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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The Ace Hotel in NYC just opened a great exhibition, Fifty and Fifty State Mottos Project, where 50 talented graphic artists and illustrators reimagine their home state mottos. The Fifty and Fifty State Mottos Project, curated by Dan Cassaro takes fifty designers, one per state, have illustrated their state motto, creating something steeped in history yet modern and unique — a kind of designer's atlas. Now, do you know the state capitals?
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 11, 2012
And what a beautiful book this is. AMMO Books has just published perhaps one of the most stunning books we have seen all year, Eames: Beautiful Details, one that we are very happy ended up in our offices yesterday. Not only an in-depth, 400+ page look into their innovative and groundbreaking furniture design, Beautiful Details covers Charles and Ray Eames' extensive exploration in textiles, product, graphic design, toys, film, and photography.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Gorgeously realistic work from Singapore based illustration and design studio Kittozutto. Featuring an array of lust-worthy ladies, conceptualized imagery and liquid anatomy renditions, there is no shortage of skill or talent coming out of this portfolio.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 02, 2012
From neurobiologist to graphic designer. Californian artist Arian Behzadi has continued to create amazing mixed media collages that fuse science with artistic expression. Behzadi explains "I have always found parallels between art and the sciences so a lot of my studies find their way into my artwork."