Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 11, 2014
I am going to kick myself for the rest of the year on this one. At the LA Art Book Fair, presented by Printed Matter, a few weeks back, we really wanted to buy The Thing Quarerly's Issue n22, featuring a Jux-favorite, John Baldessari. The best part? The Issue came with two standard, Baldessari designed pillowcases. As The Thing notes, "this issue has been designed with the intention that one will sleep with it… or on it." We love print, too.
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...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Ben Eine, who is famed for traveling the world with his signature style of block letter street art proclamations and is in the personal collection of the White House, will open a new solo show, "Heartfelt," at Judith Charles Gallery in NYC this week, February 5, 2014. The British artist will also be presenting a series of limited edition prints to coincide with the new series of paintings.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 23, 2014
In our current February 2014 issue of our print edition, Juxtapoz traveled to Seattle to visit the new headquarters and studio of Ebbets Field Flannels. A little background: Ebbets has spent the past 25 plus years authentically reproduced some of the great sports apparel that long ceased to exist in America. In recent years, through headwear, jerseys, jackets, and a new found wave of collaboration with brands like J. Crew and PF Flyers, Ebbets Field Flannels is the definition of Made in USA craftsmanship and community.
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.
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...