Beyond the Cover: Grotesk

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 05, 2015
Tucked away on the ground floor of the Doubleday & Cartwright offices in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, an agency responsible for the groundbreaking and elegant sport-focused Victory Journal, and countless fine art-imbued commercial sports campaigns, Kimou “Grotesk” Meyer can be found in his studio making things. Lots of things....

Picture Book: Swampy

Photography // Thursday, October 01, 2015
In 2015, anonymity has become an anomaly—unless your name is Swampy. Once an ubiquitous subject in underground scenes after a New York Times interview and highly successful sold-out solo exhibition in San Francisco, Swampy decided suddenly that it was best to retreat into obscurity and hide out indefinitely while the fame train rode out. Like his identity, why he made the choice remains a mystery...

Issue Preview: November 2015 with Grotesk

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Juxtapoz is very excited to have back our longtime collaborator and NYC-based designer, artist, and creative director, Kimou "Grotesk" Meyer to create a special cover for the November 2015 issue. From creating the visual identity for sports teams and brands, to new watercolor works and wooden sculptural pieces, Grotesk has been extremely busy and we have caught him at a great time to talk about his new direction.

Art Off The Wall: The Thing Quarterly

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 23, 2015
The Thing Quarterly’s first issue was printed on a window shade. As grad students, artists Jonn Herschend and Will Rogan knew they wanted to work together and, after a couple of false starts, settled on a Fluxus-inspired quarterly subscription service for art objects. What began as a year-long experiment is now eight years deep into the production of enviable editions and projects by the greats: David Shrigley, John Baldessari, Miranda July and Chris Johanson, to name a few.

Matthew Brandt "Pictures from Wai'anae" @ M+B Gallery, Los Angeles

Photography // Thursday, September 17, 2015
In our August 2015 issue, we dedicated our Picture Book section in the magazine to the works of Matthew Brandt, as his unique landscape and nature work fit well with our "Environmental Issue" theme. Brandt will be showing a new body of work, Pictures from Wai'anae, at M+B Gallery in Los Angeles from September 19—October 31, 2015, a collection that "Hawaiian landscape that furthers Brandt's formal and material consideration of the natural world." Today, we have one of those photos to show you, as well as text from the August issue and images from that specific feature.

In the Magazine: Dan Gluibizzi

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Voyeur's voyeur Dan Gluibizzi trolls the thousands of erotic sites that serve as archives for couples, strangers, nudists, swingers, amateurs, exhibitionists and other patrons of provocative recreation. The Portland-based artist, obsessed with the Tumblr format of imaging vaults, has a unique approach to the digital and analog world which allows him to investigate and recontextualize a swath of NSFW material and revel in the new exhibitionism enabled by the information age. His paintings present a fetishized framework of playful and experimental sexuality, coupled with his own appreciation for art history and background in printmaking.

Sieben on Life: The Art of Not Making Art

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 16, 2015
I've both heard and read advice relating to being an artist, stating that in order to be truly successful at your craft, you need to be in your studio every day, clocking hours—whether you feel motivated to work or not. I understand the underlying message: only time and perseverance will enable you to make great strides and push your work forward. And while I agree that it's obviously extremely important to dedicate sufficient time to your art, it's also important to feel OK about not making it.

Aaron Horkey, Esao Andrews and Joao Ruas "The Gilded Age"

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 09, 2015
The Gilded Age, as coined by Mark Twain, rose from the settling smoke and blood-soaked fields of the Civil War. Many factories built for military endeavors were repurposed for new manufacturing. Industry developed at a fierce pace. Veins of railroads rippled across the musculature of the country. Along with demand for gold, steel and oil, this created a significant rise in America’s economic wealth. By the early 1900s, the US became the largest industrial nation in the world. Immigration swelled; wealth, however, belonged to the few. Ruthless business men controlled it, creating social and economic disparity, where chasms of poverty were obscured by a golden glow.

In the Magazine: Sever

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 09, 2015
On my many trips down to Atlanta, there is one recurring event that transpires with each visit: nail biting, stress provoking, near gridlock traffic anywhere and everywhere at rush hour. It seems unavoidable and is something I have come to anticipate. Thankfully, along with gasp-inducing car exhaust and brake dust clouding the windshield while waiting for the car in front to inch a few feet forward, I expect to spot Sever’s crispy bold lettering somewhere, on the ledge of a bridge, the back of a billboard, or some random wall where it has claimed the landscape ten years strong.

Picture Book: Clint Woodside

Photography // Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Life experience is elusive in a world filled with image hoarding, obsessive sharing of photography, and a visual cacophony so packed that claustrophobia chokes and engulfs. It is a visual barrage barely removed from the anxiety-filled rhythm that is this overwhelming life. It is noteworthy and interesting to view contemporary work by a photographer that dances with this rhythm, but seeks to participate with a quieter visual poetry.
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