In Conversation: Book Jacket Designer, Richard Bravery

Design // Tuesday, June 02, 2015
“What book are you reading?” or “This work reminds me of a quote from the post-modern author XYZ.” Invariably bandied about in culture conversations since the invention of the printing press, it’s fun and enlightening to match literature with visual art. In the past several years, UK-based art director and book cover designer Richard Bravery has envisioned these connections, and invariably paired prominent emerging artists with some of the most classic novels of the last 100 years. From Cleon Peterson on a Philip K. Dick novel, Parra on Kurt Vonnegut, and David Hockney on Ali Smith, Bravery enhances storied literature with a multi-faceted identity.

Tracey Emin covers Henry MIller for Penguin Classics

Design // Monday, June 01, 2015
As we have learned multiple times from the great people at Its Nice That, Penguin Classics in the UK is doing some great things in terms of their book cover designs. We interviewed designer Richard Bravery recently in our print edition on the topic, and today we see that YBA cornerstone Tracey Emin has lent some slightly naughty illustrations to Henry MIller's classic novels, Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn. Read naughty things, cover it naughty. 

New Yacht Has Submerged Rooms

Design // Monday, May 11, 2015
For those of you that have more money than you know what to do with and could see yourself enjoying sleeping under water, well, this might be the perfect yacht to add to your collection. Kleindienst Group's "Floating Seahorse" debuted in Dubai (obviously) at the Dubai International Boat Show and is a marine yacht that has underwater rooms that potentially could have incredible views depending on what body of water you choose to float it in.

Design History: Vico Magistretti

Design // Saturday, May 09, 2015
Although Vico Magistretti set out to be an architect, his approach and design execution allowed him to explore more avenues than such. He would be come one of the most influential designers of his time. Magistretti made his mark by winning 2 coveted Compasso D’ Oro awards, was nominated as Royal Designer for having taught for 20 years at the Royal College of Arts, and 12 of his pieces are part of a permanent collection in the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Submit Artwork or Photography That Captures "Looking Good" for LG

Design // Friday, May 08, 2015
Partnering with the global creative community platform Talenthouse, LG has released a creative brief commissioning artists to create artwork or photography that captures the theme of their new LG G Flex2 phone, "Looking Good." Artists are asked to interpret one or all of the features of the new phone through their own artistic medium and bring it to life.

ELECTRIC Gets Honoree Gear of the Year Award by Outside

Design // Tuesday, May 05, 2015
We wanted to take a second to give a shout out and send our respects to our friends at ELECTRIC eyewear who were recently honored by OUTSIDE as an honoree of OUTSIDE's annual Gear of the Year award. We love seeing all our friends doing great things, and ELECTRIC are doing a great job.

Need A Friend? Find A Friend with "The Selfie Arm" by aric snee & justin crowe

Design // Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Sometimes we just want a little light-hearted fun on the site. Have you ever had a nice moment ruined by a selfie stick? Whether it was New Year's Eve in Vancouver or spring break on Maui, the Juxtapoz staff has had a deep fascination with selfie-sticks, even though we don't own one or have ever used one. But if we did, if we ever had to get to that point, we would use this "Selfie Arm" designed by Aric Snee and Justin Crowe. Because if you are going to have to use a selfie stick, do it with no friends and pretend like you have them. 

Natural Cannabis Company’s High Art challenge: The Winners

Design // Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The second year of the Natural Cannabis Company’s High Art challenge, hosted by Juxtapoz, has concluded as over 575 artists from 53 different countries submitted designs in hopes of gaining one of the top three prizes.  The overwhelming response for the second year of the challenge underscores the ubiquity and worldwide interest in the cannabis movement and no doubt sets the stage for continued growth with the High Art challenge in 2016.   

A Temple Ice-Cube for your Whiskey?

Design // Thursday, April 09, 2015
We all remember the classic scene in Sofia Coppola's "Lost In Translation" where Bill Murray's character is on set for the Suntory Whiskey commercial. "For relaxing times, make it Suntory time." Well, in real life, Suntory is trying to make your relaxing time a little more arty. The Japanese company, according to designboom has begun to create 3D ice cubes for their newest ad campaign. 

Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design

Design // Tuesday, March 31, 2015
A major exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany sheds new light on contemporary African design. Showcasing the work of over 120 artists and designers, Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design illustrates how design accompanies and fuels economic and political changes on the continent. Africa is presented as a hub of experimentation generating new approaches and solutions of worldwide relevance – and as a driving force for a new discussion of the potential of design in the twenty-first century.


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