The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Design Program

Design // Thursday, August 13, 2015
We just found this great article by Display on The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Design Program, an "emblematic design program" that was eventually dropped. The article follows a heartfelt personal account from designer Bruce Blackburn of Danne & Blackburn, on the "obstacles and achievements of one of the century's mores important and widely published design programs.

Cai Guo Qiang's Flaming Sky Ladder

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 13, 2015
Despite all life’s twists and turns, I have always been determined to realize it. My earlier proposals were either more abstract or ceremonial. Sky Ladder today is tender, and touches my heart deeply: it carries affection for my hometown, my relatives and my friends. In contrast to my other attempts, which set the ignition time at dusk, this time the ladder rose toward the morning sun, carrying hope. For me, this not only means a return but also the start of a new journey.

"Ancient Wood" by Steve Engelmann

Photography // Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Shot on film and created entirely using a wet darkroom process to produce beautiful gelatin prints, Los Angeles-based photographer, Steve Engelmann’s series Ancient Wood intertwines age-old living trees with the human form. 

The photography of Ray Metzker

Photography // Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Ray Metzker  is acknowledged as one of photography's true innovators since the early 1960’s. He is dedicated to exploring the formal potentials of black and white photography over the course of more than a dozen distinct bodies of work. Through cropping, multiple imagery, and other formal inventions, his work explores options for transforming the vocabulary of the photograph.

Scene Report: Detroit

Graffiti // Wednesday, August 12, 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. German Friday delivers this week’s Detroit Scene Report.

Interview: Ari MARCOPOULOS for HUF Collection

Fashion // Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Recently HUF released a capsule collection with filmmaker and photographer Ari Marcopoulos, whose dossier reads like a class syllabus on icons of contemporary art and hip-hop 101. The HUF collaboration is born out friendship between the prolific lens man and skateboarder and HUF founder, Keith Hufnagel, who go back more than twenty years. We caught up with Marcopoulos to get the back-story.

Dave Kinsey "The Modern Condition" @ FFDG, San Francisco

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 12, 2015
"The most difficult thing about creating a painting is going through the process of finding a connection in what I see and feel in the world around me, while also seeking a visual harmony between the beauty and chaos of the human." So says Dave Kinsey, as he prepares his newest solo show, "The Modern Condition," at FFDG in San Francisco on August 14, 2015. The show will be his third solo at the gallery, and featuring nine works on canvas composed of acrylic and collage.

The Regenerative Plans of Patagonia

Fashion // Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Geoff McFetridge grabs my attention. At the local coffee and surf shop a few months back, a mural of Geoff’s work went up, a static mapping of his already brilliant animation about the impressive 100% traceable down standard Patagonia employs for their uber-popular products. The animation got us thinking, not only about the way brands communicate with consumers, but also how the brands we wear everyday wear on the world around us.

Pareidolia, a Solo Exhibition of the Paper-Cut Art of Tahiti Pehrson

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Joseph Gross Gallery is pleased to present Pareidolia, a solo exhibition of intricate, hand cut paper works by Tahiti Pehrson. Pehrson, who has worked with this specific medium for 15 years, will début a series of three-dimensional pieces, framed hanging works and large scale installation that explore the psychological phenomenon of pareidolia—the perception of a visual or auditory pattern where there is none.

Russian Photographer Anton Belovodchenko's "Bodyscapes" Nude Portrait Series

Erotica // Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Anton Belovodchenko’s Bodyscapes series of photographic female nudes document the details of his models’ contorted positions. The portraits are black and white and this simple form allows the viewer to appreciate the female anatomy without distraction. The positions create uncommon imagery such as emphasized spinal columns, prominent ribs or flexed muscles. 


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