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..."
Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 02, 2014
We have been covering REVOK in Juxtapoz for years, both in print and online, and have loved seeing the evolution of his work as the longtime Los Angeles-based artist moved to Detroit a few years back. The result has been a fascinating and growing collection of 3D collages of found materials. Revok's new book, "Made In Detroit," will be celebrating at MOCA on January 4, 2014 with a book signing event.
Photography // Tuesday, December 31, 2013
T. Adler Books in Santa Barbara makes and designs some of the nicest books around, with a subtle look that makes each topic fit into a larger project that is connected through the publisher's aesthetic. California Surfing and Climbing in the Fifties is the publisher's newest release, with "the photographs in this volume include images of legendary surfers such as Joe Quigg, Tom Zahn, Dale Velzy and Renny Yater, in locations such as Rincon, Malibu, South Bay, Laguna and San Onofre...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 27, 2013
This is one for the collection. AMMO Books is set to release a brand new, beautiful collection of Ralph Steadman's work, "Proud Too Be Weirrd." Our April 2013 cover artist has signed and numbered a limited-edition print that goes along with the cloth, hardcover, 448-page monograph. The book is printed in a limited quantity of 1,000. Rare, and a must-have for us!
Photography // Friday, November 22, 2013
Over the years, we have worked with Tod Seelie on a few projects, and one of the reason we have worked with him and assigned him some open-ended projects is that we know that he sees the world differently then most. That he has a camera is of benefit to all of us as both artists, writers, or people with interest in the cracks between popular culture and underground culture, and their meeting points. That connection is the subject of Tod's new book, "Bright Nights: Photographs of Another New York."
Juxtapoz // Friday, October 25, 2013
This morning we take a look at the book sculptures of Edinburgh, UK based graphic designer and artist Thomas Wightman. With titles like "Derailing my train of thought," the sculptures use metaphors to convey the effects of OCD on a person's life.