Favorite Music Videos of 2014: Spoon "Do You" by Hiro Murai

Music // Thursday, December 18, 2014
Spoon's 2014 LP "They Want My Soul" was on constant rotation in the Juxtapoz office almost all of the latter half of 2014, and will go down (along with Pinata, Black Messiah, Our Love, Here and Nowhere Else, I Never Learn) as one of our favorites of the year. We spoke with Spoon's Britt Daniel about the band's visual career in the print mag, and for the track "Do You" they teamed with the great Hiro Murai on this video. 

Surreal Manipulations by Izumi Miyazaki

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 18, 2014
Because we are at the end of the year, we are having some more playful posts on the site this week. INeedAGuide posted these amazingly bizarre photo manipulations from Japanese artist Izumi Miyazaki, and we like it when artists take the Murakami/magical realist vibe and make it even more surreal. 

Furniture Bondage by Melanie Bonajo

Erotica // Thursday, December 18, 2014
This work is so awesomely bizarre, we thought it would make for some great holiday dinner discussions, or at least some fun family charade time. As we have mentioned on the site in the past, "Melanie Bonajo's works are collages in real time, performative works that combine multiple eclectic elements in real space instead of the flattened world of two-dimensional images ..."

Scene Report: Detroit

Graffiti // Thursday, December 18, 2014
Each week we feature updates on current graffiti scenes in a number of major U.S. cities with the help of a few select photographers. German Friday delivers this week’s Detroit Scene Report.

George Boorujy "Passenger" @ P.P.O.W. Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 18, 2014
P.P.O.W is pleased to present Passenger, an exhibition of new work by George Boorujy. The exhibition will expand upon Boorujy’s ongoing exploration of North America through a series of strikingly life-like, ink on paper depictions of animals native to this continent. 

Best of 2014: Photographing the Rise of Hip Hop

Photography // Thursday, December 18, 2014
Growing up in the 80’s and 90’s, Bronx native Lisa Leone was surrounded by the up and coming hip hop community. With her passion for photography, Leone began photographing everything. Little did she know that she was capturing some of the most iconic figures in the world of hip-hop at the inception of their careers. From Grandmaster Flash to Nas, Leone’s images display a raw candidness that is often lost in studio photoshoots. 

Rone, Vexta, Ernest Zacharevic and Elle and more @ Urban Xchange in Penang

Street Art // Thursday, December 18, 2014
Rone, Elle, Vexta, Ernest Zacharevic, Adisson Karl, Tank Petrol, Don John, Mr. Toll, Antanas Dubra, Kenji Chai, Bibichun and 4Some recently completed a series of murals for Urban Nation and Hin Bus Depot's "Urban Xchange" in Penang, Malaysia. 

Aaron Draplin Takes On a Logo Design Challenge

Design // Thursday, December 18, 2014
Most logos aren't designed in fifteen minutes, but most designers aren't Aaron Draplin. Aaron's a Portland fixture by way of the Midwest, the owner of Draplin Design Co., and an advocate of "blue collar" design: design that works. Here he takes our logo design challenge, creating a dozen iterations of a logo for a fictional construction company. Not inspired? Just wait. Watch as he sketches, brings his ideas into Illustrator, and tests and tunes the different iterations...

Best of 2014: 1968 - Radical Italian Furniture

Design // Thursday, December 18, 2014
1968: ITALIAN RADICAL DESIGN is the newest project from Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari’s TOILETPAPER in collaboration with the famed art collector and DESTE Foundation in Athens founder Dakis Joannou.

Best of 2014: Art Truancy, Juxtapoz Turns 20

Vault // Thursday, December 18, 2014
In conjunction with our 20th Anniversary exhibition Art Truancy: 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC, we had Carlo McCormick interview Jonathan for the June issue and talk the history of this publication and the people and places surrounding the culture and art we have championed for the past two decades.
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