Watch: An alternative Re-telling of the Zambian Space Program In ‘Afronauts’

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 19, 2013
In the 1960s at the height of the space race during the Cold War, a grade school science teacher named Edward Makuka Nkolso headed up the newly independent Zambia's space program at an old farmhouse. Nkoloso was serious and applied for a £7M grant from UNESCO and assembled a crew including a 17-year-old girl and two cats. The story inspired photographer Christina de Middel's series Afronauts and now filmmaker Frances Bodomo to shoot a short film. Watch the trailer after the jump...

Star Wars Maps by Andrew DeGraff

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 19, 2013
Philadelphia-based designer Andrew DeGraff has meticulously illustrated Star Wars maps, starting the journey on Tatooine and winding through the Death Star, Hoth, Degobah, and the adventures in between. 

Photographs of an Amazon Fulfillment Warehouse by Ben Roberts

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 19, 2013
The Financial Times Weekend Magazine sent London-based photographer Ben Roberts on assignment to photography people and places around the former coal-mining town, Rugeley. He chose to visit the Amazon fulfillment warehouse that had at one point been a boost to the local economy in his series Amazon Unpacked. 

Hand Created CMYK Halftone Printing at The Human Printer

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 19, 2013
A collection of students at the University of Derby has been taking photographs and manually creating CMYK halftone printing effects by hand in an ongoing project titled The Human Printer. Watch a video after the jump...

The Film Before The Film: A documentary of the opening sequence

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 18, 2013
We love a good opening sequence, so much so that we could have stopped watching The Darjeeling Limited after 3 minutes and that Kinks song. Opening credits are important, whether Woody Allen's simple text treatments or Hitchcock's more ominous, playful openers. "THE FILM before THE FILM is a short documentary that traces the evolution of title design through the history of film. This short film was a research project at the BTK (Berliner Technische Kunsthochschule) that takes a look at pioneers like Saul Bass, Maurice Binder and Kyle Cooper by showing the transitions from early film credits to the inclusion of digital techniques, a resurgence of old-school style, and filmmakers' love of typography in space."

Jacob Everett's Ballpoint Portraits

Illustration // Thursday, April 18, 2013
Jacob Everett is an artist and illustrator from the UK. He creates large scale black and white portraits using biro brand ballpoint pens. His work varies in subject from well known faces of popular culture to homeless men from the streets of Bradford. He use an intricate technique of overlapping elliptical marks, which gradually build to represent the subtle contours of the face. In common with digital images, his works, close up, appear as thousands of tiny ‘pixels’. When viewed from a distance they reveal the subtleties and nuances of individual character.  

Jacob A Pfeiffer @ John Pence Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 18, 2013
We have a few bits of information about Jacob A Pfeiffer that you should know. First,  Jacob won a Milwaukee, WI skateboard contest "best trick" award in 1989 by ending his run with a magic trick. That is pretty good. Second, his father is the artist/teacher/activist who organized the Clay Stomp, an American-Soviet mural project. That is really good. And thirdly, Jacob is part of a great group show opening this Friday April 19th @ John Pence Gallery in San Francisco that you truly must see to believe. 

"Fresh Paint" Group Show @ Lazarides, London

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 18, 2013
A great group show, featuring a slew of artists that have been in the magazine in recent months (Sandow Birk, Bill Dunlap) will be part of Fresh Paint at Lazarides' Rathbone space in London. Brett Amory and Frank Laws are just a few others in the show that celebrates a new wave of contemporary painters that have been catching the eye of the Lazarides' team. Go check it. 

Nacho Guzmán for Opale's "Sparkles and Wine"

Music // Thursday, April 18, 2013
Remember when we just had movie previews at the theater and music videos on MTV? Now we got Daft Punk buying ad space on SNL to tease the costumes they are going to wear in support of their new album, and album teasers that are more creative than half the music industry. Nacho Guzman has created this fantastic teaser for French band Opale, and their new LP, Sparkles and Wine. The effect of the lighting shows you how much a face can change with shadows, color, and some good ol' LED lights.

Ken Yokogawa's 7000 Wooden Cube Structure is Held Together by Hooks

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 18, 2013
We're not sure we would want to stand under this installation of 7000 wooden cubes held together by 36,0000 screw-in hooks by Architect and Professor Ken Yokogawa. Fascinated by the way metal chain armor retains its shape and form, Ken spent two years researching and building his structure, that he calls an inverted question-cube, at Nihon University of Science and Technology.