Best of 2013: Asger Carlsen, January 2013

Vault // Tuesday, December 17, 2013
From now until the end of the year, Juxtapoz will be showcasing some of our favorite features from our print edition, from the January—December 2013. We had many highlights this year, from Matthew Barney, Ralph Steadman, ADRock, David Choe in Afghanistan, Tom Waits, David Copperfield, and Alex Prager, and today we look at our January 2013 feature with photographer, surrealist, and alternate-universe creator in Asger Carlsen. 

Patrick Martinez "Buy Now Cry Later" @ Public Functionary, Minneapolis

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 17, 2013
This past November, former Juxtapoz feature Patrick Martinez opened a solo exhibit of all new works at a new contemporary exhibition space, Public Functionary in Minneapolis. The exhibit, titled, "Buy Now Cry Later," includes 17 original neon works and paintings. Exhibit subject matter follows Martinez's ongoing exploration of his home city and societal, "American" issues while interweaving personal anecdotes, several of the pieces are autobiographical. The show is on its final days, closing on December 20. 

The Works of Martin Wittfooth

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 17, 2013
An artist that we have continued to enjoy this year, especially after seeing his work at the Pulse Art Fair in Miami in the Rick Wester Fine Art booth, is NYC-based Martin Wittfooth. In the tradition of great animal painters we have enjoyed in our magazine over the years, whether Walton Ford, Josh Keyes, or Tara Tucker, Wittfooth continues to push the genre and subject matter in subtle, elegant ways. Can't wait to see more in the coming years... 

Breaking Bad: The Chess Game by Known Unknown Design

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 17, 2013
It could be called one of the most talked about television shows of the last decade, and seeing that it ended this year, we love that Known Unknown Design took the time to create the Breaking Bad Chess Game. The entire set is available on Etsy, and features hand-drawn characters, allowing you to manipulate and play the drug game to your liking. With friends. Go get it. 

Another Look: The Minutely Detailed Works of Paul Noble

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 17, 2013
One of the best pure drawers we can think of is Britain's Paul Noble, an award-winning artist with works in the collections of MoMA and the Tate. Noble was one of five founding members of City Racing, an influential artists' space in London during the late 1980s, and was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2012.

New Sketchbook Illustrations From Mattias Adolfsson

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 17, 2013
This isn't the first time we've posted the sketchbook illustrations of Mattias Adolfsson, it isn't even the first time this year. The swedish artist is constantly updating his website with illustrations and moleskine sketchbooks full of wonderful drawings. Enjoy!

British Library Uploads 1 million Images to Flickr

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Drawing from over 65,000 books spanning from the 17th to the 19th century, the British Library has uploaded over a million images to Flickr and the public domain. The collection includes everything from book illustrations and maps, to decorative elements, diagrams, and typography.

An update with Pref

Graffiti // Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Pref has updated his Flickr with a number of new pieces with various sayings and concepts that include: complete moron, plain stupid, broken home, bang, fat and thin and crack smoke.

"Bielmann: Straight up the Man," a short film on Surf Photographer Brian Bielmann

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 17, 2013
"Bielmann: Straight up the Man" is a short film presented by Sanuk that profiles world-renowned surf photographer Brian Bielmann. Following the lenend on his Hawaiian home turf, the film tells the incredible stories behind the iconic shots he's snapped over his 30+ year career. Watch it after the jump!

INSECTS In Your Face: Photography by Shikhei Goh

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Yes, these live on planet Earth. And yes, they can see you. Sometimes, the things that live amongst us are just plain art, and Shikhei Goh's photographs of insects eyes are some of the most alien and breathtaking things you will see all week on this site. Goh calls himself a "macro addict," and lives and works on Batam Island.