Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 30, 2013
Filmmaker, artist, and Beautiful Loser Mike Mills has the distinguished title of being the final album cover designer for the Beastie Boys and their 2011 LP, Hot Sauce Committtee Part Two. As Mills told us in the June 2013 issue, there were many ideas and outtakes from the Hot Sauce sessions, but the final became the abstract, Vexillology-inspired color pattern you see today. Here, in Mike's own words, how this came about.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Juxtapoz June 2013 issue, a visual history of the Beastie Boys and tribute to MCA, is now officially on newsstands. As we compiled the issue, our contributing editor Joey Garfield put together a short clip from his interviews featuring some of the artists who contributed to the visual identity of the band. This is the history of the Beastie Boys, in their voices, from Bruce Davidson to Cey Adams, Glen E Friedman to Ricky Powell.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Today we are very pleased to show an inside look at our very special June 2013 issue, Beastie Boys: A Visual History + Tribute to MCA. For the special issue, we have interviewed every album cover artist, from Polly Wog Stewto Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, inner-sleeve artists, photographers, and even feature some of the outtakes that went into every album cover. We find the inside stories of how each album came to fruition through the experiences and artwork of each artist that is now part of the Beastie Boys canon. The issue was curated and compiled by our contributing editor-at-large, Joey Garfield.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Mike Mills, the filmmaker behind Beginners and Thumbsucker, and a designer and fine artist in his own right, has designed 5 new posters for Commune Design that our now available on their website. Paper Chase Press are the ones behind getting the limited edition posters printed, and Mr Mills (featured in the January 2010 issue) has some good words/phrases to say about, and written on, each poster.
Juxtapoz // Monday, July 09, 2012
This past weekend we stopped by Known Gallery to check out Aaron Rose’s Fire Sale. When Rose moved to Los Angeles from NYC in 2001, the Beautiful Losers curator left a "big black box of 1990?s memories" in storage space in Glendale. Now he is having a gallery style fire sale. Photos and more after the jump…
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 16, 2012
Opening this week at the downtown Los Amgeles MOCA Geffen Contemporary is the Mike D curated Transmission LA: AV CLUB, a 17-day multi-disciplinary festival, featuring works and contributions from Benjamin Jones, Mike Mills, Tom Sachs, Lauren Mackler from Public Fiction, Sage Vaughn, Isaac from Still House Group, Peter Coffin, Roy Choi and Will Fowler.
Graffiti // Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Mike mills is a versatile visual artist who’s movie Thumbsucker is one of our personal favorites. Last night, we were viewing his newest movie Beginners and were reminded of the following s photos he had taken years back. Open for interpretation, we think they are great.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Filmmaker and artist, Mike Mills, continues to promote his newest film, Beginners, with an exhibition at Family Los Angeles of drawings and photographs with Todd Cole and Sarah Soquel Morhaim, taken on set during the film's production.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Filmmaker and artist Mike Mills, whom we have chatted with in the magazine in the past, will be signing copies of his new book, Mike Mills: Drawings From The Film 'Beginners', at Opening Ceremony in New York City, tomorrow, Wednesday, May 25.
Juxtapoz // Monday, December 08, 2008
To celebrate the release of his new book, Deformer, Ed Templeton (Juxtapoz #35 and #88) will be giving his first ever slide show presentation, where he will be discussing images from the book as well as unseen work, and taking questions from the audience. Eleven years in the making and compiling more than 30 years of material, Deformer's photographs give a sun-drenched glimpse of what it's like to be young and alive in the "suburban domestic incubator" of Orange County. From the Alleged Press series curated by Aaron Rose, Deformer interweaves disciplinary letters from Templeton's grandfather and religious notes from his mother with sketches, snapshots, telling images and the occasional brutal tale, laying out an unresolved narrative that plunges readers headlong into Templeton's chaotic youth and his reliance on art and skateboarding to accommodate its stresses and joys. "Skateboarding allowed me to travel the world, and that showed me that where I live is totally messed up," he observes. "That perspective has fueled me and been a source for my art." Through photographs, stories and ephemera of all sorts from his youth and teenage years, Templeton offers readers an intensely close and personal look at an artist's coming of age. The slide show presentation and discussion goes down this Sunday, December 14th at 7:30pm at Family in Los Angeles.