"American Photographs" by Graham Miller

Photography // Tuesday, July 29, 2014
American Photographs by Australian photographer Graham Miller is the result of a road trip through the Southwest of America in the summer of 2009. The mythology of the American West is embedded in our consciousness. Big skies, windswept desert plains, Wild West towns, and Route 66. It’s a cinematic landscape, intricately tied to images recalled from TV shows, films, photographs and novels that have lived in our minds since our childhood.

Scanning Below the Surface

Photography // Tuesday, July 29, 2014
After much trial and even more error, artist Nathaniel Stern was finally able to create an underwater casing for a flatbed scanner. With the help of a team, Stern was able to develop custom software and hardware that he would use with his underwater scanner while scuba diving off the coast of Key Largo, Florida in a live coral reef. 

Art Alliance Profile: Retna

Vault // Tuesday, July 29, 2014
We announced this week on the site that Juxtapoz was lucky to be invited to participate in what will be a fantastic public art and exhibition in Chicago during Lollapolooza. Shepard Fairey has curated a "Art Alliance: The Provocateurs" in Chicago from July 31—August 4, 2014, featuring a fantastic roster of artists from all mediums and eras. Today, we look at one participating artist, Retna, one of the most recognizable artists to ever grace the cover of Juxtapoz.

Watch: Marilyn Myller by Mikey Please

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 29, 2014
A year in the making, the full six minute stopmotion short features the voice of Josie Long, one zillion hand carved tiny things, literally tens of carved foam puppets, two eye fulls of in-camera, long-exposure light trickery and a pair of tiny dolphins, smooching. It's fantastic. Watch it.

Madlib Invasion: Madlib Lecture in Sao Paulo, 2002

Music // Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Back in 2002, before Madvillainy, before Champion Sound, before the first volumes of Beat Konducta, Madlib travelled to Sao Paolo where he gave a shy but insightful and inspirational lecture at Red Bull Music Academy. In this session he reveals the secrets of his choice equipment, a $300 sampler. He says, "Anyone could do it. You just gotta use your brain." We say, "That's some brain."

Pat Perry Illustrates His Cross-Country Motorcycle Roadtrip

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 29, 2014
We love checking in on on one of our all-time favorites Pat Perry. He recently updated his blog with sketches and pictures from a cross-country motorcycle roadtrip that included "sleeping in lizard dust behind Dollar General, breaking down a hundred miles from any town in Texas, getting directions from junkies, getting advice from junkies, getting made fun of by junkies, camping in the Walmart parking lot, being harrassed by police...

Postcards from America

Photography // Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Since 2011 the photography cooperative Magnum Photos has been performing an experiment in collaborative art making.

No Fuckhead you are not a Storyteller

Design // Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Austrian designer Stefan Sagmeister, creator of the firm Sagmeister & Walsh, talks about the transformation of the term storyteller in to a meaningless buzzword. “Story-teller” has been swept in to the lexicon of trendy art-speak, which bears many similarities to corporate jargon, in that it is a way to say something that sounds good without having to think too critically about it. 

Sam Falls Pixel Crunches EFG's Singing Bridges

Music // Monday, July 28, 2014
Sam Falls’ video for EFG’s “Singing Bridges” delivers masterfully deconstructed slices of sewn together Spaghetti Westerns while psych-rockers Imaad Wasif (vocals/guitar), Josh Garza (drums) and Tom Biller (bass) channel classics of their own: pristine echoes of Bowie, The Cure, Blue Cheer and Jesus & Mary Chain, all woven meticulously into the fuzzed-out track. For the world's dystopian love songs, the sounds of EFG, coupled with Falls’ manipulation of iconic, ‘deinterlaced’ analog films, does not disappoint. So adjust your speakers accordingly and watch the Technicolor trip to the badlands here.

Benny Gold's Guest Glider Series

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 28, 2014
Benny Gold, contributor and friend of Juxtapoz, featured in our March issue, has become a San Francisco staple for his artfully designed clothing. He is now trying his hand as a curator. Gold sent blank airplanes made of balsa wood to artists all over the world. Each artist painted, carved, burned, and otherwise made each airplane into singular works of art.

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