Design // Monday, April 13, 2015
In 1939 Pontiac created the Deluxe Six "Ghost Car," a collaboration with chemical company Rohm & Hass that featured a body created from Plexiglass. The car was used to promote the recently developed transparent acrylic material. It debuted at the 1939-40 World's Fair in New York and obviously was a big hit.
Juxtapoz // Monday, December 08, 2014
Introduced by the French racecar driver Herve Poulain, the BMW Art Car Project invites an artist to create a canvas on, well, a BMW... It began with Poulain commissioning his friend Alexander Calder. Since Calder's first car, other renowned artists including David Hockney, Jenny Holzer, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella and Andy Warhol have created a total of 17 BMW Art cars.
Design // Monday, May 12, 2014
The automobile has evolved from curiosity to daily necessity. Its form has advanced from the horseless carriages of the early twentieth century to the sleek, highly functional objects we know today. The experimental, concept, or “dream car,” as it became known in the early 1950s...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 11, 2013
It’s June and almost time for the Kustom Kulture II show in Huntington Beach next month. But there’s always time for a taste of Kulture, and it got served and fired up in Detroit this past weekend. The Motor City was the logical place to launch Summer, so Vans teamed up with Metallica for the Orion music festival which was a motor cross in the most literal sense: skating, cars, music and art all Live, captured in these photos from Rhino.
Street Art // Tuesday, September 04, 2012
These cars at CMP Block in Taiwan have been half buried and landscaped over. They should apply this idea to children’s parks, obviously not including any of the danger elements like glass. This idea has potential to be applied in numerous constructive ways, promoting recycling and reuse of automobiles.
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 05, 2011
If you are going to take 5 minutes on this site today, we recommend checking out this documentary short on Chris Burden's amazing kinectic sculpture/installation piece, Metropolis II. Burden has taken 4 years to build the piece, using 1500 Hot Wheels, and will take the installation to Los Angeles Country Museum of Art (LACMA) this Fall.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 24, 2011
Photography can often dance along a thin line between art and documentation, artist Stephen Mallon takes full advantage of this. Mallon’s newest series, Next Stop Atlantic, takes an intimate look at what happens to New York City Subway cars when they are retired. See more of this amazing work after the jump . . .