Design // Friday, May 23, 2014
As a DJ in Switzerland during the early 90s, Kimou Meyer aka GROTESK caught Wu Tang’s “Can It All Be So Simple” video on a Music Television network that still lived up to its name. MC Raekwon sported a windbreaker decorated only with the words ‘SNOW BEACH’ across the chest—a fascinating and entirely confusing statement for the Swiss artist, whose theories about the jacket’s meaning drifted far and wide in the pre-Google darkness....
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 19, 2014
And finally, the art. We are so proud of all the artwork that is on exhibit in "Art Truancy: Celebrating 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine," open at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC through June 14, 2014. It blows our mind that we are now two decades old, but what is even more amazing are all the artists that have been in our pages over those years. Their works tell the story, create the chance to document alternative art narratives, bring out the fans, bring out the collectors, and keep the creative energy of Juxtapoz alive. Here, then, is all the art in "Art Truancy."
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 30, 2014
On May 15, 2014, Juxtapoz and Jonathan LeVine Gallery will open "Art Truancy: Celebrating 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine," a group exhibition at both of LeVine's spaces at 557C West 23rd Street & 529 West 20th Street in Manhattan. The exhibition features a wide-range of cover artists and featured artists from over the past 20 years, and today we have a look at some of the covers from artists in the show. From Robert Williams to Grotesk, Mark Ryden to Swoon, here is a bit of a history lesson to catch up on, or reminisce over.
Design // Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Grotesk has been a busy man. We had him do a special t-shirt at our showcase during SXSW, and he continues his design duties around the world of sports and art culture. (He also designed two of our favorite covers of all-time, the newsstand and subscriber of issue n101). He has released a version of the "6ft 6in" lamp with Case Studyo in the past, but now he has just released a black/red "banned" colorway version of the lamp, standing 75cm – 30inch high and featuring hand painted wood. Made in an edition of 23, naturally.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 05, 2014
On March 13th & 14th, in Austin, Texas, Juxtapoz and Brixton are pleased to collaborate on a special musical showcase, "Sight & Sound," at the Yellow Jacket Social Club. The showcase features two huge line-ups including the newly reformed Coachwhips, Reigning Sound, Fresh & Onlys, Natural Child, Together Pangea, Drowing Men and more. If you find yourself at the Yellow Jacket, Juxtapoz will be releasing two special t-shirts by Grotesk and Nat Russell, available only in Austin (for the time-being).
Juxtapoz // Friday, February 28, 2014
As the world of arts and entertainment begin to descend to the Southwest in a few weeks, we have a few plans going on ourselves. On March 13th & 14th, in Austin, Texas, Juxtapoz and Brixton are pleased to collaborate on a special musical showcase, "Sight & Sound," at the Yellow Jacket Social Club, featuring two huge line-ups including the newly reformed Coachwhips, Reigning Sound, Fresh & Onlys, Natural Child, Together Pangea, Drowing Men and more.
Juxtapoz // Monday, December 16, 2013
Maybe you noticed that we covered Grotesk and the design agency he is part of, Doubleday & Cartwright, in the November 2013 print edition of Juxtapoz. We have also, in the past, shown you the former cover artist's awesome “6ft 6in” Lamp made in conjunction with Case Studyo. The past colorway was in the traditional Chicago Bulls red/black, and today, Case Studyo and Grotesk release the new "Black & Royal Blue edition" for collectors of all things Michael Jordan and the Nike Air Jordan 1.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 21, 2013
This past NBA All-Star Weekend in Houston at the Museum of Fine Art Houston, creative agency Doubleday & Cartwright of Brooklyn (featuring one of our favorites in Grotesk) worked with Nike on a special project that had 50 artists interpret 50 great moments from the life and career of Michael Jordan. Jordan was celebrating his 50 birthday right around the All-Star weekend, and seeing that he represents the absolute height of basketball greatness, D&C had some great artists on board... including Jason Jagel, Lola Dupre, Aldous Massie, Grotesk, Sophia Chang and others contribute.
Juxtapoz // Friday, January 25, 2013
We have been anticipating this release for over a month now. June 2009 cover artist, Grotesk, has teamed up with the limited-editioned sculpture studio, Case Studyo, to release 6ft-6in, a lamp made in ode to the legend that was #23. The piece releases today, January 25, and will be made in an edition of, you guessed it, 23. To promote 6ft-6in, Grotesk and design agency, Doubleday & Cartwright, made an animated story about the lamp that lost its way.
Illustration // Thursday, September 01, 2011
Kimou Meyer, aka Grotesk, is a Swiss-born, NYC-based designer and artist. Finding inspiration in the visual language of the Brooklyn streets, his work intentionally blurs the line between social commentary and corporate branding. His tee shirt and apparel designs are in particularly high demand, and his clientele continues to rapidly expand all over the world.