Françoise Mouly of The New Yorker on Chris Ware

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 16, 2015
For the May 2015 issue, currently on newsstands around the world, we have a very specially organized cover by famed comic book artist and graphic novelist, Chris Ware. You may know Chris' work from his long-standing relationship with The New Yorker, and today, and on our Beyond the Cover page, we speak with art editor at The New Yorker, Françoise Mouly, about Chris' unique relationship with one of the world's great magazines. 

The work of Sarker Protick

Photography // Thursday, April 16, 2015
Sarker Protick was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh. As a teenager he wanted to be a musician and songwriter, but later discovered photography around the age of 24. Since then, Protick has gone on become a teacher Pathshala South Asian Media Academy and has won several awards including being selected for this years PDN’s 30. The photographer has defined his own distinct esthetic by over exposing, using muted colors and creating simple compisitions.

Scene Report: New York

Graffiti // Thursday, April 16, 2015
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. Ray Mock aka CarnageNYC delivers this week’s New York Scene Report.

Opening: G-SHOCK "PROFILES ZINE" Release @ Known Gallery, Los Angeles

Pop Life // Thursday, April 16, 2015
Earlier this week in Los Angeles, we headed out to Known Gallery for a special exhibition and zine release for G-Shock's "Profiles Zine". The art and zine featured Juxtapoz friends Steve Olson and Zio Ziegler along with art by Stephan Malbon, Eddy Tekeli, Azim, and Spanto. Opening night also had music by Mikey Alfred (Illegal CIV) and Lil Flash (Glo Gang). Sam Graham took all the photos!

Recap: CONS Project "“Making & Designing Skate Decks”

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 16, 2015
CONS Project “Making & Designing Skate Decks," the fifth of a five-part, free workshops designed for the local skate/creative communities, taught participants in Boston, LA, NY, and Toronto how to build a skateboard – from start to finish. From sizing and shaping raw wood, to assembling and designing handmade decks, workshops will be led by skateboard creator Paul Schmidt and key members of his CreateASkate non-profit, along with other designers and artists in each city. 

Illustrations by Morgan Rosskopf

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 16, 2015
Morgan Rosskpf's practice is centered around the processes of free drawing, collage, and intaglio printmaking. "I maintain parallel practices that are constantly shifting between mixed media, large-scale drawings and traditional black and white etchings...

Adeline Mai: Weightlessness, Dirty Weekend & More

Erotica // Thursday, April 16, 2015
We have posted about the works of Adeline Mai before on the site, and love both her commericial and personal work. Today, we look at a few of her personal projects, mainly the "Weightlessness" series. Mai utilizes warm colors rather than the usual blues and greens that we are used to seeing water, and the results are beautiful. 

Meticulously Crafted Graphite Drawings by David Haines

Illustration // Thursday, April 16, 2015
David Haines "actively examines his position as an artist who makes pictorial and textual narratives in the wake of abstraction, conceptual art and photography. At the same time he is conscious of the status of the traditional labour intensive medium of pencil drawing in the digital age. The immersive works require 'slow viewing', inhabiting the often-overlooked space between looking and interpretation."

Polish Film Posters: 1954 – 1970 @ BFI Southbank Atrium, London

Design // Thursday, April 16, 2015
From Howls and Whispers: "A new exhibition at BFI Southbank celebrates a generation of visionary Polish poster artists who created their own unique spins on British films released in Poland in the post-war period. Selected works from the original Andrzej Wajda's Films in World Film Posters exhibition on loan from the archives of the Film Museum in Łódź, Poland presents archival materials related to the life and work of the Polish artist. 

In the Magazine: Hiro Murai

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 16, 2015
Over the last couple of years, Hiro Murai has emerged as a saught-after director for some of our favorite artists including Shabazz Palaces, St. Vincent and Spoon. More recently, Murai was behind Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar’s “Never Catch Me,” Childish Gambino’s “Sober,” and Earl Sweatshirt's "Grief." Whether it’s referencing hyperreal sculptor Ron Mueck or seeking to capture that “slippery, uneven feeling” of dreams, Murai gives us some insight into what feeds his imagination.

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