Jonathan LeVine & Carlo McCormick talk "Art Truancy: Celebrating 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine"

Vault // Wednesday, May 07 2014
On Thursday May 15 through June 14, 2014, Juxtapoz and Jonathan LeVine Gallery will be showcasing a special group exhibiition, "Art Truancy: Celebrating 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine," at both LeVine spaces in New York City. The show's curation features a wide-range of cover artists and emerging talent that has spanned the two decades of Juxtapoz, including Robert Williams, Swoon, Dr Lakra, Conor Harrington, Camille Rose Garcia, Revok, Parra, Doze Green, Mark Ryden, Maya Hayuk, Shepard Fairey, Grotesk... the list goes on. In conjunction with the show, we had art critic Carlo McCormick sit down with old friend Jonathan LeVine to discuss Juxtapoz' past, present, future, and how the East Coast helped shape the magazine's trajectory.

Emory Douglas, February 2011

Vault // Wednesday, April 09 2014
In February 2011, we ran a special cover story on one of the most influential and renowned political poster artists in the United States, former Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party, Emory Douglas. Today we take a look back at that cover story, shot and covered so eloquently by Shaun Roberts, as one of our all-time favorite stories of the past two decades.

Feature: The Heidelberg Project

Vault // Friday, April 04 2014
During the latter part of 2013, while art collectors, scenesters, and revelers were enjoying the warm days of Art Basel Miami Beach, the Heidelberg Project in Detroit was under attack. Long considered one of the most enduring and challenging public art projects in the United States, Juxtapoz contributing editor Austin McManus interviewed Heidelberg founders Tyree Guyton and Jenenne Whitfiled in the midst of one of the more popular houses being burnt to the ground. What follows was a remarkable conversation of the merits of public art, DIY creativity, and the preservation of the American Dream.

Chris Johanson Book Signing @ Adobe Books, SF (and feature from June, 2009)

Vault // Saturday, January 25 2014
If you are in San Francisco tonight, Saturday January 25, go by and see our friends at Adobe Books because they will be hosting a Chris Johanson book signing from 6—10pm. There will be music by the Ovarian Trolley in celebration of Adobe's 25th Anniversary, and, you know, you can get a book signed by Chris, who notes "Adobe Bookshop is my first home. It's my favorite place to be. In all my travels nowhere comes close. I met the love of my life sitting at that desk...". Read our June 2009 feature with Chris while you are here... then go there. 

Misaki Kawai, August 2012

Vault // Thursday, January 02 2014
Misaki Kawai has always been a favorite on the Juxtapoz staff because her work can transform spaces from a white walled gallery into a wild world of playful imagination. Her works at first appear kid friendly, bright and colorful and inviting. Her installations are larger than life cartoons come to life, a sketchbook of ideas that transform into a special universe you can live in. This is our interview with the artist from August 2012, by our contributing editor, Kristin Farr. 

Best of 2013: Todd James, December 2013

Vault // Tuesday, December 31 2013
And so now we come to the end of the line, the last moments of 2013. It was hard picking the best features of our print edition this year, but we tried our best to narrow it down to some unique stories, from Asger Carlsen, Geoff McFetridge, Bruce Davidson, and Julie Nord, just to name a few of the standout art we covered. Today, we end with Todd James' exceptional cover story from the December 2013 issue, done by contributing editor Joey Garfield from the artist's studio in NYC... enjoy!

Best of 2013: Alex Kopps, November 2013

Vault // Tuesday, December 31 2013
We have almost covered our Best of 2013 print edition features, and today we look at our November 2013 feature on Alex Kopps, a multi-talented artist who does film, painting, surf, photography, and occasionally likes to write GOTHIC DOLPHIN on things. A man who can make anything out of something. A true artist, here is our conversation with the Northern California-based artist. 

Best of 2013: Low Bros, October 2013

Vault // Monday, December 30 2013
Look! It's almost the new year, and we have been counting down the days with some of our favorite features from the 2013 print editions of Juxtapoz. Today, we look at Berlin-based fine artists and muralists the Low Bros, who consistently have been adding a bit of late 1980s, early '90s style and flair to both the streets and the gallery scene. This feature first appeared in Juxtapoz in the October 2013 edition. 

Best of 2013: Geoff McFetridge, September 2013

Vault // Friday, December 27 2013
Back in September 2013 in our print edition, we did a cover story with Los Angeles-based fine artist and designer Geoff McFetridge. His fine art paintings, a combination of powerful, simple concepts done in flat, beautiful colors had intrigued us for years, and because our last conversation with the artist was prior to this painting series, our Editor-in Chief, Evan Pricco, went to LA to discuss the new works. Here is the the September 2013 cover story...

Best of 2013: Julie Nord, August 2013

Vault // Thursday, December 26 2013
Julie Nord has had solid showings at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen, and this 2013's show was no exception. Around the time her show, "The Children," opened at V1, we published this interview with the Danish artist in the August 2013 print edition of Juxtapoz. And keeping with the Best of 2013 theme, this was one of our favorite features from the year that was...