Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 18, 2014
This Wednesday evening, at 9:30PM at Madrone Art Bar in San Francisco, Juxatpoz will have a special celebration of our Psychedelic 1960's issue with a "Juxtapoz Psychedelic Dance Party" with DJ Sonny Phono. Come down, free admission, 21+, listen to some good tunes, dance a little, have a cocktail, Uber home, say hi to the staff, whatever you want... but come to our special issue release gathering this Wednesday, February 19, at 9:30PM.
Juxtapoz // Friday, February 14, 2014
All month, Juxtapoz will be showcasing a collection of posters from the "Big 5" of the legendary San Francisco Psychedelic poster art scene of the 1960s. If you don't know by now, we have an extensive feature documenting the history of SF's relation to art and psychedelics in our current March 2014 issue, and today we take a look at the works of Alton Kelley. Born in Maine in 1940 and passing away in Northern California in 2008, Kelley was an often collaborator of Stanley Mouse, with his seminal work being the Skull and Roses poster for the Grateful Dead.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 13, 2014
Coinciding with our special feature in our March 2014 issue on the rock poster art scene in San Francisco in the 1960s, we are looking at the portfolios of the "Big 5" who helped define the era. Of all the famous 1960s poster artists, especially living and working in San Francisco during that time period, Rick Griffin is widely considered to be the most influential. Part psychedelic, part sexual revolution, part comics, part surf bohemia, Griffin embodies California's visual history.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 12, 2014
With our special Psychedelic 1960s feature now on newsstands, which features an in-depth look into the "Big 5" of the San Francisco poster art scene in the 1960s, we plan on showcasing the five's art on the site in the coming days. Today, we look at Wes Wilson, an artist whose poster art designs took typography to its most mind-bending possibilities. (As in, its pretty damn hard to read what bands were playing, but you knew you wanted to go!)
Juxtapoz // Monday, February 10, 2014
Juxtapoz is proud to announce the newest addition to our ongoing book series with Gingko Press, "Juxtapoz Psychedelic." The book serves as both a story of our magazine's origins and current state, with Psychedelic Art once again emerging as a fascinating and endlessly experimental genre. From classic names such as Alex Grey and Keiichi Tanaami to a new generation of universe expanders in Killian Eng and cover artist Andy Gillmore, Juxtapoz Psychedelic is one for the visionaries.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 05, 2014
All 2014 long, Juxtapoz will be looking back at our roots, celebrating our 20th year with a mixture of history and the contemporary. For the March 2014 issue, we look at how Juxtapoz was born out of 1960's Psychedelic experimentation, from the art and groundbreaking imagery created by some of San Francisco's finest poster artists...
Illustration // Monday, January 20, 2014
Illustrator Darion McCoy's distorted style of psychedelic, nouveau portraiture, that stems from his surrealist imagination has brought him recognition by the New York Society of Illustrators' -as winner of their most prestigious The Joyce Kitchell Award in 2010. Since then, his talents have continued to grow and develop.
Juxtapoz // Monday, January 13, 2014
In the coming months, Juxtapoz' new book, Psychedelic, will be in bookstores worldwide and in our webstore, and today we take a look at the works of Uk-based illustrator Scott Balmer. Fans of this site may recognzie Balmer's more commercial illustration side, but it is his psychedelic, Yellow Submarine inspired works that made it into our book. Take a look...
Juxtapoz // Monday, January 13, 2014
In case you missed it, Erik Parker, featured in our April 2013 issue, had a show at Honor Fraser Gallery, New Magnetic Destiny, that just closed in Los Angeles. Today we take a look at some of the paintings and installations that were in the show, again demonstrating Parker's psychedelic twist on pop culture and collective imagery, which set with bright blasts of color, seem to fit wonderfully in Southern California.
Illustration // Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Gabe Gonzales studied at Art Center College Design in Pasadena, CA and graduated with Honors in 2010. He is currently living and working in Burbank, CA and creating these abstracted, psychedelic works with a heavy hand in both illustration and design. Love.