Celebrating Psychedelic and Pop Art in Album Covers

Music // Friday, August 16, 2013
This morning we take a look at some of our favorite covers from "Groove Is In the Art," an archive celebrating "an era when psychadelic graphics and pop art met the mainstream on instrumental and classical album covers in an explosion of line art and color." 

John Van Hamersveld's "Fifty Years of Graphic Design" Now Available

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 27, 2013
If you are excited about summer, surf culture, rock and roll, and everything in between, then we have a book in mind for you. John Van Hamersveld (who we interviewed not too long ago) has just released his book Fifty Years of Graphic Design.This retrospective look at his practice as an iconic and prolific producer of graphic images rooted in all aspects of the West Coast counter culture provides insight and background to the stories behind each image and the various developments throughout his career.

Music Video: Tycho "Ascension"

Music // Friday, May 17, 2013
San Francisco-based graphic artist Scott Hansen goes by the name ISO50 when he works on his photography and design works. And much of it has the look of this video. When he does said video as a musician, he is Tycho, the music producer who makes what we would call "summertime ambiance." This is the video for his new track, "Ascension," directed by Charles Bergquist. Enjoy the psychedelic flourishes.

Psychedelia by Mati Klarwein

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 01, 2013
What a way to wake up on this sunny Northern California morning... nothing says sunshine like some Hamburg, Germany-born psychedelia by Mati Klarwein. From his site, it mentions: "was born in Hamburg on the 9th of April 1932, to a Jewish architect father from Polish origins, and a German opera singer mother." The art genes worked out. More on his site. 

The Psychedelic Posters and Graphic Design of Japan's Tadanori Yokoo

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 24, 2013
One of the most well-known, influential, and transcedent artists of post-war Japan, Tadanori Yokoo has one of the best styles of psychedelic, meets graphic design, meets poster art, meets traditional printmaking you will ever see. He has had numerous retrospectives over the years, and recently was shown at the Iwate Museum of Art in Morioka, Japan.

The Photography of Maciek Jasik (NSFW)

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 15, 2012
We have been in a bit of a psychedelic mood on the site in recent days, and when we came across the work of Polish-born, Brooklyn-based photographer Maciek Jasik this morning, we knew we found something that definitely hit us right in the heart. Beautiful portrait compositions, with a sense of mystery behind a rainbow haze.

The Photography of Amanda Charchian

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 22, 2012
Multiple exposures, skewed angles and flowers are the ingredients for the hallucogenic atmosphere of Amanda Charchian's 'Rose Ascension' series. In her own words, 'I aim to investigate the state of alienation through realms of the physical, psycho-social and spiritual human condition.

New works by Bruno 9Li

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 12, 2012
A few weeks ago, we decided to check up on Brazilian artist Bruno 9Li, who we last featured in our July 2009 Brazil Issue. We knew that Bruno's work looked like a fantastic acid trip of both folk imagery mixed with psychedelic characters, but it is Bruno's work from the past two years, with incredibly surreal abstractions and custom reoccuring figures that have been the artist's strongest work to date.

The Twisted World of Michael Birnstingl

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 13, 2012
Michael Birnstingl is an artist and graphic designer based in Graz, Austria. He works predominately in color pencil to create works inspired by the fantastical, surreal and dream-like. He specializes in strange juxtapositions of bodily, natural and manmade worlds in electrifying color. Birnstingl is also interested in cartooning and portraiture.

Enter the bizarre universe of Mathieu Desjardins

Illustration // Friday, June 29, 2012
Both dark and psychedelic, Mathieu Desjardins' illustrations depict unique creatures in freaky and sometimes grotesque scenarios. His influences include Charles Burns, Gary Panter and Robert Crumb. With strong roots the fanzine culture, Desjardins has published zine Gestroco Club since 2001.
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