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.
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.
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.
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."