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.
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.
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.
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.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, June 03, 2012
"Good work ain't cheap. Cheap work ain't good." Sailor Jerry (1911 – 1973 aka. Norman Keith Collins) was a very influential tattoo artist based in Honolulu with his tattoo shop, located right where sailors left for overseas. A Sailor Jerry tattoo was characterized by bold unwavering lines with a refined use of color and amazing detail.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 30, 2012
In David Lynch's famed and well-loved television series Twin Peaks, Benjamin Horne re-enacts and reverses the outcome of the Civil War as a means of coping with a mental breakdown; by reversing the outcome of the war in the role of General Robert E. Lee, Horne is reverting the crisis that has troubled his own life. We're not sure if Manuel Birnbacher's reason for remixing and reworking these Civil War-era portraits has any similar connection to a personal crisis . . .
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 24, 2012
In those countless cheap and long forgotten men’s humor magazines, Bill Ward’s voluptuous 'girly' drawings shared the pages with photos of Bettie Page and Mamie Van Doren, and pin-up cartoons by the likes of Archie’s Dan DeCarlo and Playboy magazine’s Jack Cole. Thumbing through those digests, it quickly becomes evident that Ward was Humorama’s dominant pin-up cartoon artist...'
Illustration // Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Ben Steers' work is a mix and match of different graphic styles with influences ranging from 80?s animation to early graffiti. His work always retains an element of humour and playfulness that reflects his fun-loving character. There is a nostalgic, vintage look and feel to his character illustrations that is reminiscent of the traditional craft of drawing though his choice of medium is contemporary.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 18, 2012
No matter what distant past you go back to in order to see their vision of the future, there is always a ton of flying involved. Why don't we have flying cars yet? That is all we seem to care about! These are some incredible illustrations drawn in 1910 that try to forecast what the world was going to look like in one hundred years.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Gil Elvgren was one of the best pin-up artists in the history of American Illustration. From the mid 1930's through 1972, Elvgren produced over five hundred paintings of beautiful girls and women. Almost all of these works are oil on canvas, and fully developed finished works of art. Elvgren continually surpassed himself, always improving in ideas, composition, color, and technique.