"Words Matter" @ Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco

Photography // Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Currently on dispaly at Robert Koch Gallery is Words Matter, an exhibition that features a wide spectrum of work by twelve artists who incorporate text with images. The works of art range from WWII political photo-collages by Russian artist Alexander Zhitomirsky (b. 1907-d. 1993), to Robert Heinecken's groundbreaking Are You Rea, Jeff Brouws's typologies of American roadside signs, and Hugh Brown's dry wit appropriations of Barbara Kruger and Roy Lichtenstein

Antiprism: Exploring the Vessel XII Controversy

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Jon Bernson's residency at the de Young Museum explores a series of unexplained broadcasts that interrupted the programming of numerous international television stations between the years of 1986 and 2009. Purportedly sent from a spacecraft at the outer reaches of our galaxy, these transmissions have created an international controversy, evoking strong opinions from experts in many fields.

Tidal Roots: Paddleboards Made in Maine

Design // Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Tidal Roots is a young brand, hand making and designing stand up paddle boards in Maine. Recently, I got the chance to sit down and chat with the owners Kent Scovill and Kyle Schaefer about their process and why they do what they do. Our design contributor, Greg Cordeiro, interviews the owners, a perfect timed-Spring chat. 

We Love Bombay

Erotica // Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Spanish recording artist, El Guincho makes music that evokes elements of Afrobeat, Dub, Tropicália and, Rock & Roll. His music video, for the track Bombay, is sexy, playful, fun, creative, and has been a favorite of our for a while. The video is heavily inspired by the 70s in all the right ways, yet remains current with it’s modern sensibility- Directed by Nicolás Méndez. Produced by CANADA.

An Update with Alana Dee Haynes

Fashion // Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Everyone has a certain way they see the world. Some things jump out at people, while others pass them by. I see faces and patterns everywhere. When I look at people, I connect their beauty marks, and find faces in their knuckle lines. It’s just the way I live. So, naturally, I see these things in photographs too.

Drawings by Juul Kraijer

Illustration // Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Juul Kraijer's subject is the same naked female figure she has drawn repeatedly for more than a decade, whose features she has universalized and pared down (removing the eyebrows, for instance) so that she becomes almost an archetype, an 'everywoman' or, as the artist describes her, an 'emblematic embodiment of states of mind'...

Revelations: Experiments in Photography

Photography // Wednesday, April 15, 2015
rom the 1840s, scientists were using photography as a device to record and measure phenomena which lay beyond human vision. The aesthetic beauty of this early photography and the revolutionary techniques developed for scientific study, shaped the history of photography and heavily influenced modern and contemporary art photographers.

Drawings and Paintings by Constantine Lianos

Illustration // Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Constantine Lianos is an artist from Athens, Greece. He studies at the A.S.F.A (Athens School of Fine Arts) and will graduate in 2014. He expresses himself through painting and drawing and his work revolves mainly around themes relating to people.

Max Dalton “On a Mission From God” @ Spoke Art, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 15, 2015
For his solo, Dalton has created a wide range of limited edition prints and collectibles. A large portion of the show is comprised of his “Greatest Moments in Film” series which encapsulates over 40 iconic scenes from some of the most highly celebrated films of the past millennium. Featuring the lead actor(s) center stage, below their most famous quote, each character and scene is presented in a unique script-style format Alongside the “Greatest Moments in Film” is a new body of work comprising of larger limited edition prints that Max has created exclusively for the exhibit. 

video: ONO'U TAHITI FESTIVAL 2015

Graffiti // Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Last year we rubbed our weary eyes, checked our pulse and made sure we weren’t dreaming when we got off the plane for the first ever Ono’u Graffiti Festival on the stunning island of Tahiti. In just a few weeks we will be luckily attending the event again, along side an even larger roster of artists and again there will be $17,500 in cash prizes waiting for participating artists to take home.

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