Video: TRAP and the True Art of Graffiti

Graffiti // Thursday, June 19, 2014
Since 1979, Trap has been decorating the walls of New York in his legible and simple style. He’s got the high spots on lock and it’s hard not to see his work from any of the freeways of the Five Boroughs. Animal New York caught up with elusive writer, following him around and gaining some insight on what motivates him to continue on.

MoMA to Present Full-Scale Björk Retrospective

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 18, 2014
The Museum of Modern Art just announced that they will be doing a full-scale retrospective dedicated to the career of everyone's favorite Icelandid composer, singer and artist,  Björk. The exhibition is being organized by the museum's chief curator, Klaus Biesenbach and will run from March 7th - June 7th, 2015. “Bjork is an extraordinarily innovative artist whose contributions to contemporary music, video, film, fashion and art have had a major impact on her generation worldwide,” Mr. Biesenbach said in a statement. “This highly experimental exhibition offers visitors a direct experience of her hugely collaborative body of work.”

Introducing: Adonit's Jot Touch with Pixelpoint™

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 18, 2014
We spend a lot of time in the Juxtapoz offices speaking with artists about the newest and best art materials, whether it be spray paint, acrylics, brushes, tablets, etc. There is a ton of great innovation happening, but one of our favorite companies at the moment, who blends both technology, new media platforms, and the desires of an old-school pen and ink artist is Adonit with their fantastic line of pressure sensitive stylus tools for digital artists. Today, Adonit just released the Jot Touch with Pixelpoint™, with a new design and special partnership and integration with Adobe's Creative Cloud.

The Dark Side of Dreams

Photography // Wednesday, June 18, 2014
In the late 1960’s, photographer Arthur Tress began a series of photographs that were inspired by the dreams of children. Tress had each child he approached tell him about a prominent dream of theirs which Tress would then artistically re-create and photograph with the child as the main subject. 

Painting a Room with David Schiesser

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 18, 2014
David Schiesser is an extremely talented Germany tattoo and pen and ink artist. That is a given. In fact, he makes some of our favorite flash art in the world. But this room, literally noted on his website as "Painting A Room," is entirely painted with pen and ink, with amazing detail, skill, and narrative. We grabbed images from Schiesser's site and took our own detail shots from the main mural wall. Incredible stuff.

Stanley Donwood for "Treasure Island" book cover

Design // Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Stanley Donwood has long been famous for his album cover and companion artwork for world famous band Radiohead, but he has been able to take his highly notable artwork for the band into a stellar fine art and design career. We hadn't seen this yet, probably because it wasn't available in the US (someone tell us if that was true), but back in 2009 or so, Donwood did artwork for the cover of a special edition of Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island." Fantastic pairing. Design by David Pearson for White's Books.

OK Go: The Writing's On the Wall

Music // Wednesday, June 18, 2014
OK Go’s new music video creates and breaks complicated visual illusions at a dizzying pace. The sheer technical prowess it took to make this video is mind blowing. The Writings On The Wall follows in the tradition of artist like Georges Rousse, Felice Varini, and Axel Peemoeller who use perspective to trick the eye and distort space.

INSA x MADSTEEZ and the World's Largest GIF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 18, 2014
INSA is back yet again with one of his famous animated GIF-ITIs. This time with MADSTEEZ of their 8-story (120ft) mural for Pow! Wow! Taiwan, the largest in the country and the worlds biggest GIF-ITI piece yet! Our minds continue to be blown.

Hyperrealistic Paintings by Vania Comoretti

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 18, 2014
This morning we take a look at the hyperrealistic paintings of Venice and Udine-based artist Vania Comoretti. Her drawings are created using mixed techniques: water-colour, Indian ink and pastel on paper. Vania attended several courses in advertising graphics before graduating in Restoration and Painting from teh Venice School of Fine Arts.

DZO Olivier's "Stones and Bones"

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 18, 2014
DZO Olivier, a French artists whose intricate illustrations we have featured before, recently decided to put aside paper and canvas to experiement with drawing on less traditional surfaces. "I always varied pens but rarely drawing surfaces. Out of paper for a short time, I turned to the two inert materials: stone and bone. These inert materials seemed so ordinary! This is not the case...  

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