"Systems": Dieter Rams for Braun @ Walter Knoll Showroom, London

Design // Tuesday, November 26, 2013
German industrial designer, Dieter Rams, has an extensive career of making product designs for Braun. Das Programm, the store and archive of Dieter Rams‘ work for Braun, curated an exhibition entitled "Systems," where they asked 34 graphic designers to respond to “systematicity of Braun Design," in the vein of Rams' classic work for the company. The resulting poster art designs, ranging from classic Braun designs to products that never saw production, are up in the Walter Knoll showroom in Clerkenwell, London, through December 31, 2013.

Jeff Soto & Maxx242 "FIRE WITHIN" @ Bunsen Goetz, Nuremberg

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 07, 2013
Two-time Juxtapoz cover artist Jeff Soto and his longtime collaborator Maxx242's joint exhibit opens this Saturday, November 9 at Bunsen Goetz Gallerie in Nuremberg, Germany. "Maxx and I have spent most of our lives in Riverside, California, and are well-known artists in the community," explained Soto.

Katharina Fritsch's Funny and Frightening Work

Juxtapoz // Saturday, October 26, 2013
We are loving Katharina Fritsch funny and frightening work. Psychology and the expectations of visitors to a museum influence her wild figures.

Thomas Kellner's Mosaic-like Photomontages

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 21, 2013
German artist Thomas Kellner's photomontages are created by taking a series of pictures with a film camera step-by-step and layer-by-layer so that the final result is a de-constructed mosaic of a distorted building.

Parra "And Wait for Something to Happen" @ Ruttkowski 68, Cologne

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Always a favorite in the Juxtapoz office, Parra just opened a new solo show at Ruttkowski 68 Gallery in Cologne, Germany, titled And Wait For Something to Happen. The show features 11 paintings, 11 drawings, and porcelain editions made in collaboration with the great Case Studyo. The work again shows the Amsterdam-based Parra's bold, powerful, confident, and simply elegant work, and playful subject matter.

An Absurd Swiss Army-Type Knife from 1880

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 03, 2013
We recently visited the Swiss Army Knife factory and saw their collection of vintage knives. We have also seen the ridiculousness that is the Wenger 16999. This "multi-tool' though tops them all. Created by John S. Holler in Germany around 1880, the knife has 100 functions including shears, an auger, saws, a lancet, cigar cutter, pens, straight razor and piano tuner. And yes, that is a fully functioning .22 caliber five-shot pinfire revolver you see there.

Fabian Oefner's Magnetic Watercolor Photographs

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 27, 2013
Earlier this year we showed Fabian Oefner's vibrant series of high speed photographs of spinning paint. This morning we are taking a look at some of this other projects including his equally vibrant Millefiori series where he uses a magnetic solution called ferrofluid mixed with watercolors. The iron particles of the substance form black channels separating watercolors from the ferrofluid...

The Photography and Performance Art of Claudia Rogge

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Not quite sure why everytime we see a group of people in dark clothing and masks we immediately think Eyes Wide Shut, and the fantastic, mass-oriented, fine art photography of Claudia Rogge does just that to us. The German photographer shoot individual subjects, and then digitally arranges them to create a sense of mass participation and performance. 

Morphogenetic Freehand Drawings by John Franzen

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 16, 2013
When working on what he calls morphogenetic freehand drawings, German artist John Franzen starts with begins with one straight line and then one by one another right next to it. Over time, the tiny, inevitable imperfections in his otherwise straight freehand lines become amplified as he continues to add them. The series and project is called "One Line One Breath." Watch a video after the jump...

Wood Carvings by Mario Dilitz

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Mario Dilitz is avery talented sculptor who combinestraditional sculptural knowledge and technical skills with contemporary issues, Mario manages to both manifest and unite contradictions that occur in human nature. His life-sized sculptures are created through a process of destruction and then construction, giving the high quality laminated wood a 'new form of stability, which wouldn't have been possible in its natural condition."