Design // Wednesday, July 09, 2014
The Cloud is an interactive lamp and speaker system, designed to mimic a thundercloud in both appearance and entertainment. Using motion sensors the cloud detects a user's presence and creates a unique lightning and thunder show dictated by their movement.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Certainly for myself and many of my generation, the mention of Garbage Pail Kids immediately evokes fond nostalgia, a devious grin and all-around consensus that, “Yep, those were the best!” Released in the mid ‘80s, Garbage Pail Kids, a parody of the popular Cabbage Patch Dolls, were the most grotesque, controversial, and awkwardly hilarious collector cards aimed toward the youth audience of the time. An overnight success and goldmine for the Topps Company, they were characterized by their ingeniously ill-fated deaths and cleverly named characters. The artwork was easily digestible and esthetically infectious.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Over the past decade, the worlds of design, fine art and commercial art have become more blurred than ever. We sat down with Jules Julien, one of Europe’s multi-dimensional talents, to discuss his emergence as an international commercial designer whose recognition has forged a bridge to the province of exhibition art.
Graffiti // Wednesday, July 09, 2014
A panel discussion revolving around the graffiti scene in New York City from the golden age to the present will be taking place tomorrow at the City Lore Gallery. During the golden age of graffiti in New York City in the 70's and 80's, the Writers' Bench was located at 149th Street at the convergence of the 2 and 5 lines.
Vault // Tuesday, July 08, 2014
We have a long history with Mr. Jeremy Fish. He used to work in our offices with Think Skateboards, honing his chops as one of our favorite skateboard artists of all time. He then spread his wings and became one of the most popular and beloved artists we’ve had the honor to cover in our magazine, from fine-art shows and European tours to album covers and illustrations. As chance would have it, he is one of just a handful of artists to make the cover of Juxtapoz twice. We consider him family.
Illustration // Tuesday, July 08, 2014
This Wednesday, The Rabbit Eye Movement Art Space in Vienna opens the Wandblatt magazine's release and exibition entitled "Boutique Terrible." Ein Wandblatt aus Wien is a handcrafted Illustration and Graffiti Magazine created by the IRGA IRGA crew. Based in Vienna, the magazine aims to capture the crew's lifestyle and the work of artists from all over Europe and Australia.
Erotica // Tuesday, July 08, 2014
John Poppleton paints fluorescent landscapes onto the backs of nude bodies, resulting in incredible starry night-time visions that double as erotic compositions, decorating the curves of female silhouettes. As a commercial photographer with a passion for fantasy, Poppleton incorporates his masterful painting style into this Black Light Bodyscape series. Many of them are personalized or custom-made for his subject-- one includes a teepee to honor its model's Native American heritage. Thoughtful, sexy and trippy!
Photography // Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Amongst his many mesmerizing subjects, David Goldes creates photographs of water. His book Water Being Water, published in 2005 by Wright State University Art Galleries, guide viewers through still lifes which highlight the element’s profound various states. Utilizing the precision of a large format technique, the images balance poetic simplicity and a quietly unstable alchemy.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 08, 2014
The House of Illustration’s inaugural exhibition just opened this past weekend in London, kicking off with Inside Stories, a landmark show by Quentin Blake, one of the UK’s most important and best-loved illustrators whose work is recognized worldwide. This exhibition will give a unique insight into the origins of some of Blake’s most characteristic and popular creations, from his illustrations to Roald Dahl's The Twits and Danny the Champion of the World to his own Clown and The Boy in The Dress by David Walliams, together with illustrations to books by John Yeoman, Russell Hoban and Michael Rosen.