Living Walls 2013

Street Art // Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Hello Atlanta! Juxtapoz has made its way down south to cover the 4th annual Living Walls Conference and we are especially excited for this year’s festivities. Over the next couple of days, we will be bringing you exclusive coverage of the murals being painted by local and international artists, as well as the various other activities involved such as block parties, lectures, gallery exhibits, bike tours and more! Check back tomorrow for our first installment from the ATL.

Florian Meacci's Biro Pen Illustrations

Illustration // Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Florian Meacci studied graphic design in France, then relocated to London to become and illustrator. His main interests lie in drawing with a biro pen and reading comic books. These painstakingly detailed illustrations are heavily and directly influenced by fashion and editorial imagery, their strong, body-based compositions creating striking visions in ink. It's no wonder Meacci is so enamored with the biro pen as he wields it expertly.

Music Video: King Krule "Easy Easy"

Music // Tuesday, August 13, 2013
It kind of blows our minds that someone this young, such as the 18-year old UK-based musician King Krule, can be so confident and this good. We have known about King Krule for a bit now, but his new video for "Easy Easy" which shows two young British lads going around looking up to no good, even getting involved in some tags and what not, is one of the best songs we have heard all year, and just an interesting video treatment to enjoy this morning. Directed by Focus Creeps. 

Digital Art and Illustration by Lambuja

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 13, 2013
We love the absurdity of everything in this piece by Sao Paulo-based digital artist and illustrator Labuja. Deadly half-naked girls on each other's shoulders fighting with a guitar and electric steam iron? Why not? 

'Aurland Look Out' by Todd Saunders and Tommie Wilhelmsen

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 13, 2013
When tasked with designing a look out structure for an absolutely spectacular view in Norway, architects Todd Saunders and Tommie Wilhelmsen worked hard to not destroy the atmosphere and finished with a fantastic structure in a fantastic landscape, with a fantastic view. "By creating a giant diving board like structure measuring 4m x 30 x 9, 'Aurland Look Out' is a viewing platform that helps to dramatize the experience of nature and the larger landscape room."

Abandoned, Decaying Power Plants

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 13, 2013
We've snuck around a few abandoned buildings and factories in our day, but the color, symmetry, and surreal quality of these photos of forgotten decaying power plants have an apocalyptic quality to them.

Isabelle Dalle's Digital Anatomical Portraits

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 13, 2013
We are enjoying French digital artist Isabelle Dalle's series of anatomical portraits. Influenced by the art in medical journals, Isabelle draws colorful, collaged drawings of animals, sea creatures, and wings moving and protruding through the body parts, muscular sketches and skeletons. 

Wood Carvings by Mario Dilitz

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Mario Dilitz is avery talented sculptor who combinestraditional sculptural knowledge and technical skills with contemporary issues, Mario manages to both manifest and unite contradictions that occur in human nature. His life-sized sculptures are created through a process of destruction and then construction, giving the high quality laminated wood a 'new form of stability, which wouldn't have been possible in its natural condition."

Juxtapoz @ Outside Lands, 2013

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Juxtapoz was again, for the third year, at the annual Outside Lands Music and Art Festival held in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, where we curated the art portion of the event. Mike Shine, Dennis McNett, and Camille Rose Garcia all created fantastic site-specific installations! Some of the weekend's acts stopped by to say hi and we met up with Jurrasic 5, Foals, Surfer Blood, Cherub, Atlas Genius, Milo Greene, The Head and the Heart, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, Dillon Francis, and more to talk album artwork, music videos, Paul McCartney not breaking a sweat, and the fog. 

Ladybird's Requiem by Akino Kondoh

Illustration // Monday, August 12, 2013
Born in Chiba, Japan, Akino Kondoh is an artist and animator known for her striking minimalist compositions, often executed with nothing more than graphite and watercolor. Kondoh as exhibited internationally, earning grants from the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs, and has also received the support and collaboration of jazz musician John Zorn, who has used her art on his album covers. Her animated short "Ladybird's Requiem" made it to the top 25 list in the biennial showcase "YouTube Play" at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City.