Paintings by El Grio

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 21, 2012
This flat and graphic painting style with its emphasis on the flattened perspective and geometric forms creating vibration between the hues is pleasing in its wonkiness. El Grio paints objects that are familiar, yet with an approach that reformats the colors and shapes into an abstraction that is more lively than the initial thing itself . . .

The Work of Mexico City's Smithe

Juxtapoz // Saturday, April 28, 2012
Obviously there is a great creative energy in Mexico City at the moment, and one of the artists that we really like in both the illustrative and Public Art realm is Smithe. The artist just posted a few new illustrations on his blog, and this one we especially enjoy. The best part? It will be available as a print soon. More works after the jump . . .

Pantone Swatches Make Classic Album Covers by David Marsh

Music // Friday, April 27, 2012
David Marsh must like a good Pantone swatch, because in order to digitally recreate classic albums with Pantone swatches, he had to use over 1,369 solid color swatches for each reference to the Smiths, or Nirvana, or Roxy Music, or Pink Floyd. Marsh created a nice series of album covers that puts him in the Venn Diagram space where the two circles intersect between graphic design nerd and Matt Pinfield.

Jugend: Turn of the 20th Century Magazine Covers from Germany

Juxtapoz // Saturday, March 03, 2012
Jugend was weekly cultural magazine published in Germany during the turn of the 20th Century. As we were wandering through some morning notes, we came across this particular cover, a beautifully illustrated piece from 1901. In our research, it is said that Jugend launched the German art nouveau movement, and the word Jugendstil is still used today by German graphic designers in reference to the era.

Parra @ San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Former Juxtapoz cover artist (March 2008), Dutch artist and designer Parra will be creating a site-specific mural at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art next month. The mural will be Parra's first US museum showing.

The Work of Manuel Rebollo

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Manuel Rebollo is a Graphic Designer and Illus­tra­tor based in Sala­manca, Spain. He stud­ied Graphic Design at Sala­manca Art School and cur­rently works free­lance in the field of design and illus­tra­tion creating rich, high fashion, high contrast portraits of the drastically stylish.

Off Book: Type Video on PBS

Juxtapoz // Saturday, January 28, 2012
Listening to graphic designers and type design experts talk about how and why they use certain type treatments is music to our ears, and makes for a fascinating viewing. PBS has a great series of videos on Type, and in this segment, they ask the experts about selecting the right font to convey a particular feeling, building an identity, and texture to create reaction. Wonderful insights from all the designers included.

14 Hip Hop Heads Graphically Designed by Dale Edwin Murray

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 07, 2011
Friday morning means we are keeping things light, and what better than having you play a little guessing game. London-based freelance designer and illustrator Dale Edwin Murray has created this great series of 14 different hip hop artist heads, 13 of which we knew immediately. Can you guess all 14 in one sweep?

Paintings by Kyle Benjamin Jorgensen

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 07, 2011
Kyle Benjamin Jorgensen's paintings transform landscapes into geometric assemblages, redesigning the landscape into a graphic layout that re-examines the topography adding a surreal re-interpretation of the natural world. His colors and compositions are of the kind we enjoy.

Graphic Design Work by Romain André

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Romain André is a French graphic designer, recently graduated from Central Saint Martins in London and relocated to Chicago, IL. His work often attempts to reinvent our perception of common cultural phenomena as a way to bring new awareness and understanding to a variety of issues that are often ignored.

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