Assault Rifle Graphic Illusion Made From Ping Pong Balls

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Michael Murphy's latest optic illusion- type installation titled Damage is made from 1,2000 hanging ping pong balls, painted black and must be vewed from a specific angle. When viewed from the correct angle, the hanging balls resemble an assault rifle. The artist is known for his optical illusion-type works that, when viewed from the correct angle, stap into place. "Guns are fetishized in the U.S.," the artist says, "Many, many Americans love guns. I'm creating a giant gun. I just want people to keep talking about guns [and] why we should have guns. Communication is necessary because I don't see any sort of solution being proposed."

Issue Preview: June 2013 "Beastie Boys: Visual History + Tribute to MCA" Issue

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Today we are very pleased to show an inside look at our very special June 2013 issue, Beastie Boys: A Visual History + Tribute to MCA. For the special issue, we have interviewed every album cover artist, from Polly Wog Stewto Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, inner-sleeve artists, photographers, and even feature some of the outtakes that went into every album cover. We find the inside stories of how each album came to fruition through the experiences and artwork of each artist that is now part of the Beastie Boys canon. The issue was curated and compiled by our contributing editor-at-large, Joey Garfield.

Cathie Bleck on Disney's Legendary Artist Mary Blair

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 07, 2013
When researching Mary Blair for our May issue we immediately recognized a kindred spirit in Juxtapoz’s August 2012 feature painter Cathie Bleck who shares a magical realism with the natural world expressed in fluid lines. Cathie shares an early remembrance of the artist who will be featured at the Walt Disney Family Museum’s celebration of Camille Rose Garcia who also cites the influence of Mary Blair. The exhibition opens on Thursday, May 9th.

Stencil Illustrations by Adam Feibelman

Illustration // Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Adam Feibelman (Adam5100) makes painstakingly-layered paper cutouts evoking the stunning absence of form in an image. Feibelman was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and started making art as a graffiti artist. That led him to CCA where he won an award for printmaking and illustration. Adam's work has taken on a satirical look, challenging conceptions of modernity and focusing on the realm of spaces as a language to describe forgotten places. 

Interstellar Carpets by Schönstaub

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Talk about giving your room some space, might as well go full galaxy in your office or room or house. Enter the design group, Schönstaub. "Schönstaub is a young design-team from Zurich. The two founders and designers Nadja Stäubli and David Schönen met each other in 2010 while studying at the University of Arts in Zürich. A joint project was the launching idea for a creative cooperation, which culminated in the foundation of Schönstaub."

Paintings by Lora Zombie

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Lora Zombie is a self-taught painter from Russia who has amassed a massive following of fans online over the past few years. Making a name for herself with her "grunge art" painting style, Zombie has exhibited all over the world, including Los Angeles, Toronto, New York, and Russia.

Photographs by Nicola Taylor

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 07, 2013
After leaving her job as a stockbroker, Nicola Taylor's photography career began at the age of 33. Using herself as a model and capturing the images with a remote control, Nicola tells stories of witches, ghosts, spirits, fairies, lost loves, through her series Tales of the Moors Country. The "stories" are inspired by tales and folklore from the North Yorkshire Moors where she grew up. 

A Musical Poster by Trapped in Suburbia

Music // Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Trapped in Suburbia has produced a new interactive print, Sounds Poster 1.0, that you can play like an instrument. The poster is the "first design in a series of 'analogue meets digital' experiments." The user places one finger on a tab at the bottom of the poster and then can move the other hand over the different shapes in the poster to create different, very abstract sounds. Watch a video after the jump...

Sculptures by Daniel Arsham

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 07, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of Ohio-born, New York-based artist Daniel Arsham. Through sculpture, drawing and performance, Arsham challenges our perceptions of physical space in order to make architecture perform the improbable. 

Strainer Shadow Art by Isaac Cordal

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Isaac Cordal continues to produce unique, and creative ways at approaching street art. His small interventions in the big city series featured miniature characters placed on urban streets. In this series, Cement Bleak, Isaac takes kitchen strainers, sculpts human faces into the mesh, and inserts them into the ground. As sunlight or streetlights shines through the strainers, they cast a shadow portrait on the sidewalk.

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