Positive Signs: Diagrams, Quotes, and Speculations on Creativity and Optimism

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 10, 2012
These diagrammatic drawings laden with powerful aphorisms on the creative process and general conundrums of contemporary life by Christine Wong Yap highlight the beauty and importance of enterprising productivity and free, individual thought, illustrating intrinsic processes of a successful creative lifestyle. As a magazine that promotes prodigious creative output, we thought we would share.

The Work of Joanna Krótka

Juxtapoz // Sunday, September 09, 2012
Polish illustrator Joanna Krótka says that sci-fi movies, psychedelic pictures, fairy tales and dreams are the things that inspire her vibrant work. She received her MFA in 2010 with a degree in Graphic Arts and has plans to create her very own comic book.

Political Poster Art by Lester Beall

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 07, 2012
"In th 1930s, much of rural America lacked electricity, power, and running water. The Rural Electrification Administration hired graphic designer Lester Beall to create a series of posters illustrating the benefits of electrification." These posters, and a collection of other works, show the influence of one of America's great graphic designers, Lester Beall (1903-1969).

Poster Design by Christopher Gray

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Christopher Gray's poster design is a beautiful dose of bold, graphic color blocks, simplifying representations to minimal abstract elements that make eye-popping posters that are not easily forgotten.

Illustrations by Shan Jiang

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 02, 2012
We were searching for an artist with a burst of color this morning, and remembered how much we loved the work of Shanghai-based Shan Jiang when we have seen it in commercial endeavors over the years. The graphic designer, illustrator, and art director now works in London with design company Shotopop.

Mike Mills Posters for Commune Design

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Mike Mills, the filmmaker behind Beginners and Thumbsucker, and a designer and fine artist in his own right, has designed 5 new posters for Commune Design that our now available on their website. Paper Chase Press are the ones behind getting the limited edition posters printed, and Mr Mills (featured in the January 2010 issue) has some good words/phrases to say about, and written on, each poster.

The Work of Ana Benaroya

Juxtapoz // Saturday, July 14, 2012
Ana Benaroya is an illustrator, typographer and designer; but above all, a decent human being. When not drawing, screen-printing, or Photoshop-ing, Ana can be found consuming large amounts of hot sauce, usually along with a turkey sandwich of sorts.

The Illustrations and Designs of Mario Hugo

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 29, 2012
Working the commercial field for such brands and publications as Stella McCartney, Surface to Air, United Bamboo, and The Fader, we love how Mario Hugo has taken an almost Moleskine style and turned it into graphic art and design. And as he mentions on his site, "I'm available for commissions and collaborations during the daytime, but my nighttime is reserved for artworks, children's books, and dreaming."

Illustration and Design by James Jessiman

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 29, 2012
Upon seeing the official 2012 Wimbledon poster, James Jessiman's contribution stood out to us. The graphic, print influenced image of a bouncing tennis ball is an essential distillation of what occurs in a tennis match, presenting a small, seemingly peripheral yet central detail that encompasses the movement of the game.

Geometric Forms by Sebastian Wickeroth

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 11, 2012
Geometric form and its concurrent disruption, destruction and deformation is the starting point for Sebastian Wickeroth's illustrated works. Wickeroth plays with the zest for association of the viewer who may be unable to reject the immediately arising impression of a destructive act.

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