Design // Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Legendary Italian graphic designer, Massimo Vignelli, passed away today at the age of 83. One of the father's of modern graphic design, with identities created for brands like American Airlines, Ducati, Bloomingdales, United Colors of Benetton, and graphics for the NYC Subway, amongst hundreds of other projects, Vignelli founded his own Vignelli Associates with his wife Lella, moving the company to NYC in 1971.
Graffiti // Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Nekst and Jade were both dominant and influential figures in the spray game, whose names will be carried on forever by their friends or the graffiti community. These chrome trackside blocks in San Francisco are one of the many powerful tributes that have been dedicated to them.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 13, 2014
We were sad to hear this morning that renowned Swiss artist H.R. Giger has passed away. Most well known for designing the monster and sets for Ridley Scott's "Alien," Giger influenced a generation of artists and filmmakers. Giger's work melded and combined mechanical, machine and human elements into nightmarish creatures, creating surrealist images in a style he described as "biomechanical" or "biomechanoids."
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 04, 2014
I always talk about Shawn Whisenant as the only true artist I know. The only one who hustles hard to remain an artist in San Francisco with no day job. The only one who answers to nobody and thrives, despite the everyday struggles of living on a shoestring. The only one who sleeps in the back rooms of galleries, makes new friends every day, turns a neighborhood walk into a photo essay, and makes beautiful things out of garbage. The epitome of a real artist, he made stunning work with stories literally sewn into every piece...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Story via ArtDaily, as we have embarked on a plane journey to Miami: Australian psychedelic artist Martin Sharp, a founder of the controversial Oz magazine who designed posters for the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan, has died aged 71. His death on Sunday, after a long struggle against emphysema, was confirmed by artist and friend Garry Shead, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.
Graffiti // Friday, November 29, 2013
A funky Nots tribute piece with flames, spades and spider webs by Abno.
Music // Monday, October 28, 2013
Sadly, we feel like a major chapter in the world of art and music passed away yesterday with the death of legendary musician and member of Andy Warhol's inner circle, Lou Reed. Fronting the influential Velvet Underground (house band of Warhol's Factory) as well as a successful solo career, Reed was an icon of NYC, and of rock culture at large.
Graffiti // Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Jade has been getting tributes everywhere across the U.S., many by some of the most talented writers in the game. This one has some funkiness to it.
Graffiti // Saturday, September 07, 2013
The graffiti community has lost so many great talents over the last few years, with Jade being the most recent. Check out this video showing the effortless ability Jade possessed using a single spray can. A genuine hand style craftsman of the game.
Juxtapoz // Monday, August 12, 2013
On August 12, 1988, one of the most influential and famed artists to emerge from late 20th Century American art, especially downtown NYC art, combining Neo-expressionist, graffiti, music, and poetry, died from a heroin overdose at the age of 27. Jean-Michel Basquiat, in his life and in his death, was both a symbol of the power of art and creativity, but also a symbol of the power of the art market. He continues to this day to be a favorite amongst our readers, and art collectors around the world.