A Collection of Japanese Graphic Design

Design // Thursday, March 12, 2015
As we've noted before, while scouring the deepest corners of the internet, we love finding collections of vintage graphic design, book covers, and illustrations. Ryan Hageman, has dedicated his blog Gura Fiku to putting together a collection of visual research surveying the history of graphic design in Japan. Go check out Gura Fiku for more, but here is a selection of a few of our favorites...

3D Printing-Inspired Stamps by Andy Rementer

Design // Thursday, March 12, 2015
Andy Rementer, who was cover artist of our April, 2014 issue, recently completed a really cool project. He designed some 3D Printing-inspired stamp for the enclaved microstate The Republic of San Marino. Now, how cool is that?

The Psychedelic Posters and Graphic Design of Japan's Tadanori Yokoo

Design // Thursday, February 12, 2015
One of the most well-known, influential, and transcedent artists of post-war Japan, Tadanori Yokoo has one of the best styles of psychedelic, meets graphic design, meets poster art, meets traditional printmaking you will ever see. He has had numerous retrospectives over the years, and recently was shown at the Iwate Museum of Art in Morioka, Japan.

Record Cover and Poster Design by La Boca

Design // Thursday, January 22, 2015
Established in 2002, La Boca is an independent design studio specializing in illustration and image-making of various kinds. La Boca strives to "create emotional connections through our work and value any small part we can play in contributing to popular culture as a whole." La Boca has worked on a wide spectrum of international clients on projects ranging from limited edition vinyl record sleeves to full-scale campaigns that touch just about every time of media. La Boca is based in Portobello, West London.

Ski-Ffy, a Collection of Science Fiction Book Cover Art

Design // Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Being lovers of book cover design, and especially vintage book cover design, and even more so vintage science fiction book cover design, we were pleased to come across Ski-Ffy, a blog that features just that.

Aaron Draplin Takes On a Logo Design Challenge

Design // Thursday, December 18, 2014
Most logos aren't designed in fifteen minutes, but most designers aren't Aaron Draplin. Aaron's a Portland fixture by way of the Midwest, the owner of Draplin Design Co., and an advocate of "blue collar" design: design that works. Here he takes our logo design challenge, creating a dozen iterations of a logo for a fictional construction company. Not inspired? Just wait. Watch as he sketches, brings his ideas into Illustrator, and tests and tunes the different iterations...

Jean Jullien @ Kemistry Gallery, London

Design // Wednesday, November 26, 2014
One of our favorite artists and graphic designers, Jean Jullien, is getting ready to open a solo show at London's Kemistry Gallery on December 4, 2014. We are going to be in Miami Beach at that time, but if we lived the cross-continental life. we would be cruising over to England to check it out. Well actually we do live that sort of life so someone on staff will check it out. Stay tuned for a Juxtapoz print edition feature with Jullien in the coming months!

Hideya Kawakita's 70s Tokyo Subway Posters

Design // Tuesday, November 18, 2014
During the mid-70s there was a series of posters in Tokyo that featured appropriations of iconic western icons and promoted proper subway etiquette. The posters ran from 1974 to 1982 and were the work of Hideya Kawakita, a graphic designer who had a huge imace on the image of Tokyo's subway.

Sigrid Calon's Embroidery-Inspired Designs

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 20, 2014
Dutch visual artist Sigrid Calon's beautiful deisns are inspired by the stiched patterns of embroidery and based on the horizontals and diagonals of a piece of aida cloth. She uses a simple set of rules that allow lines to be repeated or combine, outlined or not, etc. She then introduces eith colors and complex gradients that are availabe in Risography to add depth and volume to the grids.

"Archiwindows" by Federico Babina

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Federico Babina has done it again! Always surprising us with his series, such as Archimusic, Archiportrait and Artisect, this new one is a making us smile. Archiwindow is his latest series and it features 25 architects and studios.
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