Juxtapoz // Friday, September 21, 2012
As we wrote on the site already, Saber is returning to the skies and his skywriting project, this time in response to Mitt Romney, who stated that he would eliminate funding for The National Endowment for the Arts, PBS, and NPR if elected. After receiving donations, Saber is set to take to the skies above an American city on September 22 or 23, much like he did in LA in response to a mural moratorium. We got involved then, and we are involved now.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 20, 2012
Here in the Juxtapoz office, we are getting into the political mood as we just completed our November 2012 Politics issue. (Curated by Ron English, get ready). Just as we were finishing, LA graffiti legend and proponent of public art, Saber, contacted us about a new campaign he was working on: #DefendTheArts. Saber is building a community for a skywriting campaign to illuminate Mitt Romney's declaration that he will eliminate funding for The National Endowment for the Arts, PBS, and NPR if elected.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The oftentimes bewildering practices of the Facebook censorship guidelines have struck again, temporarily banning The New Yorker's Facebook page for violating community standards. The offending material? This Mick Stevens cartoon. The representation of nudity in art posted on the site has been a contentious issue, but this particular instance seems especially absurd. Read more about "Nipplegate" after the break.
Erotica // Thursday, September 13, 2012
There's a lot going on in politics these days, with the Presidential debates and the election right around the corner, and strangely enough, that means there's a lot going on in regards to women's rights. 'Despite being mostly old men, Republican pundits and legislators seem to know a lot about the female anatomy. None of it's backed up by science, of course, but it's sure delivered convincingly. We've rounded up some of the better quotes to better help you understand...
Juxtapoz // Sunday, September 09, 2012
In 2008, Shepard Fairey’s “Hope” poster for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign became a symbol of inspiration and optimism. Yesterday, four years later in New York, Fairey received a sentence of two years probation and a $25,000 fine in federal court for his the same poster.
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 07, 2012
"In th 1930s, much of rural America lacked electricity, power, and running water. The Rural Electrification Administration hired graphic designer Lester Beall to create a series of posters illustrating the benefits of electrification." These posters, and a collection of other works, show the influence of one of America's great graphic designers, Lester Beall (1903-1969).
Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 06, 2012
In the 2008 Presidential Elections we saw how artists can have major impacts on the campaign trail to the White House. Dave Kinsey recently released a new image called UNITED in an effort to support President Obama's reelection campaign. Kinsey explains "I feel this is one of the most important votes U.S. citizens will ever make, ultimately affecting everything from our environment and social structure to worldwide issues (to name a few things)."
Music // Thursday, August 16, 2012
As you may know by now, Russian feminist punk group, Pussy Riot, made a brief "impromptu performance in Christ the Savior Cathedral in February. Dancing and high-kicking, they shouted the words of a 'punk prayer' asking the Virgin Mary to deliver Russia from Putin," (from AP) and were arrested on charges of hooliganism and religious hatred. Well, their jailing is getting international attention...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 09, 2012
Os Gemeos have just recently unveiled a new mural on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway overlooking Dewey Square in Boston, a beautiful, playful piece really, that has sadly aroused a series of shallow-minded and bigoted responses online. Sure enough, Fox Boston prompted these responses on Facebook...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Getting things for free is always fun, and its always fun to get things for free that go to a good political cause/protest. Iconic Japanese artist, Yoshitomo Nara (a 2x Juxtapoz cover artist), has granted his fans the opportunity to download his NO NUKES girl work and use it in protest of the Japanese governments decision to restart two nuclear reactors at the Oi power plant in Fukui Prefecture.