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.
Juxtapoz // Friday, January 27, 2012
Our good friend and killer artist, Sacramento-based Skinner, just released a new book through Gingko Press and Zerofriends, Every Man Is My Enemy. Besides the great collection of works in the book, there is an incredible quote from Skinner's high school art teacher, Larry Alberts: "Skinner is a psychopathic psycho, that's the worst kind you know...". That is a compliment.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 25, 2012
There is a unifying conversation (especially amongst Americans) one can have with someone of their same group revolving around the topic of cereal and cereal box art. Think about it, kids remember what Mr T's cereal looked like, or the box of Cookie Crisp or even how incredible Smurf Berry Crunch tasted. Now there is a book that captures that spirit: The Great American Cereal Book. In a word, finally.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 03, 2012
One of the best experiences this writer has ever had was spending time with George Lois at his Manhattan apartment in preparation for his December 2010 14-page feature in Juxtapoz. Not only was it an interview, history lesson, and New York Yankees debate, it was a personal discussion and advice session about capitalizing on potential. And hence Lois' new book, Damn Good Advice (For People With Talent!).