David Guttenfelder: Instagrams From North Korea

Photography // Friday, December 20, 2013
David Guttenfelder, an Associated Press photographer, was recently awarded TIME's Instagram Photographer of the Year 2013 for this shots in the DPRK. The secretive, mysterious country has surprisingly loosened its censorship laws regarding foreigners and 3G capable cell phones. "In a country known for its censorship, I'm now uploading photos to Instagram from the streets of North Korea like I would anywhere else in the world. Through social media, I'm trying to piece together a picture of this country for the outside world..."

Photographs by Bobby Doherty

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 20, 2013
This morning we are enjoying the distinctive work of Bobby Doherty, a  Brooklyn-based photographer. Taking ordinary, familiar objects and looking at them in a distinctive and unique way, some of our favorite shots are the patterns and textures he arranges with sponges, trash, hair pins, toys, and rubber bands.

Best of 2013: Susannah Martin's Primordial Tourists

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 20, 2013
Originally published on March 21st 2013: This morning we take a look at the work of Frankfurt, Germany-based artist Susannah Martin. Her nude paintings are the product of her fascination with how artists throughout history have chosen to represent our interconnection with nature and how this has changed with the virtual world.

Best of 2013: Caitlin Hackett, March 2013

Vault // Thursday, December 19, 2013
For the next few weeks, we will be publishing some of our favorite features from the print edition that appeared throughout 2013. Today, we look at the March 2013 feature with California fine artist Caitlin Hackett, whose work depicts a thick north coast foliage, mysteriously surreal animals, and mythical connection between people and nature. 

MOMO "Butt Joints" @ May Gallery, New Orleans

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 19, 2013
In the August issue, we featured the fantastic abstract mural works of MOMO, and have long been fans of the NYC and New Orleans based artist. He just opened a solo show at May Gallery in New Orleans, and from what we have read, May is a " araw bunker-like space by the St Claude Rail Yard, perfect for oversized installations." And just so you don't start laughing, "Butt Joints describes the method of marrying plywood together that will help us build something large yet simple within May’s space..."

Illustrations, Installations, and Design by Neasdon Control Centre

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 19, 2013
We have always been huge fans of London-based studio Neasdon Control Centre, aka, the works of Stephen Smith. We gathered a bunch of his work for you today, spanning illustration, typography, design, motion works, and various other projects he has done in publishing. And if you are looking for some last minute gifst ideas, the Neason Control Centre "Lost Control" book is absolutely fabulous. 

DELTA “Overburden” @ Common Gallery, Tokyo

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 19, 2013
Fresh off a nice exhibition of Thomas Campbell's photography, Common Gallery in Tokyo just opened what appears to be a great show with Amsterdam-based and futurist graffiti artist, Boris "DELTA" Tellegen. The artist has been working in abstraction and 3D for years now, but this new work leans heavy on architectural textures and more stream of conscious urban experiences. Go check it if you are so lucky to be in Japan. 

Wrapping Paper by Andy Rementer

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 19, 2013
Wrapping paper isn't just for the Xmas holiday. People have birthdays, bar mitzvahs, baby showers, and bachelor parties. Wrapping paper is a universal need, and what better than to wrap that special gift in a paper designed by Andy Rementer? Available through NoBrow.

Pardee's Picks: Matt Ritchie Studio Visit

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 19, 2013
A few weeks prior to Patrick O'Connell's in-depth interview with "Imagination Issue" artist Matt Ritchie, photographer Chloe Rice and I went to pay him a visit in his home studio and wood shop in Castro Valley, CA, and submerged ourselves in the hand-carved, scratched and painted world that he has created for over two decades. That world is aesthetically tiny... 

Best of 2013: Sculptures by Jonty Hurwitz

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 19, 2013
Originally published on February 1st. 2013:  It may be a tad hard to see what is going on here, but look closely. Artist/scientist Jonty Hurwitz creates what appear to be ordinary abstract sculptures, but when viewed in a cylinder, reflective surface, the sculpture takes on the appearence of a figurative shape. Hurwtiz won the 2009 Noble Sculpture Prize.

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