RATKING "Snow Beach" Directed by Ari Marcopoulos

Music // Thursday, January 15, 2015
There has a been a host of great new music and videos already this year, one of them being RATKING's "Snow Beach" off their debut studio album So It Goes. Directed by renowned documentarian, photographer, and filmmaker Ari Marcopoulos, the video catches RATKING on the snowy sands of sands of way-south Brooklyn...

Ronit Baranga's Tableware

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 15, 2015
Israeili artist Ronit Baranga (born in 1973) uses clay and porcelain to craft tableware with mouths of their own. Already known for her strange sculptures, Baranga applied her seductive, creepy creativity to the kitchen, “I would like that anyone who sees my work feels something – what they feel is not relevant to me, as long as they feel. I hope that the emerging feelings will cause the viewers to think about the ideas behind my work…'

Frame on Frame: The Hand-Drawn Animations of Jake Fried

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 15, 2015
Jake Fried recently posted a new video. The artist creates his experimental animations by slowly adding countless layers to his illustrations. His materials include White-Out, coffee, ink, gouche, and paper. The Boston-based artist hand-drawn style and unpredictable stream-of-conciousness content are almost overwhelming...

Loris Cecchini's Wallwave Vibrations

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 15, 2015
Italian artist Loris Cecchini's sculptures from his "Wallwave Vibrations" series seem to pulsate or vibrate out of the wall. Of the work he says, "In my most recent sculptures...one loses the element of the object proper. The concern for alteration is concerned more particularly with the physical manifestation of the vibrations, expressed each time with different frequencies and intensities, wherein the visual pattern becomes “echo” of a phenomenon like a succession of waves on a liquid surface. In this direction it is as if the architecture, or a portion of it, is modified by the relationship between the sculpture and the wall."  

Childish Gambino "Sober" Directed by Hiro Murai

Music // Thursday, January 15, 2015
Hiro Murai has emerged as one of the best music video creators over the last couple of years. The go-to director for some of our favorite artists including Flying Lotus, Earl Sweatshirt, Shabazz Palaces, and Spoon, Murai is behind Childish Gambino's latest video, "Sober" off his Kauai EP.

Flying Lotus “Coronus, The Terminator” Directed by Young Replicant

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 15, 2015
Flying Lotus has released another video from his incredible new EP You're Dead! Directed by LA-based Young Replicant, who has also made videos for Lorde, The XX, Bonobo, and Purity Ring among others, "Coronus, The Terminator" follows a dying man out of the physical world, past his mourning family and into a strange purgatory-like existence led by dusty white characters including Flying Lotus himself.. A fantastic follow up to Hiro Murai's video for "Never Catch Me" featuring Kendrick Lamar off the same album.

Illustrations by Marianna Madriz

Illustration // Thursday, January 15, 2015
Marianna Madriz creates the perfect balance of vintage inspiration and contemporary styling with her curious characters. We’re particularly enamored with a recent embroidery collaboration she created with her mother.

Baron Wolman's "Woodstock"

Photography // Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Woodstock is one of the most widely recognized music festivals in Rock and Roll history with an attendance of 400,000 people and 32 acts (many of the most iconic musicians of our time played). A lot has been written on what had transpired over the course of those three days and there’s been some decent documentation of the events, however Baron Wolman’s photographs may be some of the best.

A look inside "Are Your Motives Pure?" published by Venus Over Manhattan

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Printed in conjunction with the exhibition “Are your motives pure?” at Venus Over Manhattan, this 102-page catalog is an action packed adventure filled with Raymond Pettibon’s comic-style big wave surfing and beachside culture artwork. Not actually a surfer himself, Pettibon’s imagery does not attempt to represent a real surfing scene or want to be classified as ‘surfer art,” but rather as Venus Over Manhattan puts it, “Pettibon is elevating the surfer to the top of his repertory of American icons, tracing the figure’s arc through the terrifying and chaotic ocean of life in a manner perhaps more evocative of Edward Hopper than The Endless Summer.”

Bjork Retrospective @ MoMA + New Album "Vulnicura" Out In March

Music // Wednesday, January 14, 2015
About 7 months ago, we already were in a bit of a rush to announce the MoMA's newly planned retrospective on the visual art and musical career of Bjork. Now it all is starting to make sense. Not only does the MoMA open Bjork on March 8, 2015, the Icelandic artist will release her new full length LP, Vulnicura, sometime in March 2015 as well. What do we know of the album? Venezuelan producer Arca worked on it (he worked with Kanye West on Yeezus and FKA twigs, so that is a good sign). The Haxan Cloak also contributed to Vulnicura. 

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