"China: Undercurrents" Photographs by Ian Teh

Photography // Wednesday, January 08, 2014
For his series China: Undercurrents, photographer Ian Teh took several 1000 km road-trips along the frontiers of Russia and North Korea along the Chinese border. "...this work is an exploration of the surreal lives that exist in these artificial places, special economic zones that have been created by governmental mandates."

Tom Eckersley: Master of the Poster @ London College of Communication

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 08, 2014
An exhibition at the London College of Communications celebrates the legacy of Tom Eckersley. Eckersley set up the UK's first undergraduate graphic design course at what was then the London College of Printing. The LCC dean of design comments, "As 21st century communications design and media races ever onwards, finding a moment to pause and reflect upon the disciplines' past, amidst the barrage of multidisciplinary, multi-platform, multi-layered visual messages, is increasingly relevant."

Watch: An Etch a Sketch Tribute to it's inventor, André Cassagnes

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 08, 2014
We're enjoying this fun little video by the New York Times and Christoph Niemann celebrating André Cassagnes the inventor of everyone's favorite toy, the Etch A Sketch!

Video: Building Detroit - Nekst x Revok x Pose

Graffiti // Wednesday, January 08, 2014
In the past few years, with the influence of people like Revok exposing the possibilities the city offers, Detroit has become a spray-painting destination for domestic and international writers. The city is everything you would expect (rundown, dilapidated, dangerous, etc), but also has amazing resources available and is having a rebirth of creativity in many ways. In this new video produced by MOCA, Revok and Pose share their thoughts and enthusiasm on Detroit, all while painting two massive Nekst tribute pieces on the exterior of the MOCAD with the help of others.

KC Ortiz: Documenting Thai Prison Fights

Photography // Tuesday, January 07, 2014
As part of our ongoing series throughout the year, KC Ortiz steps into a world unseen for us as he documents South East Asia for Juxtapoz. This month, Ortiz brings us a raw reality in Thailand's notorious prison system where inmates fight for their freedom.

February 2014 On Sale Now: Mel Kadel, F. Scott Hess, Olek + More

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Here we are, at another New Year, ready for 12 great months ahead. This particular year for Juxtapoz is a little different, as we are celebrating 20 years of independent publishing throughout 2014, and what better than kick off the calendar year with a cover by Mel Kadel and an issue appreciating the subtle details of contemporary art. From New Wave Handmade Art, classic pop surrealism, and DIY public art, February 2014 properly sends us into our 20th year... 

BOM.K "Confusions" @ Known Gallery, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Bom.k has always been one of a kind in France’s Graffiti scene. One only has to look at his drawings, canvases and walls to be convinced. Born and raised in Paris southern suburbs, self though by necessity, he developed his unique style in the streets and abandoned factories of his youth. Quickly, he set himself free from Graffiti’s traditional rules, to follow his own road and create a unique universe, full of distorted monsters, screaming flesh, hybrid sexual creatures, claustrophobic cities and hellish visions.

James Jarvis "Spheric Dialogues" @ Colette, Paris

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 07, 2014
One of our favorite covers and features of the past 5 years was the one with London-based illustrator and designer, James Jarvis, and his epic portrait of him running along the Thames River. The aritst just opened and covered the colette store in Paris with his drawings as part of his series, "Spheric Dialogues." Coinciding with the exhibition, Jarvis did a t-shrit with Norse Projects that you can purchase through colette. 

Johnson Tsang "Living Clay" @ Taipei Yingge Ceramics Museum

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 07, 2014
A Juxtapoz favorite, ceramic sculptor Johnson Tsang, opened a solo exhibition in Taiwan at the Taipei Yingge Ceramics Museum last summer. "Living Clay," will be closing January 19th so if you are in Taiwan make sure you stop by and check it out! Tsang, the 2012 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale Grand Prize winner, is a world-renowned ceramic artist who has earned an international reputation by winning competitions in Italy, Korea, and Spain...

New Paintings by Jen Mann

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Jen Mann is a Canadian artist from Toronto, Ontario. Mann's dreamy, acrylic paintings are inspired by illusions and memories of her childhood, she experiments with a variety of different effects with color combinations and saturation to capture innocence and beauty. "I am fascinated by the subconscious, the soul, identity, and the way they interact to form meaning and beauty, or nonsense everything and nothing... 

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