The Works of Valery Barykin

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 06, 2015
We are quite sure we don't fully understand what the texts say in these illustrations of Valery Barykin, but something we do understand, and something we are fascinated by are the odd pseudo 1950's situations and poses in which the Russian artist shows the women in his works. Add the camera phones with a series of works that are highly influenced by the communist posters of former Soviet Union, and it just get weirder.

Iconic Movie Posters with Their Icons Taken Out

Design // Monday, April 20, 2015
It's amazing how much we know about popular culture, especially as it took us very little time to identify what these movie posters were. French artist Madani Bendjellal has created this fun series where he has taken icons out of some of the most iconic movie posters of all-time, which still makes them super identifiable. Have fun guessing what is what!

Polish Film Posters: 1954 – 1970 @ BFI Southbank Atrium, London

Design // Thursday, April 16, 2015
From Howls and Whispers: "A new exhibition at BFI Southbank celebrates a generation of visionary Polish poster artists who created their own unique spins on British films released in Poland in the post-war period. Selected works from the original Andrzej Wajda's Films in World Film Posters exhibition on loan from the archives of the Film Museum in Łódź, Poland presents archival materials related to the life and work of the Polish artist. 

Victor Moscoso "Psychedelic Drawings, 1967-1982" @ Andrew Edlin Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Andrew Edlin Gallery is excited to announce a retrospective of drawings by Victor Moscoso, one of the pre-eminent graphic artists of the 20th century, and widely renowned for his 1960s psychedelic posters and comics. The gallery will publish a 96-page catalog to accompany the exhibition. The artist will attend the opening reception. If you don't know from the past few years of reading Juxtapoz (actually try 21 years!) Victor played a major role in Zap Comix (featured in the March 2015 issue), and was the cover artist of our special feature on San Francisco psychedelic poster art in March 2014. 

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

Design // Thursday, February 12, 2015
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.

Barbara Kruger "Early Works" @ Skarstedt London

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Skarstedt London is delighted to announce its forthcoming exhibition of seminal early works by American artist Barbara Kruger( Juxtapoz cover artist, November 2010).. The exhibition features Kruger’s large-scale black and white photographs, overlaid with provocative captions in bold Futura type. This group of works, selected from the 1980s, examines the cultural constructions of power, identity and sexuality through their juxtaposition of text and imagery.

The White Rabbit and Other Delights: 60s Posters by East Totem West

Design // Thursday, January 22, 2015
In 1967 – 1968, a small group of immensely talented people in the San Francisco Bay Area came together to form a short-lived but highly inventive poster and notecard company, East Totem West. It’s founder, Joseph McHugh, took the poster — heretofore used primarily as a travel enticement or concert announcement to a new, revolutionary place: the poster as art.

Nasa's "vintage" travel posters for newly discovered planets

Design // Friday, January 09, 2015
We're going to the moon!!! Or, some really far-off distant planet! NASA, probably just sitting around their offices really bored about looking into space around the holidays, have created "vintage" style travel posters for 3 newly discovered planets, including the ever-popular Kepler-16b. As the Guardian notes, "(The posters) created by the space agency’s visual strategists Joby Harris, David Delgado and Dan Goods, the posters feature art-deco typography, bold colours and classic design, evocative of the golden age of travel."

Paul Insect "2033" @ Allouche Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 12, 2014
Allouche Gallery is pleased to present, PAUL INSECT: 2033, Original Works Created in 2014, on December 13. The former Juxtapoz cover artist is known for his unique and individual sharp-edged images, which draws from the absurdism of Dada and is combined with the sleekness of modernism, yielding surreal renderings that point playfully at the deep dark underbelly of adult life. 

Vintage Posters by Kazumasa Nagai

Design // Thursday, December 04, 2014
Kazumasa Nagai, a graphic designer born in 1929, is recognized and celebrated throughout the world for his computer based and very colorful designs. Recently a large exhibition was held featuring an impressive 475 posters that Nagai has created over his 57-year career.
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