In L.A.: Kazuki Takamatsu @ Corey Helford Gallery

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 19, 2013
This past weekend we stopped by Corey Helford Gallery for the opening reception of “Japanese Ideology of Puberty,” Kazuki Takamatsu’s latest solo exhibition.  We interviewed Kazuki in our new May 2013 issue, which you can read right here and learn how he develops and creates these incredible paintings with computer graphics. Photos and more after the jump..  

Behind the Scenes: Dennis McNett in Copenhagen

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 19, 2013
As we noted on the site earlier this week, our good friend, NYC-based Dennis McNett, has a show opening at MOHS in Copenhagen, Denmark starting this April 19, 2013. Remember, for the last 6 years the Wolfbat tribe has grown and performed ceremony, sacrifice, and spread the way of the Wolfbat throughout the North American continent. Artifacts from these ceremonies are presented here at Mohs in Copenhagen to show that Wolfbats are indeed real. Henrik Haven wait to check in...

Storm Thorgerson, world famous album cover artist for Pink Floyd, RIP

Music // Friday, April 19, 2013
We are sad to hear that Storm Thorgerson, the world famous and extremely influential album cover artist for the likes of Pink Floyd, Muse, Led Zeppelin, the Mars Volta, Black Sabbath, and just a ton more, has passed away after a long battle with cancer. Obviously, Storm's work with Pink Floyd is era-defining, creating a visual identity to one of the most visual musicians of the 1960s and 1970s. After working on an issue celebrating the power of album cover artwork (you will read that one soon), we feel honoring Storm today is important for our entire industry.  

Watch: An alternative Re-telling of the Zambian Space Program In ‘Afronauts’

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 19, 2013
In the 1960s at the height of the space race during the Cold War, a grade school science teacher named Edward Makuka Nkolso headed up the newly independent Zambia's space program at an old farmhouse. Nkoloso was serious and applied for a £7M grant from UNESCO and assembled a crew including a 17-year-old girl and two cats. The story inspired photographer Christina de Middel's series Afronauts and now filmmaker Frances Bodomo to shoot a short film. Watch the trailer after the jump...

Star Wars Maps by Andrew DeGraff

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 19, 2013
Philadelphia-based designer Andrew DeGraff has meticulously illustrated Star Wars maps, starting the journey on Tatooine and winding through the Death Star, Hoth, Degobah, and the adventures in between. 

Photographs of an Amazon Fulfillment Warehouse by Ben Roberts

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 19, 2013
The Financial Times Weekend Magazine sent London-based photographer Ben Roberts on assignment to photography people and places around the former coal-mining town, Rugeley. He chose to visit the Amazon fulfillment warehouse that had at one point been a boost to the local economy in his series Amazon Unpacked. 

Hand Created CMYK Halftone Printing at The Human Printer

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 19, 2013
A collection of students at the University of Derby has been taking photographs and manually creating CMYK halftone printing effects by hand in an ongoing project titled The Human Printer. Watch a video after the jump...

The Film Before The Film: A documentary of the opening sequence

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 18, 2013
We love a good opening sequence, so much so that we could have stopped watching The Darjeeling Limited after 3 minutes and that Kinks song. Opening credits are important, whether Woody Allen's simple text treatments or Hitchcock's more ominous, playful openers. "THE FILM before THE FILM is a short documentary that traces the evolution of title design through the history of film. This short film was a research project at the BTK (Berliner Technische Kunsthochschule) that takes a look at pioneers like Saul Bass, Maurice Binder and Kyle Cooper by showing the transitions from early film credits to the inclusion of digital techniques, a resurgence of old-school style, and filmmakers' love of typography in space."

Jacob Everett's Ballpoint Portraits

Illustration // Thursday, April 18, 2013
Jacob Everett is an artist and illustrator from the UK. He creates large scale black and white portraits using biro brand ballpoint pens. His work varies in subject from well known faces of popular culture to homeless men from the streets of Bradford. He use an intricate technique of overlapping elliptical marks, which gradually build to represent the subtle contours of the face. In common with digital images, his works, close up, appear as thousands of tiny ‘pixels’. When viewed from a distance they reveal the subtleties and nuances of individual character.  

Jacob A Pfeiffer @ John Pence Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 18, 2013
We have a few bits of information about Jacob A Pfeiffer that you should know. First,  Jacob won a Milwaukee, WI skateboard contest "best trick" award in 1989 by ending his run with a magic trick. That is pretty good. Second, his father is the artist/teacher/activist who organized the Clay Stomp, an American-Soviet mural project. That is really good. And thirdly, Jacob is part of a great group show opening this Friday April 19th @ John Pence Gallery in San Francisco that you truly must see to believe. 

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