Music Video: Björk "Lionsong" by inez & vinoodh

Music // Thursday, March 12, 2015
As you may have noticed, we have made a Björk month here at Juxtapoz, with her cover story, retrospective at MoMA, and full microsite we made with Squarespace about the latter events. The Icelandic icon just released a new video for "Lionsong" off the new Vulnicura album, directed by Inez & Vinoodh. 

Kanye West Made a Zine: Yeezy Season One by Jackie Nickerson

Fashion // Thursday, March 12, 2015
If you don't know by now, Kanye West is both promoting a soon-to-be-released LP, So Help Me God, and his new fashion line with adidas. Both promotional projects are beginning to take a similar aesthetic look; cold, grey, futuristic warfare eroticism (that is not a bad thing in the case of these pictures by Jackie Nickerson.) And so now we have this zine, focused on the adiidas x West Yeezy Season One, athletic and apocalyptic all in one, feeding off of some of the live performance vibes Kanye has given in recent weeks. 

Alex Prager @ Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong

Photography // Thursday, March 12, 2015
Lehmann Maupin will present Alex Prager’s debut exhibition in Hong Kong through May 16, 2015. Continuing her exploration of the psychological experiences of crowds and the individuals within them, Prager will exhibit five new, large-scale photographs as well as video work. Not only have we featured Alex in the magazine in the past and in our special photography zine last year, we are featuring her sister, Vanessa, in the new issue of Jux. 

Hey, Welcome Back, OakOak

Street Art // Thursday, March 12, 2015
French street artist OakOak is one of our all-time favorites, and we love a good update of his work. He is one of the best artists to take his surrounding world, which is most likely the streets of Saint Etienne, France, and turn them into his very own comic strip. A recent piece showcases a sleeping, drooling Homer, maybe made in tribute to Sam Simon's untimely death? MyModernMet posted some great OakOak classics, and we added a few, too.

In the Magazine: Guy Bourdin's Son Sets the Record Straight

Fashion // Thursday, March 12, 2015
Guy Bourdin was a painter and legendary fashion photographer whose style has been pervasively appropriated in pop culture. Mentored by Man Ray, he avoided the limelight, focusing strictly on the creation of arresting pictures. Despite staging surreal mise en scènes for high-end brands like Vogue, fashion was the last thing on his mind. On the occasion of a current retrospective of Bourdin’s work, his son, Samuel, revealed the truth about his father, an artist who is legitimately known as one of the twentieth century’s best fashion photographers. 

A Collection of Japanese Graphic Design

Design // Thursday, March 12, 2015
As we've noted before, while scouring the deepest corners of the internet, we love finding collections of vintage graphic design, book covers, and illustrations. Ryan Hageman, has dedicated his blog Gura Fiku to putting together a collection of visual research surveying the history of graphic design in Japan. Go check out Gura Fiku for more, but here is a selection of a few of our favorites...

Oil Paintings of Carpets by Antonio Santin

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 12, 2015
Spanish artist Antonio Santin's collection paintings of human bodies (we assume) hidden under ornate tapestries are rather haunting. His process involves projecting a photograph onto the wall and manipulating the size and proportion as he paints. He is currently on exhibit at Marc Straus Gallery in NYC.

Book Reviews: Akademie X: Lessons in Art + Life

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 12, 2015
In a roundabout way, we come to new the Phaidon collection, Akademie X: Lessons in Art + Life; an “inspirational and practical guide on how to live a creative life written by the world’s most thought-provoking artists.” Abramović, Miranda July, Neo Rauch, and Olafur Eliasson are just a few of the artists who contribute tutorials on artistic processes for the book, and emphasize the creation of personal philosophy. A life book.

3D Printing-Inspired Stamps by Andy Rementer

Design // Thursday, March 12, 2015
Andy Rementer, who was cover artist of our April, 2014 issue, recently completed a really cool project. He designed some 3D Printing-inspired stamp for the enclaved microstate The Republic of San Marino. Now, how cool is that?

Tomoo Gokita: The Unexpected Story of the Wrestler

Vault // Thursday, March 12, 2015
Ahead of Tomoo Gokita's upcoming exhibition at Honor Fraser Gallery in LA, we thought we'd share one of our favorite features from 2015, his interview in the March issue of Juxtapoz.

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