Converse x Juxtapoz: Wall To Wall Boston featuring Caleb Neelon

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 03, 2013
Over the past year, Juxtapoz and Converse have teamed on a unique project, Wall to Wall, where we invite an artist in a city in North America to create a semi-permanent mural based around the artist's interpretation of the iconic Converse star. Today, we look back on the piece that Boston-based Caleb Neelon painted in his hometown. We were happy that we had one of our longtime contributing editors, and a big part of our editorial team, Neelon, paint one of the standout walls from the series.

No Special Effects: Photography by Laurence Demaison

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 03, 2013
The photographic work of Laurence Demaison is exclusively constituted by self-portraits from 1993 to 2009. Since 2010 she occasionally uses mannequins or dolls. The used techniques - shot, development, print - are analogicals and realized by the author. No particular manipulation intervenes beyond the shot (except chemical inversion of films for some series).

OakOak is Back

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 03, 2013
Well, its not like French street interventionist, oaKoAk, had gone anywhere, because he has continually been creating some of the best and most humorous street works in the world, but we haven't looked into his newest works in quite some time. Nobody can transform the mundane objects of the street into a cartoon strip quite like oaKoAk, and there is never a bad time to see what he is up to...

The Works of Leif Podhajsky

Music // Thursday, January 03, 2013
Leif Podhajsky recently caught our attention after we saw his album cover art for his fellow Australians, Tame Impala. As an artist and creative director, his work explores themes of connectedness, the relevance of nature and the psychedelic or altered experiences of life. By using these subjects, he attempts to inspire the viewer into a realignment with themselves and their surroundings.

Text Illustrations by Terrence Payne

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 03, 2013
Terrence Payne’s archetypal oil pastel portraits combine narrative elements, refined organic forms, along with delicate and bold lines to suggest movement and evolution in his subject’s character. The earnest beauty ensuing from the clumsy actions of his subjects as they stumble through life in pursuit of their ideal existence inspire him. Whether or not they ever reach their prescribed potential is irrelevant to Terrence, it is the fleeting and universal experiences that happen...

Daphne Guinness for Vogue Italia by Steven Meisel

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 03, 2013
One of the most iconic fashion photographers of all time, Steven Meisel easily remains the one photographer with whom all the models aspire to work. He has photographed every cover of Vogue Italia since 1988. Ok, I know its supposed to be year of the snake in 2013, but I can't help but love this portrait of Daphne Guinness for Vogue Italia by Steven Meisel... another dark creature.

Stay Puft S'more by Brad Hill

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 03, 2013
Well this is just silly, and by silly we mean near genius and amazingly crafted. Brad Hill took a stab at the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in S'more form, and to us, this is a home run. Not sure if you want to eat this after, because when you make something like this, you sort of want to stare at it. And blog it. And Facebook it. Then Instagram it. Then maybe eat it after you tweet about it. That would be our order of operations.

Waone in Fort Kochi, India

Street Art // Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Waone who makes up ½ of the artist collective, Intereski Kazki, is currently traveling through India and leaving some of his talented handywork behind. This piece entitled “Lost Sheep” resides on a small walking street in a neighborhood of Fort Kochi.

Masks by Bertjan Pot

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 02, 2013
"Although seemingly these masks tell stories, this again started out as a material experiment. I wanted to find out if by stitching a rope together I could make a large flat carpet. Instead of flat, the samples got curvy. When I was about to give up on the carpet, Vladi came up with the idea of ??shaping the rope into masks. The possibilities are endless, I’m meeting new faces every day."

Stability by Timofey Radya

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Stuck in the countryside of a cold Russian wilderness, a symbol of isolated/invisible power and stature, Timofey Radya is the creator of Figure #1: Stability. As Radya notes in his own description of the piece, "After the formation officers may leave the area." From what we gather, and from Radya's video, the piece is a construction of lonely power, a sort of comedic tragedy of how power is constructed when nobody is paying attention. Love the red carpet treatment.