Music Videos We Liked in 2012: "Nightlife" by Emily Kai Bock

Music // Thursday, December 27, 2012
What we wrote on November 22: Wow. We don't know why we became so transfixed with this video, how we couldn't dare take our eyes off of it, but Emily Kai Bock's Nightlife video for musician Sebastien Schuller is one of the better ones we have seen all year. You don't need a big budget, some grand arching storyline, just an expert idea of light and mood. Somehow, we are either excited about our trip to Miami in two weeks, or terrified. Stunning simplicity at work.

Best of 2012: 3D Sketchbooks of Nagai Hideyuki

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 27, 2012
What we wrote on June 26, 2012: There is a mutal consensus between ourselves and the readers of Juxtapoz; we love sketchbook viewing. But rarely do we get something that blends sketchbooks and a bit of optical trickery. Not only does Japanese artist Nagai Hideyuki show you his sketchbooks, he creates a 3D effect that is a simple but exciting illusion.

Steve Powers "New Yorkers" Video

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 27, 2012
Last week, we posted a video from the New Yorkers project, which aims to document the lives of the unnoticed everyday New Yorker that makes up the diverse population. Their newest installment highlights the work of Steve Powers, highlighting his massive mural project on the parking structure in downtown Brooklyn and talking about his views, and ideas on being an artist.

The Photography of Ellen Rogers

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 27, 2012
Ellen Rogers is a London-based all analogue photographer and filmmaker. To date she has been featured and interviewed in numerous magazines such as i-D, Vice, Tank, Dazed And Confused, Vice and many others. She has a monthly article at Lomography.com called ‘Sepulchral’ where she talks candidly about life as an analogue photographer. Last year Ellen released her first book of photographs named ‘Aberrant Necropolis’ charting her first 2 years of fashion photography.

CONY @ Gallery Goldstein, London

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 27, 2012
Gallery Goldstein in London recently held an exhibition showcasing the work of Paris-based artist, Cony. Closely associated with Horfe, the PAL crewmember creates loose illustrations reminiscent of old Walt Disney illustrations but with a darker and more contorted look. Included in the show was a toilet paper sculpture resembling a figure vandalizing the gallery walls in feces? Yes, that happened.

The Works of Chris Parrado

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 27, 2012
'Chris Parrado is 23 years old a Colombian Illustrator. Tired of the advertising world has decided to be a worker without tagline, who composed for tools and graphite flashes has been responsible for taking the complicated task of capturing moments that other people inadvertently omitted, perhaps to go lost in the saturation distressing contemporary world. The situations and characters in his works appear to be small frames taken from everyday life...

Best of 2012: Bic Pen Illustrations by Juan Francisco Casas

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 26, 2012
What we wrote on March 9, 2012: We just stumbled across the works of Juan Francisco Casas, a Spanish artist who creates these fantastic nude/sex scene'd drawings with only a Bic pen. Casas captures his models in a consistent backdrop: bed, showers, or taking pictures... you get our point here, there is going to be some nudity in these drawings. Just enjoy the skill, if you will.

New Work From Martine Johanna

Illustration // Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Martine Johanna is a Dutch born and raised artist, right from the green heart of the Netherlands, now living and working in Amsterdam. From a young age music, high fashion, folk culture, nature, odd movies and storytelling where and are still major influences in her life. After a career as a fashion designer, mid 2008 her direction turned entirely towards painting and drawing...

Jose Ignacio Romussi Murphy

Erotica // Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The threaded dancers of Jose Ignacio Romussi Murphy are a wonderful reincarnation of the vintage photographs and images Jose uses in his work. Jose was born in Santiago, Chile in 1979 and now collects images from different old fashion magazines, integrating embroidery over the already gorgeous images. He is currently living in New York City.

Hyuro's 3 Gas Masked Girls in Valencia

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Staying active in the streets, Hyuro paints another piece in her hometown of Valencia, Spain. Three girls are seen juggling grenades with gas masks on. A dark depiction from the Spanish artist.

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