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."
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The weekend is over, and now we're into another week. What did you do on your days off? Apparently, most Americans split it between sleeping, leisure, cooking and cleaning with all other smaller categories trailing behind. Here are two graphics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that explain what most Americans do on their down time. It's not exactly how we spend our time, but it's interesting to see what most people supposedly do.
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 10, 2012
Ivory & Black Soho proudly presents Around Us & Between Us, the first solo exhibition in London since 2005 by the Los Angeles based artist Geoff McFetridge – A multidisciplinary artist without creative boundaries who’s life work ranges from poetry to installation, painting to graphic design and many other practices in between.
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.
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.
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).