BLUR: LIVE AT MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG

Music // Thursday, May 07, 2015
Last Friday night, our Juxtapoz editor was one of the few lucky people to get into the very special (and free) Blur concert at the Music Hall of Williamsburg as part of Converse Rubber Tracks. The show, which was brilliant, fun, and loose, featured the band playing almost the entirety of their new LP, The Magic Whip, with a few classics in the encore. Today, we have an exclusive of the new tracks, "Lonesome Street," "New World Towers," "Ghost Ship," and the encore of "Song 2" for you to watch today. Enjoy! (And today, Thursday, May 7, we have added a special interview, the new track "Go Out," and a classic from Parklife, "Trouble in the Messenger Centre.")

Enter BC Applied Arts’ #IAPortfolioContest

In Session // Thursday, May 07, 2015
BC Applied Arts (BCAA) is currently hosting an Instagram contest in collaboration with The Illustration Academy, an immersive, five-week, in-person workshop taught by the art industry’s top talent, such as Sterling Hundley, Jon Foster, Francis Livingston and John English. The winner of the Instagram contest will receive a Wacom Intuos Pro Pen & Touch Medium Tablet ($350 value)! The contest is simple, show your best work and you’ll have a shot at winning. Acclaimed illustrator, Edward Kinsella, who will be instructing at The Illustration Academy in June, will be judging and selecting the winner. 

KAWS "No Reply" Print Portfolio @ Pace Prints, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 07, 2015
This weekend only, our friends at Pace Prints in NYC will present an exclusive viewing of the newest edition by KAWS, “No Reply,” a portfolio of 10 silkscreen prints, each 35 x 23 inches, in edition of 100. The portfolio will be on view at 521 West 26th Street, 3rd Floor space through Saturday, May 9. The only time these have been on display was in the Pace Prints booth at Art Basel Hong Kong earlier this year. 

Dafy Hagai: Summer

Photography // Thursday, May 07, 2015
We have been big fans of Dafy Hagai on this site, and her Israeli Girls book was a hit on the site last year. Of course, she has shot campaigns for Levi's, Sam Snider, and even shot Joey Badass, too. We are getting into the summer months, and we wanted to get a look at Dafy's "Summer" zine. You should, too. Freedom never looked so good. And buy the zine while you are at it. 

Benjamin Sack Draws Complex Imaginary Cityscapes

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 07, 2015
Benjamin Sack's incredible cityscapes are drawn with extraordinarly complex detail and filled with myriads of miniature and sometimes recognizable buildings. "The overarching theme of this 'symphony,' Sack says, "is the hero's journey (viz the viewer’s) into drawings detailed, complex and rich in metaphor; a sort of modern, existentialist epic." Watch several videos after the jump...

Sketchbook Works by Mario Maplé

Illustration // Thursday, May 07, 2015
Mario Maplé is a young mexican artist living in Guadalajara who, inspired by mutations and trauma, works with both conceptual and technical discomfort; exploring through pictorial accidents, materials and Formal contrasts, new possibilities for individual expression.

Paintings by Michelle Hinebrook

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 07, 2015
Michelle Hinebrook's paintings are infused with an understanding of optics and geometry as well as painterly intuition. Attempting to capture movement, within a deep, dynamic space with kaleidoscopic explosions of color and shape. She begins constructing compositions using a computer, ruler and airbrush, drawing hard-edge geometric shapes...

Vintage Film Posters From The Golden Age of XXX

Erotica // Thursday, May 07, 2015
While obviously the content of these posters is unapologetically dirty, not to mention the films themselves, we have to say, the design on some of them are fantastic. From back in the day when people used to visit theaters to watch XXX movies, these vintage posters celebrate "the timeless cool and lurid delights of the most exciting, entertaining Pop Art-form of the late 1900s—the exploitation movie posters... 

Felix: The Cat’s Out of the Bag @ Slow Culture Gallery, LA

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 07, 2015
A simply drawn black and white cat may seem an unlikely choice for the world’s first cartoon superstar, but Felix the Cat, with his magic bag of tricks and killer personality, is no ordinary feline. Though Felix has gone through numerous iterations over the near century since his debut, he has always had an undeniable influence on creatives around the world, no matter their age or medium. This has never been more evident than in Felix: The Cat’s Out Of the Bag, a group art show curated by Slow Culture gallery.

Ben Venom "Let’s Go All The Way" @ Ever Gold Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 07, 2015
Today, May 8th, 2015 Ever Gold Gallery in San Francisco will present Let’s Go All The Way, an exhibition of new textile works by Ben Venom. Working with repurposed materials, Venom combines the often menacing and combative countercultural imagery of biker gangs, metal music and the occult with the comforts of domesticity in a series of quilts and textile-based works.

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