Mira Cuba: The Cuban Poster Art from 1959

Design // Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Many eras have passed in Cuba since Fidel Castro took office in 1959 after the Revolution, but the special character of the graphic art spawned in that chaotic, fertile moment has endured, as this volume shows. In Cuba, posters were, and continue to be, popular tools to disseminate ideas, to encourage the Cuban people in the construction of a new society and to spread information on government programs and/or propaganda...

Daft Punk Deux @ Gauntlet Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Gauntlet Gallery is proud to present Daft Punk Deux, its second annual art exhibit inspired by the French electronic music duo. Last year Daft Punk released its first studio album in eight years, Random Access Memories, winning five Grammys in 2014 including Album of the Year, as well as Record of the Year for “Get Lucky”. This year’s art exhibit will feature works by over 40 painters, sculptors, digital and screen print artists, each of whom has created an original work of art inspired by Daft Punk.

A Room With a View: Cristina Isabel Galeote

Illustration // Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Spanish artist Cristina Isabel Galeote examines the concept of space and spaces in this series of paintings. In her writing she mentions French anthropologist Marc Augé who wrote an essay entitled "Non-Places"...

Sucklord "Toy Lords of Chinatown"

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 28, 2014
"The work presented in this exhibit is a documentation of my struggle to reach the top of a sinister pyramid scheme; a culture-jacking enterprise where ruthless-yet-compelling super-criminals compete for the imaginations of fickle consumers and a relentless media machine." - Sucklord on his 2011 Suckadelic retrospective gallery exhibition, “You’re An Asshole For Buying This.”

Yinka Shonibare @ MCA Chicago

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 28, 2014
This summer, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents the London-based artist Yinka Shonibare MBE, the next artist for the annual plaza series. Shonibare’s installation premieres three sculptures from his new Wind Series. Roughly twenty feet high, each monumental sculpture captures the movement of a billowing bolt of fabric, with designs inspired by the sails of ships, and patterns derived from Dutch wax fabric, or “African” batik...

"Smoke" by Photographer Clayton Cubitt

Erotica // Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Raised in New Orleans, photographer, filmmaker and writer Clayton Cubitt is a multifaceted artist who experiments with art, fashion and technology and any combination thereof. Clayton is...

Legendary Designer, Massimo Vignelli, RIP

Design // Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Legendary Italian graphic designer, Massimo Vignelli, passed away today at the age of 83. One of the father's of modern graphic design, with identities created for brands like American Airlines, Ducati, Bloomingdales, United Colors of Benetton, and graphics for the NYC Subway, amongst hundreds of other projects, Vignelli founded his own Vignelli Associates with his wife Lella, moving the company to NYC in 1971.

Julian Wasser's "The Way We Were"

Photography // Tuesday, May 27, 2014
As a contract photographer based in Los Angeles through the 60's, 70's and 80's, Julian Wasser accrued an astonishing collection of images that can now be seen in "The Way We Were", the photographer's first major monograph. 

Masahiro Noguchi ”MOMENTS EMERGE FROM NOTHING" @ Nepenthes, NYC

Photography // Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Nepenthes in NYC, home to the fantastic clothing line Engineered Garments among other EG satellite brands, also curates a nice series of pop-up shops and art shows in their Hell's Kitchen flagship. This Thursday, May 29, the Nepenthes shop will be hosting a surf photo show by Masahiro Noguchi coinciding with a pop-up shop of Mar Vista's Yellow Rat. 

Chris Johanson & Johanna Jackson @ South Willard, LA

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 27, 2014
South Willard is one of our favorite men's shops in all of Los Angeles. Not only do they have a well-curated selection of shirts, pants, jackets, Alta Dena bags and books, they always have a little bit of art in the shop, with ceramic works standing out. LA-based artists Chris Johanson and Johanna Jackson have collaborated on a series of ceramic pieces that you can see while you shop through June 26, 2014.

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