The Zerofriends Book

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.

Stanley Donwood for "Treasure Island" book cover

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.

HORT for DIE NEUE OFFENBACHER SCHULE

Design // Tuesday, June 17, 2014
We focused on Germany's HORT in our Design department in the print magazine a few months back, and their website is full of past projects and client work that is some of our favorite in contemporary design at the moment. Today we are looking at the installation and catalogue work they did for artist collective DIE NEUE OFFENBACHER SCHULE, and used files and images from their archives and computers to create an interesting visual experience.

Hiro Kurata: Exhibition & Book Launch @ OuterSpace Gallery

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Hiro Kurata is one of our favorite artists, and was recently featured in an issue of Juxtapoz Magazine's print edition. On Friday, June 20, Outerspace Gallery will host a new exhibition of paintings by Hiro Kurata along with the book launch of Hiro's new Lineage Edition book. The artist will be in attendance signing copies of his book. Only 50 copies made. The tricky part? Outerspace will announce the location of their mobile gallery truck via Facebook and Twitter in the coming days.

Eddie Martinez: New Book & "Neanderthal Jeans" @ half gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 04, 2014
"Neanderthal Jeans" is Eddie Martinez's second show with half gallery following our "Studio Drawings" exhibition in September 2012. In an essay for his monograph (PictureBox), writer Glenn O'Brien compared Martinez's artwork to the jaundiced eye of de Kooning, reminding us that the eye is a door which swings both ways.

Mira Cuba: The Cuban Poster Art from 1959

Design // Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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...

New Book: Kurt Vonnegut Drawings

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Those who know Kurt Vonnegut as one of America's most beloved and influential writers also know that his doodles and drawings were often included throughout his books, our favorite being The Breakfast of Champions. When he wasn't writing, he doodled. Compiled by his daughter, this book brings together the finest examples of his funny, strange, and moving drawings in an inexpensive, beautifully produced volume for every Vonnegut fan. 

"Big Mother," a New Book by Raymond Lemstra

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 25, 2014
Dutch artist and illustrator Raymond Lemstra, who we interviewed back in December, has recently come out with a new book published by Nobrow. Inspired by primitive art, Raymond Lemstra focuses on using the most basic components of drawing to evoke a visceral human response. The world Lemstra continues to build with every drawing is both subdued and wonderfully rich, full of mystery and totemic power...

Book Giveaway: Stephen Powers "A Love Letter to the City"

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 24, 2014
Stephen “ESPO” Powers isn’t one to mince words. He has championed a love for traditional sign-painting into a fine art form with a clever, original turn of phrase and knack for transforming what appears to be an advertisement into a thoughtful conversation with the viewer. We are going to be giving away copies of "A Love Letter to the City" and the companion love note cards "I Paid the Light Bill Just to See Your Face" find out more after the jump!

New Book Collection: "Robert Crumb. Sketchbooks 1964–1982"

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 07, 2014
Taschen has released a fantastic six-volume set of R. Crumb's sketchbooks, based on the original hard-bound, slip-cased, seven-volume series released by the German publisher Zweitausendeins between 1981 and 1997. As Taschen notes, "Unlike the previous edition, which included every doodle ever made by the preeminent underground artist, our edition has been personally edited by the notoriously fastidious artist to include only what he considers his best work, reproduced directly from the original sketchbooks."

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