Vote: 2013 Vans Custom Culture Competition

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 06, 2013
In the light of declining funding for art programs across schools in the US, the Vans Custom Culture competition inspires high schools. The annual event asks students to design their own vans. The winner is awarded $50,000 towards their high school art program! There are some pretty impressive custom designs! Voting is now open to select the winner and you can cast your's by choosing your favorite design from each region here! 

Camille Rose Garcia "Down the Rabbit Hole" @ Walt Disney Family Museum, SF

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 06, 2013
The Walt Disney Family Museum is pleased to present the exhibition Camille Rose Garcia: Down the Rabbit Hole. On view from May 9 to November 3, 2013, the exhibition features some 40 works by Garcia alongside ten Alice in Wonderland concept paintings by Disney artist Mary Blair from the Museum’s collection. Organized by guest curator Tere Romo, the exhibition celebrates not only Garcia and Blair’s artistry across decades and artistic styles, but also the power of art to draw us into magical worlds that spark engagement and inspiration.

Music Video: The Flaming Lips "You Lust" (NSFW)

Music // Monday, May 06, 2013
Nothing says let's wake up on a Monday morning and see some weird like watching two naked bodies get all lab tested and futuristic along with the music of The Flaming Lips. "You Lust" is a track from the Lips' new LP, The Terror, is a long, winding, 13-minute epic, but thank you to Oklahoma's finest, this is along 4 minutes long. NSFW because this contains a full 4-minutes of nude bodies going all Matrix on you. 

Paintings and Photos by mark Maggiori

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 06, 2013
This morning we take a look the work of French, LA-based artist Mark Maggiori. Mark is an analog photographer, a painter, musician and music video director. 

Photographs by Ingrid Endel

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 06, 2013
Australian photographer Ingrid Endel discovered her passion for photography after a knee accident forced her to end her career as a dancer. Now she shoots beautiful photos, portraying "the spirit of a dancer through the eyes of the lens!"

Joanne Arnett's Woven Mugshots

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 06, 2013
American artist Joanne Arnett painstakingly reproduces mug shots as woven textiles, naming each piece after the accused's sentence. For example, "Two Years and a Fine of $2,000" or "30 Hours Community Service." 

3D Printed Faces From Found DNA

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 06, 2013
Information artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg has been taking DNA left behind on spit out gum, hairs, and other pieces of our genetic trail that we leave behind every day and generating and printing faces using a 3D printer. The resulting portraits of anonymous people may not be a 100% accurate since there are many things that are impossible to determine from DNA (age, etc.), the artists says they probably have a "family resemblance." The series is titled Stranger Visions.

Watch: "Zigzagging" Pattern and RGB Light Installation by Carnovsky

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 06, 2013
In addition to the RGB Fabulous Landscapes (which we posted earlier) where specially printed digital frescos changed depending on whether natural, red, green, or blue light was applied, Carnovsky was also commissioned to create a installation for Missoni. Titled, Zigzagging, the installation uses geometric motifs, and fantastic patterns with similar, changing, flashing RGB lights. We suggest you don't watch the video if you're epileptic…

Life-Sized Newsstand Made from Denim by Denimu

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 06, 2013
Sweden-based artist Denimu (aka Ian Berry), known for his work constructing incredible scenes purely out of used denim and jeans, has installed a life sized New York newsstand at the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco. Berry began experimenting with textiles, manipulating color and form with bleach, stencils and glue. His work is painstakingly cut, stitched, and pasted together.

What's The Time?: "Hold It Now, Hit It"

Juxtapoz // Sunday, May 05, 2013
All month, we will be enjoying videos, interviews, artist perspectives, and outtakes from our June 2013 Beastie Boys issue and tribute to MCA. Today, we look back at one of mainstream culture's first interaction with the Beasties, and the classic 1986 single, "Hold It Now, Hit It."

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