Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Based in the UK, Jim Kay is a freelance illustrator, printmaker, and artist who works predominantly in children's books. Kay recently provided a series of illustrations for the award-winning book "A Monster Calls" by Patrick Ness, creating dark, brooding, and uniquely executed images that enhance the novel's haunting quality.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 02, 2012
There is no secret that we love the work of Southern California's Steven Harrington. We had a fantastic feature of his work in the magazine in October 2011, and now as he gets prepared to open his InsideOut exhibition at Known Gallery in two weeks, we take a look at the catalog for the show published by Nieves.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 02, 2012
London is getting a lot of great art at the moment, so even if you don't want to see the Olympics, the great city has plenty to offer. Take Marcos Saboya and Gualter Pupo's fantastic 250,000 book maze, aMAZEme, now on display at the Southbank Centre in London. Incredibly, the work, creating with the help of volunteers, is based on a fingerprint of writer Jorge Luis Borges.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Maybe if we make the books really huge, like two stories huge, that will get people to read more often? While some people are descending upon Kansas City, Kansas for the Major League Baseball game tonight, Tuesday, July 10, we are focusing on the fantastic Kansas City Library District in Kansas City, Missouri, that has transformed a downtown parking garage into a public art piece that resembles gigantic books stacked in the neighborhood.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 03, 2012
In conjunction with a new monograph being published by Gestalten, illustrator Olaf Hajek will be opening an exhibition at Gestalten's space in Berlin this Thursday, July 5. The Germany-based artist will be releasing his second monograph, Black Antoinette, a collection that covers much of his personal, fine artworks, as well as his extensive commercial works for the likes of Rolling Stone, New York Times, the Royal Mail, and Washington Post.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 28, 2012
We love that as time has gone on from the era of the great pulp paperback books in science fiction and fantasy, that the artists who created the memorable covers are getting their notice years on. As you can tell on the site the past few days, we have been looking into more fantasy and science fiction works, looking at certain artists in particular, and one that we really have wanted to showcase is the late Don Ivan Punchatz.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 14, 2012
Thomas Campbell, cover of our April 2007 issue, is set to release a new book through Gingko Press and Um Yeah Press, From Ummmm to Der. The book catalogs the many different facets of the Santa Cruz County-based artist, including installation, painting, sculpture, music, video, printmaking, and photography. And the cover is yellow, which is really quite nice.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, June 02, 2012
We love public art in any form, especially when it completely changes the landscape (for the better). We love bookstores and libraries, too, and to see this fantastic project, an outdoor public library called The Bookyard, just combines all the things we like. Massimo Bartolini, we say wonderful work. The public installation, made for the Belgian Art Festival, sits next to rows of grapevines.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 19, 2012
New York City's biggest bookstore, The Strand—featuring 18 miles of books on four floors—undertook a street art happening outside its walls a couple weeks ago. The store agreed to let Toofly, Fumaro and Army of One paint three large murals about Hank O'Neal's XCIA street photography book, and incorporate 15 life-size stickers of the figure that is on the book's cover.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, January 28, 2012
Zooo Press based in Bologna, Italy has just released a limited edition book and etching from street muralist, Ericailcane. The book contains a diverse range of the artist’s signature style illustrations along with all the extras in printing; embossed brown hard cover, canvas binding, and a signed and numbered etching by Ericailcane.