Design // Friday, September 19, 2014
If you found yourself in the New York City subway in the 1960s, you were probably lost. Signs didn’t help you find your way, standards didn’t exist, even handmade lettering was common. Mass confusion was the status quo. In 1970, the Standards Manual changed everything. In 2012, 42 years after the Standards Manual was released a rare copy was discovered in the basement of design firm Pentagram. The manual was found in a locker beneath old gym clothes.
Design // Monday, September 08, 2014
A new series is always a pleasure from Italian illustrator Federico Babina. Here he has spliced 25 world-famous paintings, from artists including Picasso, Mondrian and Dalí, with buildings by the 20th century's most prolific architects.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.