Artists are Giving NYC Choking Posters a Makeover

Design // Friday, August 15, 2014
Restaurants are required by law in New York and most other states to post instructions on how to save someone who is choking. However, in the last couple of years NYC restaurant owners have started to replace the official poster (designed by Steve Duenes) with new ones designed by local artists, illustrators, and designers.

Tom Eckersley: Godfather of Modern Graphic Design

Design // Thursday, August 14, 2014
Clean layouts, clever lines and bold colors, Tom Eckersley is the confirmed godfather of modern graphic design. We are really in to posters here at Juxtapoz. And who better to ponder over than the godfather of poster art, Tom Eckersley. Eckersley pioneered graphic design’s modern identity.

Science and Technology Ads from the 50s and 60s

Design // Thursday, August 07, 2014
Somebody on Flickr has put together this random assortment of advertisements collected from various science and technology magaiznes from the 50s and 60s. Much of the work has only been credited to its advertising agency so let them know if you have anymore information about the designers and artists.

Mondrian and Homer Simpson Inspired Wine Bottles

Design // Wednesday, July 23, 2014
What do Mondrian and Homer Simpson have in common? Apparently this bottle of mystery liquid, which may or may not be wine.

“Archimusic” by Federico Babina

Design // Wednesday, July 02, 2014
We are always happy to see Frederico Babina’s artsy and colorful collections combing architectural elements and inviting themes. “Archimusic” is another contemporary approach to transform 27 popular songs by David Bowe, Miles Davis, Pink Floyd, The White Stripes, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart…to name a few, into graphic design. Representing the horizon with a music stanza, the composition morphs together displaying a fun illustrative building idea to represent many musicians.

The Work of Antonio Boggeri

Design // Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Antonio Boggeri was born in April 8, 1900 in Pavia, Italy. He learned violin since he was young. At the age of 16, he attended Technical Institute of Pavia and learned photography with Kodak 4x4. Two years later he met Antonio Crespi at the school cadets in Turin and resumed his study of the violin in Milan...

American Graphic Arts Legend, Saul Bass, would have been 94 today

Design // Thursday, May 08, 2014
On May 8, 1920, one of the most iconic and influential graphic designers, Saul Bass, was born. Every year, we like to honor Bass by remembering just how amazing and influential his work was, from film posters and opening sequences to famous films. Bass did work for seminal films like Psycho, North By Northwest, Vertigo, Anatomy of a Murder, West Side Story, Cape Fear, Goodfellas, Casino, and many more. In honor of the man, who passed away in 1996, here is a collection of his great posters, and a few of our favorite opening title sequences...

Soviet Anti-Alcohol Posters from the 1920s—60s

Design // Wednesday, May 07, 2014
The Soviets were really good at making poster art in the form of propaganda, so good that even the most horrible messages had a begrudgingly nice look. But we have to say, when the Soviet graphic artists wanted to tackle anti-alcohol subjects, they make it damn effective.

A Shrine to Minimal Vintage Album Cover Design

Design // Monday, April 28, 2014
Jive Time Records, a Seattle-based store specializing in used vinyl has put together a little blog where they have been collecting minimal vintage album cover design, or to be more specific, a "shrine to circles and dots, squares and rectangles, and triangles, and the designers that make these simple shapes come to life on vintage album covers."

Pick Me Up 2014 @ Somerset House, London

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.
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