Music // Thursday, August 14, 2014
Flying Lotus is a huge favorite in the Juxtapoz office, and it seems like the Southern California-based musician has always emphaszied a great deal on his companion artwork for all the music he makes. OnOctober 6/7, Warp Records will release "You're Dead!", the new LP from Flying Lotus featuring Herbie Hancock, Kendrick Lamar, Captain Murphy, Snoop Dogg, Angel Deradoorian, Thundercat, Niki Randa and more. FlyLo previews the album with a psychedelic journey, a "shamanic pilgrimage into the psychedelic unknown of the infinite afterlife." As he notes, "The album isn’t about the end, it’s really the beginning...". Let's get there.
Illustration // Monday, August 04, 2014
Canadian artist, animator and musician Chad VanGaalen is truly a triple-threat. Signed to Sub Pop Records, Chad has been releasing music since 2001. Having a true understanding of sound, Chad's artistic abilities are enhanced tenfold...
Erotica // Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Who says there's only one way to party? This animation by Hyper Island was made to raise awareness for sexual minorities and fetishes. Meant to be displayed on a huge billboard in the thick of Stockholm, the animation was made to play off of the probability that champagne would be at the opening party. We're just glad that things like this exist.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 29, 2014
A year in the making, the full six minute stopmotion short features the voice of Josie Long, one zillion hand carved tiny things, literally tens of carved foam puppets, two eye fulls of in-camera, long-exposure light trickery and a pair of tiny dolphins, smooching. It's fantastic. Watch it.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 02, 2014
If you remember, Spike Jonze's film "HER" had a bunch of really fantastic artistic touches, not to mention some fantastic film sequences shot in Shanghai. Juxtapoz cover artist Geoff McFetridge covered office walls with his drawings, and today, we wanted to take another look at David OReilly's animation work that coincided with shots inside Joaquin Phoenix's apartment. The "Alien Child" hologram sequences were all designed, 3d modeled, and composed by the former Jux feature artist OReilly. Another great example of how great filmmakers like Jonze are including the best of the best in art to help create his films.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 26, 2014
Some morning cheer for you. This is "Beakus (an animation studio in London) director Ping's graduation film, created at the Royal College of Art in 2012. An account of events when Yeuk Seng slowly grasps the fact that he has become a social outcast as a breathing person. Refusing to give in, he is now struggling to live in a city that he does not belong to anymore."
Music // Monday, June 23, 2014
We are excited to premiere Foster the People's newest video "Pseudologia Fantastica," a track from their second album Supermodel which was released this March. The brilliant animation comes from the mind of Mark Foster himself. "This video came to me in the back of a taxi while traveling through Cuba. I think in some ways it's a reflection of what I was seeing around me - a country ravaged by communism...
Illustration // Friday, June 20, 2014
This simple and minimal video for musical group Binary is a refreshing, analog take on the sometimes overdone animated look that we saw with the influx of digital rendering. With direction and design by Tom Bunker & Nicos Livesey and animators (2D and 3D) Blanca Martinez de Rituerto & Joe Sparrow, this video was written and produced for Binary, for their song G.O.D.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 19, 2014
Here's a little something to turn any frown upside down! Working as directors, animators, illustrators, and music makers the Layzell Bros create parodies of animated wonders. Here is Tiny Tim's "Livin' in the Sunlight, Lovin' in the Moonlight" spruced up in a Yellow Submarine-esque ride of watercolor skies, baloon shaped figures, and trippy fluid transitions.