Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 14, 2015
"How do you get started?" That question, or some version of it, is probably the most frequent subject of emails from younger artists. It's a valid question. However, the answer is remarkably simple: you just start. Now, I know that feedback probably sounds almost dismissive and/or naive. And I know that the underlying question is more, "How do you make money as an artist?" But the answer remains the same...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 05, 2015
Working as a commercial illustrator for the past decade plus, I've designed hundreds of T-shirts for numerous companies, bands and individuals. But if I had to pick my very favorite shirt that I've ever designed, it would be the one you're looking at above these words. I drew this at my kitchen table when I was 12 years old.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 27, 2014
One of the best pieces of advice that I wish I'd been given as a younger illustrator is this: Don't start a job without a contract in place. Of course, the younger me would have scoffed at that advice and said something stupid, like, "Contract? What am I, some kinda business?" At which point I wish an elder illustrator could have stepped in, slapped my tender, pimply face, and said, "Yeah, dipshit. You are." But enough reminiscing about shit that never happened.
Juxtapoz // Monday, June 09, 2014
I've had two art show concepts in the back of my mind for numerous years now, and chances are I'll never actually have the time or motivation to execute either of them myself. Rather than letting them disintegrate like dusty skeletons in my closet, I thought I'd share the ideas with you guys in case somebody out there wants to run with either concept...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 14, 2014
The recently launched LB project unites the European skateboard scene through art shows in Berlin, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam and London. Starting this June, 2014, the next year will see artists, skateshops, media and brands will unite to make skateboarding and art accessible to all...
April 2014: On Sale Now, Featuring: Andy Rementer, Michael Johansson, Christian Rex van Minnen, Teen Witch and MoreJuxtapoz // Thursday, March 06, 2014
We kick off another month with a look at our new April 2014 issue, featuring the bright, playful works of Philadelphia's Andy Rementer. Rementer has done great work for magazines we like such as the New Yorker and Apartamento in the past, and we are very excited to have his work on the cover of our April issue.
Illustration // Friday, April 06, 2012
Michael Sieben received his BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin in 1999. He was one of four founding members of Camp Fig Gallery (2002-2006) and is a founding member of Okay Mountain Gallery (2006-Present.) His work has been shown throughout the United States as well as Japan, London, Mexico, and Peru. Michael works as a professional illustrator and designer primarily within the subculture of skateboarding...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Our October 2007 cover artist, Michael Sieben is at it again with his Internet Shack series with Volcom. In Season 2, episode 5, a parasailing joyride with the Bikini Camp boat turns into confusing social commentary on consumerism and religion. Don't eat the necro-berries.
Illustration // Friday, April 22, 2011
Volcom's "The Internet Shack" with Michael Sieben (cover of the October 2007 issue of Juxtapoz) returns with Episode 3, "Bikini Camp Car Wash." In Season 2 Episode 3, Sieben and Denver have a good reason to try and buy some wheels, Will Oldham (aka Bonnie Prince Billy, aka Palace Music, aka Mr. Awesome) reveals a secret from his past, and who knew old battles were so hip with the kids. Watch after the jump . . .
Illustration // Wednesday, March 23, 2011
October 2007 cover artist, Michael Sieben, is back for a Second Season of his Volcom sponsored web series, "Internet Shack." As we mentioned in Episode 01, Sieben is "Peeping cockroaches, conspiracy theory junkpiles, and hallucinogenic cave gas? Must be time for Season II of The Internet Shack. If you don't like it, just throw it in the river. Bolts!" Watch after the jump . . .