Unusually Beautiful Japanese Funeral Home Ad

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Generally funerals in Japan are a black and white affair, with any color or deviation considered disrespectful. I&S BBDO, a Tokyo-based ad agency was commissioned by Nishinihon Tenrei funeral home to create an unconventional ad. And that they did! "Creative director Mari Nishimura decided to create a real-size human skeleton made from pressed flowers."

Barbara Kruger, November 2010

Vault // Wednesday, May 08, 2013
News broke last week that NYC-based fashion staple, Supreme, was suing women's fashion line, Married to the Mob, for a copyright infringement based around the logo/graphic "Supreme Bitch." What many in the art world already understood is that Barbara Kruger, now a professor at UCLA and world renowned conceptual artist, was, and we say this gently, robbed of her style by Supreme with their now iconic logo. Kruger would never go on record saying she created the idea of a red box with Futura Bold Oblique look, but, well, she did. This is our cover story with Kruger from November 2010. 

Appreciating: Saul Bass and the Movies

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 08, 2013
On May 8, 1920, one of the most iconic and influential graphic designers, Saul Bass, was born. Creating posters and opening film sequences for classics like Pyscho, North By Northwest, Vertigo, Anatomy of a Murder, West Side Story, Cape Fear, Goodfellas, Casino, and countless more, we give a nod to the legend who passed away in 1996. Here is a collection of his great posters, and a few of our favorite opening title sequences... enjoy. Even Google got into the mix with a fantastic ode to Mr Bass on their search page... 

A Musical Poster by Trapped in Suburbia

Music // Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Trapped in Suburbia has produced a new interactive print, Sounds Poster 1.0, that you can play like an instrument. The poster is the "first design in a series of 'analogue meets digital' experiments." The user places one finger on a tab at the bottom of the poster and then can move the other hand over the different shapes in the poster to create different, very abstract sounds. Watch a video after the jump...

Posters and Illustrations by Boris Bućan

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 02, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of Croatian artist Boris Bućan. Boris may not very well known outside of his native land, but he is very famous in Croatia for his graphic design, illustrating many posters and album covers during the 80s and 90s for events and bands as far away as Japan and Africa...

Vintage Safety Posters from the Netherlands

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 01, 2013
We love some good vintage graphic design here at Juxtapoz, a few weeks ago we posted a collection of Japanese advertisements from the 60s and 70s. This morning we take a look at some vintage safety posters from the Netherlands...

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

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 24, 2013
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.

Fun Campaign Posters for a Language School in Peru

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 15, 2013
  Y&R Peru, a language school, commissioned Venezuelan illustrator Igor Bastidas to design it's 2013 enrollment campaign. The result is a clever, fun series highlighting the importance of expressing yourself clearly.  

Illustrations by Jules Julien

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 10, 2013
We are enjoying the illustrations of Paris-based designer and visual artist Jules Julien. His designs, simple silhouettes, and hyper-realistic vignettes are bold and vibrant. He has done professional work for the likes of Keds, Playstation, Louis Vitton, and Cartoon Network.

Japanese Magazine Ads from the 60s and 70s

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 10, 2013
We love these vintage Japanese magazine ads from the 60s and 70s. The Japanese blog That's Eurobeat has been scanning the vintage pieces since 2007 and has amassed a collection of over 5,400!

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