Format Mag Site Relaunch

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 18, 2007
Format Mag has relaunched its site and revamped its operations. Retaining minimal design elements from the original site, FormatMag.com has been redesigned to accommodate features, news, and navigation in an enhanced user friendly, sleek, colorful, new website. Format's focus will remain the same, continuing its efforts to expose the urban aesthetic to the world. Look out for new sections in the coming weeks. Format's redesign coincides with the release of Issue 18 featuring Jonathan Mannion, eBoy, Kinkyform, IHMDJ!, Codak, Bonde do Role, Steve Grody, and more. www.formatmag.com {moscomment}

The Seventh Day Project

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 07, 2007
The June video for The Seventh Day Project is up on Known Gallery's website with artist Pose doing a new piece. The Seventh Letter Crew is getting ready for the "Letters First" art show next month in Barcelona, Spain, and they'll be posting news and info as they prepare for the tour. Also, they promise a new look for the website sometime this month, so stay tuned. www.knowngallery.com, www.tslfilms.com, and www.theseventhletter.com {moscomment}

New David Stoupakis Print

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 04, 2007
David Stoupakis has a new print available titled, "Flood". It's a limited-edition of 50, hand-signed and numbered by David on archival art paper. "Flood" is from the Sheep Will Follow series that showed at Corey Helford Gallery earlier this year. www.davidstoupakis.com {moscomment}

purpose Magazine: Issue 5

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 01, 2007
Another issue of web-only French photography mag purpose is now online. This issue includes photographers Stephen Waddell, Jean-Christian Bourcart, Denis Darzacq, Eric Poitevin, Anthony Berthaud, Claire Cheurier, Constant Anee, Johanne Bouvier, and Diane Ducruet. www.purpose.fr. {moscomment}

Epic Hockney Painting

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 25, 2007
Photo by Sang Tan "British artist David Hockney poses as he unveils his painting 'Bigger Trees Near Water', the largest painting ever shown at the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition, London, Friday, May 25, 2007. Bigger Trees Near Water, which is 40ft by 15ft, is made up of a grid of 50 small canvases and is the biggest painting ever made by the artist, who turns 70 this year..." —from the

Collect Raindrops by Nikki McClure

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 24, 2007
Collect Raindrops by Nikki McClure celebrates the important things, the seemingly small things we cherish in life: the change of seasons, the first snow drop, a sun-crisped shirt, the feel of rain, the scent of pine, the sweetness of fruit right off the vine. Nikki's delicate, organic images convey an optimism and calm that reflect the joys and comforts of community, sustenance, and parenting. Punctuated by plain words, her work encourages one to slow down and savor a moment, a taste, a touch, a smell; to look up at the stars to dream; to find strength and happiness in the simple.

Streets 2k7

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Streets 2k7 is a public art project that coincided with the Raritan River Art Walk in New Brunswick, New Jersey on May 12-13, 2007. Albus Cavus, an active local art collective worked with the New Brunswick Arts Council on the Art Walk - a two mile long path located on the waterfront in New Brunswick. Local residents and artists transformed a neglected path of the city into an extraordinary outdoor gallery of public art. This project is part of a larger experiment in an innovative approach to the revitalization of neglected public space. They envision art to be the driving force in changing an abandoned bike path into a space that will become widely used by the community for social interaction and recreational purposes. Everyone was invited to participate in the event as artists, volunteers, or audience. In the end, more than 150 artists came together to paint the retaining wall along the waterfront bike path. More info: www.albuscav.us/streets2k7. Photos: www.flickr.com/groups/raritanwall. {moscomment}

Nick Daum's Dordles

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Nik Daum has manifested another collection of weird and funny illustrations. Dordles (not quite drawings/not quite doodles) are the spiritual successor to his famous office sketches (both collections are published books.) "Each mark of lacerating genius is thoughtfully recorded in the margins of advertising briefs, discarded printouts, or the company stationary. The turds are then scanned, colored, composed and polished on computer. Hopefully, this preserves the playfulness and stupidity of the drawings while giving a bit more depth." His website has a nicely organized list of his many creations, www.nikdaum.com. {moscomment}

Dalek, Mars-1, 16th Annual Swap Meet

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 04, 2007
New York City's Jonathan LeVine Gallery was the place to be for art lovers on March 31st. Not only did the gallery open two highly anticipated solo shows for Dalek (Desperate, Rejected, and Angry, and Mars-1 (Aerodynamics for Psychonauts, LeVine went for the trifecta by simultaneously opening a third show, The 16th Annual Swap Meet, in his recently acquired Project Room. The Swap Meet hosted works from 14 established and emerging artists: Xiaoqing Ding, Ron English, Catalina Estrada, Erik Foss, Andrew Foster, Gibby Haynes, Foi Jimenez, Josh Keyes, Jack Long, Tara McPherson, Nouar, Daniel Peacock, Mark Dean Veca, and Damian Weinkrantz. All three shows are on view through April 28th.

Face2Face Project

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 08, 2007
JR and Marco are the awesome guys behind the Face2Face project. Face2Face juxtaposes giant photographs of people from Israel and Palestine who do the same job (a farmer, a taxi driver, a teacher, etc.) to show that they are not so different after all. The photos are blown up to enormous proportions and wheatpasted "face to face" in unavoidable places, on both the Israeli and the Palestinian sides. The Israeli side was completed March 4th, and they just finished the Palestinian side yesterday, March 7th. A book and a film about the project are also in the works. There's a video trailer introducing the concept and some of the participants, give it a moment to load, it's worth it. www.dailymotion.com/video/x1bsn0_face-2-face-trailer-by-jr-and-marco More information and back stories on the two authors at the project's website, www.face2faceproject.com. !INSPIRE! has an excellent Flickr set of the pastes going up: www.flickr.com/... {moscomment}

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