Juxtapoz // Friday, June 14, 2013
London-based artist Zadok Ben-David is and avid sculptor, his installations and pieces appear in locations all over the world. This particular travelling installation, entitled Blackfield, features tiny, detailed and hand painted metal flowers stuck in the sand. The flowers are inspired by 19th century Victorian encyclopedia illustrations and each one contains almost 20,000 3-D flora etchings.
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 14, 2013
The person singing underneath that crazy, incredible looking headpiece is Bjork. Surprised? Probably not, if you showed us a picture of a woman singing in a crazy outfit that would probably be our first guess too. The headpiece though, was designed by Maiko Takeda and is one of a series of similar pieces entitled Atmospheric Reentry. Maiko grew up in Tokyo and moved to London to study Jewelry Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. She is currently working on her Masters in Millinery at the Royal College of Art.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 11, 2013
D*Face presents New World Disorder.This exhibition, showing a new body of work, marks the end of an era at StolenSpace before we relocate to a new location. The exhibition also includes a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the unique nerve centre of D*Face's working environment by visiting his studio space. Our London correspondent, Butterfly, made it to the opening...
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 07, 2013
To mark the London Design Festival 2013, de Rijke Marsh Morgan Architects (dRMM) designed the MC Escher-inspired wooden staircase rightly titled Endless Stair. Visitors will be able to walk around the 20 interlocking staircases constructed of tulipwood. One of the architects, Alex de Rijke described the staircases as "a three-dimensional exercise in composition, structure and scale and as both a marker and a meeting place."
Juxtapoz // Monday, June 03, 2013
The illustration collective Le Gun was founded by Neal Fox, Chris Bianchi, Bill Bragg, Robert Rubbish, Matthew Appleton, Alex Wright and Stephanie von Reiswitz. The graduates of Royal College of Art produce a magazine and work on commissioned projects. They recently designed an installation and a print for an exhibition opening at London's V&A Museum.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 29, 2013
This summer, the V&A will be staging a multi-dimensional exhibition experience, Sky Arts Ignition: Memory Palace, presenting an original work of fiction by author Hari Kunzru, transformed into a walk-in story by leading graphic designers, typographers and illustrators. Juxtapoz featured artist, Mario Wagner, is one of the artists involved, and let us into the process of making his piece for the Memory Palace show.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 24, 2013
By the time Gavin Watson was 14, he was fully immersed as a skinhead in the world of 2 Tone and documenting his friends and brother with his camera. The book, Skins, based on these early pictures has been widely popular and considered by many as the 'most important photographic record of this unique subculture.' Another series of photos, Neville, follows his brother through his teens into adulthood. This morning we look through some of these pictures and their raw and honest youthful energy.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 17, 2013
We have to be honest, we're not quite sure what's going on here but we like it. Edinberg, England-based laser physicist, web developer, and business owner Tom Beddard is fascinated with the aesthetics of detail and complexity that is the result of simple mathematical or algorithmic processes. He produces these images using "Fractals" in his Fractal Lab...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Isaac Cordal continues to produce unique, and creative ways at approaching street art. His small interventions in the big city series featured miniature characters placed on urban streets. In this series, Cement Bleak, Isaac takes kitchen strainers, sculpts human faces into the mesh, and inserts them into the ground. As sunlight or streetlights shines through the strainers, they cast a shadow portrait on the sidewalk.