Closing: Masterworks @ Long Beach Museum of Art

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 29, 2015
If you are around Long Beach this weekend there will be a big closing event and artist panel discussion. The event is free, come on out and chat about art, paintings, get your book signed or your sketchbook doodled in. The amazing Ron Nelson, executive director of LBMA will be moderating the art panel discussion that includes Esao Andrews, Natalia Fabia, Sean Cheetham, Greg Simkins, Jeff McMillan, Nicola Verlato, Nathan Spoor. 

Mike Spears' Erotic Snaps

Erotica // Thursday, January 29, 2015
Mike Spears was born in the lovely state of Indiana and later grew up in Puerto Rico. He went to film school at Boston University, where his passion for the provocative developed. Brooklyn has been his home since 1999 and is the base for most of his erotic photography work.

Jonathan Leder's 35mm Photographs

Erotica // Thursday, January 29, 2015
NYC-based photographer and Jacques founder Jonathan Leder's erotic photographs seem more like vintage film stills. Utilizing analog cameras--35mm and Polaroid--and shunning all artifical lighting and retouching practices, Leder infuses his portraits of young, often nude, women with a grainy, blurry quality that gives them an intimate, sometimes voyeuristic edge.

Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age

Photography // Thursday, January 29, 2015
Among my all-time favorite photographs have always been Ed Ruscha’s aerial landscape shots of Los Angeles parking lots and stadiums. Flying high in commercial airplanes merely teases at the intricacies and structure that man has bestowed on earth, the geometric balance and spatial suburbanization of Southern California. That is what makes this book, Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age, so stunning and historically relevant.

Ged Palmer Demonstrates Calligraphy & Lettering Techniques

Design // Wednesday, January 28, 2015
In this short video London-based artist and sign painter Ged Palmer demonstrates calligraphy and lettering techniques.

Music Video: Run the Jewels "Lie, Cheat, Steal"

Music // Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Run the Jewels' (Killer Mike + El-P) criticially-acclaimed, list-topping RTJ2 has been on heavy rotation both in the Juxtapoz office and in our headphones since it dropped last year. Their latest music video puts warped cartoonish visuals to one of our favorite tracks, "Lie, Cheat, Steal." 

Scene Report: Detroit

Graffiti // Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Each week we feature updates on current graffiti scenes in a number of major U.S. cities with the help of a few select photographers. German Friday delivers this week’s Detroit Scene Report.

Yoav Friedlander’s “A Form of View”

Photography // Wednesday, January 28, 2015
As a self-proclaimed “Americanized Israeli”, photographer Yoav Friedlander explores the two cultures that he has embraced. Friedlander explores the differences and similarities that he finds through each country’s culture, landscape, and civil unrest. In his series “A Form of View”, Friedlander visually studies the influence that American culture has had on his Israeli origins. 

Influences: Printed Matter’s Art Book Fair is in Good Hands

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 28, 2015
For nearly a decade, Printed Matter’s New York Art Book Fair has been one of the most celebrated annual events focusing on the growing and dedicated community of artists, curators, editors, and publishers in the art book world. From January 29 – February 1, 2015, the third edition of the LA Art Book Fair opens at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, and director Shannon Michael Cane and coordinator Jordan Nassar are behind one of the great art events of the year. Print does matter, and these guys set the stage.

"California Inspires Me" Narrated by Mike Mills

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Director/artist Mike Mills (featured in our Beastie Boys issue) narrates this fantastic short animation by Brian Rea and Pablo Delcan, telling his creative journey and speaks on his influences in “California Inspires Me,” a Google Play x California Sunday Magazine video collaboration. 

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