Katie Jones-Barlow: A Useless Manual

Illustration // Monday, April 21, 2014
Currently working in London, Katie Jones-Barlow's work has a focus in creating a harmonious relationship between text and image. She says she is inspired by responding to literature by using found materials and...

“Black Friday” by Seph Lawless

Photography // Monday, April 21, 2014
Self-described American-based artist and political activist/artivist, Seph Lawless set out to photograph two shopping malls in Ohio that are now abandoned as a result of the economic recession. Once centers of activity for their communities, they are now overgrown with vegetation, floodwaters, and decay; an unfortunate trend that is sweeping through shopping centers across the nation. "It's a powerful symbol of America's economic decline,” explains Lawless. 

Janette Beckman "Rebel Cultures: Punks, Rap and Gangs" @ HVW8 Gallery, LA

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 21, 2014
In the summer of 1982, Janette Beckman was introduced to members of the East LA gang El Hoyo Maravilla. She proceeded to document this culture much as she had with British punks and the emerging New York hip-hop scene. HVW8 presents her photographs of these seemingly disparate tribes bound by a common rebel spirit.

Staedtler pencil sculptures by Lionel Bawden

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 21, 2014
Lionel Bawden constructs elaborate and fluid sculptures strictly with Staedtler pencils. As it is noted on the Australian artist's site, "Bawden’s core practice exploits hexagonal coloured pencils as a sculptural material, reconfigured and carved into amorphous shapes, mining the material’s rich qualities of colour, geometry and metaphor."

The Works of Straight Line Designs

Design // Monday, April 21, 2014
Straight Line Designs works with a variety of clients to create custom, one-of-a-kind furniture pieces and installations. Always keeping functionality in the forefront of his work, designer Judson Beaumont can add personality and life to any space.

The Sketchbooks of Gabriel Kieling

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 21, 2014
Beautiful erotic compositions and portraits in the sketchbooks of Sao Paulo architect, Gabriel Kieling. They have the precision and balance that could be expected in an architectural blueprint, with clean lines of geometry and angular accents but are mixed with the passion of human emotion, desire and skin.

Grotesque Mask Heads, circa 1555

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 21, 2014
"These most fabulous grotesque masks come from a suite of about twenty-two prints designed by Cornelis Floris, engraved by Frans Huys and published in Antwerp in 1555 by Hans Liefrinck." That is not an address, that is the year 1555. 

The Works of Argentina's Christian Montenegro

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 21, 2014
Christian Montenegro is an Argentinean illustrator. First, he studied comics in Alberto Breccia's atelier and later Graphic design in the Buenos Aires University. Since the year 2002 he's worked with the digital media, mixing concepts from design with his previous experience in the comics.

'Juxtapoz Psychedelic' Book Release and Exhibition

Illustration // Monday, April 21, 2014
Juxtapoz is proud to present the release of the newest addition to our ongoing book series with 'Juxtapoz Psychedelic'. In collaboration with The Well in Los Angeles, we will be hosting a very exciting book release and exhibition next Saturday, April 26th from 7pm-12am to celebrate the psychedelic genre.

Thomas Prior documents Willets Point, Queens

Photography // Sunday, April 20, 2014
The 62 acres of auto repair shops and salvage yards that make up Willets Point, Queens has changed very little over the past few decades unlike much of everything else in New York. Many people would like to see Willets Point stay that way but a 3 billion-renovation effort geared towards the area says otherwise. PhotographerThomas Prior (featured in our current issue) has been visiting Willets Point since going to Mets games as a kid and began documenting it’s grimy conditions and community starting in 2012. 

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