Psychedelic 1960s: The Poster Art of Rick Griffin

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 13, 2014
Coinciding with our special feature in our March 2014 issue on the rock poster art scene in San Francisco in the 1960s, we are looking at the portfolios of the "Big 5" who helped define the era. Of all the famous 1960s poster artists, especially living and working in San Francisco during that time period, Rick Griffin is widely considered to be the most influential. Part psychedelic, part sexual revolution, part comics, part surf bohemia, Griffin embodies California's visual history. 

Psychedelic 1960s: The Poster Art of Wes Wilson

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 12, 2014
With our special Psychedelic 1960s feature now on newsstands, which features an in-depth look into the "Big 5" of the San Francisco poster art scene in the 1960s, we plan on showcasing the five's art on the site in the coming days. Today, we look at Wes Wilson, an artist whose poster art designs took typography to its most mind-bending possibilities. (As in, its pretty damn hard to read what bands were playing, but you knew you wanted to go!) 

Murat Palta: Your Favorite Cult Film in Ottoman Style

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Turkey-based illustrator Murat Palta has created a good game for you (although we have ruined it by giving you captions). Citing the influence and style of Ottoman era miniature paintings, the artist has created a series of works that take our favorite films of Western cinema and given them that classic look.

Nathan Fox for SVA's NYC Subway Poster Series

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Our friends at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan just alerted us to their new curated poster series in the NYC Subway system with artist Nathan Fox. SVA has been commission this series for years, and have tapped the likes of Stefan Sagmeister, Milton Glaser, Tony Palladino, Paula Scher, to name just a few, to participate. THe SVA alums' posters follow the adventures of "Tako, an artist who brings her creations to life and travels to imaginary places. Each bears the message "What's Your Story?"--to inspire commuters to realize their own ambitions." The posters are up through February, 2014.

1960s & 70's Cuban Movie Posters

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 10, 2014
The good people of the Danish Film Institute have a fantastic Flickr account, and have compiled a huge set of Cuban movie posters from the 1960s and 70s. The DFI notes of their collection, "Among these are some fine examples of the unique poster art of Niko, Dimas and Bachs." Also known as some established poster artists.

Tom Eckersley: Master of the Poster @ London College of Communication

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 08, 2014
An exhibition at the London College of Communications celebrates the legacy of Tom Eckersley. Eckersley set up the UK's first undergraduate graphic design course at what was then the London College of Printing. The LCC dean of design comments, "As 21st century communications design and media races ever onwards, finding a moment to pause and reflect upon the disciplines' past, amidst the barrage of multidisciplinary, multi-platform, multi-layered visual messages, is increasingly relevant."

Soviet Posters of the Silent Screen @ GRAD, London

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 31, 2013
The 1920s saw the advent of new and radical graphic design created to advertise silent films across the Soviet Union. Film posters of this era have become masterpieces in their own right, produced at a time when innovative on-screen techniques were being incorporated into the design of advertisements. Some 30 works will be on display at the Gallery for Russian Arts and Design in London from January 17th to March 29th, 2014.

The Works of Valery Barykin

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 05, 2013
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.

RIP, psychedelic poster artist, Martin Sharp

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Story via ArtDaily, as we have embarked on a plane journey to Miami: Australian psychedelic artist Martin Sharp, a founder of the controversial Oz magazine who designed posters for the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan, has died aged 71. His death on Sunday, after a long struggle against emphysema, was confirmed by artist and friend Garry Shead, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.

"Systems": Dieter Rams for Braun @ Walter Knoll Showroom, London

Design // Tuesday, November 26, 2013
German industrial designer, Dieter Rams, has an extensive career of making product designs for Braun. Das Programm, the store and archive of Dieter Rams‘ work for Braun, curated an exhibition entitled "Systems," where they asked 34 graphic designers to respond to “systematicity of Braun Design," in the vein of Rams' classic work for the company. The resulting poster art designs, ranging from classic Braun designs to products that never saw production, are up in the Walter Knoll showroom in Clerkenwell, London, through December 31, 2013.

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