Music // Friday, March 22, 2013
Even if you aren't a huge fan of the music of Vampire Weekend, there is something to admire about their artistic practice when it comes to their image. Consistent, unwavering, and clean are words that come to mind, and the look for their upcoming LP, Modern Vampires of The City, keeps with the solid block logo of the band a timeless, if not iconic even-though-you-haven't-seen-it-yet photo for the album cover. The video for the new single, "Step", uses beautiful, subdued footage of NYC with type that would make Wes Anderson happy.
Illustration // Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Daren Newman is an illustrator and typographer based in Manchester, UK. He creates beautiful hand-drawn typographic and illustrative works, incorporating illustrations into his type work. If you love typography this will surely be and inspiration for you.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Juan Chavarria Jr. is an illustrator based in San Diego, California. He specializes in typography, illustration, web and graphic design. His unique and minimal style and his choice of a restricted palette highlights the drawings beautifully.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Look closely at Australian artist Erin Smith's images and you will see that they are comprised of very tiny letters. She extracts letters from journals of automatic writing, then digitally prints them, and hand draws it all onto paper. Erin's images are a fascinating mix of words and design and you can't help but be amazed at her intricacy.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, July 14, 2012
Ana Benaroya is an illustrator, typographer and designer; but above all, a decent human being. When not drawing, screen-printing, or Photoshop-ing, Ana can be found consuming large amounts of hot sauce, usually along with a turkey sandwich of sorts.
Illustration // Friday, June 15, 2012
Good, clean typography coming from New Zealand-born illustrator T M Addison. Knife fights, severed limbs, tattoos, and slime. Who knew the alphabet could pack such a punch? Addison studied at AUT graduating with a Bachelor of Graphic Design. He currently lives and works in London.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, May 06, 2012
In 2008, and after ten years as graphic designer and creative director, Yann Sadi created his own illustration studio, blindSALIDA. The studio is specializes in vector visuals, full of movements and color. Today Yann digitally illustrates vector type and lettering with fluid masterful control and understanding.
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 16, 2012
Anyone can declare that life is beautiful on a gallery wall, but how about saying that Life Is Beautiul using hundreds of knives? We haven't really ever heard of Knife Typography before, so perhaps we can assume that the 2009 Farhad Moshiri installation is the world's first.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, January 28, 2012
Listening to graphic designers and type design experts talk about how and why they use certain type treatments is music to our ears, and makes for a fascinating viewing. PBS has a great series of videos on Type, and in this segment, they ask the experts about selecting the right font to convey a particular feeling, building an identity, and texture to create reaction. Wonderful insights from all the designers included.
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 19, 2011
A full city block in the Zavrtnica business center in Zagreb, Croatia has been transformed into a typography center, with building covered in entirety with numbers and letters. The work was done by design agency, Brigada. Some are calling it typotecture.