Arcade Fire's "Reflektor": The Story Behind the Album Cover

Music // Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Over the past two months or so, Arcade Fire's return has been one of the highlights of the fall music release schedule. For us, we have always been huge Arcade Fire fans not just because of the music but because of the care and attention they put into their album art design and entire look for a tour and stage production. Whether having Spike Jonze direct a short in conjunction with The Suburbs LP,  or their new media experiments on their website, the Montreal-band pays close attention to art in relation to their music. Their newest LP, Reflektor, takes this care to a new level... 

Tony Hawk @ Ride It Sculpture Park, Detroit

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 05, 2013
If you have followed Juxtapoz over the past 5 years, you know that we have been working closely with Power House Productions in Detroit to help build and sustain a creative-driven and influenced neighborhood in Detroit. We have worked with Swoon, Monica Canilao, RETNA, Ben Wolf, Richard Colman, Matthew Barney, Lance Mountain, Thrasher Magazine's Joe Brook, and the PHP team of Mitch Cope and Gina Reichart to keep more and more projects alive in the neighborhood where our 15th Anniversary benefit and auction helped fund the purchase of numerous homes... 

Dave Schubert "Recent Work" @ Electric Works, SF

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 05, 2013
One of the great contemporary photographers to come out of San Francisco over the past two decades, with a fantastic documentation of street culture that extends from graffiti to eaves-dropping moments, Dave Schubert just opened a series of new photo works at Electric Works in San Francisco this past weekend. From the gallery: "Schubert's deep commitment to documenting life on the street and his scholarship of the history of photography equal a powerful body of work. Often risking his own well-being Schubert makes images very few of us would dare to take, even if we were to witness them. ..."

Issue Preview: December 2013 w/Todd James, Alex Prager, Eric White + More

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 05, 2013
We end the year on a high, high note, with a great December 2013 cover story on artist Todd "REAS" James. We have been scheduling a story with Todd for a bit now, and after the VMAs with the Miley bears, and another year where his exhibitions seems to get more and more stunning, we thought it was time to send contributing editor Joey Garfield out to NYC to catch up with REAS about pirates, girls, Mileys, vandals, and the evolution of his craft. 

Cannonball Press Presents "PRINTS GONE WILD 2013!"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 05, 2013
A good tradition being celebrated in Brooklyn this week. Cannonball Press, featured in our print edition in the past and purveyors of screenprints from their studio in Brooklyn, are holding the 7th annual "Prints Gone Wild" celebration, assembling "an extraordinary menagerie of graphic artists under one roof who will be present displaying and selling their prints for $50 or less for one night only on November 8th at LITTLEFIELD NYC."

Hush "Fatales" @ The Outsiders, London

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 05, 2013
From the Outsiders: Lauded worldwide for his passionate canvases and murals, Fatales sees HUSH's work evolving beyond his trademark portrayals of Japanese subjects. While the manga-influenced Nipponettes that made his name will still feature, Fatales also includes portraits of modern-day European seductresses. our friend, Butterfly, made it to the opening of Hush's London solo show this past weekend...

Insa's Animated Gifs

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 05, 2013
We were all to happy hear from longtime Juxtapoz friend and art legend INSA, who has been traveling the world creating incredible animated GIFs. Capturing these massive murals frame by frame, INSA creates these captivating animations and we just can't get enough of them. Bridging the gap between public art and the Internet seems like an impossible challenge, but INSA is on it. See these GIF's in all their Internet glory after the jump.

Oil Paintings by Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 05, 2013
We just came across the figurative oil paintings of Oslo, Norway-based self-taught artist Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen, who creates these beautiful paintings of subjects caught in dreamlike moments of flying, floating, or swimming.

"The Art of John K" @ LCAD on Forest, Laguna Beach

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 05, 2013
John Kricfalusi, creator of The Ren & Stimpy Show, will be opening an exhibition at LCAD on Forest in Laguna Beach this Thursday, November 7th at 6pm. Original drawings, animated cels, videos and more will be featured in this upcoming exhibition and John will be present at the opening!

Photographs by Matthew Stone

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 05, 2013
British artist Matthew Stone is described as an artist and shaman, existing as a photographer, sculptor, performance artist, curator, writer, optimist and cultural provocateur.His black and quite photographs capture the sequential movement of bodies using long exposure shots and laser lights. His wood works combine color photographs of entangled limbs and twirling bodies with draped fabrics and cloud-strewn skies.

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