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.

Political Poster Art by Lester Beall

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 07, 2012
"In th 1930s, much of rural America lacked electricity, power, and running water. The Rural Electrification Administration hired graphic designer Lester Beall to create a series of posters illustrating the benefits of electrification." These posters, and a collection of other works, show the influence of one of America's great graphic designers, Lester Beall (1903-1969).

Dave Kinsey For Obama 2012

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 06, 2012
In the 2008 Presidential Elections we saw how artists can have major impacts on the campaign trail to the White House. Dave Kinsey recently released a new image called UNITED in an effort to support President Obama's reelection campaign. Kinsey explains "I feel this is one of the most important votes U.S. citizens will ever make, ultimately affecting everything from our environment and social structure to worldwide issues (to name a few things)."

Poster Design by Christopher Gray

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Christopher Gray's poster design is a beautiful dose of bold, graphic color blocks, simplifying representations to minimal abstract elements that make eye-popping posters that are not easily forgotten.

Mike Mills Posters for Commune Design

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Mike Mills, the filmmaker behind Beginners and Thumbsucker, and a designer and fine artist in his own right, has designed 5 new posters for Commune Design that our now available on their website. Paper Chase Press are the ones behind getting the limited edition posters printed, and Mr Mills (featured in the January 2010 issue) has some good words/phrases to say about, and written on, each poster.

Feature: Do Anything @ San Diego Space 4 Art

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 13, 2012
Coinciding with San Diego's Comic-Con convention, Space 4 Art will be hosting Do Anything, a group show focused on DIY publishing and printmaking curated by Christopher Kardambikis. The show opens tonight (Friday July 13th) and hosts an array of artists within this field. Here's what Chris had to say about the show when we spoke to him recently.

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.

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