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!
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."
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Here at the Juxtapoz offices we got this gem in the mail from German illustrator Jochen Schievink. And There Will Be Dogs is a 28 page saddle stitched 'zine created by Jochen Schievink and Corners publishing house out of South Korea. In addition to the 'zine it also comes with a large 24" x 36" offset poster featuring Schievink's Spitz Hedonism graphic.
Design // Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Influential on both sides of the Atlantic, Philippe Apeloig is considered one of the most fascinating and distinguished graphic designers working right now. Beginning his formidable career in 1985 when he designed the poster for the Musée d’Orsay’s first exhibition, Chicago, Birth of a Metropolis...
Juxtapoz // Monday, February 10, 2014
Juxtapoz is proud to announce the newest addition to our ongoing book series with Gingko Press, "Juxtapoz Psychedelic." The book serves as both a story of our magazine's origins and current state, with Psychedelic Art once again emerging as a fascinating and endlessly experimental genre. From classic names such as Alex Grey and Keiichi Tanaami to a new generation of universe expanders in Killian Eng and cover artist Andy Gillmore, Juxtapoz Psychedelic is one for the visionaries.
Design // Thursday, February 06, 2014
One of our favorite purchases from the weekend at the LA Art Book Fair was a copy of Picture Box Inc's (in conjunction with ForYourArt) wonderful book, "In the Good Name of the Company: Artworks and ephemera produced by or in tandem with the Colby Printing Company." Long an iconic visual look of Southern California that has traveled the globe, we have long admired the history of the Colby brand, and have wanted to see a nice comprehensive history of its aesthetic. And now there is one...
Photography // Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Tim Barber, the well-respected photographer and curator who has appeared in both our print edition and website over the years, will be releasing his newest book, "Relations," at Family Bookstore in Los Angeles tonight, Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 7:30pm. The softcover book, printed in an edition of 500, is the companion catalogue from Barber's recent exhibition at Yuka Tsuruno Gallery in Tokyo.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Printed Matter presents the second annual LA Art Book Fair, from January 31 through February 2, 2014, at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. An opening will be held on the evening of Thursday, January 30. And did we mention that Juxtapoz will be there with our own booth? Well, we just told you. We can't wait.
Design // Thursday, January 16, 2014
One of the beautiful things about appreciated art is that they have a book or exhibition catalogue for almost every genre or artist you love. This office in particular, although we receive a lot of books from wonderful publishers, spends a lot of times, on the road and at home, treasuring and searching for great and unique art books. Not to be redundant, but there is an "art" to the art book, and we are so excited to see the next exhibition at Otis College of Art & Design's Ben Maltz Gallery, "Binding Desire: Unfolding Artists Books."
Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 16, 2014
We can't believe this book release slipped through our grasp last year, as one of our favorite art series of the past few years is Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber's "Animals With Sharpies." Drawn & Quarterly, a great Montreal-based publisher, released the series in book form last year. As the press release states, each painting depicts "an animal holding a sharpie, ostensibly writing a message. These messages are varied in nature: they are political and religious tracts, confessions, recipes, arithmetic problems and more..."