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Erotica // Wednesday, December 17, 2014
We know, it seems a little pretentioius to throw around Henrik Purienne's name around like a Brazilian soccer star, but the book "purienne." is just sitting on our desk so we feel comfortable throwing that around. And the South African photographer uses a nice font for his name. Anyway, Purienne also seems to have created a fantasy world for himself, where he has transformed fashion photography into a behind-the-scenes endless summer of beautiful women, fantastic composition, in naturally appealing settings. As both a filmmaker and publisher of Mirage Magazine, he has his stamp on the fashion world. 

Guy Bourdin "Image Maker" @ Somerset House, London

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The UK’s largest ever exhibition of the influential and enigmatic fashion photographer Guy Bourdin, featuring over 100 works and previously unseen material from the photographer’s estate, from 1955 to 1987. This major show charts Bourdin’s distinguished 40-year career from Man Ray’s protégé to photography revolutionary in his own right and explore his pursuit of perfection. The exhibited works exemplify the craftsmanship behind his images, from production to publication, and their enduring quality as a consequence.

The Juxtapoz Holiday Gift Guide

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 11, 2014
Yes, it's that time of year again. The time where you get to send direct links to your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, girlfriends, boyfriends, brothers, and sisters to let them know EXACTLY what you want for Christmas and the holidays. The Juxtapoz staff sat down and compiled a list of the things we sent to our respective group of present-givers and wanted to share our personal wants with you. So without further ado, here is the Juxtapoz Holiday Gift Guide. 

Max Bill: Timepieces for Junghans

Design // Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Swiss architect, designer, and sculptor Max Bill is widely known for his connection with the Bauhaus where he first studied under famed creators such as Walter Gropius, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, and Oskar Schlemmer. Bill comes on the latter half of a generation of highly influential designers and artisans that revolutionized the way we create things today.

JEAN ANDRÉ & KEVIN LYONS "ALL DAY I DREAM ABOUT STRIPES" @ HVW8 Gallery, LA

Design // Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Celebrating the intersection between fashion, art, and music, Adidas and HVW8 just opened an exhibition tokick off the release of new artwork on Seeley and Adi Ease styles from two of the designers Kevin Lyons and Jean André.The show is now open at HVW8 in LA through December 28, 2014.

Knits vs Wovens

Design // Friday, November 14, 2014
Our fashion and design contributor Greg Cordeiro of New England Outerwear presents the following comparison: Knits vs Wovens: "There are endless possibilities when designing, buying, or choosing a textile. Two of the most common textile constructions and most often referred to in apparel today are knits and wovens. You may be thinking, 'so what are the advantages and disadvantages?' or 'How can I tell the difference?'"

Interview with Designer Caesy Oney

Design // Monday, November 10, 2014
Greg Cordeiro, our contributing Design editor on Juxtapoz.com, took a moment to ask a few questions to one of the most creative guys in the industry right now. Caesy Oney of Draught Dry Goods, Odd Fellow Co., and more, gives us some insight into his creativity, design approach, and motivation.

Maiko Takeda for PostMatter

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 14, 2014
For her collaboration with digital art publication POSTmatter, Maiko Takeda's (June, 2014) took her Atmospheric Reentry collection and applied fluorescent pigments to the translucent plastic spikes, combining sprayed color gradiens with flecks of paint. Flickering between light and dark, the video shows off the neckpieces under UV light. To quote the artist, "It almost looked like fluorescent jellyfish in water."

A Mens Fall Look In 3 Different Price Ranges

Design // Friday, October 10, 2014
Here is a simple, clean, tried and true look for men that can span the gap of high end, to lower price point. You don’t have to break the bank to get this classic Fall style from a varied range of brands, much of which can be found made right here in the good ol’ USA. Pick and choose your price point and preference to suit your needs.

The Works of New Zealand's Kelly Thompson

Illustration // Tuesday, October 07, 2014
New Zealand's Kelly Thompson has made a few appearances on our site, but when we were looking back through the Purple Book, we caught wind of Kelly again and really enjoyed her slightly erotic, fashion-eque illustrations and fine art work. She was born in Rotorua, New Zealand and lived in Wellington for 10 years before moving to Melbourne where she is currently based.
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