The Typography of Blue Note Album Covers

Design // Friday, December 12, 2014
We've been a little obsessed with typographic album covers lately. It started when we got our hands on the lost James Brown/Bootsy Collins "These Are The J.B.'s" and continued with this article on Creative Review's blog about the typographic covers of Blue Note. The legendary jazz label turns 75 this year and Creative Review looks at the long history of covering its music in "wild typographic expression." 

New York City Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual

Design // Friday, September 19, 2014
If you found yourself in the New York City subway in the 1960s, you were probably lost. Signs didn’t help you find your way, standards didn’t exist, even handmade lettering was common. Mass confusion was the status quo. In 1970, the Standards Manual changed everything. In 2012, 42 years after the Standards Manual was released a rare copy was discovered in the basement of design firm Pentagram. The manual was found in a locker beneath old gym clothes.

Please, Get Rid of Comic Sans (Here's Looking at you Papyrus)

Design // Friday, September 12, 2014
Juxtapoz has teamed with New England Outerwear co-founder Greg Cordeiro for a series of insights and takes in the world of industrial design and fashion, highlighting the diverse creative energy of young and established designers that we have been featuring in the print edition of Juxtapoz each month. Today, Greg talks the use of Comic Sans. And by use we mean overuse. And bad use. So don't use it. 

Flourish by Dana Tanamachi-Williams

Design // Wednesday, June 25, 2014
You might find Dana Tanamachi-Williams listening to country music or collecting vintage packaging for inspiration while she works on any given number of projects within her newly-formed Brooklyn-based design firm. Tanamachi Studio started modestly, but now Dana is adding clients like Oprah, Time Magazine, Nike, Burton, Target, and even Google to her roster.

Christina Magnussen: Abstracted Type

Illustration // Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Christina Magnussen identifies as an illustrator and graphic designer,  working across most fields within visual communication. She specializes in art direction, identity, editorial design and the fine craft of typographic treatments. She is a member of byHands illustration agency and is currently living and working out of Oslo, Norway. 

A Video About Times New Roman

Design // Thursday, June 05, 2014
This is a film about font. Times New Roman was designed for The Times in 1931 and is one of the most recognised fonts in the world. Whether you like it or not, it is not a font to be ignored. The short is part of The Unquiet Film Series which celebrates the historical and cultural impact of The Times and The Sunday Times.

Typeface Created From Carved Japanese Books

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Cutting each individual page of 26 Japanese books, art duo Nerhol (Yoshihisa Tanaka and Ryuta Iida) created a consistent and technically impressive "Oratorical Typeface!"

Lettering Pays Tribute to 26 of the Greatest Scientific Innovations

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 20, 2014
We will be the first to admit that our science knowledge is minimal, perhaps that's why we work for an art magazine. Or maybe America doesn't have the best track record for teaching its students math and science. Either way, we wish we remembered more from our science classes and are glad Neil Degrasse Tyson and Netflix are around to occasionally drop some late-night science knowledge. This project from Delhi-based student Khyati Trehan aims to explore scientific diagrams and take form integration to more complex territories. It looks at experimenting with typography, lettering and illustration, paying tribute to the history of science.

General Store Typography Museum

Design // Friday, May 09, 2014
A brave man just outside of Philly has created a General Store museum of sorts.

Leif Podhajsky for Kelis' "Food" LP + Singles

Music // Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Leif Podhajsky has been one of our favorite art directors and artists for music album covers in recent years, having worked with Foals, Lykke Li, Tame Impala, Grimes, Mount Kimble, and Youth Lagoon amongst others. Leif does the new wave psychedelia very well, combining photography and collage in a way that seems both futuristic and vintage. Leif just did the packaging and cover design for Kelis' new LP, "Food," and the accompanying singles.
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