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).
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)."
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.
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.
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.
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). . .
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.
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.
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.
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.