Peter Beste "Houston Rap" @ HVW8 Gallery, Los Angeles

Photography // Thursday, January 23, 2014
A great chance to see one of the best documentarian photographers we get to cover in this magazine: On the heels of Peter Beste’s second major book of photography (his debut, True Norwegian Black Metal was published by Vice Books in 2008) HVW8 Gallery, and Sinecure Books, are proud to present a rare gallery show of the photos that arose from Beste’s immersion into the everyday life of the Houston Hip Hop community, Houston Rap. 

The Surreal Works of Jorge Santos

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 23, 2014
Looking through our archives this week, we remembered how much we liked the cover story from June 2006 with Portuguese painter, Jorge Santos. We love the way his work is described on his website: "They are not pre-assembled sets such as that of the Realist painter, and any 'photo realist' instances are purely the result of the artist’s skill to portray a likeness."

Juxtapoz x Ebbets Field Flannels Hat

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 23, 2014
In our current February 2014 issue of our print edition, Juxtapoz traveled to Seattle to visit the new headquarters and studio of Ebbets Field Flannels. A little background: Ebbets has spent the past 25 plus years authentically reproduced some of the great sports apparel that long ceased to exist in America. In recent years, through headwear, jerseys, jackets, and a new found wave of collaboration with brands like J. Crew and PF Flyers, Ebbets Field Flannels is the definition of Made in USA craftsmanship and community. 

Photographs by Zhang Xiao

Photography // Thursday, January 23, 2014
Chinese photographer Zhang Xiao studied Architecture at University and it wasn't until he found an old camera that he discovered his desire to pursue the craft as a career and hobby. While working for the Chongqing Morning Post, Xiao would bring two cameras, one for work and one for his personal photos. Eventually the monotony of the work and job led him to quit and is currently working as a freelance photographer. He has since produced several wonderful projects documenting Chinese culture undergoing societal changes. 

Winter Olympics Posters Through the Ages

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 23, 2014
With the Sochi Winter Olympics starting next month, we here in the office got to wondering what the promotional materials and posters looked like for the Winter Olympics when they first started in 1924. This lead to us finding some pretty amazing vintage Olympics posters (and lets be honest, some pretty bad ones too...). Enjoy!

The Type Fight

Design // Thursday, January 23, 2014
In the design world competition is a constant, you're always competing with your peers and even yourself to do better. The Type Fight took a more light hearted approach to competition by pitting designers against each other and letting you decide who is best. The only constants are the letterforms each designer must turn into a typographic master piece. The Type Fight's counter part, aptly named the Heavyweight Print Shop, sell each of the master pieces that are chosen for cool 20 bucks, which isn't bad because they're only producing 25 of each. 

For All Mankind: Vintage NASA Photographs 1964–1983

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 23, 2014
An exhibition, "For All Mankind: Vintage NASA Photographs 1964-1983," opened at Breese Little in London yesterday. 'This exhibition comprises an overview of space exploration from 1964 to 1983, providing a comprehensive selection of over 100 rare and vintage NASA photographs. The achievements of NASA and the Apollo programme languished in the popular imagination from the end of the 1970s until the early 2000s, neglected in the wake of previous euphoria...

Light and Shadow: Keinyo White

Erotica // Thursday, January 23, 2014
Keinyo White is an incredibly talanted watercolor artist. In this series, light and shadow dance across the female form. His attention to detail and most notably lighting brings his subjects life. Keinyo displays his knowledge of what it takes to be a technical artist: “I don't think the majority of artists working today have the technical capacity for portraiture..."

ONO’U international graffiti contest in Tahiti

Graffiti // Wednesday, January 22, 2014
When we think of the tropical vacation destination located smack in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean known as Tahiti, graffiti never comes to mind, until now. ONO’O is the first worldwide graffiti event to ever take place in Tahiti and they are offering $10,000 to the winner. That’s the most cash we’ve ever heard being offered for a contest involving graffiti. There are a number of well-known artists who have been invited to create murals but not actually compete in the battle such as Sofles, Aroe, Askew, Dabs & Myla, Inti, Kems and more They are still looking for more applicants who want to participate in the chance to win cash prizes. Do it!

Ernest Zacharevic "Art is Rubbish/Rubbish is Art" @ Hin Company Bus Depot, Penang, Malaysia

Street Art // Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic, who is well-known for transforming the streets of Penang with light-hearted, iconic murals, has returned to Penang to create more murals for his first ever solo show called "Art is Rubbish/Rubbish is Art." The show opened this past weekend and will be on display through February 14, 2014. Our good friend, Henrik Haven, was there to check it out.

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