Juxtapoz // Monday, June 03, 2013
Beginning with a CNC machine to lay down a primary structure of silk threads, the Mediated Matter research group at the MIT media lab then released a swarm of 6,500 silkworms at the bottom of the scaffold to spin non-woven silk patches to reinforce the gaps across the structure. The geometry of the base structure was created using an algorithm influenced by the silkworm's ability to generate a 3-dimensional cocoon. Watch a video after the jump!
Juxtapoz // Monday, June 03, 2013
We are enjoying the paintings of French artist Charlotte Caron this morning. She took a very simple idea, with a nice effect, involving the humanization of animals, and animalizing humans. The artist says of the series, "This series of paintings, photographs, are trying to respond to a form of duality... ultimately creating an osmosis between the two mediums, between the animal and the portrait."
Illustration // Sunday, June 02, 2013
Emmi-Riikka Vartiainen is a young illustrator and graphic designer currently living and working in Lahti, Finland, where she is attending the Lahti Institute of Design with an emphasis on graphic design. Very much an illustrator at heart, Vartiainen's work combines the elegance of finely applied lines and subtle pastel colors with imagery that is both whimsical and macabre, conveying a sense of surreal drama as if in an unfolding dream. In her personal life she has two cats, many game consoles, and a passion for horror and drawing animals, especially little bunnies.
Erotica // Sunday, June 02, 2013
Born in New York in 1971, Derek Gores is a collage artist based in Melbourne, Florida, and an alumni of The Rhode Island School of Design. Through recycling ephemeral fragments of magazines, labels, data, and assorted analog and digital materials, Gores creates loosely figurative works on canvas, teasing the viewer with fleeting details suggesting the outlines of a body or the pink curves of a woman's lips.
Street Art // Sunday, June 02, 2013
Some lucky girl (Her name is Angela actually) was proposed to by her boyfriend Phillip Burton via a mural on the Shoreditch Art Wall, Great Eastern St, London. Wanting to do something different, the cleverly romantic boyfriend enlisted the talents of Animaux Circus, a local illustration, mural and sign painting studio. The Animaux Circus team delivered a mural influenced graphically by Asian textile design, berlin bears & bold, bright colors. Oh, and she said yes. Obviously.
Graffiti // Saturday, June 01, 2013
New York-based publisher, Carnage NYC, recently released a new zine featuring the work of artist Gorey. Here we take a look at this limited edition 52-page zine contains illustrations, writings and vinyl stickers from the artist. Each copy comes with a screen-printed cover, are hand-signed and numbered.
Street Art // Saturday, June 01, 2013
Brazilian artist, Nunca maining “Never,” has just painted a portrait of a Berliner punk in conjunction with the Urban Spree Festival in Berlin. Germany. The artist’s narrative work is repeatedly accompanied with strong line work and imagery.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 31, 2013
We are about to close the chapter on our special month of Beastie Boys' coverage in conjunction with our June 2013 Beastie Boys issue, and we thought it was the right time to concentrate on one of the Boys' most personal albums, To the 5 Boroughs. For their first LP in the wake of 9/11, the Beastie's brought in Italian artist and architectural artist, Matteo Pericoli and his brilliant Manhattan Unfurled drawing as the cover. Completed on a 22-foot long scroll, the dedicated work, convering the nuances and beauty of NYC, proved to be the perfect companion to the music of To the 5 Boroughs.