Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 19, 2014
“Sittin’ in the morning sun, I’ll be sittin’ when the evening comes. Sittin’ here resting my bones, and this loneliness won’t leave me alone.” Like Otis Redding, Brett Amory left the South and came out West, finding himself pondering, among other things, the big city and its expanse of solitude. Brett Amory: The Complete Works and Selected Essays, published by Vivant Books
Illustration // Monday, November 17, 2014
Spanish illustrator Leire Salaberria focuses on children’s book illustration, but her sweet, narrative imagery appeals to kids of all ages. Mythology and mystery come into play, and if you look closely, there’s a little subversion here and there. Don’t tell the children.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Oakland-based artist Monica Canilao just released a brand new book, "Paper Birds Lost Faces" (published by Chandran Gallery) this past weekend at the New York Art Book Fair, and now its available for sale around the world. Printed in California in a limited edition of 1000, the book features a collection of the recent works featuring birds that Canilao has been working on for the last year. Get it while its hot!
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Everyone loves print! Well, we mean, we do, and so do lots of people who love art and all things tangible and art. That is why every year we like to take the trek out to NYC for Printed Matter' ninth annual NY Art Book Fair, from September 26 to 28, 2014, at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens. You should go, too.
Illustration // Friday, September 19, 2014
The Folio Society's new edition of Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange is illustrated by Ben Jones. In this video Jones talks aobut the fascinating commission and how he went about separating the text from Stanley Kubrick's iconic 1971 film adaptation.
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 18, 2014
We like Marci Washington, so much so that she has been a cover of Juxtapoz and a cover of the Juxtapoz Dark Arts book. The Bay Area artist just released a new book of her own, For Forever I'll Be Here, and will be having a book signing tonight, July 18, at Park Life Mission from 6—8pm. Go check it out, get some paper love, get it signed.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 26, 2014
We've previously posted Ralph Steadman's illustrations for Alice in Wonderland, today check out his 1995 illustrations for the 50th anniversary of George Orwell's Animal Farm. The edition included Orwell's unpublished preface to the original edition, titled "The Freedom of the Press." "The chief danger to freedom of thought and speech at this moment is not the direct interference of … any official body. If publishers and editors exert themselves to keep certain topics out of print, it is not because they are frightened of prosecution but because they are frightened of public opinion. In this country intellectual cowardice is the worst enemy a writer or journalist has to face."
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 25, 2014
This Thursday, June 26th, at 6pm Hennessy + Ingalls in Los Angeles will be hosting a special book release, signing, and exhibition of "Look Away: The Art of Todd Francis." While most people are familiar with Todd's new and classic board graphics for Anthero, Real, Stereo, and Element, this book reveals a wider palette of Todd's techniques and styles. Copies of the latest July issue of Juxtapoz featuring Todd Francis will also be available at the event, so head over if you're in the LA area!
Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 19, 2014
Years ago, a group of 14 different artists started out as strangers living in all different parts of the world. Through various incidents, these strangers became friends. And after these friends fed off of each other's creativity, imagination and passion for years, these friends became...ZEROFRIENDS.
Design // Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Stanley Donwood has long been famous for his album cover and companion artwork for world famous band Radiohead, but he has been able to take his highly notable artwork for the band into a stellar fine art and design career. We hadn't seen this yet, probably because it wasn't available in the US (someone tell us if that was true), but back in 2009 or so, Donwood did artwork for the cover of a special edition of Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island." Fantastic pairing. Design by David Pearson for White's Books.