Converse Blank Canvas: Erik Parker in New York

Street Art // Thursday, August 06, 2015
One of our favorite New York-based artists, Erik Parker is the latest artist to participate in Converse's Blank Canvas project. The resulting psychedelic bright blasts of color appear on the back cover of our brand new September issue, on sale now.

Converse Debuts the Chuck Taylor All Star II

Fashion // Thursday, July 23, 2015
Today in Boston, on the waterfront nearby their brand new Boston World Headquarters, Converse debuted the new Chuck Taylor All-Star II. The first major update to the sneaker in the the 98-year history of the company, the Chuck Taylor II has been updated with several new features to deliver increased comfort and wearability while not departing from the classic, simple and recognizable original.

Converse Blank Canvas: Grotesk

Street Art // Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Our good friend and frequent collaborator Kimou Meyer (Grotesk) recently contributed to Converse's Blank Canvas project with a fantastic mural in Boston that appears on the back cover of our new August, 2015 issue (on sale now).

Converse Blank Canvas: Jason Jägel

Street Art // Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Former Juxtapoz cover artist Jason Jägel is the latest artist to participate in Converse's Blank Canvas project, featured on the back cover of our July 2015 issue. A longtime friend of the magazine, Jason helped interview Madlib and illustrate the cover for our August 2015 "Alter Ego" issue. More recently, he held a one day "Doomsday Show" at the Rappcats space in Los Angeles featuring paintings, prints and a limited run of individually hand-drawn CDs for Madlib's Mind Fusion African Earwax mix. 

Studio Visit: Brendan Monroe for Converse

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Brendan Monroe is one of the best, and if you head over and follow him on Instagram you will see the Oakland-based artist is working on some amazing stuff at the moment. Last year, Monroe created one of the murals for the Juxtapoz and Converse Wall to Wall project, and recently, he was creating some site-specific art that will be housed as window displays at the downtown San Francisco Converse store. Justin Carlson headed over to Monroe's studio to see the process... 

BLUR: LIVE AT MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG

Music // Thursday, May 07, 2015
Last Friday night, our Juxtapoz editor was one of the few lucky people to get into the very special (and free) Blur concert at the Music Hall of Williamsburg as part of Converse Rubber Tracks. The show, which was brilliant, fun, and loose, featured the band playing almost the entirety of their new LP, The Magic Whip, with a few classics in the encore. Today, we have an exclusive of the new tracks, "Lonesome Street," "New World Towers," "Ghost Ship," and the encore of "Song 2" for you to watch today. Enjoy! (And today, Thursday, May 7, we have added a special interview, the new track "Go Out," and a classic from Parklife, "Trouble in the Messenger Centre.")

Recap: CONS Project "“Making & Designing Skate Decks”

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 16, 2015
CONS Project “Making & Designing Skate Decks," the fifth of a five-part, free workshops designed for the local skate/creative communities, taught participants in Boston, LA, NY, and Toronto how to build a skateboard – from start to finish. From sizing and shaping raw wood, to assembling and designing handmade decks, workshops will be led by skateboard creator Paul Schmidt and key members of his CreateASkate non-profit, along with other designers and artists in each city. 

Converse Blank Canvas: Mat O'Brien in San Francisco

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 19, 2015
San Francisco-based illustrator Mat O'Brien is featured on the back cover of our March 2015 issue as part of Converse's Blank Canvas project. O'Brien's work merges elements of graphic design, borrowed imager, and painstakingly detailed lines, blending together a "dissonant collage, to for a distinct visual language"

Converse Blank Canvas: Marco Zamora in Los Angeles

Street Art // Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Los Angeles-based artist Marco Zamora, whose work examines beautiful and complex tension between humankind and the urban landscape, graced the back cover of our January, 2015 issue as part of Converse's Blank Canvas project. Watch a video after the jump...

Recap: CONS Project "Zine Making & Printing"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Participants between ages 13-24 from all over the city came to Westlake Saturday to learn the history of skate zines, various methods of content creation, printing, and binding and to create their very own zine. Led by zine maker and publisher, Andrew Martin Scott of Needles & Pens and bookshop, & Pens Press, photographer, Jai Tanju and renowned pro-skater Dan Drehobl, CONS Project: Los Angeles took place at The Holding Company in Westlake. 
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