"In the Shadow of Tomorrow: Neo-realism in the Netherlands" @ MMKA, Arnhem

Juxtapoz // Saturday, January 26, 2013
And in here we find the roots of much of the early Juxtapoz movements. What an amazing looking show going on in the Netherlands at the Museum of Modern Art Arnhem. In the Shadow of Tomorrow: Neo-realism in the Netherlands features an incredible group of works of early neo-realists working before World War II, all working under the guise of a threat of another massive, Europe altering war on the horizon.

Baroque Typeforms, circa 1600s

Juxtapoz // Sunday, January 20, 2013
These gorgeously ornate letterforms were designed in the mid-1600s by the Polish goldsmith, Jan Christian Bierpfaff in the 1600's. He apprenticed with the Mackensen family of metalworkers in Cracow who introduced the Dutch auricular style of ornament into the Polish gold and silver workshops.

Grotesque Mask Heads, circa 1555

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 01, 2012
"These most fabulous grotesque masks come from a suite of about twenty-two prints designed by Cornelis Floris, engraved by Frans Huys and published in Antwerp in 1555 by Hans Liefrinck." That is not an address, that is the year 1555. 

The Pin-Ups of Philippe Berthet

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 15, 2012
Philippe Berthet is a French comic book and pinup artist with a signiature, traditional, vintage style. In 1994, Berthet launched the retro series 'Pin-Up' with writer Yann at Dargaud. The series, about 1940's and 1950's model Betty Page, was an homage to Milton Caniff and his comic 'Male Call'.

Swedish Posters for 1930s Hollywood Films

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 09, 2012
This sounds a little vague, but we have definitely been excited by classic, handpainted movie posters on the site over the past week (see our Top 25 list here). Today, we came across a great list compiled by 50Watts of these great Swedish posters from the 1930s that were made in conjunction with the great Hollywood films of the day. 

Another Look at Suzannah Sinclair

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 08, 2012
Artist Suzannah Sinclair's dreamy and seductive work is largely inspired by the vintage pornography of the 60's and 70's, a time when earthy sensuality and voluptuous figures reigned supreme. By using pale washes of watercolor to allow the soft grain of her birch wood canvases to come through, Sinclair perfectly merges the visceral qualities of her medium with the nostalgic essence of her erotically-charged subject matter.

Barbara Morgan's 1939 Hearst Photomontage

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 25, 2012
We recently ran across this photomontage by Barbara Morgan depicting media giant William Randolph Hearst extending his tentacles over the New York populace and it stopped us in our tracks. Check out this pre-photoshop image depicting one of the most powerful newspaper men from the twentieth century taking his grasp on the minds of the public.

The Works of Suzannah Sinclair

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 13, 2012
This isn't the first time we have talked about the work of Suzannah Sinclair, and it won't be the last. With memories of classic 1970's erotica, done in watercolors and pencil, the work of the Maine-based fine artist feels nostalgic to a more subtle era of sexuality and nude work. No props, just beautiful subjects with classic rendering chops. 

Vintage Vogue Covers

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 16, 2012
These vintage illustrated Vogue magazine covers caught our eye, making it hard to believe that this is the magazine you see in the grocery store today. The typefaces and illustrated figures are fascinating blasts from the past taking us to the fashion and design of the early twentieth century. The simple, hand-illustrated design is something that has become a thing of the past and a visual treat to enjoy.

Grandma's Ink

Tattoo // Monday, August 06, 2012
We hope you enjoy these vintage photographs of tattooed women bucking the social standards of their day and proudly baring their heavily inked skin. You wish your granny was this cool.
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