Intergalactic Packaging

Design // Thursday, June 12, 2014
Taken from the blog LETTEROLOGY, here are some geriatric examples of toy robot packaging made in the 1950s. Illustrated by nameless artists, these packages show innovation in typography, while exhibiting the still evolving futuristic wayward thinking of space-age exploration in the form of the toy itself...

The work of Eylül Aslan

Photography // Thursday, June 12, 2014
Eylül Aslan is hard to pin down, and rightfully so. Her photographs seem to flirt with the absurd, pushing and breaking the formal rules of composition, and yet her images are technically exquisite, capturing warm light and savorous color centric to all of her work. 

Preview: FUTURA "Introspective" @ Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 11, 2014
FUTURA is set to open a new body of abstract works at Magda Danyz Gallery in Paris in an exhibition entitled "Introspective." We follow FUTURA's awesome Instagram account, and he has always had a great eye and interesting approach to painting. From his signature character that we had on our cover in 2005, to Art In Streets, an international influencer in graffiti, we love these new works.  

Music Video: Spoon "Rent I Pay"

Music // Wednesday, June 11, 2014
This video doesn't have any tricks, animation, car chases, etc. No, its just a celebration that Spoon is set to release a new album, They Want My Soul, and have released a new single/unoffcial video for "Rent I Pay." You can just hear a good tune and watch a silhouette of  Brit Daniel playing his guitar. 

PETER FUNCH's "LAST FLIGHT: AN AMERICAN ANTHOLOGY" @ V1 Gallery, Copenhagen

Photography // Wednesday, June 11, 2014
On July 2, 1937 the beloved aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean. The same year the Works Progress Administration began construction on a bridge, which would later bear her name. It crossed the Missouri River between Buchanan County, Missouri and, Atchison, Kansas, Earhart’s hometown. Earhart was declared dead in absentia in 1939, the same year the bridge was completed.

New Works by Michelle Blade

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 11, 2014
One of our favorite shows we saw in San Francisco this past month was Michelle Blade's work, "Gathering Into Being" at CULT Exhibitions. We probably should have told you about it when it was on, because it came down on June 7th. So now all you can do is look at the nice paintings and works on paper. As the gallery notes, the work shapes "an ethereal world, charged with symbolism, where abstract and figurative forms suggest relationships between the material and the immaterial."

The Importance of Remaining Aware When Taking a Picture

Photography // Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Henry Wessel has an eye for subtle humors in American culture. "His photographs of parking lots, beach-goers, and shrubbery – all illuminated by the Western light Wessel loves – find poetry in the commonplace and document the social landscape in a manner that is casual yet compelling,” as stated by Pace/Macgill Gallery. While his photos are spontaneous by nature, they create an everlasting dialogue about society.  

Filson and Magnum's Outdoor Photography Contest

Photography // Wednesday, June 11, 2014
How are you pushing the boundaries of outdoor photography? Show Magnum and Filson how you refuse to stay indoors, for a chance to win exclusive Filson goods. Prizes will be awarded to the best outdoor photo portfolio submissions, based on creativity, originality, quality of submission, and photographic balance and skill...

Takahiro Iwasaki Sculpts Scenes Out of Human Hair

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki creates urban landscapes using everyday objects such as duct tape, toothbrush bristles, bath towels, and now human hair. For this exhibition by Kawasaki City Museum and the Open Museum Project, Iwasaki recreated old industrial Kawasaki using cloth fibers, human hair, and dust.

Vintage Japanese Movie Posters

Design // Wednesday, June 11, 2014
We love browsing through old movie posters, especially foreign ones. This is a few of our favorites from a recent 50watts post on vintage Japanese movie posters...