Japanese Ukiyo-e Woodblock Prints of Star Wars Scenes

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 29, 2015
We've been really into woodblock printing lately... and we've always been into Star Wars. The Rhythm Project is taking characters from Star Wars and depicting them using the ukioy-e art of Japanese woodblock printing. A cultural mashup of sorts, the prints focus on famous scenes like the epic battle on Hoth and Darth Vader brandishing a lightsaber. Officially licensed by Lucas Films, the prints are available through the Japanese crowdfunding site, Makuake.

Juxtapoz Presents: Tom Killion's Woodcut Printmaking

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Northern California is home to some of the world’s most gorgeous landscapes. From the Sierra to the Ocean, to mountains that touch the Pacific, the ethereal beauty is a work of art itself. For over 40 years, Tom Killion has delicately archived the environmental majesty of California within the traditional process of Japanese-Style woodblock printmaking, creating stunning, colorful works through a handmade, ancient operation. We visited Tom at his Point Reyes studio to experience the comfort of a beginner’s state of mind.

The Work of Danie Mellor

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Australian artist Danie Mellor explores historical intersections and relationships between Indigenous and Western cultures. Working across a variety of forms, from printmaking and drawing to sculpture and installation, Mellor addresses the shared history of Australia.

Illustrations by Morgan Rosskopf

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 16, 2015
Morgan Rosskpf's practice is centered around the processes of free drawing, collage, and intaglio printmaking. "I maintain parallel practices that are constantly shifting between mixed media, large-scale drawings and traditional black and white etchings...

The Precision of Alexander Aksinin

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 16, 2015
Alexander Aksinin was a well-regarded Russian-Ukrainian printmaker and painter known for his sophisticated etching technique, precision and perfectionist attention to detail. Born in 1949, Aksinin worked as an art editor, served in the Soviet army, worked as an industrial design office. Aksinin died in a plane crash in 1985.

100 Faces by Tomiyuki Sakuta

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 19, 2014
A master of printmaking and an imagination of great heights, Tomiyuki Sakuta created intricate and finely tuned prints depicting wildly composed faces, 100 to be exact. Each piece comes in a wooden box decorated with a copper plate with the title of the series engraved, accompanied with a grinning face. The cherry on top, a dark purple ribbon in the tradition of the Japanese tea ceremonies. Whimsical and obscure, 100 Faces is a marvelous show of fun and horror.

Forever Stamp by Cathie Bleck

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Back in 2012, we featured artist Cathie Bleck in our August issue showing her paintings of fantastical worlds. Now we see her on a much smaller scale with beautiful simplistic intentions for a timeless art space. USPS commissioned her to create an image for a stamped card in celebration of the start of Spring. Fittingly, Bleck created a soft lively looking tree since she has always felt a connection to them from her childhood. 

Printmaking and Beyond with Jack Damer

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Jack Damer is a printmaker concentrating on the act of “making” and getting hands-on with his creations. Ranging in traditional printmaking techniques to digital formats, Damer creates atmospheres of futuristic scenes, industrial settings, and abstract displays of color and materials...

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