Design // Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Stanley Donwood has long been famous for his album cover and companion artwork for world famous band Radiohead, but he has been able to take his highly notable artwork for the band into a stellar fine art and design career. We hadn't seen this yet, probably because it wasn't available in the US (someone tell us if that was true), but back in 2009 or so, Donwood did artwork for the cover of a special edition of Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island." Fantastic pairing. Design by David Pearson for White's Books.
Design // Tuesday, June 17, 2014
We focused on Germany's HORT in our Design department in the print magazine a few months back, and their website is full of past projects and client work that is some of our favorite in contemporary design at the moment. Today we are looking at the installation and catalogue work they did for artist collective DIE NEUE OFFENBACHER SCHULE, and used files and images from their archives and computers to create an interesting visual experience.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Following on the June 2014 issue with Mark Ryden, the July issue features another pillar of Juxtapoz's growth and international success over the past 20 years: Shepard Fairey. Amazingly enough, Shepard had only been on 1.5 covers in our two decades of publishing, and with a brand new body of work currently on display at the Halsey Institute in Charleston, South Carolina, works that were curated to sit alongside prints by Jasper Johns.
Design // Monday, June 02, 2014
stpmj is an idea-driven design team whose work explores new perspectives built from careful observations, allowing them to provide unique solutions. Their Invisible Barn is a perfect example of that.
Design // Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Legendary Italian graphic designer, Massimo Vignelli, passed away today at the age of 83. One of the father's of modern graphic design, with identities created for brands like American Airlines, Ducati, Bloomingdales, United Colors of Benetton, and graphics for the NYC Subway, amongst hundreds of other projects, Vignelli founded his own Vignelli Associates with his wife Lella, moving the company to NYC in 1971.
Design // Monday, May 19, 2014
Bus stops are rather mundane, and turning them into public art projects is something cities have done for years to make them more appealing. Mostly, they just become advertisement centers for upcoming summer blockbusters. In Krumbach, Austia, a selection of renowned international architects turned 7 bus stops into mini-design projects. Some bizarre, some functional, some just a nice place to sit and look at a field.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 07, 2014
A beautiful set of illustrations from Hungarian modernist, Lajos Kozma. We just read on Dwell that he studied architecture at Budapest Imperial Joseph College, and after graduating, he joined the Young Ones, a group of designers who studied Hungarian folk art and architecture and created furniture.
Design // Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Rebranding an iconic and historical institution is perhaps a dream job for any creative, especially after seeing Sagmeister & Walsh's brand new execution for the New York Jewish Museum. Based on the Star of David, the entire system is drawn on a grid, from the word and logo mark, to dozens of patterns, icons, typography, and illustrations.
Illustration // Monday, April 28, 2014
Freelance illustrator and comic book artist Kyle Platts lives and works in South-East London. These pieces come from a series Kyle created for Pick Me Up, the annual contemporary graphic arts festival...
Design // Friday, April 25, 2014
It seems about right. We noticed on April 2014 cover artist Andy Rementer's Instagram that he did a t-shirt for DC Shoes and Pick Me Up 2014, one of the best if not THE BEST graphic arts festivals in the world. And what seems right about it is that we learned about Rementer's work at the festival a few years back. Pick Me Up is held annually at the Somerset House in London, and basically get the right people together to show the right kind of graphic and illustrative and design arts.