Sixth Annual Vans Custom Culture Art Competition

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 16, 2015
Vans has announced their sixth annual Custom Culture art competition which invites high school students from around the country to create their most artistic and inventive designs using blank Vans shoes as their canvas. Vans will donate $50,000 to the winning school’s arts program, along with the potential that the school will see one of its designs produced for sale at select Vans retail locations and Vans.com.

Alicia McCarthy "Snobody" @ V1 Gallery, Copenhagen

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 16, 2015
This is a good way to kick off the new year, and we are excited to see the progress on this one: SFer and Mission Schooler (if you need labels) Alicia McCarthy opens a new body of work, "Snobody," at one of our favorite galleries in the world, V1 Gallery in Copenhagen. "Most of the new works combine various abstract gestures while maintaining a very physical presence. They are subtle, radiant, complex and have an immediate and honest energy."

Light And Earth: The Nude Photography of Lucien Clergue

Erotica // Friday, January 16, 2015
A series of beautiful nude photos by the master of light, the late French photographer Lucien Clergue. He passed away on November 15th 2014, and is not only famous for extraordinary photography, but for his long-time friendship with Pablo Picasso.

Scene Report: Los Angeles

Graffiti // Friday, January 16, 2015
Each week we feature updates on current graffiti scenes in a number of major U.S. cities with the help of a few select photographers. Walter Yetman aka The Harsh Truth Of The Camera Eye delivers this week’s Los Angeles Scene Report.

Interview: Frank Clegg of Frank Clegg Leatherworks

Design // Friday, January 16, 2015
Craftsman and skilled designers have becoming a rare breed in today’s consumer market. Master artisans like Frank Clegg at Frank Clegg Leatherworks set the standard for high quality and beautifully crafted products. Frank Clegg has been producing leather goods for over 40 years in Massachusetts and Juxtapoz contributor Greg Cordeiro had the privilege of asking him a few questions about his story.

A LOOK INSIDE "South America - Resq, 10Foot, Pear" ZINE

Graffiti // Friday, January 16, 2015
The people over at Casquette & Co have impeccable timing for assisting us with some tangible inspiration after being exhausted from starring at a glowing screen. Their newest publication “South America – Resq, 10Foot, Pear” appeared in our mailbox without warning recently and for those looking for some spraycation motivation look no further. 

"Best Friends" Slow-Mo Remix

Music // Friday, January 16, 2015
Yung diva Sophia Grace, who famously crushed a Nicki Minaj cover on The Ellen Show, has just released a girl-power rap anthem all her own, and the Internet is impressed. We're listening to a super chill, slowed-down remix by San Francisco pop culture editor Emmanuel Hapsis in the office today, which takes "Best Friends" to another level.

Watch: Portrait of a Letterpress Printer

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 16, 2015
A short documentary portrait about William Amer, a letterpress printer and instructor based in New South Wales, Australia. When Amer's father moved to Australia in 1955 the printing industry "was a father-son affair" so the printer started learning at a very young age and continues to this day...

In the Magazine: Sam Friedman

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 16, 2015
Sam Friedman is blowing up like a supernova. Working within a system of his own design, he’s been on a steady streak of creating images that have an astronomical impact on the eye. Colors pop and landscapes dance as his paint moves around the canvas spontaneously. He works intuitively, but there is a layer of control, an effortlessness that can only result from a balance of flow and restraint.

"Transfiguration” by Ben Hopper

Photography // Friday, January 16, 2015
Like a mask, the layers of body paint and powder on the models in London-based photographer Ben Hopper's "Transfiguration" series "disguise the identity and release something animalistic from within...

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