A Poster Series for the Bavarian State Opera by Craig and Karl

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 01, 2013
  New York-based Craig Redman and London-based Karl Maier are part of the pop-illustrator duo 'Craig and Karl.' Their latest collaboration with Munich-based design agency bureau Mirko Borsche is a poster series for the Bavarian State Opera...  

French Pharmaceutical Ads from the 1930s

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 29, 2013
A brilliant collection of pharmaceutical ads from France, circa the 1930s. There are a few in here that channel a pre "Mother's Little Helper" vibe, with a tad-too-happy individual with their over the counter drugs, but we just love the classic graphic design and poster art style. 

Quentin Tarantino Gets the Penguin Classics-esque look from Sharm Murugiah

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Graphic artist and illustrator Sharm Murugiah scores multiple points with us with this project. He has taken the films/screenplays of Quentin Tarantino, and recreated their overall themes as Penguin style book covers, in a similar vein to Penguin's style of re-publishing the classics. All nine of Tarantino's major feature films are featured... 

The 300&65 Ampersands Project

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 25, 2013
The 300&65 Ampersands Tumblr brought us a newly designed amersand everyday for an entire year. An ampersand (or empershand; '&') is a logogram representing the conjuction word 'and'. The symbol is ligature of the letters et, Latin for 'and.'

Music Video: Vampire Weekend "Step"

Music // Friday, March 22, 2013
Even if you aren't a huge fan of the music of Vampire Weekend, there is something to admire about their artistic practice when it comes to their image. Consistent, unwavering, and clean are words that come to mind, and the look for their upcoming LP, Modern Vampires of The City, keeps with the solid block logo of the band a timeless, if not iconic even-though-you-haven't-seen-it-yet photo for the album cover. The video for the new single, "Step", uses  beautiful, subdued footage of NYC with type that would make Wes Anderson happy. 

Book: Chinese Graphic Design in the Twentieth Century

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Scott Minick and Jiao Ping's book Chinese Graphic Design in The Twentieth Century presents a stunning exhibition of modern graphic design in China from posters and advertisements to book covers and magazines.  

Collages by Mathilde Aubier

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 11, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of French artist Mathilde Aubier. Mathilde uses newspaper, vintage photos, and muted colors to create these neat collates. She uses her graphic design and illustration skills in the professional world as part of Ma + Chr design studio.

David Schwen's Pantone Food Matches

Juxtapoz // Saturday, March 02, 2013
An instagram project by Minneapolis-based graphic designer and illustrator David Schwen pairs perfect Pantone food matches. Entitled Pantone Pairings, the on-going series includes bread and butter, hips and salsa, and peanut butter and jelly.

Film Noir Comic Book Posters by Marko Manev

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 08, 2013
The Superhero Noir Posters series by Macedonia-based graphic designer and comic artist Marco Manev takes our fearless heroes and places them in very fitting 1950s film noir style enviornments. This is not Manev's first set of comic book hero inspired posters. You can see his previous series of minimalist tributes to our favourite hereos here. (via my modern met).

Shortology: The Beatles and other Things Explained in 20 Seconds

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 23, 2013
As part of a book from Rizzoli, Shortology is a graphic collection of 101 mini-stories for "those who have no time to lose." Aka, using almost restroom iconography, creative studio H-57 has created this simple graphics to explain complex cultural icons and films. Did you know it only takes two graphics to explain Lord of the Rings? And only 20 seconds to explain the Beatles? It is, in fact, that easy.