Paintings by Stephen Hayes

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 20, 2012
Stephen Hayes landscape paintings are rooted in the practice of painters like Monet, van Gogh, and even Bonnard, but that is not to say they are outdated. They utilize a garish juxtaposition of hues that brings these traditional modes of representing a green, pastoral scene into a more contemporary dialogue. Brush strokes begin as representation, and then wiggle their way onto the flatness of the surface, with drips at times further emphasizing this flatness of the painting...

Converse x Juxtapoz: Wall To Wall San Francisco, Brooklyn, & Richmond

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Over the past year, Juxtapoz and Converse have teamed on a unique project, Wall to Wall, where we invite a local artist in a city in North America to create a semi-permanent mural based around the artist's interpretation of the iconic Converse star. For us, we have been allowed to curate a project based around something we care about: murals and public art. And Converse has allowed us to invite an ecletic group of artists, from Lango, Dave Ellis, Troy Lovegates, Hitnes, 123Klan, and others to create brilliant works for the public to enjoy.

An evening at Pivot Point: Nike's Air Force 1 devoted Pop-Up Shop

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Last night, Nike invited Juxtapoz to check out their new pop-up space Pivot Point inside the new Barclay Center in downtown Brooklyn, home to the Brooklyn Nets. The occasion for the temporary space is to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Nike Air Force 1’s and this particular event was for the launch of the new Nike Air Force Bearbrick’s.

Fifty and Fifty State Mottos Project @ Ace Hotel, NYC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The Ace Hotel in NYC just opened a great exhibition, Fifty and Fifty State Mottos Project, where 50 talented graphic artists and illustrators reimagine their home state mottos. The Fifty and Fifty State Mottos Project, curated by Dan Cassaro takes fifty designers, one per state, have illustrated their state motto, creating something steeped in history yet modern and unique — a kind of designer's atlas. Now, do you know the state capitals?

Steve Powers x Case Studyo “Fresh Starts Every Morning” Porcelain Sculpture

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 19, 2012
It seems as if Steve "ESPO" Powers has been doing a bunch of great projects recently, first with his Icy Signs storefront, and now a collaborative porcelain art sculpture with Case Studyo, Fresh Starts Every Morning. Referencing ESPO's Today is the first day of the rest of your life painting, now you can pretend to start everyday like its a fresh start. Or perhaps you always do that. And if you don't, this will help.

Music Videos We Liked in 2012: Earl Sweatshirt "Chum"

Music // Wednesday, December 19, 2012
When we have been looking back at the music videos we loved in 2012, there is a part of us that consider the artist and track. Earl Sweatshirt had a huge year in our office, whether in collaboration with Flying Lotus, or on the fantastic track, "Chum". Video director Hiro Murai takes the haunting track and makes a simple, beautiful black and white treatment. 

Best of 2012: Ballpoint Stunner from Samuel Silva

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Here is what we wrote at the time: Yes, that is right. This is a ballpoint pen drawing. Samuel Silva, the artist, used 8 different colors taking 30 hours to complete it. No other media. Simply 100 % ballpoint pen. Silva is Portugal-based attorney who does art as a "hobby." I don't think much more needs to be said. Just look at it.

Installation and Public Sculpture by Nicola Yeoman

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Nicola Yeoman moved to London in 2001 and worked at the Guardian as a picture editor whilst studying furniture at Guildhall University. Her combined love of photography and her practical skills as a designer led to an accidental career as a set designer. Now, at first glance at least, it is her eye for the theatrical, honed and developed in this latter role, that most informs her current artworks.

Crystalsoscope @ Swarovski Crystal Worlds

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Conceptualized by Austrian artist, André Hellerin and holistic practitioner, Peter Mandelin in 1995, “Crystalsoscope” is the largest kaleidoscope in the world. The large sureal structure also serves as a fountain and is located near Innsbruck, Austria.

The Works of Rishab Gladiator

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Mysterious, ghastly shadows and duplicated image reflections make up this series of illustrator and designer Rishab Gladiator's work. As a young, New Zealand-based creative, he has come a long way developing the mature content in his portfolio site. He is certainly one to keep your eye on for future endeavors.

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