Design History: Vico Magistretti

Design // Saturday, May 09, 2015
Although Vico Magistretti set out to be an architect, his approach and design execution allowed him to explore more avenues than such. He would be come one of the most influential designers of his time. Magistretti made his mark by winning 2 coveted Compasso D’ Oro awards, was nominated as Royal Designer for having taught for 20 years at the Royal College of Arts, and 12 of his pieces are part of a permanent collection in the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Julie Heffernan "Pre-Occupations" @ Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 08, 2015
Mark Moore Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Julie Heffernan (who has been featured in Juxtapoz in the past), the artist’s third solo show at the gallery. Continuing what has become a hallmark series of self-portraits, Heffernan has developed a unique and fertile visual lexicon, which deftly combines themes of the personal with the political, the universal with the individual, and the familiar with the fantastical. The show runs through June 13, 2015.

HENSE Goes Big on Silos in Australia

Street Art // Friday, May 08, 2015
This past December, we were in Vancouver and remembered an amazing public art piece on industrial silos by Os Gemeos and found that to be a great idea. Today, we ran into these amazing silos in Western Australia painted by HENSE. DesignBoom has a great series of process shots, and HENSE's work on CBH Group's silos is pretty damn great. 

KR3W opens "RIGHTS REFUSED" @ As Issued, Costa Mesa

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 08, 2015
Clothing Company KR3W is proud to announce their next artist exhibition at As Issued Art+Design Bookstore and Gallery with an eclectic visual artist presentation that represents the core fundamentals of the brands identity and background of rock n’ roll, punk rock and skateboarding. For past seasons KR3W has collaborated on projects with the fifteen artists that will be on display. Since their inception in 2002 by founder Angel Cabada, KR3W has embodied a creative approach to skateboard culture by providing innovative products, collaborations with established and up and coming artists and musicians and bringing their own signature persona to the marketplace.

Submit Artwork or Photography That Captures "Looking Good" for LG

Design // Friday, May 08, 2015
Partnering with the global creative community platform Talenthouse, LG has released a creative brief commissioning artists to create artwork or photography that captures the theme of their new LG G Flex2 phone, "Looking Good." Artists are asked to interpret one or all of the features of the new phone through their own artistic medium and bring it to life.

Dennis Hopper: Drugstore Camera

Photography // Friday, May 08, 2015
From Artbook, where Dennis Hopper's new "Drugstore Camera" book is being sold: "Drugstore Camera feels like a stumbled-upon treasure, a disposable camera you forgot about and only just remembered to develop. Yet in this case the photographer is Dennis Hopper and the photographs, remarkably, are never before published. Shot in Taos, New Mexico, where Hopper was based following the production of Easy Rider in the late 60s, the series was taken with disposable cameras and developed in drugstore photo labs..." 

New Work by Rune Christensen

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 08, 2015
Rune Christensen is a self-taught artist from Denmark. He mainly works with acrylic and Posca, a water-based marker to paint on all surfaces. Combining brush strokes and illustration makes sense for an artist who celebrates juxtaposition in his work. As avid traveller, Christensen works with patterns and colors found on his many journeys, inspired by sights and smells.

"Deformations" by Lee Griggs

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 08, 2015
Using the software Arnold, Lee Griggs created facial blockheads and bubbleheads for his new project Deformations. Taking normal faces and digitally transforming them into some of the most bizarre and interestingly disturbed faces we’ve seen in a long while, Griggs never knows what he’ll get.

Photographs of Mecca by Toufic Beyhum

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 08, 2015
Photographer Toufic Beyhum was born in Beirut in the ’70s and migrated with his family to London. After graduating from Art College, Beyhum embarked on a career in advertising career, eventually becoming Art Director for multinational advertising agencies around the world. In his travels for business, he would make time to photograph the scenes around him. He originally decided to go to Mecca for personal reasons, but his wife convinced him to take his camera and we couldn’t be happier that he listened to her.

"Together" by Jauma Plensa in Venice, Italy

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 08, 2015
Spanish artist Jaume Plensa has debuted Together, a luminous new exhibit in Venice's 400-year-old Church of San Giorgio Maggiore. Visitors enter the impressive basilica and right away see two of Plensa's installations, large-scale sculptures of a head and a hand that work together made from stainless steel. Using light and perspective, Plensa hopes to break down barriers between people.

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