Layzell Bros Visualize Tiny Tim's Whimsical Vocals

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 19, 2014
Here's a little something to turn any frown upside down! Working as directors, animators, illustrators, and music makers the Layzell Bros create parodies of animated wonders. Here is Tiny Tim's "Livin' in the Sunlight, Lovin' in the Moonlight" spruced up in a Yellow Submarine-esque ride of watercolor skies, baloon shaped figures, and trippy fluid transitions.

"New York Close Up" Art21: Louise Despont Drawing Deep

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 19, 2014
"Artist Louise Despont uses architectural stencils to create intricate pencil-on-paper drawings in her home and studio in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Working between a small desk and her bedroom floor, Despont’s daily practice, with a limited set of tools, yields surprising discoveries...

One No One and One Hundred Thousand

Photography // Thursday, June 19, 2014
What was supposed to be a cross-country photographic journey across North America turned into a 10 month stay in the Salton Sea on Southern California. What Italian photographer Nicholas Albrecht found there was a unique mixture of lifestyle and landscape that he felt had yet to be photographed. 

Anthony Friedkin: The Gay Essay @ De Young Museum, SF

Photography // Thursday, June 19, 2014
“Photography is a very social code for intimacy,” observed Anthony Friedkin at the press preview for his current show. And I discovered that he’s easy to talk with, so approachable. One conversation, and it’s immediately understandable how he was able, at age 19, to gain the trust of the members of the Gay Community Services Center in Los Angeles and hang backstage with the cast of the Cockettes in San Francisco.

Video: TRAP and the True Art of Graffiti

Graffiti // Thursday, June 19, 2014
Since 1979, Trap has been decorating the walls of New York in his legible and simple style. He’s got the high spots on lock and it’s hard not to see his work from any of the freeways of the Five Boroughs. Animal New York caught up with elusive writer, following him around and gaining some insight on what motivates him to continue on.

MoMA to Present Full-Scale Björk Retrospective

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 18, 2014
The Museum of Modern Art just announced that they will be doing a full-scale retrospective dedicated to the career of everyone's favorite Icelandid composer, singer and artist,  Björk. The exhibition is being organized by the museum's chief curator, Klaus Biesenbach and will run from March 7th - June 7th, 2015. “Bjork is an extraordinarily innovative artist whose contributions to contemporary music, video, film, fashion and art have had a major impact on her generation worldwide,” Mr. Biesenbach said in a statement. “This highly experimental exhibition offers visitors a direct experience of her hugely collaborative body of work.”

Introducing: Adonit's Jot Touch with Pixelpoint™

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 18, 2014
We spend a lot of time in the Juxtapoz offices speaking with artists about the newest and best art materials, whether it be spray paint, acrylics, brushes, tablets, etc. There is a ton of great innovation happening, but one of our favorite companies at the moment, who blends both technology, new media platforms, and the desires of an old-school pen and ink artist is Adonit with their fantastic line of pressure sensitive stylus tools for digital artists. Today, Adonit just released the Jot Touch with Pixelpoint™, with a new design and special partnership and integration with Adobe's Creative Cloud.

The Dark Side of Dreams

Photography // Wednesday, June 18, 2014
In the late 1960’s, photographer Arthur Tress began a series of photographs that were inspired by the dreams of children. Tress had each child he approached tell him about a prominent dream of theirs which Tress would then artistically re-create and photograph with the child as the main subject. 

Painting a Room with David Schiesser

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 18, 2014
David Schiesser is an extremely talented Germany tattoo and pen and ink artist. That is a given. In fact, he makes some of our favorite flash art in the world. But this room, literally noted on his website as "Painting A Room," is entirely painted with pen and ink, with amazing detail, skill, and narrative. We grabbed images from Schiesser's site and took our own detail shots from the main mural wall. Incredible stuff.

Stanley Donwood for "Treasure Island" book cover

Design // Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Stanley Donwood has long been famous for his album cover and companion artwork for world famous band Radiohead, but he has been able to take his highly notable artwork for the band into a stellar fine art and design career. We hadn't seen this yet, probably because it wasn't available in the US (someone tell us if that was true), but back in 2009 or so, Donwood did artwork for the cover of a special edition of Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island." Fantastic pairing. Design by David Pearson for White's Books.

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