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.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Our November 2013 issue is on newsstands now, featuring a cover story on publisher of hardboiled crime, pulp noir novels, Hard Case Crime. HCC has brought back the classic crime detective series, and in doing so, have hired illustrators to recreate the vintage look of the great pulp genre. The results are both refreshing and a perfect ode to one of the great eras of commercial illustrations. Today, we look at the works of Michael Koelsch, who not only did the cover of the upcoming title Borderline for Hard Case Crime, but whose work is the cover of the new Juxtapoz.
Juxtapoz // Monday, October 14, 2013
Well, Holiday stockings just got a must-have. Abrams Books just released The Wes Anderson Collection, a new book by Matt Zoller Seitz with introduction by acclaimed author Michael Chabon. Seeing that many of us use Mr Anderson as one of the penultimate and original writers and directors of this generation, we will want this book.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 19, 2013
It's the most wonderful time of the year... well, it is for us. Printed Matter, Inc presents The NY Art Book Fair, going on from September 19—22 at MoMA PS1, one of the great gatherings of the year to celebrate all things PRINTED! Or as the actual press release states, "Free and open to the public, the NY Art Book Fair is the world's premier event for artists' books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines.
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.