Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Trying to translate a color from the real world into a piece of art or a design can often be quite the challenge. Pushing those the CMYK or RGB sliders around will only get you so close and when is the last time you updated your Pantone set? That's why we were so excited to this; the SwatchMate Cube. As explained on their website, the idea is simple "Place the Cube onto a surface and it will instantly capture its color." Watch the SwatchMate Cube in action after the jump.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Swoon has always been one of our favorite artists, especially when it comes to her public art projects and site-specific works, and now she needs your/our help. This is the lowdown: Two years ago New Orleans Airlift and the artist Swoon launched the Kickstarter campaign that funded The Music Box, their prototype for an ongoing musical architecture project they call Dithyrambalina. Now, with the Music Box closed, they want to evolve the project: what was once going to be a single musical house designed by Swoon and brought to life by collaborating artists has turned into an even bigger dream—an evolving musical village created by many, many more hands, ideas, and influences.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, October 19, 2013
André Karpov, with his swoony voice and epic shoulders, seems as though he stepped out of an Americana doc highlighting the brave broad range of the Mendocino coast children. The story begins: In the Pacific Northwest where the land meets the water, lived a cynical gull and an amiable otter.
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 23, 2013
Juxtapoz friend and recently featured Bay Area artist Joshua Hagler and fellow artist Maja Ruznic have set out on a journey through the Middle East and Europe, and have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund a book collection. As the duo notes of the project "The project brings us through Europe as well as Jordan where we will be organizing visual storytelling workshops with Syrian refugees. Having both worked from personal experiences and with individuals struggling with psychological trauma in our past work, Drift becomes not only a search for home but an experiment to see what happens when the work is created in a state of transience and full involvement."
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 13, 2013
We just got a message from our good friend Greg 'Craola' Simkins, a past cover artist with the magazine, about a new Kickstarter project he just opened up (and its kicking ass by the way). The project is to help raise funds for Craola's first stop motion animated short film, "I'm Scared."
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 08, 2013
We are going to mix in and out of the press release and our own thoughts her. Last week at a three-day retreat in upstate New York, famed artist Marina Abramovic instructed super pop artist Lady Gaga in the Abramovic Method—a series of exercises designed to heighten participants' awareness of their physical and mental experience in the present moment. The workshop was part of a promotion for Abramovic's new Kickstarte for the Marina Abramovic Institute (MAI)...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 08, 2013
LA based artist and longtime Juxtapoz friend, Damon Robinson, ("Praise the Lowered" and "Lucha Leisure" mask beanbag chairs) has surprised us yet again with his first "kids" book. The Wonderful Magical Superfantastical Musical Animals, is a graphically sophisticated and beautiful book for the kid in all of us. He deftly challenges our imagination with half animal, half instrument, Victorian style specimens and the music they would play. You can get some beautiful hand pulled prints and of course the book, for supporting the project on kickstarter.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Tilt Warning Customs has teamed up with artists to build an entirely custom classic pinball arcade art installation featuring five mechanically restored vintage 1970s machines reimagined by COOP, Frank Kozik, Alex Pardee, Sam Flores, and Jeremy Fish. Should the Kickstarter funding come through, they will start by opening at FIFTY24SF next year.
Juxtapoz // Monday, February 18, 2013
Architect Max Gunawan designed this portable light that folds up into a book and becomes illuminated when opened. The light is magnetic so that it can be mounted on several different types of surfaces and remains charged for up to 8 hours. Watch a video after the jump...
Graffiti // Thursday, August 02, 2012
The vast amount of Kickstarter projects is overwhelming and in the truth is the majority of them are not worth funding. However, it’s easy for us to support the documentation of some of first graffiti writers from 1967-1972. Here is a reasonable project for archival and history purposes relating to a creative subculture. And Roger Gastman has done an exceptional job at everything else in the documentation department.