Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Fore-edge painting is 'a way of hiding a painting on the edge of book so that it can only be seen when the pages are fanned out.' Dating back to the 1650s, it is demonstrated in these wonderful GIFs showing the edge of an 1937 book titled Autumn. Some books even have double for-edge paintings, with different ones appearing depending on the directio you flip the pages!
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 10, 2013
We like sandwiches a lot. We thought our love of sandwiches was unmatched. Then we saw the genius of the 'Sandwich Book' by Polish photographer, illustrator and graphic designer Pawel Piotrowski. We are hoping he continues his project and creates a whole menu of 'Sandwich Books...' Very rarely does art make us hungry.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 27, 2013
If you are excited about summer, surf culture, rock and roll, and everything in between, then we have a book in mind for you. John Van Hamersveld (who we interviewed not too long ago) has just released his book Fifty Years of Graphic Design.This retrospective look at his practice as an iconic and prolific producer of graphic images rooted in all aspects of the West Coast counter culture provides insight and background to the stories behind each image and the various developments throughout his career.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 29, 2013
A few weeks ago we featured the photographs of Chinese artist Ren Hang. The controversial photographer, whose work is banned throughout most of his native country, has a new book entitled Republic for sale. Le Journal de la Photographie had a short conversation with the artist about his new book, providing us with some wonderful thoughts on censorship and nudity.
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 27, 2013
Our good friend and Los Angeles-based fine artist Sage Vaughn will be having a book signing and release of his new monograph at Skylight Books in Los Angeles on Tuesday, May 28. After you have your day of Americana and BBQing, we suggest you go to something art-related on your day back to work.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Industrial designer Irving Harper worked as the director of design at Georrge Nelson Associates during the 1960s and is famous for designing Herman Miller's Marshmallow Sofa and iconic logo. A new book from Skira Rizzoli collects the famed designer's paper works depicting animal masks and other figures.
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 25, 2013
We have shown you the work of Scott Greenwalt on the site before, but seeing that he is in our new book title, Juxtapoz New Contemporary, we wanted to reshine a light on the Oakland, Ca-based artist. "My paintings are really about capturing a moment," he says, "or a composite of several moments, wherein the subject undergoes a massive physical change."
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Featuring staples from Juxtapoz magazine along with a roster of emerging talent, Juxtapoz New Contemporary is a collection of leading painters from around the world. The book is a mix of ultra-familiar to rising stars, from the distinct works of Robert Williams to the abstract, motion filled works of cover artist Conor Harrington.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 20, 2013
French photographer Charles Freger visited rural mountainous farming communities in eighteen European countries to photograph centuries-old rituals where people literally put themselves into the skin of the 'savage.' In celebrations of the seasons, fertility, life, and death, people become a bear, a goat, a stag, a man of straw, or a devil.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Scott Minick and Jiao Ping's book Chinese Graphic Design in The Twentieth Century presents a stunning exhibition of modern graphic design in China from posters and advertisements to book covers and magazines.