Design // Thursday, May 08, 2014
On May 8, 1920, one of the most iconic and influential graphic designers, Saul Bass, was born. Every year, we like to honor Bass by remembering just how amazing and influential his work was, from film posters and opening sequences to famous films. Bass did work for seminal films like Psycho, North By Northwest, Vertigo, Anatomy of a Murder, West Side Story, Cape Fear, Goodfellas, Casino, and many more. In honor of the man, who passed away in 1996, here is a collection of his great posters, and a few of our favorite opening title sequences...
Design // Wednesday, May 07, 2014
The Soviets were really good at making poster art in the form of propaganda, so good that even the most horrible messages had a begrudgingly nice look. But we have to say, when the Soviet graphic artists wanted to tackle anti-alcohol subjects, they make it damn effective.
Design // Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Galerie Allen in Paris has extended the exhibtion, "But, There is Only One Thing That Has Power," the works of Sister Corita Kent through May 3rd, 2014. If you don't know Corita Kent's amazing silkscreen works, she used her distinct style for many social causes in the 1960s and beyond. As her Wiki page states, "In 1962 Corita began using popular culture as raw material for her work.Her screen prints often incorporated the archetypical product of brands of American consumerism alongside spiritual texts. . . "
Vault // Wednesday, April 09, 2014
In February 2011, we ran a special cover story on one of the most influential and renowned political poster artists in the United States, former Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party, Emory Douglas. Today we take a look back at that cover story, shot and covered so eloquently by Shaun Roberts, as one of our all-time favorite stories of the past two decades.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Today, we complete our portfolio showcases on the "Big 5" the artists most synonymous with San Francisco's psychedelic poster art scene of the 1960s. Victor Moscoso is a legend of course, with his Chambers Brothers poster being the cover of the March 2014 issue of Juxtapoz, but more so, his work to us is the signature look of psychedelic poster art. From found imagery, to nudes, kaliedescope eyes, and stunning summer color blends, this is what psychedelia looks to us.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 18, 2014
All month, we are showcasing portfolios from the "Big 5," the artists most synonymous with San Francisco's psychedelic poster art scene of the 1960s. Today, we look at Stanley Mouse, a former Juxtapoz cover artist known for his collaborative work with the Grateful Dead. Mouse also had an artistic partnership with Alton Kelley, with both artists working together on some of the most famed posters of the era.
Juxtapoz // Friday, February 14, 2014
All month, Juxtapoz will be showcasing a collection of posters from the "Big 5" of the legendary San Francisco Psychedelic poster art scene of the 1960s. If you don't know by now, we have an extensive feature documenting the history of SF's relation to art and psychedelics in our current March 2014 issue, and today we take a look at the works of Alton Kelley. Born in Maine in 1940 and passing away in Northern California in 2008, Kelley was an often collaborator of Stanley Mouse, with his seminal work being the Skull and Roses poster for the Grateful Dead.
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.
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!)
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.