Adult Swim Issue: Skinner for "Metalocalypse"

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 14, 2012
On the occasion of Metalocalypse being featured in Juxtapoz' special July 2012 Adult Swim Issue, one of the most visually death metal people we could think of, Sacramento-based Skinner, created a perfect summation of the program with an intense triptych painting based on the show's characters. If you buy the issue, you will treasure it forever.

From PBS: "The Evolution of 8-Bit Art" Video

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 14, 2012
PBS' Off the Book specials are fantastic short documentaries covering a wide-range of subjects, and new one recently aired and posted was "The Evolution of 8-Bit Art", talking about the wide-reaching impact the simple pixelated artform has had on the greater whole of contemporary culture, music, art, and memory. It has grown so far beyond Atari and Nintendo, with even the current E3 convention showcasing a nostalgia for the power of 8-bit.

"From UMMMM to DER: Recent Works and Installations of Thomas Campbell" Book Preview

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 14, 2012
Thomas Campbell, cover of our April 2007 issue, is set to release a new book through Gingko Press and Um Yeah Press, From Ummmm to Der. The book catalogs the many different facets of the Santa Cruz County-based artist, including installation, painting, sculpture, music, video, printmaking, and photography. And the cover is yellow, which is really quite nice.

Ron English + Chris Brown "Dum English" toy giveaway

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 14, 2012
Ron English and Chris Brown took the promotion of their DUM English collab to the right coast on Tuesday, June 12, greeting fans at NYC’s Toy Tokyo for the in-store launch and signing. In honor of Toy Tokyo’s celebration between the unity of art and music, we’re giving one lucky winner a DUM English toy signed by the artists.

When the World Ends: Works by Vladimir Manyuhin

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 14, 2012
Everyone has their vision of the end of the world, the apocalypse, when nature, aliens, or war catches up to us. Some think it will be a bomb, some think global climate change, I think that British boy band The Wanted. Russian digitial artist creates his "life after the apocalypse" illustrations with Photoshop and 3DMax, and they are stunning to behold, even if we hope he is wrong.

Woodcut Imprints by Bryan Nash Gill

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 14, 2012
Bryan Nash Gill takes recycled lumber and coats the surface in ink and washi paper, and creates these fantastic impressions with his fingers and fingernails to get these amazing patterns of tree rings. Not to get sappy so early in the day, but this just shows you how amazing nature's structure really is.

New Sketchbook Works by Pat Perry

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 14, 2012
We found some great new work put out by Pat Perry, an artist and illustrator who calls Grand Rapids, Michigan home. In between showing his art from coast to coast or working with an assortment of clients, Pat travels as much as possible. Although he is happy to be able to speak and have an audience through his artwork, he does his best everyday to listen and learn from the world he lives in.  

Naughty Ceramics by Chris Antemann

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 14, 2012
Case in point, I will set the scene. I was at my grandparents house, looking at all their fine china and ceramic plates and "sculptures" (I am being generous), and wondering, "what will my house look like when I am 88-years old?" I may not be able to swing the naughty, slightly dirty ceramic sculptures of Chris Antemann, but we are getting a bit closer.

Ed Templeton x Leica Video

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 14, 2012
Ed Templeton, the photographer, fine artist, and former professional skater who we have had in the magazine over the years (most recently, the February 2012 issue) was recently the subject of a Leica produced interview and video spotlight. And, because we are dealing with a Leica, its a bit on the classy side.

Liqen's New Work in Okinawa, Japan

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 14, 2012
Spanish muralist, Liqen, who was featured in our printed April 2012 issue, traveled to Okinawa, Japan last month leaving traces of his handy work around the island. One mural done with a roller depicts a tiny atomic cloud in the palm of a hand and in another part of Okinawa faces were painted on a collection of cinder blocks.

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