The Dark Side Of Album Art

Music // Friday, April 11, 2014
Album artwork has given pop-culture some of it's most iconic imagery that has been appropriated and manipulated by artists again and again. Artist Harvezt has taken a new approach to album art inspired artworks by creating the the opposite perspective. Harvezt's series titled The Dark Side of the Covers reverses the iconic scenes so that they are visualized from behind.

Music Video: Portugal. The Man "Modern Jesus" (Mike D Remix)

Music // Sunday, November 03, 2013
We have worked with both Portugal. The Man and Mike D's Beastie Boys in the past (the latter an entire issue earlier this year), and we loved that both Mike and the Portugal guys teamed up for a remix of their "Modern Jesus" track. And, we just saw, there is a music video... enjoy some Sunday tunes... 

What's The Time?: Travis Millard's earliest Beastie Boys' memory

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 03, 2013
For the past month, we have been asking artists and friends to recount their favorite Beastie Boys' memories in conjunction with our special June 2013 issue. Today, Travis Millard shares a memory or two: "I bought this 45 at Ear'responsible Records & Tapes in my hometown of Olathe, Kansas around 1987. I also bought my Licensed to Ill tape from the same place, which disgusted Jeff who worked the register..."

What's the Time?: Matteo Pericoli "To the 5 Boroughs"

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 31, 2013
We are about to close the chapter on our special month of Beastie Boys' coverage in conjunction with our June 2013 Beastie Boys issue, and we thought it was the right time to concentrate on one of the Boys' most personal albums, To the 5 Boroughs. For their first LP in the wake of 9/11, the Beastie's brought in Italian artist and architectural artist, Matteo Pericoli and his brilliant Manhattan Unfurled drawing as the cover. Completed on a 22-foot long scroll, the dedicated work, convering the nuances and beauty of NYC, proved to be the perfect companion to the music of To the 5 Boroughs. 

What's The TIme?: Joey Garfield "The Sound of Never" @ Silo Art Space, Chicago

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 17, 2013
Update: "The Sound of Never" has been extended through June 16th! Juxtapoz contributing editor, Joey Garfield, who recently edited our Beastie Boys issue, will be opening a solo show, The Sound of Never, at SILO Art Space in Chcago tomorrow night, May 18. Curated by Erik Debat, the works in the show are both sculptural, photography-based, and collage. If you are in Chicago, go see our man on the scene!!!

What's The Time?: Mike Mills, the outtakes of Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, and Beastie posters

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 30, 2013
Filmmaker, artist, and Beautiful Loser Mike Mills has the distinguished title of being the final album cover designer for the Beastie Boys and their 2011 LP, Hot Sauce Committtee Part Two. As Mills told us in the June 2013 issue, there were many ideas and outtakes from the Hot Sauce sessions, but the final became the abstract, Vexillology-inspired color pattern you see today. Here, in Mike's own words, how this came about. 

What's The Time?: Adrock, June 2013

Vault // Wednesday, May 29, 2013
As you know by now, we have spent all month celebrating our Beastie Boys issue (June 2013), with special outtakes, videos, artist favorites, and Jux favorites from one of the most influential bands of the last 30 years. As the month begins to close out, and the Beastie Boys issue is flying off newsstands and from our webstore, we wanted to share our interview with Beastie Boy Adrock, where he gives insight on how each album cover came to fruition, how each artist was chosen, and why they were so lucky to have MCA in the band. 

What's The Time?: Craola on the Beastie Boys

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 28, 2013
All month, we have been asking artists what their favorite Beastie Boys' memories are in conjunction with our June 2013 Beastie Boy issue. Today, we ask former cover artist, Greg "Craola" Simkins.  "When I was a young kid, I had to hide my Licensed to Ill cassette and me and my buddies would listen to turned down to a whisper. Flash forward years later and a vinyl version of 'Same Old Bullshit' fell in my hands and 'Egg Raid on Mojo' screamed into my already Descendents/ FYP/Jawbreaker obsessed mind and I couldn't believe it was the same band..."

What's the Time?: Beastie Boys "Sabotage" Video

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 24, 2013
All month long, in conjunction with our special June Beastie Boys issue we have been bringing you special content, exclusive interviews, and beastie memories. It's Friday and we are watching the classic "Sabotage" over and over again here in the office....

What's The Time?: David Kesting Presents Ricky Powell "NYC 1985 – Bushwick 2013"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Another Ricky Powell event just opened, in perfect timing with his feature in our Beastie Boys issue that is on newsstands now. David Kesting Presents "Ricky Powell", a collection of photographs from the artists archives reflecting the urban artistic and music references between these two times and cultures. Curated by Tono Radvany a longtime friend of Powell known for cataloging, exhibiting and printing Powell’s work.
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