Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 04, 2015
Rod Hunt is an award winning London based Illustrator and artist who has built a reputation for retro tinged illustrations and detailed character filled landscapes. With UK and international clients spanning publishing, design, advertising, and new media, he's illustrated everything from book covers to advertising campaigns, theme park maps, iPhone apps and even the odd large scale installation, too!
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 16, 2015
San Francisco will soon be home to the latest gateway in the Portals Project, a public art project curated by Shared_Studios that uses design and technology to connect strangers and artists across the globe. So what exactly is a portal? A portal is a retrofitted shipping container painted gold and immersed with audio and visual technology inside. When you enter the portal, you come face to face with a stranger in a similar portal across the globe for a one-on-one conversation. In San Francisco, the Portal is a gateway to Tehran, Herat, El Progreso, or Mexico City (depending on the time of day).
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 02, 2015
The latest project by Japan's TeamLab allows you to walk through an LED illuminated universe and controll it with your smartphone. “The Viewer of the art work can enter and walk around in the three-dimensional light space,” says TeamLab. “When the viewer enters the space they will cause a change that will affect the lights in the entire space, and that change will continue to cause change indefinitely.” In other words, it’s like Aristotle’s theory of causation meets TeamLab’s manipulation of digital lighting. “While the light continues to change across the entire universe space, the universe that the viewer causes change in will constantly be created with the viewer at its center.”
Photography // Monday, August 24, 2015
Photographer Meike Nixdorf's "Your Earth Transforms" series shows "a cross section of different mountain ranges, including the Alps, the Cascade Range, the Rocky Mountains, the Himalaya and the Karakoram. The images display their respective shape at a certain moment in time, based on renderings by Google Earth from various satellite imagery. An image was taken of a rendered image, which was made from a collection of images - an (almost) invisible transformation.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 09, 2015
By all accounts around the Juxtapoz office, "Mad Max: Fury Road" is a really good movie, one of the best action-movies of the last few years. But, what happens when you strip much of the "special effects" from a movie loaded with lots of great "special effects." This documentary short shows us what "Mad Max" would look like without all the effects. And it's not bad...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 08, 2015
We continue to enjoy the work of NYC-based artist Aakash Nihalani, and have been really in to the new interactive projections he has been sharing on social media recently. Nihalani tells us that "In this sereis, cubic designs are projected onto a white wall, creating an interactive canvas for the viewer...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Taking inspiration from the aesthetics of Moroccan culture, Miguel Chevalier's “Digital Arabesques” is a generative and interactive virtual-reality installation. The piece features evolving multicolored digital scenes composed of ornamental patterns in reference to the art of zelliges, arabesques and mosaics, as well as the world of “Mashrabiya” (latticework)...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 05, 2015
Have you ever tried walking into an 8-bit wonderland? An animated gif? Montreal-based multidisciplinary artist Dominique Pétrin creates these fantastic psychedelic, immersive installations that seem to swallow you whole when you walk into them. I don't do drugs, but if I was accidentally dosed at a party, I would prefer Pétrin's style of hypnosis.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Austrian artist Peter Kogler began his artistic journey by adopting the tradition of conceptual and media art, and by developing his explorations at the intersection of different disciplines and media – performance, video, film, painting, computer art, sculpture, and architecture. Kogler has been interested in new, innovative art practices, not only in the field of visual, but also in performative arts, sound and music.
Design // Wednesday, February 04, 2015
A 1938 issue of Radio-Craft magazine featured these photos of an RCA engineer named C.E. Burnett who was taking radio waves and turning them into patters to be used on clothes and furniture. A radio and TV engineer, Burnett photographed cathode ray tubes (same ones that would later be used to make TVs), fiddled with the voltages and frequencies and created "electronic snakeskin" patterns that could be used to design textiles.