Music // Thursday, August 14, 2014
Flying Lotus is a huge favorite in the Juxtapoz office, and it seems like the Southern California-based musician has always emphaszied a great deal on his companion artwork for all the music he makes. OnOctober 6/7, Warp Records will release "You're Dead!", the new LP from Flying Lotus featuring Herbie Hancock, Kendrick Lamar, Captain Murphy, Snoop Dogg, Angel Deradoorian, Thundercat, Niki Randa and more. FlyLo previews the album with a psychedelic journey, a "shamanic pilgrimage into the psychedelic unknown of the infinite afterlife." As he notes, "The album isn’t about the end, it’s really the beginning...". Let's get there.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 26, 2014
"Leo Eguiarte is a Los Angeles-based multimedia artist. Holographic conjuration is a visual metaphor for the illusionary state we as people are subjected to by our material desires. The work addresses issues of perceived power and its consolidation by a selected minority, the psychological, social, spiritual, and cultural effects of which are visible on both micro and macro levels..."
Juxtapoz // Monday, June 16, 2014
Published in 1986 in Weirdo #17, R. Crumb illustrated sci-fi legend Philip K. Dick's now famous religious experience, a hallucinatory spiritual "exegesis" in which he believed he encountered a God-like presence. If you are new to R. Crumb, we suggest you check out one of his fantastic anthologies. If you're new to Philip K. Dick, you're probably not. His books have been adapted into classic films such as Blade Runner, Total Recall, A Scanner Darkly, and Minority Report.
Illustration // Monday, May 05, 2014
These detailed psychedelic pen drawings come from French artist Arnaud Loumeau. His vibrant pieces are created with extreme precision yet they are strikingly effortless in appearance...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 16, 2014
French artist Miguel Chevalier took over the former Sacré Coeur church in Casablanca, Morocco with an interactive light display spread out across the floor in a piece title "Magic Carpets." The result is a transforming pool of light and color, and psychedelic and mesmerizing biology science experiment. Watch the video.
Music // Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Leif Podhajsky has been one of our favorite art directors and artists for music album covers in recent years, having worked with Foals, Lykke Li, Tame Impala, Grimes, Mount Kimble, and Youth Lagoon amongst others. Leif does the new wave psychedelia very well, combining photography and collage in a way that seems both futuristic and vintage. Leif just did the packaging and cover design for Kelis' new LP, "Food," and the accompanying singles.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 10, 2014
What you are looking at is wearable, psychedelic, bugged out fashion. Craig Green takes art and fashion to very interesting levels, and his Spring Summer 2014 line pushes psychedelia, costume, superheroes, Zorro, and cinema into a mix of futuristic wardrobes and high fashion... the presentation is flawless!
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 09, 2014
'My work has had a tendency to be a bit autobiographical. Not literally, but under the surface. My reality or state of mind at the time that the collages are made is reflected in the psychology of the work and the stories it tells. For example, the Minotaur was at one time an important personal symbol. I won’t get into the details, but it was a very difficult period of my life and I felt a strong connection and sympathy for this very tragic, and in my mind misunderstood, creature...'
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 03, 2014
With our Juxtapoz Psychedelic book and psychedelic-themed March 2014 issue out over the past month, we have been enjoying our research and look into more new psych influenced artists from around the globe. Belgium's Ellen van Engelen is the newest to hit our radar, who creates work in the vein of late 1960's Beach Boys' album cover art.
Music // Wednesday, February 26, 2014
We have shown you the posters, we have introduced (or re-introduced) you to the artists and photographers behind the scenes, but today we want to show you some of the music we have been listening to in the office as we put the March 2014 issue together. From Jefferson Airplane to Sly and the Family Stone, Hendrix to Mayall, Quicksilver Messenger Service to Janis Joplin, it was a fun few months of getting back into a great era of experimentation, music, art, and culture.