July 2012 Cover Story, Black Dynamite, Premieres Tonight!

Juxtapoz // Sunday, July 15, 2012
As you know, we collaborated with Adult Swim for our very speical July 2012 issue, featuring interviews, stories, and exclusive art from some of the best programming on television. Tonight, the cover story, Black Dynamite, makes its world premiere at 11:30PM, July 15. Go watch it!!!

Super Mario 3D Chalk Art and Video

Juxtapoz // Sunday, July 01, 2012
This Sunday morning, we were trying to find something fun to show you, and we came across this little Super Mario character painted on a floor with 3D effect, and a video tutorial on how it was made and how you can do this in your mom's basement. Go for it. 

Moonrise Kingdom's Companion

Illustration // Sunday, June 24, 2012
A companion piece to Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, featuring animated snippets from each of Suzy’s favourite books. Directed by Wes Anderson himself, and produced/animated by One Hand Clapping, who worked on Fantastic Mr. Fox. In Wes Anderson's indie mega-hit "Moonrise Kingdom," 12-year-old Suzy packs an unusual set of items for her runaway adventure with her pen-pal boyfriend...

Ori Toor's Hypnotics

Illustration // Thursday, June 21, 2012
Hypnotizing and alluring- the digitally illustrated animation loops or Ori Toor will suck you in. With his stimulating repetitive movements in color and form, these short teases for an upcoming project of Toor's might be the most tantalizing thing my eyeballs have seen all week. Love.

"There's A Dead Crow Outside" by Morgan Miller

Illustration // Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The crow is dead, a short illustrated animation by Morgan Miller- on the topics of karma and fate? Or perhaps just the natural cycle of existence? Or maybe its just a witty, humorous little cartoon. Miller has screened at the Animation Block Party, Rural Route Film Festival, American Museum of the Moving Image, The Iron Mule Film Festival in NYC and the Atlanta Underground Film Festival to name a few...

Lluis Fuzzhound's "Marooned on Watango Island"

Illustration // Friday, June 15, 2012
Fresh from the mind of Australian painter, illustrator and animator Lluis Fuzzhound comes a new animated short called "Marooned on Watango Island." Fuzzhound grew up eating Cocoa Pops and watching cartoons everyday afterschool and it shows. His short is a wonderful throwback to the old Cartoon Modern style, complete with jazz, tiki and good old-fashioned desert island hijinks.

From PBS: "The Evolution of 8-Bit Art" Video

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 14, 2012
PBS' Off the Book specials are fantastic short documentaries covering a wide-range of subjects, and new one recently aired and posted was "The Evolution of 8-Bit Art", talking about the wide-reaching impact the simple pixelated artform has had on the greater whole of contemporary culture, music, art, and memory. It has grown so far beyond Atari and Nintendo, with even the current E3 convention showcasing a nostalgia for the power of 8-bit.

Simon's Cat

Illustration // Saturday, June 02, 2012
Simon’s Cat is a charming, yet mischievous cat that lives with Simon. He made his first appearance online, in a film called 'Cat Man Do'. Since then he has also appeared in his own books, game and comic strip. Simon is an English animator who has a great interest in British wildlife, painting, the great outdoors and of course cats. He started animating at a very young age, and in real life owns 4 cats Jess, Maisy, Hugh and Teddy.

Classic: Chris Ware Animations for "This American Life"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 29, 2012
There’s no question Chris Ware’s work appeals heavily to a desire for buy-able products of today that hearken back to a vintage period in American advertising. He is one of the top artists able to do something with those nostalgic aesthetics. His first forays into animation–for National Public Radio’s televised This American Life– work perfectly within the show’s context.

Chris Ware does Animation

Illustration // Monday, May 28, 2012
There’s no question Chris Ware’s work appeals heavily to a desire for buy-able products of today that hearken back to a vintage period in American advertising. He is one of the top artists able to do something with those nostalgic aesthetics. His first forays into animation–for National Public Radio’s televised This American Life– work perfectly within the show’s context. Ware has a talent for observation done in his certain small, sad mode by bringing a certain aesthetic touch to a small story.

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