OK Go: The Writing's On the Wall

Music // Wednesday, June 18, 2014
OK Go’s new music video creates and breaks complicated visual illusions at a dizzying pace. The sheer technical prowess it took to make this video is mind blowing. The Writings On The Wall follows in the tradition of artist like Georges Rousse, Felice Varini, and Axel Peemoeller who use perspective to trick the eye and distort space.

INSA x MADSTEEZ and the World's Largest GIF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 18, 2014
INSA is back yet again with one of his famous animated GIF-ITIs. This time with MADSTEEZ of their 8-story (120ft) mural for Pow! Wow! Taiwan, the largest in the country and the worlds biggest GIF-ITI piece yet! Our minds continue to be blown.

Hyperrealistic Paintings by Vania Comoretti

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 18, 2014
This morning we take a look at the hyperrealistic paintings of Venice and Udine-based artist Vania Comoretti. Her drawings are created using mixed techniques: water-colour, Indian ink and pastel on paper. Vania attended several courses in advertising graphics before graduating in Restoration and Painting from teh Venice School of Fine Arts.

DZO Olivier's "Stones and Bones"

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 18, 2014
DZO Olivier, a French artists whose intricate illustrations we have featured before, recently decided to put aside paper and canvas to experiement with drawing on less traditional surfaces. "I always varied pens but rarely drawing surfaces. Out of paper for a short time, I turned to the two inert materials: stone and bone. These inert materials seemed so ordinary! This is not the case...  

Gromyko Semper's Realities

Erotica // Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Gromyko Semper is a young artist who stands at the crossroads of two realities: One is grounded in a tradition of high cultural metaphor, while the other is a sensual dream world of feverish risk. He does not dabble in either, but instead bounds into both simultaneously. 

The Anti-Christmas Reindeer

Illustration // Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Since it isn't anytime close to Christmas, we deemed it appropriate to share this Reindeer animation, because while it may seem festive, the theme is just the opposite. 'One of 5 short idents we did for E4 on the topic of Christmas. The general idea was to surprise people with something really anti-christmas...

The Satanic World of Xul1349

Illustration // Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Romanian artist Xul1349's work is strongly influenced by gothic and satanic themes. Don't show your children... or show them when they are being bad...

HORT for DIE NEUE OFFENBACHER SCHULE

Design // Tuesday, June 17, 2014
We focused on Germany's HORT in our Design department in the print magazine a few months back, and their website is full of past projects and client work that is some of our favorite in contemporary design at the moment. Today we are looking at the installation and catalogue work they did for artist collective DIE NEUE OFFENBACHER SCHULE, and used files and images from their archives and computers to create an interesting visual experience.

Hiro Kurata: Exhibition & Book Launch @ OuterSpace Gallery

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Hiro Kurata is one of our favorite artists, and was recently featured in an issue of Juxtapoz Magazine's print edition. On Friday, June 20, Outerspace Gallery will host a new exhibition of paintings by Hiro Kurata along with the book launch of Hiro's new Lineage Edition book. The artist will be in attendance signing copies of his book. Only 50 copies made. The tricky part? Outerspace will announce the location of their mobile gallery truck via Facebook and Twitter in the coming days.

4th Annual "Tiny Trifecta" @ Cotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Once again Tara McPherson has curated the Tiny Trifecta art show at her Cotton Candy Machine store/gallery in Brooklyn. Each artist was asked to create three tiny pieces of $100 art. The show features John Baizley, Marco Mazzoni, Tara McPherson, Saelee Oh, Erik Mark Sandberg, Skinner, and the last two Juxtapoz cover artists, Mark Ryden and Shepard Fairey. The show will be up through July 6, 2014.

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