Stuff We Like: FREITAG'S HAZZARD BAG

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 25, 2013
Every Freitag “Hazzard” bag has a distinct life of its own before ever making its way onto your back. Each bag is typically on the road almost fi ve years before being crafted from recycled truck tarps, with individual design infl uenced by the colors, writing or markings of the tarps. Hand cut in Zurich Switzerland, the Hazzard also uses recycled seat belts as the shoulder straps, meaning every single bag that comes out of the Freitag factory is 100% unique. The pack is perfect for daily use, from storing sketchbooks and electronics, up to a 17” laptop, while also featuring a dry compartment in the front of the bag.

Scott Greenwalt's Alternate Universe

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 25, 2013
We have shown you the work of Scott Greenwalt on the site before, but seeing that he is in our new book title, Juxtapoz New Contemporary, we wanted to reshine a light on the Oakland, Ca-based artist. "My paintings are really about capturing a moment," he says, "or a composite of several moments, wherein the subject undergoes a massive physical change."

Tilda Swinton is sleeping on the job, literally, @ MoMA, NYC

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 25, 2013
Have you ever had the sensation, while sleeping, that someone is staring at you? And then you wake up and its your significant other/cat/child just peeing at your eyeballs while you are just trying to get some comofortable shut-eye? Yeah, its psychotic. But apparently for Tilda Swinton, who has made a name for herself for being an oddball in a sea of people trying to be oddballs (meaning she is a better oddball then say, Anne Hathaway), she doesn't mind sleeping in front of learing eyes.  She is sleeping in front of people at MoMA in a special, randomly timed, performance piece... 

Animation: "Homemade Horse" by Mel Kadel & Jim Dirschberger

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 25, 2013
"You can use bed sheets to make a fort, or in this case, make them into a horse that will take you on an adventure." That is how Homemade Horse is described. We are just excited to see Mel Kadel's work in animated form, done with the tender editing and animating skills of Jim Dirschberger. Those words you will hear are from the pen of Andreas Trolf. Watch after the jump...

Witty Drawings by Victor Kerlow

Illustration // Monday, March 25, 2013
Born and raised in Manhattan, Victor Kerlow gets his inspiration from the city's exciting and lively atmosphere. Creating with ink and watercolor, Kerlow illustrates for clients such as The New Yorker, The New York Times, MTV, Random House and many more. Kerlow's quirky and witty pieces evolve from the random events and places he comes across...

Watch: Li Hongbo Explains How He Makes His Flexible Paper Sculptures

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 25, 2013
We have posted Li Hongbo's amazing flexible paper sculpture before and were always curious how he made them. In this visit to his studio, we learn his original inspiration for the sculptures and get to see a few parts of the process. Video after the jump!

Non-photoshopped Illusions by Felice Varini

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 25, 2013
This morning we take a look at the public art of Paris-based Swiss artist Felice Varini. The paintings have one vantage point where its form can be viewed. His anamorphic illusions can be found on a variety of urban settings both indoor and outdoors.

Magdalena Bors Builds and Photographs Surreal Landscapes in Her Home

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 25, 2013
Melbourne-based artist Magdalena Bors latest series of photographs features complex, surreal environments within her home. Entitled The Seventh Day, the series required a very labor-intensive and repetitive process to build the sets. The artist is fascinated by the simultaneous strength and fragility of the connection between the natural world and ourselves. 

Watch: Maedir Eugster Balances 13 Palm Leaf Ribs and One Feather

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 25, 2013
Using what we can only assume are incredible amounts of strength and concentration, artist Maedir Euster from Rigolo Swiss Noveau Crique performs his Palm Rib Balance for a short film by photographer/director Tobias Hutzler. Maedir starts with a feather and slowly adds palm leaf ribs until he has balanced 13 of them on one large rib.

Marina Abramović's Performance Art in Pictures

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 25, 2013
One of the first artists to use performance as a visual art form, Marina Abramović's career spans over 40 years during which she performed countless pieces exploring physical and emotional limits for her art. See her performances documented in pictures after the jump...

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