Vans x Rodarte Collaboration

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte have collaborated with Vans as part of Vans Custom Culture competition. The competition inspires high schools in the light of declining funding for art programs across schools in the US. The annual Custom Culture event asks students to design their own vans and the winner is awarded $50,000 toward their high school art program.

Jason Freeny's Imagined Anatomies

Erotica // Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Jason Freeny is the self-proclaimed "son of hippies," a wildly weird artist and designer whose series of anatomical toy sculpture are terrifying and awesome. Freeny acquired a degree in industrial design at Pratt, then went on to work for MTV as a designer and artist. He has a youthful imagination that both astounds and disturbs. These imagined anatomy studies challenge the boundaries of childlike and adult, giving three dimensions to an otherwise very illustrative idea. Freeny's work is both innocent and strange, scientific and fanciful, mature and youthful.   

Snorri Sturluson "Laundromat" @ Known Gallery, LA

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 10, 2013
“For all its squalor and despair, the laundromat has held a curiously elevated status in the global mind. Things happen in laundromats. People get hurt. People hide. People see God. People fall in love. People go nuts. People make plans. Or so TV and film have led us to believe for the last 40 years. Snorri Sturluson is certainly no exception to the laundromat’s allure. When he moved to New York City in 2001 he was smitten with their charm. It was, Sturluson said, as if everything he’d learned about America over the years had contracted in a brilliant epiphany.

'Villes Eteintes,' Darkened Cities by Thierry Cohen

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Paris-born artist Thierry Cohen's series Villes Eteintes depicts major cities of the world with no light pollution, no lights of any kind. Thierry employs a technique that requires him to document the exact time, angle, latitude and longitude of each exposure and then track the rotation of the earth to locations with clear night skies such as the Mojave, Sahara, and Atacama deserts. By combining the two images, the photographer has produced a truly profound work that asks us to reflect both spiritually and politically.

Illustrations by Jules Julien

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 10, 2013
We are enjoying the illustrations of Paris-based designer and visual artist Jules Julien. His designs, simple silhouettes, and hyper-realistic vignettes are bold and vibrant. He has done professional work for the likes of Keds, Playstation, Louis Vitton, and Cartoon Network.

Neon Waterfalls by Sean Lenz and Kristoffer Abildgaard

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Sean Lenz and Kristoffer Abildgaard dropped high-powered Cyalume glow sticks into Northern California waterfalls and used long exposures to capture the submerged trails in this project entitled Neon Waterfalls. Some of the more complicated shots were created by stringing several of the glow sticks together.

Paintings by Ryan Pickart

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 10, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of Lowell, Indiana-based artist Ryan Pickart. Ryan's portraits in oil gracefully bridge the gap between abstract and realism.  

Japanese Magazine Ads from the 60s and 70s

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 10, 2013
We love these vintage Japanese magazine ads from the 60s and 70s. The Japanese blog That's Eurobeat has been scanning the vintage pieces since 2007 and has amassed a collection of over 5,400!

Issue Preview: May 2013 w/ Kenny Scharf, Camille Rose Garcia, and Fulvio di Piazza

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 09, 2013
We kick of the Spring season (which bascially means sunnier coverage, or not, play with us here) with our May 2013 issue, featuring Kenny Scharf on our cover, with a special edition cover created by Camille Rose Garcia. Kenny's show at Paul Kasmin Gallery comes into our focus, as well as Garcia's exhibition at the Disney Family Museum. The issue rounded out by conversations with Spencer Tunick, ROA, Charlie Roberts, Oriol Angrill Jorda, Kazuki Takamatsu, Fulvio di Piazza, Odd Nerdrum, Thomas Campbell, Mark Ryden, and Bill Daniel. 

Brion Nuda Rosch's Meat Billboard

Street Art // Tuesday, April 09, 2013
A billboard at 44th and 11 Ave in New York is currently displaying a prime and might we say delicious looking piece of sliced meat. Sorry vegetarians, skip to the next post. The bizarre billboard is the work of artist, Brion Nuda Rosch, whose all meat themed exhibition appropriately titled “Meat Form” is presently showing at The Peanut Gallery.

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