Juxtapoz For Outside Lands Music and Art Festival 2012

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 30, 2012
With the same anticipation as last year when Juxtapoz curated the art for the annual Outside Lands Music and Art Festival in San Francisco, we are looking forward to the pack of kids who drive up from Arizona to see Metallica headline, wondering why it’s 49 degrees and foggy in August in California. For the 5th annual festival Juxtapoz is back at art curation duties, braving the schizophrenic weather with a wide assortment of live painting, murals, installations, and interactive art from some of our favorite international artists.

Black Dynamite, July 2012

Vault // Sunday, July 01, 2012
Black Dynamite has been slowly infiltrating his way into all forms of media ever since Michael Jai White first conceived the character in 2006. After a critically acclaimed film in 2009, the Black Dynamite team joined up with Carl Jones to take Dynamite into television.

Conor Harrington @ FAME Festival, 2012

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 18, 2012
It is that time of the year... the 2012 edition of FAME Festival in Grottaglie, Italy has officially began to see some works appear on the streets, with Irish-born, London-based Conor Harrington kicking off with some outstanding street pieces. Harrington has been to FAME in prior years, but is it us, or is he just getting better, and better, and better? The October 2008 cover artist looks to have painted about 5 walls in town...

Juxtapoz @ E3: Into the Pixel 2012

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 07, 2012
One of best parts of getting into these types of events for me is the behind the scenes art you get access to. Into the Pixel is the only traveling art show I have found which exposes the general public to the countless hours of concept art that goes into the video games they love. The time and effort the artists put into the games is truly under appreciated . . .

Juxtapoz @ E3 2012: Nintendo Press Conference

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 06, 2012
With the Wii approaching the 6 year mark, Nintendo has outpaced their console competitors with console releases. Previewed last year, the WiiU is on full display this year. Streaming media options were mentioned involving Hulu plus, Netflix, YouTube, and Amazon video. The announcement of the ability to use two controllers simultaneously is a shock, and should bring exciting new options to the system. But this event was all about the games.

Don Pendleton, June 2012

Vault // Friday, June 01, 2012
In the approximately 35 years of modern skateboarding, the importance of the artwork adorning the bottom of the boards themselves cannot be overstated. A mash-up of personal expression, corporate branding, propagandic conveyance, and sometimes, even true fine art at their best, they can express many of the seemingly schizophrenic facets of the skateboard world for which they speak.

Steve “ESPO” Powers, May 2012

Vault // Tuesday, May 01, 2012
For Steve Powers, the mandate of Public Art is entrenched in public service. I hope his mission continues and catches on with others in the field. Beyond offering an inspiring uppercut of double entendre’d messaging, Powers offers a free sign making service to the surrounding neighborhood during his stay. In this way he can give back to the local shops in need of some exterior surface painting outreach. After all, they are the ones permanently hosting the event whether they like Powers’ work or not. That way, he leaves an impression when he leaves an impression.

RVA Street Art Festival, Richmond, Va

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 13, 2012
The Richmond Virginia Street Art Festival is under way, now through Sunday, April 15, with more than a dozen national street artists creating an outdoor gallery along Richmond's James River Power Plant Building and Floodwall...

Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, April 2012

Vault // Sunday, April 01, 2012
Walt drew a pleasingly plump, smiling mouse and built a home for him in Disneyland, the Happiest Place on Earth. Big Daddy Roth created a sweaty-palmed, bloodshot, orbed rodent who looked like he frequented the seedier side of the Golden State. Fittingly, Ed Roth ended up spending the sunset days of his career at Knott’s Berry Farm, which was known for shoot ‘em up tableaux and way scarier rides. I stopped by Robert and Suzanne’s homestead to get a firsthand spin from the flinty eyed Williams himself.

2012 Survival Kit

Illustration // Sunday, January 01, 2012
Marko Purac is a Siberian illustrator, designer with some amazing text work to bring you into 2012 with a survival kit and a bang. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Bring it on Mayan Calender 2012!!
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