Graffiti // Thursday, October 24, 2013
Not technically “graffiti”, but it’s very focused around lettering and well, that’s the core of graffiti! So to change the pace today, we suggest you take some time to watch this video documenting the skilled craftsmanship of sign and glass embossing by the well-known UK artist, David A Smith. Very insightful view on a number of niche processes and you will be envious of Smith’s car no doubt!
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 23, 2013
If you have read Juxtapoz in print or online over the past few years, you know we have great affection with sign painitng. Seeing that we have headquarters in San Francisco and a Brooklyn outpost, we have been surrounded by great artists bringing back the tradition of sign painting, with none more strong than Steve "ESPO" Powers and the ICY Signs Shop in Brooklyn. This Thursday, Ocober 24, Joshua Liner Gallery will open an exhibition of works from the ICY Signs crew, entitled "Perfection is Standard, Mistakes Cost Extra."
Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 05, 2013
San Francisco, Bay Area-based artist and Sign Painter Ken Davis, who was featured in the August 2013 issue of the magazine, will be releaseing several silkscreen sign prints printed from hand-painted acetate Friday, September 6th at 6pm at Bloom Screen Printing in Oakland. More details after the jump...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 28, 2013
San Francisco has always been proud of its sign painting tradition, and the city's New Bohemia Signs shop has been keeping that art form alive with their hand-painted custom sign business. San Francisco Sate University and its art gallery will honor New Bohemia by hosting SignAge, a collection of hand-painted signs from the artists at the shop.
Street Art // Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Brooklyn-based sign painting company, Colossal Media, has recreated the letter collage artwork of Greg Lamarche aka SP ONE on the side of a building off the Williamsburg Bridge. The mural is part of an ongoing project entitled “Big Brush Project.”
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 18, 2013
We are excited for directors Faythe Levine and Sam Macon's new documentary Sign Painters. Featuring the stories of over two dozen dedicated painters, the film exhibits their time-honored methods and appreciation for quality and craftsmanship.
Juxtapoz // Friday, January 11, 2013
David Shrigley has left a lasting impression on Juxtapoz over the past 12 months. First, a standout exhibition at Hayward Gallery in London that we loved, which luckily traveled to our backyard at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, then our interview with the British artist in our September 2012 issue, and of course his brilliant wall at Art Basel. Now, the artist just opened Signs at Anton Kern in NYC.
Juxtapoz // Monday, December 17, 2012
Anyone feeling the holiday gift-buying panic yet? We sort of suffered through some high-tension shopping this past weekend, but if we were in Brooklyn, perhaps we would have found some peace. Steve Powers, 2x Juxtapoz cover artist, just opened a new storefront, ESPO's Creative Outlet. Residing at 4th Ave and Bergen St, in the Boerum Hill section of Brooklyn, the shop has a range of in-store only prints, along with ESPO-related books, catalogs, ephemera and a raincoat or two.