Feature: A Conversation with John Van Hamersveld

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 12, 2012
John Van Hamersveld is an icon in Southern California culture, or maybe more aptly described as­ a creator of icons, credited with many graphics and images that identify the West Coast. His poster for Bruce Brown’s classic surf film The Endless Summer is an image that nearly everyone has seen, an emblem for surf culture itself (the poster was included in LACMA’s Pacific Standard Time Exhibition California Design: 1935-1965). . .

Aaron Horkey "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" Poster for Mondo

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 06, 2012
Mondo, the art arm of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (we are talking boutique goodness of boutique goodness here), is releasing a series of commissioned posters for Peter Jackson’s The Lord of The Rings film series. That should have fans happy enough, but where we at Juxtapoz get excited is November 2011 cover artist, Aaron Horkey, is one of the artist's who designed a poster. It was unveiled last night at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar in Austin, Texas.

Wheatpaste Art Collective: "On the Wall" in San Francisco

Juxtapoz // Sunday, July 01, 2012
Together with D-Structure, Wheatpaste Art Collective will present a collection of stickable posters and canvas wall art during the next San Francisco First Friday opening at 8 pm on Friday, July 6th, 2012. The show will run through Monday, August 6th, 2012. D-Structure is located at 520 Haight Street in San Francisco.

Illustration and Design by James Jessiman

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 29, 2012
Upon seeing the official 2012 Wimbledon poster, James Jessiman's contribution stood out to us. The graphic, print influenced image of a bouncing tennis ball is an essential distillation of what occurs in a tennis match, presenting a small, seemingly peripheral yet central detail that encompasses the movement of the game.

Sandra Rendgen's Information Graphics

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 18, 2012
Sandra Rendgen has observed and catalogued the phenomenon that can be seen in and around various media hubs ranging from Tumblr to the New York Times. Rendgen's Information Graphics delves into the importance of the image as a function of communication spanning from the early days of humanity when the first cave paintings were made to today's more contemporary visual information maps that can illustrate something like the many types of beer.

Rock Poster Art by Alan Forbes

Music // Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Alan Forbes is a prolific San Francisco based rock music poster artist with over 400 visually explosive posters under his belt. All hand drawn and lettered using brush and ink before being silk screened into limited edition posters for some of your favorite bands. Aside from his commercial work, he occasionally exhibits found sculptures.

New Book: Presidential Campaign Posters

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 24, 2012
One of the time-honored American traditions that we can all agree is both unnerving and kind of an entertaining spectacle is the Presidential Campaign tour. Republicans, Democrats, all lying in unison, all promising things that are unrealistic, so much fun to get worked up by it all! And, as we saw so clearly in 2008, the campaign poster is an incredibly powerful tool in getting a viral message across. Do you remember John McCain's campaign poster? John who?

The Story of Keep Calm and Carry On (Video)

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 02, 2012
You have seen the poster campaign be re-ignited in bookshops and craft stores over the past ten years, and this video chrnicles the Keep Calm and Carry On poster story from its origins in World War II and its reemergence.

8-Bit Movie Posters by Eric Palmer

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 28, 2012
As evidence by Nintendo and Super Mario Bros, any bit of information can be processed through 8-bit graphics and be highly legible. It worked for Zelda, Mike Tyson, and Bases Loaded, and now it works for Hollywood, thanks to this 8-bit movie poster project by Eric Palmer. Jurassic Park, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Kill Bill, all here. And you can order a print for yourself on Palmer's Behance profile.

A Vintage Krylon

Juxtapoz // Monday, February 13, 2012
Here is great vintage Krylon businessman spraying away. This was used for advertising before the company’s “brilliant” ideas like female valve systems.

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