Legendary Designer, Massimo Vignelli, RIP

Design // Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Legendary Italian graphic designer, Massimo Vignelli, passed away today at the age of 83. One of the father's of modern graphic design, with identities created for brands like American Airlines, Ducati, Bloomingdales, United Colors of Benetton, and graphics for the NYC Subway, amongst hundreds of other projects, Vignelli founded his own Vignelli Associates with his wife Lella, moving the company to NYC in 1971.

Julian Wasser's "The Way We Were"

Photography // Tuesday, May 27, 2014
As a contract photographer based in Los Angeles through the 60's, 70's and 80's, Julian Wasser accrued an astonishing collection of images that can now be seen in "The Way We Were", the photographer's first major monograph. 

Masahiro Noguchi ā€¯MOMENTS EMERGE FROM NOTHING" @ Nepenthes, NYC

Photography // Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Nepenthes in NYC, home to the fantastic clothing line Engineered Garments among other EG satellite brands, also curates a nice series of pop-up shops and art shows in their Hell's Kitchen flagship. This Thursday, May 29, the Nepenthes shop will be hosting a surf photo show by Masahiro Noguchi coinciding with a pop-up shop of Mar Vista's Yellow Rat. 

Chris Johanson & Johanna Jackson @ South Willard, LA

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 27, 2014
South Willard is one of our favorite men's shops in all of Los Angeles. Not only do they have a well-curated selection of shirts, pants, jackets, Alta Dena bags and books, they always have a little bit of art in the shop, with ceramic works standing out. LA-based artists Chris Johanson and Johanna Jackson have collaborated on a series of ceramic pieces that you can see while you shop through June 26, 2014.

Mike Shine & The Hell Brewers @ Art Works, San Rafael, California

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Our good friend and March 2013 cover artist Mike Shine has been busy in Northern California over the past year, culminating in a full-on performance and exhibition of the Hell Brewers at Art Works in San Rafael, California this past March. Shine passed along a few images to us last week, and because he and the Hell Brewers will be performing and curating a special artzone at Outside Lands 2014 this August with Juxtapoz in San Francisco, we are getting ourselves in the mood today.

Group Show: "Palabra" @ Succulent Studios, Brooklyn

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 27, 2014
We went to check out the second group show of Succulent Studios, a new and unique 3,000 square foot gallery space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Palabra is an installation based exhibit that features 7 New York based artists: Rubin, Beau Stanton, Sek3, El Sol 25, Michael Alan, Katie Balloons and Iena Cruz. 

Watch: The Vegetable Orchestra

Music // Tuesday, May 27, 2014
The best part about the vegetable orchestra is that after the concert is over you can cook and eat the instruments. Pointless? Weird? Genius? All of the above? We're not sure. But we did enjoy this video of an orchestra playing instruments made from vegetables on our day back at work after a long weekend. It looks like fun...

Aurel Schmidt's "Fruits" and Other Drawings

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 27, 2014
We always enjoy checking in with New York artist Aurel Schmidt. Her highly detailed quirky, dirty, and disturbing yet humorous works always make us smile. Banana dick? Cabbage vagina? Ginger foot? That is such a pretty head of pineapple hair!

"What about the Heart?" Photos of the Japanese Robotics Industry

Photography // Tuesday, May 27, 2014
London-based photographer Luisa Whitton 'first became interested in what she describes as "technology and it's effects on identity, in particular its ability to create a double self" while working on a project during the second year of her BA at London College of Communication. Whitton spent several months in Japan working with Hiroshi Ishiguro, a Japanese scientist who had constructed a robotic copy of himself, and continued to work with other scientists documenting their scientific progress on humanoids.

Takashi Murata's Melting Sculpture

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 27, 2014
At Frieze New York 2014, Ratio 3 debuted Melter 3-D, a sculptural animation by Takeshi Murata. Presented as a single object under controlled lighting, Melter 3-D is a metallic sphere that produces the illusion of perpetual liquid flow across its surface. Combining Murata’s recent three-dimensional rendering with his ongoing series of animations of hypnotic liquidity, Melter 3-D blends Murata’s unique animation aesthetic with classical sculpture, creating an entirely new experience of animation in the round. 

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