Rodarte: States of Matter Video by MOCA

Street Art // Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Felipe Lima, who shot some of the great Arkitip videos over the past few years, directed this piece, Rodarte: States of Matter, for the MOCA and their exhibition of the same name, the first West Coast solo exhibition of the work of fashion and costume designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte. As you may know, they did the costume design for the Academy Award-winning, Black Swan. More after the jump . . .

Juxtapoz Presents: Procrastination with James Jean Video

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 29, 2011
James Jean just opened a solo exhibition, Rebus, at Martha Otero Gallery. After spending over a year working on a body of work, James found fantastic new ways to procrastinate and inspire himself when he needed a break. He let us in on a few tips recently in his Downtown Los Angeles studio, and we recorded them for you to practice at home. Watch after the jump . .

New Loops from BLU

Street Art // Monday, March 28, 2011
Italian street artist BLU, who has made some of the most impressvie and genre defining timelapse videos, just released two new wall loops from an abandoned factory in Italy. (Okay, we assume Italy). As BLU writes, "trying some ideas for the next animation...". We look forward to whatever and whenever that is. Watch after the jump . . .

Untitled Miles Davis Biopic gets a Poster

Juxtapoz // Saturday, March 26, 2011
First, we are very excited that Don Cheadle has taken on this Untitled Miles Davis Biopic, set to be released in 2013. So we have to wait a minute. But graphic designer, Heath Killen, has created this movie poster for the film. Not sure if it's an official movie poster, but great nonetheless. Full view after the jump . . .

Juxtapoz Presents: Maxx242 Video Short

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 25, 2011
We at Juxtapoz visited artist and designer Maxx242 for some mayhem at his office at Travis Barker's Famous Stars and Straps warehouse. Our lungs will never feel the same. Watch after the jump . . .

Making an Eames Lounge Chair Video

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 25, 2011
The mega Eames Furniture revival is a good thing for the art of lifestyle. If you want to appreciate good home or office furniture design, Eames is sort of A1 in where to start. Their classic Lounge Chair and Ottoman is the subject of this video, "The Making of the Eames Lounge Chair." Watch it being manufactured in the Vitra Atelier on the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein, Germany. Watch after the jump . . .

Julian Schnabel's "Miral" Trailer

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 24, 2011
One of the more renowned filmmakers and contemporary artists working today, Julian Schnabel, is set to release his newest film, Miral, in the United States tomorrow (Friday, March 25). The film chronicles Hind Husseini establishing an orphanage in Jerusalem after the 1948 Arab–Israeli War and the establishment of the state of Israel. Trailer after the jump . . .

LUSH tells you "How To Do a Graffiti Masterpiece"

Graffiti // Thursday, March 24, 2011
Melbourne-based graffiti artist, LUSH, who in our opinion (and many others, including REVOK) is one of an interesting crop of contemporary graffiti artists that has been gaining steam in recent years, just created this very witty and insightful commentary on "How To Do a Graffiti Masterpiece." Watch after the jump . . .

A New Short Film: "Blinky™"

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 23, 2011
With a tagline such as, "Soon every home will have a robot helper. Don't worry. It's perfectly safe," it will get us watching. This new film, "Blinky™", directed by Ruairi Robinson and starring Max Records from "Where The Wild Things Are," is a beautifully done, darkly twisted social commentary on man's evolving and dependent relationship with technology. Watch after the jump . . .

Johnny "KMNDZ" Rodriguez "The Heaviest" at FIFTY24SF Gallery Teaser Video

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Los Angeles-based artist, Johnny "KMNDZ" Rodriguez will be heading north to San Francisco to open his newest solo exhibition, The Heaviest, at FIFTY24SF Gallery this April 7, 2011. To mark the occasion, KMNDZ created a teaser trailer in the theme of a very good sense of humor. Watch after the jump . . .