Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Even though this exhibition/installation came down last month, the pictures still make this a worthy bit of news. Created in collaboration by Chezweitz & Roseapple, Kubix and Stefan Hurtig, Freude auf Morgen was a light installation created in Freiburg, Germany, commemorating 111 years of electrical engineering at technological company Alexander Bürkle.
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 19, 2012
Danish company LEGO has a new ad campaign called Imagine, where they take the simple LEGO blocks and recreate iconic cartoon and animation characters. Look closely at this picture, and what do you see? We think you see Marge... and a Homer...
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 05, 2012
We know, we know; high-speed photography is a craze at the moment. But we really appreciate what German artist Martin Klimas has done here. He has taken Porcelain Fighter sculptures, dropped them, and then captured their shattering moment. The end result is like a Mortal Kombat scene, where the victorious Porcelain Fighter is cleary evident.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, March 03, 2012
Jugend was weekly cultural magazine published in Germany during the turn of the 20th Century. As we were wandering through some morning notes, we came across this particular cover, a beautifully illustrated piece from 1901. In our research, it is said that Jugend launched the German art nouveau movement, and the word Jugendstil is still used today by German graphic designers in reference to the era.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, January 07, 2012
Miniature street installation artist, Slinkachu, just placed this new piece in Stuttgart, Germany, featuring what initially appears to be the world's smallest hot dog stand, Wunder Wurst. Look closer, and you see the unfortunate connection the stand has with a nearby rat.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 04, 2012
The HALLENKUNST pop-up exhibit in Chemnitz, Germany, wrapped up last month, designed to spotlight the mid-European's urban art movement within the ever-growing international public art scene. The 5,000 sqm spaces were special areas within which artists created site-specific art installations and a unique opportunity for visitors to experience varied and large format examples of urban art from Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, the Czech Republic, and France.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, December 31, 2011
German master painter, printmaker, engraver, mathematician, and theorist Albrecht Dürer is someone you've probably heard of, we hope. Here, towards the end of the year, we bring it back, not to 2011, but back to the late 15th and early 16th century with these engravings and woodblock prints. Dürer's religious and apocalypse scenes have a gothic nature to them that is timelessly entertaining.
Juxtapoz // Friday, December 30, 2011
We are hooked on the collage work of Hamburg, Germany-based artist, Kerstin Stephan. She takes vintage materials and compiles works of art, sometimes dense with content and at other times very minimal constructions.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 14, 2011
We have seen some great interactive, even public art installations over the past year, but the Smiley Face installation on a tower (Fühlometer: Feel-o-meter), created by Julius von Bismarck, Benjamin Maus, and Richard Wilhelmer is one of the best. Their Fühlometer is fueled by a digital camera on the ground, monitoring the moods of casual passerbys.
Juxtapoz // Monday, December 12, 2011
The design team of Delphine Buhro and Michael Dreher put together an interesting design throughout the Goldman 25Hours Hotel in Frankfurt, Germany, but nothing is more odd than a men's bathroom where you let yourself go into a faux-Rolling Stones/Pop Art mouth. It would be weird. But kind of fun.