Vault // Tuesday, December 23, 2014
An overnight success and goldmine for the Topps Company, Garbage Pail Kids were characterized by their ingeniously ill-fated deaths and cleverly named characters. There was no single illustrator but rather a collective effort by a very small group of talented artists. One of those talents responsible for a significant chunk of Garbage Pail Kids art was Tom Bunk.
Vault // Monday, December 22, 2014
In our August cover story Madlib, "Egon" Alapatt, Freddie Gibbs, and Jason Jägel sit down to discuss sampling, being born into music, and the art of the Fringe.
Music // Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Back in 2002, before Madvillainy, before Champion Sound, before the first volumes of Beat Konducta, Madlib travelled to Sao Paolo where he gave a shy but insightful and inspirational lecture at Red Bull Music Academy. In this session he reveals the secrets of his choice equipment, a $300 sampler. He says, "Anyone could do it. You just gotta use your brain." We say, "That's some brain."
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Erik Mark Sandberg’s work can instigate obsession. His visual language is built on symbolism and research related to perceptions of time, psychology, physiology, and societal juxtapositions like the epidemic of bling versus blight in mainstream culture. His intentions are steady, but he travels between mediums boundlessly...
Juxtapoz // Monday, July 21, 2014
We are all, in our own fashion, constantly collecting. Over time, moments, experiences and visions accumulate within our own cerebral catalogs, compiling a personal database. Events and elements gather in the inner consciousness as we build and house a type of visual anthology. To the creatively inspired, this input can also become an output, almost as effortlessly as it was collected. Leif Podhajsky has mastered this process of visual remixing, creating psychotropic landscapes within his infinitely ethereal imagination. Provoked by defining experiences and visual attractions, Leif arranges these altered perceptions, visually melting reality together with dreamlike repetition and seductively combined overlay.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Morgan Phillips and his alter ego, The Sucklord, have created a singular sweet spot between fine art and lowbrow. His tools are not traditional paintbrush on canvas but rather a reclaiming of the commercial toy industry, specifically targeting the ubiquitous packaged action figure. The Sucklord reigns supreme over a world that is at the same time fantastical and acutely transparent. Toiling over toxic resins, blister packs and poor working conditions, The Sucklord brings us the best of the worst in reimagined popular culture.
Juxtapoz // Monday, July 14, 2014
For 20 years, Otis Jackson Jr., aka Madlib, has been crafting underground hip hop classics under the guise of countless monikers. Raised in a large family by parents who instilled an insatiable appetite for composing, experimenting and absorbing influences through their own musical careers, he has simultaneously progressed, fashioned and expanded the genres of hip hop and rap music, while developing his own styles in the process.
Music // Friday, July 11, 2014
WIth Madlib on the cover of our August 2014 issue, we have been looking at some of our favorite Madlib music videos. Earlier this year, Madlib and Freddie Gibbs released an instant classic with Pinata, and here is Jonah Schwartz' video for the track, "Deeper."
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Certainly for myself and many of my generation, the mention of Garbage Pail Kids immediately evokes fond nostalgia, a devious grin and all-around consensus that, “Yep, those were the best!” Released in the mid ‘80s, Garbage Pail Kids, a parody of the popular Cabbage Patch Dolls, were the most grotesque, controversial, and awkwardly hilarious collector cards aimed toward the youth audience of the time. An overnight success and goldmine for the Topps Company, they were characterized by their ingeniously ill-fated deaths and cleverly named characters. The artwork was easily digestible and esthetically infectious.
Juxtapoz // Monday, July 07, 2014
Juxtapoz is proud to announce a very special August 2014 issue, featuring one of our all-time favorite musicians, creatives, and all around artistic personas, Madlib. For years, we have followed Madlib's eclectic career, from Quasimoto, Madvillain, Jaylib, Yesterday's New Quintet, the Beat Konducta series, and everything in between. One common thread has always been the unique and artistically-driven alter egos that Madlib has given to the world, and in this issue, we talk to the musician about his world of music and art.