Signalstarr's Mystic Psychedelia

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 12, 2014
Nick Stewart Hoyle, aka "Signalstarr" is a London-based artist, and self proclaimed visual traverser of the etheric. "His work explores themes of retroist nostalgia fused with futurist vistas, digital spirtualism and mystic psychedelia. Escapism serves as chief catalyst for his process, and takes the viewer on a journey swathed in analog textural washes." Perhaps his works serve as nothing more than a signal back to the stars whence they came...

Best of 2014: Andy Rementer, April Cover Artist

Vault // Friday, December 12, 2014
Andy Rementer told us that he saw insecurity "as a result of people being forced into living their lives too close to one another." That thought has really stuck with us throughout the year as we continue to adjust to the inter-connectedness of our digital world. Kristin Farr talks to Andy about his Medieval Minute comics, moving from drawing to painting, R. Curmb, Jean-Luc Godard, and his eclectic cast of characters, and more in this April, 2014 interview. 

Best of 2014: Clarity Haynes' "The Breast Portrait Project

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 12, 2014
The large-scale paintings I am currenty working on come out of a decade-and-a-half long feminist art project. The Breast Portrait Project exists in the intersections of art and social intervention, merging drawing, painting, artist book production, documentary photography, and writing. My work is a subversion of traditional purposes of portraiture, with a focus on making discoveries and facilitating transformation in my subjects, myself, and in communities of viewers...

A'Design Awards: Packaging Design

Design // Friday, December 12, 2014
As you have seen on the site over the past few weeks, the Juxtapoz staff has been looking through all the finalists for the various categories in the A'Design Awards. In summary "In a world where there are millions of products and designs launch each year, the award was born out of the desire to underline the best designs and well designed products." Today, we look at some really awesome ideas for packaging design, which could be anything from Coca Cola cans, wine bottles, rum bottles, cookies, and some really good branding for meats and fish. 

PES's "Submarine Sandwich"

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 12, 2014
PES, the Academy Award nominated artist behind some of our favorite stop-motion films including Roof Sex and Fresh Guacamole, is back with his latest titled "Submarine Sandwich." Watch a football, baseball glove, socks, and other delicious items are sliced and added to a sandwich.

Art School Skateboards

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 12, 2014
Artschool Skateboards began about six years ago as a need-to-do-something-more-artsy in the skateboard world. Founders Jeff Talbot and Mark Kowalchuk felt that skatebaord decks were loosing the individual artistic expression that had once identified a brand or a rider. Instead of focusing strickly on their riders like most companies, Artschool chose to emphasize pro model artist series graphics.

Scene Report: New York - Sure Tribute

Graffiti // Thursday, December 11, 2014
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. Ray Mock aka Carnage NYC delivers this week’s  New York Scene Report with a special edition in tribute to Sure.

The Juxtapoz Holiday Gift Guide

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 11, 2014
Yes, it's that time of year again. The time where you get to send direct links to your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, girlfriends, boyfriends, brothers, and sisters to let them know EXACTLY what you want for Christmas and the holidays. The Juxtapoz staff sat down and compiled a list of the things we sent to our respective group of present-givers and wanted to share our personal wants with you. So without further ado, here is the Juxtapoz Holiday Gift Guide. 

Nudes and Photos by Seoul's RangBang

Erotica // Thursday, December 11, 2014
We are just loving this series of black and white photos from Seoul, South Korea's RangBang, aka Sanghyeok Bang. Just a fantastic sense of light and shadows, sexual and voyeurtistc black and whites that hypnotize you as you gaze and wander through the series. 

Stephen Orlando's photographic light paintings

Photography // Thursday, December 11, 2014
Ontario-based photographer Stephen Orlando is known for his fascination with human movement. He uses programmable LED light sticks and attaches them onto things such as kayak paddles, people, and other objects in order to translate the movement into photographic light paintings. 

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