Illustrations by Karan

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 24, 2013
The fun and quirky illustrations of Australian, New York-based illustrator Karan are brightening our morning. Much like ours, Karan's philosophy on creating and illustration is to keep evolving and exposing himself to as many new things as possible. His clients have included Intel, MTV, Nickelodeon, and many more!

Split Personalities: Justin Hager and Tim Diet @ RVCA

Illustration // Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Hannah Stouffer in conversation with "Split Personalities"; ironic and funny pop-culture illustrators Justin Hager and Tim Diet about their recent show that opened September 27th at RVCA in San Francisco, CA. The show runs through the end of November.

David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition @ de Young, San Francisco

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 23, 2013
The entire experience of having David Hockney open a massive exhibition, A Bigger Exhibition, if you will, in San Francisco is that you learn just how relentless and consistent the famed British artist's work ethic really is. He is non-stop, constantly learning new tricks, creating more immersive works, challenging pre-conceived notions of landspace and portrait painting, whether through iPad, or just old-fashioned perspective paintings. Here is our article from the November 2013 print issue about A Bigger Exhibition... 

Ryan McGinley "Yearbook" @ Ratio 3, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Well, you got 3 days to check this one out if you are in Northern California. Ryan McGinley has returned to Ratio 3 in San Francisco for one of our favorite installations of the year, Yearbook, featuring an entire site-specific, immersive installation of McGinley's color portraits of... well, a ton of naked men and women who would have done well at the Arcade Fire show in Brooklyn this past weekend. To be honest, all together, in all this color, the installation is quite stunning, and you have until October 26th to see it. 

"What The Future Sounded Like"

Music // Wednesday, October 23, 2013
A brilliant use of 30 minutes of your day would be to watch this documentary on electronic music, "What the Future Sounded Like," a great find from our friends over at TWBE. "Post-war Britain rebuilt itself on a wave of scientific and industrial breakthroughs that culminated in the cultural revolution of the 1960’s. In this atmosphere was born the Electronic Music Studios (EMS), a radical group of avant-garde electronic musicians who utilized technology and experimentation to compose a futuristic electronic sound-scape for the New Britain."

ICY Signs + Steve Powers "Perfection is Standard, Mistakes Cost Extra" @ Joshua Liner Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 23, 2013
If you have read Juxtapoz in print or online over the past few years, you know we have great affection with sign painitng. Seeing that we have headquarters in San Francisco and a Brooklyn outpost, we have been surrounded by great artists bringing back the tradition of sign painting, with none more strong than Steve "ESPO" Powers and the ICY Signs Shop in Brooklyn. This Thursday, Ocober 24, Joshua Liner Gallery will open an exhibition of works from the ICY Signs crew, entitled "Perfection is Standard, Mistakes Cost Extra." 

Supreme x Vans Bruce Lee Collection (+ Supreme x Bruce Lee Capsule)

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Just in time for... well just in time for the next pair of shoes you want, Vans has teamed up with NYC skate/fashion powerhouse Supreme on a special collection of Bruce Lee sneakers, with Supreme taking the Lee theme further with a full jacket, crewneck sweathshirt, long sleeve and short sleeve tee collection. The Vans collection will feature a "series of Sk8-Hi and Authentic silhouettes printed with Bruce Lee graphic." The collection will be released this Thursday, October 24. 

Michael Wolf's "The Architecture of Density"

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Michael Wolf's photographic study of Hong Kong, "The Architecture of Density," features photos of the city's buildings photographed without the horizon. "...By using this stylistic solution by eliminating the sky and horizon you give the feeling of unlimited size, because you have no idea how big the building is. It could be 100 stories or 200 stories, it could be a mile long. This illusion of unlimited size really conveys what we experience in megacities."

Pieter Hugo's "There's a Place in Hell for Me and My Friends"

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 23, 2013
This morning we take a look back at one of our favorite photographers, Pieter Hugo's series There's a Place in Hell for Me and My Friends, a series of close-up portraits of the artist and his friends, all of whom call South Africa home. Through a digital process of converting colour images to black and white while manipulating the colour channels, Hugo emphasizes the pigment (melanin) in his sitters' skins so they appear heavily marked by blemishes and sun damage.

Portraits Made from Thousands of Tiny Objects

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 23, 2013
London-based artist Joe Black's portrait of Barack Obama uses thousands of black and white toy soldiers. His other portraits use everything from small toys and chess pieces to nuts and bolts depending on the subject and the message he is trying to portray. The toy soldiers in the Obama piece, titled Shoot to Kill, "could indicate the ethos of good and evil, or right and wrong that is embedded in America's dealings with Eastern nations."

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