Shortology: The Beatles and other Things Explained in 20 Seconds

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 23, 2013
As part of a book from Rizzoli, Shortology is a graphic collection of 101 mini-stories for "those who have no time to lose." Aka, using almost restroom iconography, creative studio H-57 has created this simple graphics to explain complex cultural icons and films. Did you know it only takes two graphics to explain Lord of the Rings? And only 20 seconds to explain the Beatles? It is, in fact, that easy.

Pearl Jam Art Poster Convention featuring Munk One

Music // Friday, November 30, 2012
Juxtapoz' resident illustrator, Munk One, will be part of a really cool poster art show this weekend, as Pearl Jam's Ten Club will be holding the third annual Ten Club Poster Convention in Seattle at Showbox Market on Sunday, December 2. Munk and Jux friends Jeff Soto and Maxx242 will be creating a live painting throughout the event, which will be available for purchase.

DIE POSERS DIE III REVOLUTION 2012 @ Exhibit A, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 29, 2012
Opening tomorrow night, Friday, November 30, Exhibit A Gallery in Los Angeles will host Die Posers Die III, an exhibition featuring original art from skaters TONY ALVA, CHRISTIAN HOSOI, STACY PERALTA, JAY ADAMS, MIMI KNOOP, STEVE CABALLERO, LANCE MOUNTAIN, GEOFF ROWLEY, STEVE OLSON, JAKE BROWN, GREG LUTZKA, CHRIS PASTRAS, and CLINT PETERSON.

The National Poster Retrospecticus

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 15, 2012
The National Poster Retrospecticus is a collection of hand printed event posters from artists, designers, and events around the country. This year, the tour is coming back--and bigger than ever, featuring over 300 posters from more than 75 artists travelling to seven cities across the US.

New Works from Smithe

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 14, 2012
As you can probably tell, we have a mini-obsession with Mexico City-based Smithe these days. A mixture of nostalgic, vintage illustrative style and a bit of the grotesque and absurd make for a beautiful combination, and Smithe is one of the best at the moment. Here is a look at some new music posters and graphic illustrations the artist has completed recently.

Illustrations by Rich Kelly

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 06, 2012
There is a little bit of everything in the works of Rich Kelly. You have music posters, movie posters, television program illustrations, and straight gallery works all from one hand (or two hands). Kelly has made work for Bonnie Prince Billy, Breaking Bad, Planet of the Apes, R Kelly, The Tallest Man on Earth, and other musicians and entertainers. He is trying not to break things.

The Wes Anderson Alphabet

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Why not? We have been in a Wes Anderson mood with the "Bad Dads" show at Spoke Art, so might as well move onto the Wes Anderson Alphabet as produced by Madrid, Spain-based Hexagonall. We don't get all 26, but 18 posters representing the film canon that is Wes Anderson will suffice on this election day.

The Political Works of Dignidad Rebelde

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 17, 2012
In his interview in the November 2012 Political Art issue of Juxtapoz, Ernesto Yerena Montejano introduced us to the work of two important political artists in the Bay Area. Ernesto tells us, "It is impossible to talk about contemporary political art without mentioning the talented and artistically prolific duo/couple by the name of Dignidad Rebelde."

Swedish Posters for 1930s Hollywood Films

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 09, 2012
This sounds a little vague, but we have definitely been excited by classic, handpainted movie posters on the site over the past week (see our Top 25 list here). Today, we came across a great list compiled by 50Watts of these great Swedish posters from the 1930s that were made in conjunction with the great Hollywood films of the day. 

Shepard Fairey Sentenced For "Hope" Case

Juxtapoz // Sunday, September 09, 2012
In 2008, Shepard Fairey’s “Hope” poster for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign became a symbol of inspiration and optimism. Yesterday, four years later in New York, Fairey received a sentence of two years probation and a $25,000 fine in federal court for his the same poster.

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