Loris Cecchini's Wallwave Vibrations

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 15, 2015
Italian artist Loris Cecchini's sculptures from his "Wallwave Vibrations" series seem to pulsate or vibrate out of the wall. Of the work he says, "In my most recent sculptures...one loses the element of the object proper. The concern for alteration is concerned more particularly with the physical manifestation of the vibrations, expressed each time with different frequencies and intensities, wherein the visual pattern becomes “echo” of a phenomenon like a succession of waves on a liquid surface. In this direction it is as if the architecture, or a portion of it, is modified by the relationship between the sculpture and the wall."  

Childish Gambino "Sober" Directed by Hiro Murai

Music // Thursday, January 15, 2015
Hiro Murai has emerged as one of the best music video creators over the last couple of years. The go-to director for some of our favorite artists including Flying Lotus, Earl Sweatshirt, Shabazz Palaces, and Spoon, Murai is behind Childish Gambino's latest video, "Sober" off his Kauai EP.

Flying Lotus “Coronus, The Terminator” Directed by Young Replicant

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 15, 2015
Flying Lotus has released another video from his incredible new EP You're Dead! Directed by LA-based Young Replicant, who has also made videos for Lorde, The XX, Bonobo, and Purity Ring among others, "Coronus, The Terminator" follows a dying man out of the physical world, past his mourning family and into a strange purgatory-like existence led by dusty white characters including Flying Lotus himself.. A fantastic follow up to Hiro Murai's video for "Never Catch Me" featuring Kendrick Lamar off the same album.

Illustrations by Marianna Madriz

Illustration // Thursday, January 15, 2015
Marianna Madriz creates the perfect balance of vintage inspiration and contemporary styling with her curious characters. We’re particularly enamored with a recent embroidery collaboration she created with her mother.

Baron Wolman's "Woodstock"

Photography // Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Woodstock is one of the most widely recognized music festivals in Rock and Roll history with an attendance of 400,000 people and 32 acts (many of the most iconic musicians of our time played). A lot has been written on what had transpired over the course of those three days and there’s been some decent documentation of the events, however Baron Wolman’s photographs may be some of the best.

A look inside "Are Your Motives Pure?" published by Venus Over Manhattan

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Printed in conjunction with the exhibition “Are your motives pure?” at Venus Over Manhattan, this 102-page catalog is an action packed adventure filled with Raymond Pettibon’s comic-style big wave surfing and beachside culture artwork. Not actually a surfer himself, Pettibon’s imagery does not attempt to represent a real surfing scene or want to be classified as ‘surfer art,” but rather as Venus Over Manhattan puts it, “Pettibon is elevating the surfer to the top of his repertory of American icons, tracing the figure’s arc through the terrifying and chaotic ocean of life in a manner perhaps more evocative of Edward Hopper than The Endless Summer.”

Bjork Retrospective @ MoMA + New Album "Vulnicura" Out In March

Music // Wednesday, January 14, 2015
About 7 months ago, we already were in a bit of a rush to announce the MoMA's newly planned retrospective on the visual art and musical career of Bjork. Now it all is starting to make sense. Not only does the MoMA open Bjork on March 8, 2015, the Icelandic artist will release her new full length LP, Vulnicura, sometime in March 2015 as well. What do we know of the album? Venezuelan producer Arca worked on it (he worked with Kanye West on Yeezus and FKA twigs, so that is a good sign). The Haxan Cloak also contributed to Vulnicura. 

You Have Some Legos On Your Face...

Design // Wednesday, January 14, 2015
I have spent most of the morning trying to figure out these Lego masks. As DesignBoom points out, "for London’s menswear AW 15 show, designers Agi & Sam asked UK make-up artist and beauty editor of ID-magazine Isamaya Ffrench to create LEGO masks like weird outgrowths on the models’ faces." For the most part, I'm trying to decipher if this is about the construction of human's DNA, a comment on consumerism, a way to save money instead of crazy elaborate masks, or maybe someone just likes Legos. It's the latter of the latter.

Design Process: Analog vs. Digital

Design // Wednesday, January 14, 2015
In the past few years of my professional design career I have often pondered over what it might be like to design without the modern tools I have been provided. Would I ideate, sketch, or build my concepts in the same manner? Would my way of thinking about a project be different because of the tools I utilize to create it? Would famed designers like the Eames or Le Corbusier have taken the same steps and been so dramatically influential if they were in a modern era?

David Molesky "Riot" @ the Fridge, Washington, DC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 14, 2015
This winter, Fridge DC presents Brooklyn-based artist and frequent Juxtapoz contributor, David Molesky, for his second solo exhibition in the US Capital. Drawing from this past year’s widespread upheaval, Molesky has shifted his focus from the turbulence of natural elements to riots. In these recent works, Molesky paints the iron-willed who share supporting roles with crawling fire and billowing smoke. No oppositional force is present in any of the compositions; only a dark abyss appears to be on the receiving end of hurled stones and Molotov cocktails. These paintings are portrayals of humans and elements collaboratively expressing an intense longing for change.

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