Capture Any Color With SwatchMate Cube

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Trying to translate a color from the real world into a piece of art or a design can often be quite the challenge. Pushing those the CMYK or RGB sliders around will only get you so close and when is the last time you updated your Pantone set? That's why we were so excited to this; the SwatchMate Cube. As explained on their website, the idea is simple "Place the Cube onto a surface and it will instantly capture its color." Watch the SwatchMate Cube in action after the jump.

Jane Radstrom's Expressive Nudes

Erotica // Monday, November 11, 2013
Jane Radstrom is a painter and designer based in Austin, TX. She lives a quiet life of cooking, eating, teaching, painting and scheming. 'I first studied drawing and painting at Watts Atelier California. The methods practiced in atelier schools are based on meticulous renaissance traditions of masterful realism. Then, I attended Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL, earning a BFA in Illustration. Illustration is all about bringing ideas to life - it is art created to clearly convey specific meaning...

Juxtapoz for Art.com: Kenji Hirata

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 11, 2013
This month, Juxtapoz announced a special capsule collection of prints we curated on Art.com, featuring works from artists in the Juxtapoz community, including Mario Wagner, Kelly Tunstall, Ferris Plock, and Trystan Bates. Also, our collection features one of our favorite abstract painters, and Barnstormer, Kenji Hirata. The NYC-based artist has been featured in the print magazine in the past, but in recent years, has expanded his work into multi-colored, playful abstractions.

Drew Tyndell: Geometry on Wood

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 11, 2013
With an already established career in animation, we are really into these wood collage pieces by Atlanta-based artist Drew Tyndell. Taking wood pieces, painting them with various structural and abstract geometric patterns, and then collage the wood pieces together, Tyndell takes his skill as animator and applies it to handmade, physical art. He is currently showing at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in the group show, Co/exist.

Marc Bell "No Jabronis" @ Cooper Cole, Toronto

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 11, 2013
Coinciding with Todd James' opening at Cooper Cole Gallery this past weekend, Marc Bell opened a new series of works called No Jabronis. Amazing name. From the looks of it, Bell has 4 intricate, amazingly detailed illustrations that look like one book narrative book on paper. We grabbed some of the detailed shots as well as the larger looks at these 18" x 24" ink on paper drawings... get studying kids... 

Juxtapoz @ West Coast Craft, SF

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 11, 2013
Juxtapoz will be at the West Coast Craft design show at Fort mason in San Francisco next weekend. West Coast Craft is a craft and design show featuring carefully selected designers, artists, and crafts people living and working on the West Coast. Using a variety of mediums, including wood, metal, leather, and paper, these designers exemplify the mood and aesthetics of their West Coast lifestyle. In addition to several other artists, the event will include an installation by Tahiti Pehrson, who was featured in our November issue!

DIA-Commissioned Artist's Renderings of Soviet Weaponry

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 11, 2013
During the Cold War, the DIA commissioned artists to illustrate accurate portrayal of Soviet military systems to accompany official briefings. The collection contains more than 1000 paintings and drawings completed between 1965 and 1989. Computer-generated graphics would replace this type of illustrated art in the late 80s.

A Climbable Blow-Up Net by Numen/For Use

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 11, 2013
This inflatable 'net blow-up' structure is the work of Croatian-Austrian design collective Numen/For Use and was recently on display in Yokohama, Japan. The inflatable space is filled with black webs inside and invites visitors to climb around the space and bounce off the ceiling, walls and floor! It's like an adult bounce-house!

Behind the Scenes of Dali & Halsman's "In Voluptas Mors"

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 11, 2013
We are very entertained by this series of behind-the-scenes photos from the shooting of Philippe Halsman and Salvador Dali's famous "In Voluptas Mors" (Voluptuous Death) photo. Depicting Dali posing beside a skull made of seven nude female models, Dali and Halsman took three hours to arrange the models according to a sketch by Dali.

A Library and Playground in Monterrey, Mexico

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 11, 2013
This cultural center and library in Monterrey, Mexico has to be one of most fun spaces for a children's library we have ever seen. 'The bookshelves are not only used as storage, but serve as a dynamic space to play and learn, to fire the imagination and provide comfort while reading' and are meant to simulate Monterrey's mountainous topography.

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