Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 12, 2013
For his senior thesis exhibition at Tokyo University of the Arts, student Daigo Fukawa created this collection of "rough sketch products," a very clever set of furniture that, well, look like scribbles of...furniture! At first glance they look like digital renderings but they are actual, probably fairly uncomfortable, chairs, tables, and couches.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Don't worry, we are not going to start covering the photoshoots involving George Clooney now on the site, but if they involve the great mind of Yayoi Kusama, and Clooney is releasing a film dedicated to art in "The Monuments Men," we will do it this time. W Magazine just ran a cover story on Mr. Clooney, presumably to chat all things "Monuments," and they smartly had Yayoi art directed the shoot with her signature polka dot patterns, while being capture by photographer Emma Summerton.
Erotica // Tuesday, November 26, 2013
KAWS is everywhere at the moment. Museum show in Philadelphia, two major exhibitions in NYC, and now the Brooklyn-based artist has lent his artwork to the cover of iD Magazine and their story on Supreme, KAWS, and how the super-but-not-super-big brand Supreme has conquered a portion of the fashion world. And model Candice Swaneepoel is the benefactor of KAWS art and some cleverly placed Supreme decks...
Photography // Wednesday, November 20, 2013
French studio Akatre uses their spot-on design skills for everything from typography to graphic design and fashion. This series of photographs they shot for OOB magazine is a perfect example of their design sensibilities!
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 12, 2013
We Make Carpets is a trio of artists who mix traditional skills and a critical view of the consumer society in unusual carpets. This particular carpet is constructed of over 20,000 folded A4 pieces of paper and fills 500 square meters of an old industrial hall in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Trying to translate a color from the real world into a piece of art or a design can often be quite the challenge. Pushing those the CMYK or RGB sliders around will only get you so close and when is the last time you updated your Pantone set? That's why we were so excited to this; the SwatchMate Cube. As explained on their website, the idea is simple "Place the Cube onto a surface and it will instantly capture its color." Watch the SwatchMate Cube in action after the jump.
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 11, 2013
This inflatable 'net blow-up' structure is the work of Croatian-Austrian design collective Numen/For Use and was recently on display in Yokohama, Japan. The inflatable space is filled with black webs inside and invites visitors to climb around the space and bounce off the ceiling, walls and floor! It's like an adult bounce-house!
Music // Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Over the past two months or so, Arcade Fire's return has been one of the highlights of the fall music release schedule. For us, we have always been huge Arcade Fire fans not just because of the music but because of the care and attention they put into their album art design and entire look for a tour and stage production. Whether having Spike Jonze direct a short in conjunction with The Suburbs LP, or their new media experiments on their website, the Montreal-band pays close attention to art in relation to their music. Their newest LP, Reflektor, takes this care to a new level...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 24, 2013
One of the standout galleries in Los Angeles, HVW8, just opened a new exhibition by creative director, designer, and fine artist Kevin Lyons titled Shits & Giggles. Wait, its more of a "collection of Art Stuff Loosely formulated to Make A Show." That is a good description, or better yet, "works on paper, cloth, and glass exploring the far reaching positive influences of St. Ides Premium Malt Liquor on Hip-Hop culture." There we go.
Juxtapoz // Friday, October 11, 2013
British graphic designer Richard Hollis (born London, 1934) is a seminal figure in postwar design and communication. Working consistently since the 1950s as a freelance designer, Hollis has also authored influential books on design history and theory. His practice has placed emphasis on close collaboration with those commissioning his design, including writers, editors, artists, curators and architects. An overriding concern for the effective and economic communication of the client's message has been consistent throughout his work.