema.
Erotica // Monday, July 27, 2015
The notoriously exclusive Pirelli Calendar, featuring glamorous shots of beautiful women, was first published in 1964. Reserved for important clients and VIPs, the calendar has since grown into a legend of its own, showcasing the beauty of models such as Alessandra Ambrosio, Gisele Bündchen, Naomi Campbell, Laetitia Casta, Cindy Crawford, Penélope Cruz, Milla Jovovich, Heidi Klum, Angela Lindvall, Sophia Loren, and Kate Moss.
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 24, 2015
On Saturday, July 25, Chandran Gallery in San Francisco will host an exhibition and book release for Swampy, both titled NBD. The elusive artist had been quiet for a few years until starting an Instagram account earlier this year, and in the process, worked and created a new book of photos, essays, and stories around new train-hopping travels and documenting parts of rural North America.
Design // Thursday, July 02, 2015
Many eras have passed in Cuba since Fidel Castro took office in 1959 after the Revolution, but the special character of the graphic art spawned in that chaotic, fertile moment has endured, as this volume shows. In Cuba, posters were, and continue to be, popular tools to disseminate ideas, to encourage the Cuban people in the construction of a new society and to spread information on government programs and/or propaganda...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Undeniably, the human form fascinates. It has caught the imagination like no other subject in recorded history. In his introduction to Drawing People: The Human Figure In Contemporary Art, Roger Malbert, senior curator of Hayward Touring at the Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London and contributor to many esteemed publications, writes, “Drawings give access to the obsessions, sense of humour, emotions and fantasies of their creator...
Design // Tuesday, June 02, 2015
“What book are you reading?” or “This work reminds me of a quote from the post-modern author XYZ.” Invariably bandied about in culture conversations since the invention of the printing press, it’s fun and enlightening to match literature with visual art. In the past several years, UK-based art director and book cover designer Richard Bravery has envisioned these connections, and invariably paired prominent emerging artists with some of the most classic novels of the last 100 years. From Cleon Peterson on a Philip K. Dick novel, Parra on Kurt Vonnegut, and David Hockney on Ali Smith, Bravery enhances storied literature with a multi-faceted identity.
Erotica // Friday, May 29, 2015
KISS is the debut art book from Los Angeles-based photographer Maggie West. The book features 20 pairs of people kissing each other under colorful, surreal lighting. KISS takes a unique, abstract approach to a subject that has depicted throughout centuries of art. By placing a universal activity in such a dreamlike setting, the book causes readers to reexamine the energy and intimacy taking place with each embrace.