An Iconic Phone Before the iPhone

Design // Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Before apps, text messages, and cameras, there was a phone that changed the way we conversed over telecommunications. Designed by Henry Dreyfuss Associates, the Trimline telephone for Western Electric (which supplied AT&T) was produced from 1965 until the late 90’s. This phone was a benchmark in the development of modern telephone design and production.

Thomas Pynchon's "Inherent Vice" gets the Paul Thomas Anderson film treatment—Trailer

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 30, 2014
We have been wondering how esteemed director Paul Thomas Anderson was going to tackle the depth and wormhold writing-stlye of Thomas Pynchon and capture it in a coherent film, but PTA is the man to do the job if there ever was anyone. "Inherent Vice" originally was published in 2009, and Anderson signed up to direct the film not that much later. Now we have a trailer for the film, set to release in December 2014, with starring roles from Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio del Toro, Jena Malone, Maya Rudolph, and Martin Short.

New Magic Hecksagon Print From Kristin Farr

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Jux contributor Kristin Farr just released a new print with our friends at 1xRUN and it’s apparently guaranteed to bring you good vibes. The three-color screen print is an image from her Magic Hecksagons series, which is currently on view at YBCA in San Francisco. Inspired by folk art and nautical colors, this geometric power symbol will light up your wall like a firecracker. Find the print and a handful of Kristin’s original paintings for a limited time at 1xRUN.com.

Eadweard Muybridge’s Studies in Motion

Photography // Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Before the use of moving pictures became prevalent, a well-know nineteenth century photographer was called upon to settle a bet. The photographer was Eadweard Muybridge and the bet was whether or not all four of a horse’s legs leave the ground when galloping. 

Watch: Eyes of Hitchcock

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 30, 2014
In this short clip, video essayist kogonada captures Hitchcock's character's eyes, beginning with a zoom into red eyes from Vertigo's opening credits and Janet Leigh's dead eyes in Psycho. Whether it was fear, anger, excitement, hypnosis, or understanding, Hitchock captured it best.

Magdalena Bors Builds and Photographs Surreal Landscapes in Her Home

Photography // Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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. 

Jaybo Monk & Marco Pho Grassi "Savage" @ Soze Gallery, LA

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 30, 2014
This Saturday, October 4th, 2014 Soze Gallery in West Hollywood will be presenting "Savage," featuring all new works by Berlin-based artist Jaybo Monk and Italian artist Marco PHO Grassi. The pair has spent months developing the philosophy of the works, with a special consideration to process and possibility.

Artworks Made From Paint Swatches

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 30, 2014
San Francisco-based artist Peter Combe appropriates household paint swatches and turns them into 3-dimensional artworks. "I am consumed by the subtle magic that occurs when playing with light, color and movement in my art making," he says. "These artworks transform and change subtly as the viewer shifts from his/her vantage point. There is a magic that occurs...

Light Painting With Drones

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Using LED-equipped quadcopters called "Spaxels," the Austrian Ars Electronica Futurelab created a drone swarm that can draw three-dimensional figures in midair. Check out this video of a s warm of 49 quadcopters, and dream of the possibilities...

Farid Rasulov’s Carpeted Rooms

Photography // Monday, September 29, 2014
In his images, Azerbaijan photographer Farid Rasulov creates complex and intriguing interiors. His process includes covering and entire room from floor to ceiling in traditional Azerbaijan carpet patterns and then placing solid white sculptures of animals and reptiles, including lions, horses, dogs, lizards, and cats.

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