Best of 2014: The Imagination Issue - Charlie Immer

Vault // Tuesday, December 09, 2014
In the next couple of weeks, as 2014 comes to a close we are digging through the year's issues and sharing some of our favorite features. We kick it off with Charlie Immer's interview from January's "Imagination Issue" curated by Alex Pardee. The interview begins with possibly our favorite opening line this year, "Imagine a candy-coated land full of violence, gore and mischief where paint doesn't exist and everything is funny." Enjoy...

Best of 2014: Chewbaaca Shares Amazing Behind-The-Scene Pics

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Peter Mayhew, otherwise sometimes known as the man behind Chewbacca, has released some pretty epic behind-the-scenes pics from Star Wars on his Twitter account.

Best of 2014: Drawings of Men Farting from the Japanese Edo Period (1603-1868)

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 09, 2014
These images, taken from scrolls produced during the Japanese Edo period (1603-1868), depict he-gassen or "farting competitions." Yes, that's right, farting. According to the website Naruhodo, "Similar drawings were used to ridicule westerners towards the end of the Edo period, with images depicting the westerners blown away by Japanese farts." 

Ben Sack Knows What Intricate Means

Illustration // Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Artist Ben Sack illustrates infinite cityscapes, both real and imagined. Distorted perspectives are filled-in with intricate details that are almost too much for the human eye to comprehend. 

Stefan Bleekrode's Cityscapes are Drawn From Memory

Illustration // Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Stefan Bleekrode's paintings can best be described as snapshots of things he's seen when travelling or just going through his everyday routine, small bits of beauty in familiar settings. "Often they come in through the backdoor," he says. "And after a while I turn these ideas, combined with a good bit of my own imagination into fully worked out paintings...

Bodyscapes: Photography by Jean-Paul Bourdier

Erotica // Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Professor of design, drawing, and photography in UC Berkeley's architecture department, Jean-Paul Bourdier concentrates on the beauty and geometry of the human body in his collection of photographs entitled "Bodyscapes," combining landscape and flesh as canvas without the use of digital manipulation.

Juxtapoz Exclusive: U2 - The Troubles by Todd James for Films of Innocence

Music // Monday, December 08, 2014
Todd "REAS" James is a 2x Juxtapoz cover artist, with the NYC artist most recently on the cover in December 2013. From his Pirate series, to MASH-style pin-ups, and his career in graffiti and tv shows like Crank Yankers, James is one of the true representatives of what this magazine stands for. So it's pretty cool to us that we get to be the exclusive premiere of James's music video work for U2's new track, "The Troubles." Big band, big artist. 

J Dilla figure by Pay Jay

Design // Monday, December 08, 2014
We are so excited to have the J Dilla vinyl figure by Pay Jay sitting in our office today, especially because the first edition has completely sold out! But have no fear, the second edition is in the making. Here is the lowdown The J Dilla Figure is an official Pay Jay Productions release, produced under the oversight of the Estate of James Yancey. The Figure was conceived and rendered by Detroit artist Sintex, designed and sculpted by Seoul-based toy artist P2PL. It was manufactured by Blitzway on behalf of Pay Jay. It is a collaborative release with Stussy, whose logo is officially licensed.

Horfee "Traditional Occupation" @ Ruttkowski 68, Cologne

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 08, 2014
Horfee is not only one of the most innovative graffiti artists we know, he is fast becoming one of the most prolific and interesting fine artists showing around the world today. His style is just that; his. We love what we saw of his show at New Image Art this year, and his new work at Ruttkowski 68 in Cologne, Germany, "Traditional Occupation," is again, outstanding. Up through January 18, 2015.

Augustine Kofie "Taking Shape" @ Open Space, Paris

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 08, 2014
In our Art Basel week hysteria and preparation, we forgot to mention on the site that one of our favorite artists, Augustine Kofie, has a new show of work at Openspace in Paris through Deccember 13, 2014. "Taking Shape" expands on Kofie's architectural fine art work, a mixture of collage, found objects, and other media. 

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