Chris Johanson "Within The River of Time Is My Mind" @ MOCA Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Museum of Contemporary Art presents Within The River of Time Is My Mind, a new exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Chris Johanson on view at MOCA Pacific Design Center from June 29 through September 22, 2013. Organized by guest curator Andrew Berardini, the exhibition features new paintings, sculpture, and found wood site-specific installation. Known for his figurative work that features text, the exhibition will highlight the kaleidoscopic color and angles that Johanson employs.

Barbara Kruger, November 2010

Vault // Wednesday, May 08, 2013
News broke last week that NYC-based fashion staple, Supreme, was suing women's fashion line, Married to the Mob, for a copyright infringement based around the logo/graphic "Supreme Bitch." What many in the art world already understood is that Barbara Kruger, now a professor at UCLA and world renowned conceptual artist, was, and we say this gently, robbed of her style by Supreme with their now iconic logo. Kruger would never go on record saying she created the idea of a red box with Futura Bold Oblique look, but, well, she did. This is our cover story with Kruger from November 2010. 

Appreciating: Saul Bass and the Movies

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 08, 2013
On May 8, 1920, one of the most iconic and influential graphic designers, Saul Bass, was born. Creating posters and opening film sequences for classics like Pyscho, North By Northwest, Vertigo, Anatomy of a Murder, West Side Story, Cape Fear, Goodfellas, Casino, and countless more, we give a nod to the legend who passed away in 1996. Here is a collection of his great posters, and a few of our favorite opening title sequences... enjoy. Even Google got into the mix with a fantastic ode to Mr Bass on their search page... 

Interstellar Carpets by Schönstaub

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Talk about giving your room some space, might as well go full galaxy in your office or room or house. Enter the design group, Schönstaub. "Schönstaub is a young design-team from Zurich. The two founders and designers Nadja Stäubli and David Schönen met each other in 2010 while studying at the University of Arts in Zürich. A joint project was the launching idea for a creative cooperation, which culminated in the foundation of Schönstaub."

Bowlingheads by Oliver Paaß

Juxtapoz // Sunday, May 05, 2013
From German design agency, Jung von Matt: "We designed special bowling balls together with famous spraygun artist Oliver Paass that look like cut-off heads. For more than three weeks he made detailed 360° layouts that were sprayed on standard bowling balls. In several German bowling alleys we swapped the standard balls for these special ones."

Noise Pop 2013 is here.

Music // Monday, February 25, 2013
NOISE POP is the country’s leading indie music, art, and film festival. Now in its 21st year, Noise Pop will host performances by Toro y Moi, Amon Tobin, !!!, STRFCKR, Rogue Wave and many more artists. In addition to the week long music festival, Noise Pop invites you to the third annual Culture Club - a celebration of the creative process. Don't miss this rare opportunity to see and hear your favorite artists in the music, film, art, design, food and technology communities show in an interactive way how, why, and what inspires them in creating their work(s).

The Original Mac in LEGO by Chris McVeigh

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Let us explain ourselves a bit here. We just brought out a 1986 Mac in our office the other day, sort as a fun reminder of time's past, also as an Oregon Trail time-wasting activity. So when we saw Chris McVeigh's original Apple Macintosh, the 29-year old version, created out of LEGOs, we felt a bit on the same page with Mr McVeigh.

A Carpet Made Entirely of Toy Army Soldiers

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 28, 2013
It may hurt your feet, but the design and formation is incredible. The collective, We Make Carpets, consisting of Marcia Nolte, Stijn van der Vleuten and Bob Waardenburg, "mix traditional skills and a critical view of the consumer society in unusual carpets." In this instance, they made a carpet out of plastic green and gold toy soldiers, in conjunction with Dutch Design Week 2010.

Shortology: The Beatles and other Things Explained in 20 Seconds

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 23, 2013
As part of a book from Rizzoli, Shortology is a graphic collection of 101 mini-stories for "those who have no time to lose." Aka, using almost restroom iconography, creative studio H-57 has created this simple graphics to explain complex cultural icons and films. Did you know it only takes two graphics to explain Lord of the Rings? And only 20 seconds to explain the Beatles? It is, in fact, that easy.

Baroque Typeforms, circa 1600s

Juxtapoz // Sunday, January 20, 2013
These gorgeously ornate letterforms were designed in the mid-1600s by the Polish goldsmith, Jan Christian Bierpfaff in the 1600's. He apprenticed with the Mackensen family of metalworkers in Cracow who introduced the Dutch auricular style of ornament into the Polish gold and silver workshops.

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