"Best Friends" Slow-Mo Remix

Music // Friday, January 16, 2015
Yung diva Sophia Grace, who famously crushed a Nicki Minaj cover on The Ellen Show, has just released a girl-power rap anthem all her own, and the Internet is impressed. We're listening to a super chill, slowed-down remix by San Francisco pop culture editor Emmanuel Hapsis in the office today, which takes "Best Friends" to another level.

Watch: Portrait of a Letterpress Printer

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 16, 2015
A short documentary portrait about William Amer, a letterpress printer and instructor based in New South Wales, Australia. When Amer's father moved to Australia in 1955 the printing industry "was a father-son affair" so the printer started learning at a very young age and continues to this day...

In the Magazine: Sam Friedman

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 16, 2015
Sam Friedman is blowing up like a supernova. Working within a system of his own design, he’s been on a steady streak of creating images that have an astronomical impact on the eye. Colors pop and landscapes dance as his paint moves around the canvas spontaneously. He works intuitively, but there is a layer of control, an effortlessness that can only result from a balance of flow and restraint.

"Transfiguration” by Ben Hopper

Photography // Friday, January 16, 2015
Like a mask, the layers of body paint and powder on the models in London-based photographer Ben Hopper's "Transfiguration" series "disguise the identity and release something animalistic from within...

FKA Twigs' Self-Directed Music Video "Pendulum"

Music // Friday, January 16, 2015
Watch FKA Twigs twisted and bound by her own hair, suspended above and almost swallowed by some molten silver in her latest music video for "Pendulum" off LP1. The self-directed video is unique, authentic and reaffirms an artistic talent that reaches beyond just music. We like it.

"Ed Emberley" by Todd Oldham and Caleb Neelon

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 16, 2015
Ed Emberley’s drawings influenced a generation of artists who grew up to be the influencers of today. Since the ‘60s, his popular how-to-draw books molded millions of young artistic minds, and if you ever made a thumbprint drawing, Emberley is the man to thank.

Rock Stars and Their Parents

Photography // Thursday, January 15, 2015
In 1971, photographer John Olson travelled the globe to photograph some of the biggest rock stars of the time. Not only was he taking portraits of these iconic figures, but he was photographing them in their parents’ homes posing with their parents. 

A’Design Awards: The 2014 World Design Rankings

Design // Thursday, January 15, 2015
As you have seen on our site over the past month, we have been showing you some of our favorite finalists for the A'Design Awards, which is the world's largest design competition awarding best designs, design concepts and products & services. It's a great chance to see both the future of progressive design, functional design, and, really, just plain really well though-out inventions. We loved the more interior design elements to the awards, looking at museum layouts and architecture, and now A’Design Awards have published their annual World Design Rankings for 2014: the U.S. takes the top spot, followed by Turkey, Hong Kong, Italy, and Great Britain.

Get Mesmerized by the Works of Jens Wolf

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 15, 2015
We could stare at these beautiful abstract works by Hamburg, Germany based artist Jens Wolf. Its Nice That has a great interview the artist, and most of these works are acrylic on plywood. Go get lost. 

The Twisted World of Steve Gianakos

Erotica // Thursday, January 15, 2015
Per the Fredericks and Freiser website, who just finished showing a body of work from the awesomely twisted and salacious mind of Steve Gianakos. "Steve Gianakos has been playing vulgarity and offensive humor against sophistication in his paintings and drawings for over 30 years. Using mostly old, non-specific cartoon graphics, rendered through a mechanical process, Gianakos portrays the human condition as an absurd interplay of sexuality and psychological fragmentation. . . "

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