- The Top 25 Juxtapoz Covers of All-Time (According to Us) The Top 25 Juxtapoz Covers of All-Time (According to Us) Looking through our archives recently, we all began debating some of the best covers we have published over the past 18 years. From Robert Williams to Swoon, from Barry McGee to Mark Ryden, here is our Top 25 favorite covers of all-time. They could be amazing cover images, special moments in time, an artist at the height of his or her powers, or an issue we have the best memories of putting together. Let the debate begin...
- July 2009, Brazil Issue, Herbert Baglione July 2009, Brazil Issue, Herbert Baglione Herbert Baglione graced the cover of our July 2009 Brazil Issue. The piece we chose for the cover came from a mural painted in Moscow earlier that year...
- May 2008, Photography Issue, Pieter Hugo May 2008, Photography Issue, Pieter Hugo Pieter Hugo, one of South Africa's leading photographers, had created an iconic series of photographs of rural Africans and their pets. This image caught us as a stunning piece. It made its way onto our May 2008 cover.
- January 2008, Tomer Hanuka January 2008, Tomer Hanuka When we asked Brooklyn's Tomer Hanuka to give us something that nobody had ever seen for the cover of the January 2008 issue, we knew it was going to be good. And what we knew was good became one of the best-selling Juxtapoz' ever.
- November 2006, Estevan Oriol x Mister Cartoon November 2006, Estevan Oriol x Mister Cartoon One of the first times we ever went into the two cover realm, Los Angeles' Estevan Oriol and Mister Cartoon shared cover duties for our November 2006 cover. Tattoo and photography mix well.
- November/December 2002, Ron English November/December 2002, Ron English Ron English could be a cover once a year. We have always been partial to his Kiss/Hot Rod cover from the November/December cover of 2002...
- August 2011, Dr. Lakra August 2011, Dr. Lakra From the first issue of Juxtapoz to the cover of n115, Mexico-based tattoo and fine artist Dr Lakra has a long history with the magazine. A museum show at the Boston ICA was celebrated in this August 2010 cover story.
- May/June 2005, Os Gemeos May/June 2005, Os Gemeos Os Gemeos has been on the cover of Juxtapoz twice in the past 18 years, but we loved our original cover story with the Brazilian twins, who graced the May/June 2005 cover with one of their iconic characters
- May/June 2002, Art in the Aftermath May/June 2002, Art in the Aftermath As the world was still processing the aftermath of September 11, artists were doing their part. This issue hit stands in May/June 2002.
- Winter 1996, Stanley Mouse Winter 1996, Stanley Mouse In the Winter of 1996, we published this Stanley Mouse cover. Most people do want a cocktail with a skeleton.
- August 2007, Alex Pardee August 2007, Alex Pardee Alex Pardee illustrated this eye-popping cover for the August 2007 issue. And we made a print of it. Best of both worlds.
- March 2011, Emory Douglas March 2011, Emory Douglas For one our first issues of 2011, we went to one of the most influential and important poster artists of the past 50 years, former Black Panther Minister of Culture, Emory Douglas
- May/June 2000, Pushead May/June 2000, Pushead Pushead has curated issues for us, appeared on the cover numerous times, but a flaming skull speed racing banger will always be a perfect 10 in our book. The May/June 2000 issue.
- July 2006, Phil Frost July 2006, Phil Frost Whenever we ask people about a favorite cover, we receive overwhelming support for Phil Frost's July 2006 cover story...
- August 2008, Todd REAS James August 2008, Todd REAS James Todd "REAS" James has always been a favorite of the Juxtapoz family, and the NYC artist gave us a little political satire for our August 2008 issue
- December 2007, Steve ESPO Powers December 2007, Steve ESPO Powers Steve "ESPO" Powers told us he wanted to do something in the vein of George Lois for the December 2007 cover. And that is what we got.
- July/August 2005, Futura July/August 2005, Futura Futura. July/August 2005. We think you know why this is on here...
- December 2006, Jeremy Fish December 2006, Jeremy Fish Jeremy Fish, Aesop Rock, and one of the most fan favorite covers we have ever had. A treat to close out 2006.
- January 2006, Japanese Art Issue January 2006, Japanese Art Issue One of our all-time best sellers, the January 2006 Special Japanese Art Issue continues to have a cult-following. 2006 was one really good year...
- May 2010, David Choe May 2010, David Choe It wasn't just one cover, but 5, as David Choe took over our May 2010 issue with a fully curated issue of his travels, stories, and friends. We think you know how the story has played out with Mr. Choe's Facebook stock becoming front page news around the world in February 2012.
- Summer 1996, Kenny Scharf Summer 1996, Kenny Scharf NYC's Kenny Scharf combined the energy of street art, pop-surrealism, and all-around fun for our 7th issue in the summer of 1996.
- February 2007, Swoon February 2007, Swoon At the beginning of 2007, there weren't many artists that were as fascinating as Brooklyn's Swoon. Not only did we get a great cover image, but inside we captured wonderful shots of the artist working in her studio. One of our favorite features to date...
- May 2009, 100th Issue, Raymond Pettibon May 2009, 100th Issue, Raymond Pettibon For our veryspecial 100th issue, we took one of Southern California's most renowned artists, Raymond Pettibon, and gave him both covers of the landmark issue. Notice the mantra, "I Never Want to Die" on the bottom...
- January/February 2002, Mark Ryden January/February 2002, Mark Ryden Mark Ryden has 3 covers under his belt over the years, but there was something special about the era around his January/February 2002 cover. This one just captures the time period perfectly.
- July/August 1999, Barry McGee July/August 1999, Barry McGee Barry McGee, being from San Francisco, being a mix of graffiti smarts and fine art sensibilities, has always been one of our favorites This cover from July/August 1999, with the iconic faces intact, will always be showstopper.
- Winter 1994, Robert Williams Winter 1994, Robert Williams The first cover, the first issue, and of course, a Robert Williams painting. The founder got the nod on issue #1 in the Winter of 1994 ,and it remains to this day the most sought-after issue.
The Top 25 Juxtapoz Covers of All-Time (According to Us)Top List // Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012
Looking through our archives recently, we all began debating some of the best covers we have published over the past 18 years. From Robert Williams to Swoon, from Barry McGee to Mark Ryden, here is our Top 25 favorite covers of all-time. They could be amazing cover images, special moments in time, an artist at the height of his or her powers, or an issue we have the best memories of putting together. Let the debate begin...