The Real Monuments Men

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 07, 2014
With the arrival of Hollywood's "Monuments Men" movie we were intrigued about this story and did a little digging. Founded in 1943, the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program under the Civil Affairs and Military Government departments of the Allied forces was established to protect cultural property in war zones during and post World War II. 

Merry Christmas From Creepy Santas

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Sitting on an overweight stranger dressed in a big red jump suit with a fake beard's lap in a mall can be a little disconcerting sometimes. We understand why these kids are upset. Merry Christmas!

DIA-Commissioned Artist's Renderings of Soviet Weaponry

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 11, 2013
During the Cold War, the DIA commissioned artists to illustrate accurate portrayal of Soviet military systems to accompany official briefings. The collection contains more than 1000 paintings and drawings completed between 1965 and 1989. Computer-generated graphics would replace this type of illustrated art in the late 80s.

Hard Case Crime in Focus: The Illustrative Works of Michael Koelsch

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Our November 2013 issue is on newsstands now, featuring a cover story on publisher of hardboiled crime, pulp noir novels, Hard Case Crime. HCC has brought back the classic crime detective series, and in doing so, have hired illustrators to recreate the vintage look of the great pulp genre. The results are both refreshing and a perfect ode to one of the great eras of commercial illustrations. Today, we look at the works of Michael Koelsch, who not only did the cover of the upcoming title Borderline for Hard Case Crime, but whose work is the cover of the new Juxtapoz. 

Vintage Levi's Ads from the 70s

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 01, 2013
We always love looking at old advertisements, it's always fascinating to see what audience they were aiming for and what was cool in that particular period. These Levi's ads from the 70s reflect some pretty interesting social changes in going on in as the 60s was ending and the strangeness of the 70s were beginning in America.

Vintage Safety Posters from the Netherlands

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 01, 2013
We love some good vintage graphic design here at Juxtapoz, a few weeks ago we posted a collection of Japanese advertisements from the 60s and 70s. This morning we take a look at some vintage safety posters from the Netherlands...

Photos of a 1946 Nuclear Test

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 14, 2013
  Some new photos have surfaced of the United States nuclear weapons Operation Crossroads, conducted in 1946 off the coast of Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Two bombs were detonated underwater that resulted in a 900ft vertical column of water. These images were taken 3.5 miles away from the island's beach, still uninhabitable due to the radiation.  

"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.

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'.
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