Rone, Vexta, Ernest Zacharevic and Elle and more @ Urban Xchange in Penang

Street Art // Thursday, December 18, 2014
Rone, Elle, Vexta, Ernest Zacharevic, Adisson Karl, Tank Petrol, Don John, Mr. Toll, Antanas Dubra, Kenji Chai, Bibichun and 4Some recently completed a series of murals for Urban Nation and Hin Bus Depot's "Urban Xchange" in Penang, Malaysia. 

Aaron Draplin Takes On a Logo Design Challenge

Design // Thursday, December 18, 2014
Most logos aren't designed in fifteen minutes, but most designers aren't Aaron Draplin. Aaron's a Portland fixture by way of the Midwest, the owner of Draplin Design Co., and an advocate of "blue collar" design: design that works. Here he takes our logo design challenge, creating a dozen iterations of a logo for a fictional construction company. Not inspired? Just wait. Watch as he sketches, brings his ideas into Illustrator, and tests and tunes the different iterations...

Best of 2014: 1968 - Radical Italian Furniture

Design // Thursday, December 18, 2014
1968: ITALIAN RADICAL DESIGN is the newest project from Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari’s TOILETPAPER in collaboration with the famed art collector and DESTE Foundation in Athens founder Dakis Joannou.

Best of 2014: Art Truancy, Juxtapoz Turns 20

Vault // Thursday, December 18, 2014
In conjunction with our 20th Anniversary exhibition Art Truancy: 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC, we had Carlo McCormick interview Jonathan for the June issue and talk the history of this publication and the people and places surrounding the culture and art we have championed for the past two decades.

"Sign Painters" @ Marcas Gallery

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 18, 2014
Marcas Gallery in Santa Ana hosted Sign Painters: An Exhibit Focusing on the Art of Sign Painting on Saturday, December 6th & 7th with a weekend focused on the art form of Sign Painting. The show features an exhibition of work from local and veteran Sign Painters, the ICY Caps font inspired show in the back room and an in person demonstration for the public with Disney Sign Painter Patrick G. Smith & Colt Bowden...

Jordan Sullivan's "An island in the moon"

Photography // Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Jordan Sullivan is a writer and artist living in Los Angeles, California. He has worked as a day laborer on a concrete construction crew in central Texas, a touring musician in a rock and roll band, a dishwasher in a fancy restaurant, a house keeper to a psychoanalyst, and an artist assistant to photographers Mike & Doug Starn.

"Willy the Wheel" by Horfee x Case Studyo

Design // Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Case Studyo closes out an amazing year of limited editions with artists with this fantastic "Willy the Wheel" sculpture with French artist Horfee. The graffiti/fine artist Horfee has already had one of those "mega years" with shows around the world and mind-bending graffiti work. The Willy the Wheel character shows up in Horfee's work, and now you can get it in an edition of 8 + 4APs. 

Favorite Music Videos of 2014: FKA TWIGS "Two Weeks" by Nabil

Music // Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Nabil has been making some of the best cinematic music videos of the past few years, so we already knew the artistry that he brought to the table. But we would be lying if we didn't say that FKA twigs didn't grow on us this year, and this "Two Weeks" video is a spectacular and dark vision of a goddess or Egytpian Queen of the Future. Whatever it is, the sexually charged lyrics and stunning visuals made this an instant masterstroke. 


Erotica // Wednesday, December 17, 2014
We know, it seems a little pretentioius to throw around Henrik Purienne's name around like a Brazilian soccer star, but the book "purienne." is just sitting on our desk so we feel comfortable throwing that around. And the South African photographer uses a nice font for his name. Anyway, Purienne also seems to have created a fantasy world for himself, where he has transformed fashion photography into a behind-the-scenes endless summer of beautiful women, fantastic composition, in naturally appealing settings. As both a filmmaker and publisher of Mirage Magazine, he has his stamp on the fashion world. 

Alexis Hunter: The Model's Revenge and More

Photography // Wednesday, December 17, 2014
We lost an important conceptual artist and feminist theorist this year in New Zealand born photographer Alexis Hunter. One of the few things I bookmarked in my researched this year was a fantastic obituary published by the Guardian at the time of her death, that does the artist way more justice than anything I can writer here. 


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