Pardee's Picks: Bonus Portraits

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 06, 2014
There's about 673 things about curating an issue of Juxtapoz that happen during its production process that I love, but one of the creative highlights is working with photographers and collaboratively art directing the portrait shoots with them...

Pardee's Picks: Olly Moss

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 03, 2014
Are you inflicted with "Olly Moss Brain"? Probably not, considering that it's one of the rarest conditions known to man, but just in case you want to double check, here are some symptoms used to diagnose it...

Pardee's Picks: Ken Garduno

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 23, 2013
"Amongst the thousands of Instagram accounts overstuffed with puppies hugging piglets, beautiful sunsets in third world countries and Miley Cyrus candids, one account consistently jumps out at me with every post. The owner of this outstanding account is Los Angeles illustrator Ken Garduno. In the daytime, Ken meticulously designs elegant, borderline fine-art illustrations that grace art gallery walls on a regular basis. But at night...  

Pardee's Picks: Retroband Holiday Workshop Visit

Juxtapoz // Saturday, December 21, 2013
The North Pole may indeed house the most famous hand-made toy factory in history. However, with the ever-growing popularity of vinyl toys, customized blanks, resin casts and collectable high end japanese bootlegs, hundreds of one-man toy factories are hiding all around the world. One of these passionate little workshops in particular, RETROBAND is snuggled in a location that no North Pole elf would even survive in: San Antonio, Texas.

Pardee's Picks: Matt Ritchie Studio Visit

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 19, 2013
A few weeks prior to Patrick O'Connell's in-depth interview with "Imagination Issue" artist Matt Ritchie, photographer Chloe Rice and I went to pay him a visit in his home studio and wood shop in Castro Valley, CA, and submerged ourselves in the hand-carved, scratched and painted world that he has created for over two decades. That world is aesthetically tiny... 

Pardee's Picks: Nosego "Unknown Elements" @ Thinkspace Gallery, Culver City

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 13, 2013
Why stop at just using LEGO pieces to make something out of your imagination when you can use your ENTIRE toy box to do so? That's the thought process that initiated the vibrant, playful and BEAUTIFUL artwork of NOSEGO, Philadelphia's most exciting resident to emerge into our culture since Rocky Balboa. And NOSEGO opens a new show at Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City, CA this Saturday, December 14, 2013.