Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 09, 2014
'My work has had a tendency to be a bit autobiographical. Not literally, but under the surface. My reality or state of mind at the time that the collages are made is reflected in the psychology of the work and the stories it tells. For example, the Minotaur was at one time an important personal symbol. I won’t get into the details, but it was a very difficult period of my life and I felt a strong connection and sympathy for this very tragic, and in my mind misunderstood, creature...'
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 03, 2014
With our Juxtapoz Psychedelic book and psychedelic-themed March 2014 issue out over the past month, we have been enjoying our research and look into more new psych influenced artists from around the globe. Belgium's Ellen van Engelen is the newest to hit our radar, who creates work in the vein of late 1960's Beach Boys' album cover art.
Music // Wednesday, February 26, 2014
We have shown you the posters, we have introduced (or re-introduced) you to the artists and photographers behind the scenes, but today we want to show you some of the music we have been listening to in the office as we put the March 2014 issue together. From Jefferson Airplane to Sly and the Family Stone, Hendrix to Mayall, Quicksilver Messenger Service to Janis Joplin, it was a fun few months of getting back into a great era of experimentation, music, art, and culture.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 20, 2014
Three of what we consider to be some of our favorite contemporary painters are all showing together at Marlborough Chelsea Gallery in New York City starting February 22, 2014. "FAR OUT!" will include Erik Parker, Peter Saul, and Jamian Juliano-Villani, all who paint with a touch of psychedelic influence, pop-culture references, and classic inspirations. And the work gets bright!
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Today, we complete our portfolio showcases on the "Big 5" the artists most synonymous with San Francisco's psychedelic poster art scene of the 1960s. Victor Moscoso is a legend of course, with his Chambers Brothers poster being the cover of the March 2014 issue of Juxtapoz, but more so, his work to us is the signature look of psychedelic poster art. From found imagery, to nudes, kaliedescope eyes, and stunning summer color blends, this is what psychedelia looks to us.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 18, 2014
All month, we are showcasing portfolios from the "Big 5," the artists most synonymous with San Francisco's psychedelic poster art scene of the 1960s. Today, we look at Stanley Mouse, a former Juxtapoz cover artist known for his collaborative work with the Grateful Dead. Mouse also had an artistic partnership with Alton Kelley, with both artists working together on some of the most famed posters of the era.
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!)