The person singing underneath that crazy, incredible looking headpiece is Bjork. Surprised? Probably not, if you showed us a picture of a woman singing in a crazy outfit that would probably be our first guess too. The headpiece though, was designed by Maiko Takeda and is one of a series of similar pieces entitled Atmospheric Reentry. Maiko grew up in Tokyo and moved to London to study Jewelry Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. She is currently working on her Masters in Millinery at the Royal College of Art.
We had a little fun with Michel Gondry earlier this year with our interview with the director and Petit Gondry photoshoot. Today, we just saw that Mr. Gondry directed this fantastic new video for Björk and the track "Crystalline," that will appear on the Icelandic artist's newest album, Biophilia, that will be released on September 26.
Editor's note regarding our unique art direction of a little kid in our Michel Gondry feature in the January 2011 issue of Juxtapoz: It's not everyday that a famous film director invites you to photograph their creative process. This article on Michel Gondry was no exception. More after the jump . . .
May 2014 - Issue #160
All year long, Juxtapoz is celebrating its 20th Anniversary by showcasing the pivotal figures in contemporary art over the past two decades. Some artists are blue chip, some are underground heroes, others are behind-the-scenes legends. This month, we honor one of the great artists from Los Angeles during our existence, Alexis Ross, who has been monumental in various landmark exhibitions including "Street Market" at Art In the Streets. From working with ESPO, TWIST, and REAS, or working on his own paintings, Ross' story is one of history, frankness, and colorful nostalgia.