Sam's Myth: Designs for Cult Film Posters and Albums

Design // Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Nashville-based designer and musician Sam Smith works under the moniker Sam’s Myth. The bulk of his work is a series of film posters (both commissioned and uncommissioned), which reveals his early-age fixation on cinema. His designs for posters include many cult and independent films, alongside classics like Rosemary’s Baby. 

Studio Visit: Brian M. Viveros

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 28, 2015
“You’re built like a car, you’ve got a hubcap diamond star halo, you’re dirty sweet and you’re my girl.” Credit T. Rex for singing what they mean and Brian M. Viveros for painting what he likes. No women tied to railroad tracks, waiting to be rescued. Like Robert Williams, Viveros extols an idealized female image to portray beauty and strength, with no apologies. 

Recap: Aftershock Festival in Sacramento

Music // Wednesday, October 28, 2015
This past weekend, Juxtapoz partnered up with our friends at Liquitex and Aftershock to ​present an interactive graffiti installation called the Make Your Mark Zone at the two-day festival in Sacramento, CA. 45,000 people came from places all around the country to enjoy the music, interactive exhibits, and entertainment over the two days.

Robert Beatty's Music Artwork featured on Pitchfork

Music // Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Pitchfork does a pretty excellent job on their video series', and today, they released a great video feature on artist Robert Beatty and his work with Tame Impala, Real Estate, Neon Indian, amongst others. We have been covering a few album cover artists over the past few years, and Robert is one who creates great artistic atmosphere for already visual music. Enjoy the profile. 

"BREA SOUDERS: HOLE IN THE CURTAIN" @ Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York

Photography // Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Bruce Silverstein Gallery is pleased to present Hole in the Curtain, the gallery’s second solo show of new works by Brea Souders. The exhibition is comprised of portraits and abstract compositions that further Souders’ interest in fragmented narratives, the inchoate versus the fully formed, and the uncontrollable nature of time. Distinct from the symbolic portraits comprising her Counterforms series, in this new work Souders taps into the burlesque of humanity, depicting characters that blur the line between biographical and fictive.

Zheng Lu's Sculptures Made From Chinese Calligraphy

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Beijing-based Zheng Lu incorporates calligraphy into the metal skins of his giant sculptures. Each piece’s membrane is perforated metal made up of thousands of Chinese characters. From a young age Zheng Lu studied calligraphy, encouraged by his family, which valued Chinese intellectual studies. The text of his work includes Chinese poetry and religious texts. 

Daisuke Tajima's Meticulously-Rendered, Aerial Cityscapes

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Japan-based artist, Daisuke Tajima, vaulted out of art school last year on the tails of his highly successful thesis exhibition to win about $83,000 (10 million Yen) through the 2015 Tokyo Midtown Award. He paints, draws, creates manga and sculpts, but most notable are his paintings, which employ his visual understanding of architecture to create meticulous renderings of imaginary cityscapes.

The Red Drum Getaway, an Eerie Film Collage

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 27, 2015
The Red Drum Getaway is a compelling film collage directed by Adrien Dezalay, Emmanuel Delabaere and Simon Philippe. The piece brings excontemporaneous film characters like the Shining’s Jack Torrance and children and Droog Alex DeLarge from A Clockwork Orange into a cobbled-together background of 1940s Jimmy Stewart Films. 

Paulin, Paulin, Paulin: a Retrospective of Pierre Paulin's Furniture Designs

Design // Tuesday, October 27, 2015
On his work, Pierre Paulin says, “I was aiming to show just how far we could make modernity go,” and his furniture reflects this aim. Well, at least, it reflected this aim in the 1950s and 60s. In 2008, Paulin’s family created the firm called Paulin, Paulin, Paulin, which creates limited editions of the designer’s work that never passed beyond the prototype stage. 

Hellscapes and Earthly Delights: Hieronymus Bosch's Largest Exhibition

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 27, 2015
In 2016, Holland’s Noordbrabants Museum will curate the largest exhibition of the work of Hieronymus Bosch (ca. 1450 to 1516) to date. The show, ‘Hieronymus Bosch – Visions of a Genius’ will include about 20 paintings, both panels and triptychs, and 19 drawings. Bosch was a medieval Netherlandish artist is known for his surreal, dark imagery, often based on moral and religious narratives.