Music // Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Before everyone gets all in a huffy about Kanye West and the fact that they think he is an egotistical megalomaniac, we are going to just agree to disagree with you and enjoy the fact that Mr. West has, over the course of his career, collaborated and been art directed by people like Murakami, Kaws, Morning Breath, George Condo, and now, it appears he will be working with legendary graphic artist, Peter Saville.
Design // Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Case Studyo continues their fantastic series of special artist designed editions that have been sculptures and housewares, and now they have teamed with Southern California artist, photographer, and skateboarder Ed Templeton on a lamp piece. The piece features one of Ed's now signature head designs, and from the looks of it, lights up completely so you can have a bit of Beautiful Losers vibe shining in your house all the night long...
Design // Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Richard Sachs, the "Godfather" of bicycle building in the US recently collaborated with type foundry House Industries on this fantastic looking bike. Hand-built by Sachs in an edition of 10, the bicycle features top-notch parts and a clean, unique design.
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 23, 2013
One of the best bio descriptions we have read in a while: "Artist, hair icon, art director, cook, graphic designer, frenchie, Illustrator, dad, genius brain owner, tech digest, curator, co-owner The Contrepétographes." And then graphic designer Stéphane Massa-Bidal throws in this great quote from Larry Niven to complete the feeling: "The Dinosaurs Became extinct Because They Did not Have a space program." Well, then, that makes sense.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 01, 2013
A few years back, in a run of sneaker purchases, I found a great pair of New Balance 576 sneakers, made in the UK, that I paid probably way too much for but just had to have. Since, I have had a minor obsession with New Balance and their UK editions, and in research and conversations with Jux contributor Helen Soteriou, found out NB makes their shoes at a factory in Flimby, Cumbria, UK. Helen took the opportunity to go visit the factory last week, and we found a great team of people putting together sneakers for the European market.
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 26, 2013
From Creative Review, on a unique poster art curation project that takes abandoned, disused public space and adds public art. "Since January 2013, [curator Jon] Bland – a designer at Manchester agency Music – has released seven quad size posters designed by seven different creatives each month, all featuring the phrase 'No Fly Posters'. The finished designs are displayed on boarded-up windows on a disused former pub in Ancoats, an industrial suburb near Manchester's Northern Quarter."
Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 18, 2013
We are fascinated by these old Michelin ads featuring the well known 'Michelin Man.' The iconic character dates back to 1894 and was created by Andre Michelin himself after noticing an evocatively-shaped pile of tires. Take a look through these old posters and video featuring the Michelin Man through the ages and in different continents.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Yesterday, at Nike's headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, Juxtapoz was invited to attend both a design and innovation summit based around Nike's new campaign, "Nature Amplified," and two new running shoe releases that will challenge and invigorate the notion of the running shoe. Nike, at its core, has always been about running, and we got to test out both the Nike Free Flyknit and Free Hyperfeel. But even better, we got to experience some pretty amazing visual presentations and installation showcases of both art and shoe, design and progression of technologies.
Vault // Friday, June 28, 2013
One of our favorite artists of the past three years, Sweden-based Kilian Eng, just released his new book, Object 10, through Floating World Comics. Because we like any good time to check in with Eng and see what new works and projects he has going on, we look back on his interview in the print pages of Juxtapoz in June 2012, where we discuss science-fiction, other universes, and Ligne Claire.
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 28, 2013
Michigan-based design studio, Anya Sirota + AKOAKI created this great installation of two 30-feet large star sculptures in a defunct tannery in Amilly, France. As UR Design notes, "The project, titled Pop It Up, comes at a critical moment for the tannery complex. Come fall 2013, the site will be converted into a cultural art center. In its current state of coming-undone-ness, however, with its bared concrete structure and second-story wood flooring and windows removed, the surviving architecture offers exceptional opportunities for experimentation and interim engagement." Its Friday, we like sharing quotes.