Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 05, 2012
The people/person at Studio Cromie in Grottaglie, Italy who organize and produce the fantastic public art festival, FAME, have just started a site-specific project of tee-shirts made in limited numbers at the Studio Cromie space. If you have ever been to Grottaglie, then you know how distinct and fantastic the various walls and buildings are, and Studio Cromie has captured the unique aesthetic on the tees. Video after the jump...
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 15, 2012
The simple idea; reimagine food as fashion. Fulvio Bonavia had a fantastic book, A Matter of Taste, that was released a few years ago, featuring photography of food as fashion pieces. Rasberrry bags, sardine belts, and artichoke hats could possibly be one day, high fashion.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 06, 2012
The first Reebok Pump was obviously the best, although we did have a pair of the Blacktop Pumps for a bit that were quite sweet, especially when Sinbad was the celebrity pushing them in commercials. We digress. Alex Jones has created what we can only assume is the world's first and only Lego Reebok Pump, created for rapper Kamp One of Vienna. That's right, Vienna.
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 01, 2012
Students from Rio Rancho High School (Rio Rancho, NM) claimed top prize on Wednesday, May 30, 2011 at the Vans Custom Culture Art & Design Showcase at the Long Beach Museum of Art. Rio Rancho’s four Vans shoe designs were initially chosen from nearly 900 submissions across all 50 states and with the top honor, Rio Rancho High School receives a $50,000 grant towards the school’s art programs.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The photography and self-portraits Lydia Roberts creates are magically haunting and emanate the same kind of ghastly beauty that resonates from dated found photographs. Her eerily dark portraiture and holographic staged shots have deep set mysticism and a ghastly, vintage feel, adding to the brilliance of her portfolio as a whole. Love...
Illustration // Monday, May 28, 2012
Born and raised in Denmark, Anne Sofie Madsen studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Design. She was trained under John Galliano for Dior in Paris and worked for acclaimed trend forecasters Peclers, before moving to London to work for Alexander McQueen as Junior Designer. Her illustration work is heavily geared towards her fashion influences and passion for wearables and she debuted with her couture-inspired collection during London Fashion Week in 2010.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The new luxury brand Zicana officially launches next month—set to release a gemstone and semi-precious stones collection of art and decorative products. With all materials derived from the earth and crafted into exclusive new works, a new innovative line of art, jewelry, and furniture emerges.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Recently, graffiti writer Kidult tagged the front of the Marc Jacobs shop in downtown Manhattan and made it rather public, not only in the physical manifestation of the tag but also by tweeting it and publicizing it across the internet. Well, Marc Jacobs made a rather clever move in response to what could have been seen as an embarrassing incident.
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 14, 2012
Leading contemporary artist Tom Sachs has always had a fascination with space and space travel. We just didn't know he was going to create, with Nike, a Mars Yard Shoe, or an entire line of Nike gear to be worn when you are planning a trip to Mars. Just planning, not going. As Sachs notes on his site, "These shoes are built to support the bodies of the strongest minds in the aerospace industry." While they plan things.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 02, 2012
One of the best exhibitions we saw in 2011, perhaps over the past few years, was the exquisite Alexander McQueen knock-out fashion turned fine art visionary show at the MET in NYC (can you tell we liked it?). With this in mind, we were excited to see how The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk would play out at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. After our run through, this is another solid fashion to fine art display that we recommend if you travel to SF this summer.