Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 28, 2015
Through archival footage and conversations with Emory, this new short documentary by Dress Code shares his story, alongside the rise and fall of the Panthers. He used his art as a weapon in the Black Panther Party’s struggle for civil rights and today Emory continues to give a voice to the voiceless. His art and what The Panthers fought for are still as relevant as ever.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Chinese artist Zhang Linhai's paintings are surreal but politically charged pieces of art that take the anonymous, homogenous character and places them in either isolation or repetitive masses. The result is an unblinding support for an ominous power.
Street Art // Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Banksy has just updated his website with new work in Gaza and a video ending in a poignant message "If we wash our hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless we side with the powerful—we don't remain neutral."
Design // Wednesday, May 07, 2014
The Soviets were really good at making poster art in the form of propaganda, so good that even the most horrible messages had a begrudgingly nice look. But we have to say, when the Soviet graphic artists wanted to tackle anti-alcohol subjects, they make it damn effective.
Juxtapoz // Monday, February 27, 2012
Over the last couple day many student protesters were violently repressed by police in Escif’s hometown of Valencia, Spain. Students were protesting an announcement made by the President of the region that spoke of large education cuts. Escif takes the not so subtle approach in this piece titled “Education for Citzenship.”
Juxtapoz // Sunday, January 15, 2012
This weekend in San Francisco, RAN activists went around to each Bank of America ATM and transformed them into "Automated Truth Machines." As we read in several posts, the activists used non-adhesive stickers designed to look exactly like BoA’s ATM welcome screen. Check what they read after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 21, 2011
Stanley Donwood, famous for both his fine artwork, posters for the Glastonbury Festival, and album art for Radiohead, has created a poster/flyer for the Occupy Movement, for which you can "blow up, paste, copy, pass on, and do whatever with." Makes it easier for those of us with limited poster-making skills.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 18, 2011
During times of reform and heated political battles creative individuals often come to the forefront to lead with innovate grass-roots campaigns. With the election of President Obama we saw Shepard Fairey, in the 1960's we saw Emory Douglas, today we have "Occupy George". More after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Monday, October 17, 2011
Los Angeles-based Saber has long been an artist who is concerned with various politcal causes, and the Occupy Wall Street movement has inspired him to create the #OccupyFlag project. Saber organized a huge American Flag broken into 64 individual protest signs laid on the South East lawn of City Hall in LA.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 13, 2011
"IOU/USA is a temporary public monument for Memorial Hill Park designed by artist John Salvest. Towering over visitors at a height of almost seven stories, IOU/USA is comprised of 105 multi-colored steel shipping containers, stacked seven high and fifteen across." Located in Kansas City, designed to reflect upon the current state of affairs . . .