Art Alliance Profile: Swoon

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, Swoon, one of the world's leading public and philanthropic artists.

Bett Norris Illustration

Illustration // Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Bett Norris likes to experiment with shape, color and line to produce bespoke illustration, pattern design, portraiture and typography. She takes inspiration from packaging, travel posters and contemporary design, and creates unique work by fusing traditional drawing techniques with digital technology. Initially from an illustration perspective, she is multiskilled in digital and typography as well.

Lisk Feng's Paper Dolls

Erotica // Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Lisk Feng created a digital paper doll and designed a new outfit for the characters every week. An awesome study in how outfits describe a person's personality! Feng's talent for character design and color is evident. Feng is a Baltimore based illustrator and is originally from China.

SHE / Vandana Jain @ Highline Ballroom, NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 29, 2014
We’re excited to announce the next coming show of Vandana Jain at The Highline Ballroom. The show will feature female fronted bands from around the globe this Wednesday, July 30th. Vandana Jain is a Brooklyn-based musician, performer and graphic designer. She grew up in Bangalore, India in a very musical family, mostly listening to Indian Raagas and Bollywood soundtracks from the 60's and 70's and making lots of art locked away in her bedroom.

Juxtapoz @ Outside Lands 2014: Mike Shine, Sage Vaughn, Dennis McNett, and More!

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 29, 2014
We are very excited to announce our participation and curation at the 2014 Outside Lands Music & Art Festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, August 8—10, 2014. This year, we have brought back the great Mike Shine and the Dr. Flotsam's Hell Brew Revue stage, full of performance art, a great iist of bands, and full carnival set-up in the woods. So in-between sets by Kanye West, Arctic Monkeys, Spoon, Tegan & Sara, and hundreds more, we will have live-painting, art adorning the stages, and installations throughout the park to experience.

"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."

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