Tahuya Yoshikawa For Deus Ex Machina

Design // Thursday, February 13, 2014
Renowned surfboard shaper Tahuya "Tappy" Yoshikawa teamed up with Deus Ex Machina and created a run of limited edition skateboards. Yoshikawa custom shaped each board as he would a surfboard. In addition to Yoshikawa's heavy aesthetics, he also finished the skateboards with his signature psychedelic resin style. These will be available exclusively at the Deus Temple show room.

New Paintings and Sketches by Andrew Pommier

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 31, 2013
A few weeks back, we told you about Andrew Pommier's new show in Tokyo, but we thought it may be a good time to showcase some of Pommier's 2013 selection of paintings and sketches on the site today. As always, Pommier has his original and interesting take on a figurative portrait, and we love what he has been doing over the past few years with his fine art. 

50/50 A Skatepark Fundraiser Auction

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 25, 2013
Over 100 celebrated artists from the art, music and skateboarding, including many from the Juxtapoz family have come together to help Project LOOP raise money for a skatepark for the kids of Taylor, Texas. LOOP students wrote letters to over 100 artists around the country to work on raw skateboard decks that will be auctioned off to raise funds. Artists include Aaron Draplin, Billy Joe Armstrong, Don Pendleton, Dennis McNett, Michael Sieben, Skinner, Travis Millard, Mel Kadel, and many more!

Tony Hawk @ Ride It Sculpture Park, Detroit

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 05, 2013
If you have followed Juxtapoz over the past 5 years, you know that we have been working closely with Power House Productions in Detroit to help build and sustain a creative-driven and influenced neighborhood in Detroit. We have worked with Swoon, Monica Canilao, RETNA, Ben Wolf, Richard Colman, Matthew Barney, Lance Mountain, Thrasher Magazine's Joe Brook, and the PHP team of Mitch Cope and Gina Reichart to keep more and more projects alive in the neighborhood where our 15th Anniversary benefit and auction helped fund the purchase of numerous homes... 

Photos from Girl and Chocolate's Pretty Sweet U.S. Tour by Sam Smyth

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 17, 2013
Sam Smyth is a native of San Francisco and works as the team manager for Girl and Chocolate skateboards, a post he has held for over 14 years. He's a rad dude and he still shoots film, which holds a lot of stock with us. The photos you are about to see were shot this summer during the Pretty Sweet U.S. Tour, as 32 day haul across this fair land. Good dudes, good times. 

Ai Weiwei For The SK8Room

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 27, 2013
We've seen the likes of ROA and Andy Hope 1930 team up with The Sk8room. Recently added to the roster was Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who you might remember from when he received international attention regarding his wrongful imprisonment. Weiwei created three different designs for The Sk8Room and they're now available for about $400USD. Each deck is hand numbered, signed, and limited to an edition of 150 pieces.

Video: Menace Beach

Street Art // Saturday, August 17, 2013
The Berlin artist duo, Low Bros with assistance fromTobias Wüstefeld, have made this shredding video with animation entitled “Menace Beach” in homage to the birth of skateboarding. “Instead of re-hashing the past, the Low Bros are trying to re-capture the attitude and feeling of those early skate-innovators together through a multi-media film that references the different eras and influences of skate history.” Skaters on old school boards with futuristic masks; a good watch to get you motivated to hit your board.

Miami Beach Police tazer kid to death after doing graffiti

Graffiti // Thursday, August 08, 2013
Once again the excessive force taken by police officers has taken center stage in Miami, where local police tasered an 18-year-old boy to death Tuesday night after chasing him for doing graffiti. Israel Hernandez who was a skateboarder and artist, was doing graffiti on an abandoned McDonalds, which led to a chase and the eventual tasering. Hernandez recently launched his own skateboard line and had a number of shows featuring his artwork in local galleries. His sister was quoted saying, “He wanted to change the world somehow through art.” 

Dennis McNett "Anti-Art" @ Eleanor Harwood Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 02, 2013
A couple bits of Dennis McNett news to announce. One, Dennis will open "Anti-Art" at Eleanor Harwood Gallery in San Francisco this Saturday, August 3rd. The show will feature all of Dennis' graphics for Anti-Hero to date, all 26 graphics. And second, the NYC-based artist will be creating an installation with Juxtapoz for the 2013 Outside Lands festival that kicks off next weekend in SF, August 9-11, 2013. 

Self-Portraits by Fabiano Rodrigues

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 01, 2013
Sao Paulo-based photographer and ex-pro skater Fabiano Rodrigues has taken a wonderful series of self-portraits of himself skating in superbly chosen and composed locations, often museums, and outside/in architectural landmarks around the city. Taken with a Hasselblad and remote control, the one off prints explore "the history and repertoire of skateboarding movements, particularly its relationship with the city, its architecture and urban furniture."

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