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.

Emory Douglas @ Vértigo Gallery, Mexico City

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 01, 2013
To celebrate the 4th anniversary of Vertigo Gallery, they have brought in legendary politcal artist, Black Panther poster artist, and activist Emory Douglas, who will be presenting a retrospective in  Mexico City. Also, the March 2011 Juxtapoz cover artist will be teaching a workshop on the work process of the posters he made ​​for the Black Panthers. In addition, Emory Douglas will give a lecture at the Cultural Center Tlatelolco.

Update: The Psychedelic Works of Keiichi Tanaami

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 30, 2013
One of the great Japanese pop and psychedelic artists of the postwar era, we love the mind of Keiichi Tanaami. The artist has worked in graphic design, fine art, poster art, and video, but it is these paintings that have us excited to share with you this morning. 

Jason Edmiston @ The Mondo Gallery w/ Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Austin

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 02, 2013
Mondo,the collectible art division of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, will celebrate cinematic villains and monsters for its next gallery show, which runs from August 23 through September 14, featuring both prints and original works of art from popular Mondo artist, Jason Edmiston. The show will feature stunning new work that celebrates all-things evil from films like Ghostbusters, Robocop, They Live, The Terminator and many more.

Vintage Political Posters From Cuba

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 02, 2013
The Organization of Solidarity with the People of Asia, Africa and Latin America (OSPAAAL) is a cuban politcal movement that, in our opinion, happens to have a history of excellent poster design. The organization's purpose is to fight globalization, imperialism, neoliberalism and defend human rights.

The "No Fly" Poster Series

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 26, 2013
From Creative Review, on a unique poster art curation project that takes abandoned, disused public space and adds public art. "Since January 2013, [curator Jon] Bland – a designer at Manchester agency Music – has released seven quad size posters designed by seven different creatives each month, all featuring the phrase 'No Fly Posters'. The finished designs are displayed on boarded-up windows on a disused former pub in Ancoats, an industrial suburb near Manchester's Northern Quarter."

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