Photographs from 1969 of America's War on Drugs

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 07, 2014
With Colorado legalizing recreational Marijuana this year, we take a look back at the October 1969, LIFE cover story titled, "MARIJUANA: At Least 12 Million American Have Now Tried It. Are penalties too severe? Should it be legalized?" Fast forward 45 years and we are only now beginning to see real changes in the War on Drugs. 'Across 10 full pages, intermingling opinion, photography and reportage, LIFE took a hard look at pot smoking in the U.S., but waded deep into the debate -- already heated then -- of whether or not the country's Draconian marijuana statues were doing more harm than good.'

Pablo Picasso x Gjon Mili Light Painting Photographs

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 27, 2013
Life Magazine recently released a series of photographs by Gjon Mili, a pioneer of stroboscopic light photography, of Pablo Picasso in 1949. Mili visited the artist and showed him some of his light painting photographs and Picasso initially gave him 15 minutes to experiment. After seeing the results, Picasso was so fascinated he posed for five more sessions.

Classic Magazine Covers from the LIFE Archives

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 28, 2011
We had a conversation this weekend with a colleague that told us to check out LIFE Magazine's archives and their editor's picks for the best covers of their 75 years of existence. First off, LIFE Magazine to us is the staple of brilliant covers, with their iconic red and white logo and constantly beautiful photography selections. Looking through their 75 favorites, there is a wide-array of subjects and pop-culture icons gracing the covers.

LIFE Magazine Goes Skateboarding

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 16, 2011
We were just wandering through the archives of LIFE Magazine, and saw these classic skateboard photos from both NYC and the West Coast. Of course there was the classic LIFE cover from 1965 featuring girl's skate champion, Pat McGee, so LIFE has a legacy in the 1960s of covering skateboard culture.