The Royal Tenenbaums Book Covers

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Wildcat... was kind of written in an obsolete vernacular. We love Wes Anderson, but to this day, The Royal Tenenbaums is his masterstroke, full of incredible dialogue and layers of detail that still delight today. One of the best parts of the movie? All the literary references and published works of the family, and the Criterion Collection recently posted a collection of book covers of Anderson's subjects.

Preview: Jason Jagel & Brian McMullen "Hang Glider & Mud Mask"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 21, 2012
A great surprise in the mail today, an advanced copy of Jason Jagel's collaborative book with Brian McMullen (published by McSweeney's), Hang Glider & Mud Mask. We are huge fans of Jagel's work, and if Daniel Clowes (September 2012 cover artist) says "Beautiful" in regards to a book, it has a good mark already.

A Monster Calls: Book Illustrations by Jim Kay

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Based in the UK, Jim Kay is a freelance illustrator, printmaker, and artist who works predominantly in children's books. Kay recently provided a series of illustrations for the award-winning book "A Monster Calls" by Patrick Ness, creating dark, brooding, and uniquely executed images that enhance the novel's haunting quality.

Preview: Steven Harrington "Inside Out" Exhibition @ Known Gallery + Catalog

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 02, 2012
There is no secret that we love the work of Southern California's Steven Harrington. We had a fantastic feature of his work in the magazine in October 2011, and now as he gets prepared to open his InsideOut exhibition at Known Gallery in two weeks, we take a look at the catalog for the show published by Nieves. 

Marcos Saboya and Gualter Pupo's "Book Maze" @ Southbank Centre, London

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 02, 2012
London is getting a lot of great art at the moment, so even if you don't want to see the Olympics, the great city has plenty to offer. Take Marcos Saboya and Gualter Pupo's fantastic 250,000 book maze, aMAZEme, now on display at the Southbank Centre in London. Incredibly, the work, creating with the help of volunteers, is based on a fingerprint of writer Jorge Luis Borges.

Kansas City Library Parking Garage Turned Into Gigantic Books

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Maybe if we make the books really huge, like two stories huge, that will get people to read more often? While some people are descending upon Kansas City, Kansas for the Major League Baseball game tonight, Tuesday, July 10, we are focusing on the fantastic Kansas City Library District in Kansas City, Missouri, that has transformed a downtown parking garage into a public art piece that resembles gigantic books stacked in the neighborhood.

Olaf Hajek "Black Antoinette" @ Gestalten Space, Berlin

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 03, 2012
In conjunction with a new monograph being published by Gestalten, illustrator Olaf Hajek will be opening an exhibition at Gestalten's space in Berlin this Thursday, July 5. The Germany-based artist will be releasing his second monograph, Black Antoinette, a collection that covers much of his personal, fine artworks, as well as his extensive commercial works for the likes of Rolling Stone, New York Times, the Royal Mail, and Washington Post.

Sci-fi and Fantasy Works by Don Ivan Punchatz

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 28, 2012
We love that as time has gone on from the era of the great pulp paperback books in science fiction and fantasy, that the artists who created the memorable covers are getting their notice years on. As you can tell on the site the past few days, we have been looking into more fantasy and science fiction works, looking at certain artists in particular, and one that we really have wanted to showcase is the late Don Ivan Punchatz.

"From UMMMM to DER: Recent Works and Installations of Thomas Campbell" Book Preview

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 14, 2012
Thomas Campbell, cover of our April 2007 issue, is set to release a new book through Gingko Press and Um Yeah Press, From Ummmm to Der. The book catalogs the many different facets of the Santa Cruz County-based artist, including installation, painting, sculpture, music, video, printmaking, and photography. And the cover is yellow, which is really quite nice.

The Bookyard: An Outdoor Public Library by Massimo Bartolini

Juxtapoz // Saturday, June 02, 2012
We love public art in any form, especially when it completely changes the landscape (for the better). We love bookstores and libraries, too, and to see this fantastic project, an outdoor public library called The Bookyard, just combines all the things we like. Massimo Bartolini, we say wonderful work. The public installation, made for the Belgian Art Festival, sits next to rows of grapevines.