Japanther Vs. Nightshade: The Revenge

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 06, 2012
This weekend in Portland, the puppet collective by the name of Nightshade will be teaming up with Brooklyn-based band, Japanther, for three days and five shows of collaborative performance.  Thousands of elaborate hand drawn, hand cut pieces of paper will be projected with a flashlight, combined with the silhouetted band to create a low-tech psychedelic puppet-goth spectacle.  Sounds pretty cool eh?

Juxtapoz @ E3: Microsoft Press Conference

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Microsoft once again took pole position at this years E3, showcasing in-depth portions of some key announcements that were previewed at last year's event. The Kinect was once again the highlighted piece of hardware, with voice integration from titles like, Madden 13, Fifa 13, Splinter Cell: Black List, as well as Bing Voice activated search for entertainment.

Alexa Meade @ The National Portrait Gallery Museum, Washington, DC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Alexa Meade has long been a subject of our fascination and awe, as she transforms live models into living paintings in both gallery and performance settings. She brings paintings to life, so to speak. Tonight, June 6, at the National Portrait Gallery Museum in Washington, DC, Meade will create a pair of portraits with live models—one in a black-and-white scene and a second on a similar, but full-color set, with viewers being able to watch and interact with the process.

LEGO Reebok Pump by Alex Jones

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 06, 2012
The first Reebok Pump was obviously the best, although we did have a pair of the Blacktop Pumps for a bit that were quite sweet, especially when Sinbad was the celebrity pushing them in commercials. We digress. Alex Jones has created what we can only assume is the world's first and only Lego Reebok Pump, created for rapper Kamp One of Vienna. That's right, Vienna.

Kaleidoscopic Watertower in Brooklyn by Tom Fruin

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 06, 2012
We posted this photo by Robert Banat on our Instagram the other day and got a ton of response. Brooklyn-based artist, Tom Fruin, has built a 25' tall water tank created with 1,000 salvaged plexiglass pieces found around NYC. The piece is illuminated by natural light in day time, and during night a Ryan Holsopple ardunio-controlled light show goes off inside the work.

Tattoo Illustrations by Jacob Jensen

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Jacob Dahlstrup Jensen was born in 1985 in Denmark and currently lives and works in Copenhagen where he creates works of graphite and hand embossed paper, using a tattoo needle- like this series of text and portrait pieces. Jacob will soon be on show in June 2012 "Storytellers", Galerie Wolfsen, Ålborg (DK), January 2013 Solo exhibition at MOHS Exbibit, Copenhagen (DK) and March 2013 solo exhibiton at Munch Gallery in New York (US).

The Graphic Works of Russia's Anatoly Fomenko

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Anatoly Fomenko, a Soviet and Russian mathematician born in 1945, feels the need for expressing abstract mathematical concepts through artwork. Since the mid-1970s, Fomenko has created more than 280 graphic works. Not only have his images filled pages of some of his own books on geometry, but they have also been chosen to illustrate books on other subjects by many other mathematicians...

MEGAN WHITMARSH "Revolution is a Circle" @ Jack Hanley, NYC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 06, 2012
SF-based Megan Whitmarsh (featured in our August 2007 issue), whom we have grown fond of her little white Yeti character that used to pop up in her drawings, is set to open a new exhibition, Revolution is a Circle, at NYC's Jack Hanley on Friday, June 9. The show will feature a mix of illustration, hand-stitching, embroidery, and installation based works.

Preview: Juxtapoz x Adult Swim Special July 2012 Issue

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Just in time for beach trips, travel, and Comic Con, we present to you our very special collaboration with Cartoon Network and Adult Swim on the July 2012 Special Adult Swim issue. Adult Swim has taken over ever feature, profile, photo, review, Pop Life moment, featuring their brand new program, Black Dynamite, on the cover. We got the makers of Venture Bros, Squidbillies, Metalocalypse, Superjail!, Aqua Teen, Childrens Hospital, Robot Chicken, and Loiter Squad all to talk about the stories behind their shows.

New Mural by Jesse Hazelip in venice

Street Art // Tuesday, June 05, 2012
In conjunction with the annual Venice Artwalk, painted on the exterior of the landmark Red Fort building built in 1922, artist Jesse Hazelip, created the following mural titled “Hearts of Oak.”  The artist’s mural depicts an oversized pig being chauffeured on chariot-like vessel by a bull, used as a metaphor for the excess and gluttony of Wall Street, and the suffering working class.

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