Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 04, 2013
Because we are celebrating the 4th of July here in the United States, we are looking at some time-honored Amercan traditions to show you, and of course, baseball is about as summer pastime as its going to get. Luckily, Raymond Pettibon, one of the truly great artists of our generation and former Jux cover, has an affinity for baseball as well, and has made a career out of creating brilliant works on the game.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 21, 2013
This past NBA All-Star Weekend in Houston at the Museum of Fine Art Houston, creative agency Doubleday & Cartwright of Brooklyn (featuring one of our favorites in Grotesk) worked with Nike on a special project that had 50 artists interpret 50 great moments from the life and career of Michael Jordan. Jordan was celebrating his 50 birthday right around the All-Star weekend, and seeing that he represents the absolute height of basketball greatness, D&C had some great artists on board... including Jason Jagel, Lola Dupre, Aldous Massie, Grotesk, Sophia Chang and others contribute.
Juxtapoz // Monday, January 28, 2013
Sometimes, the randomness of what icons make it into fine art blow our minds. Yes, the logo and mascot of the Cleveland Indians baseball team is iconic and has a certain vintage Americana design, but we would never thought it would be the basis of a fine art project, or public art project, in Berlin of all places. In 2011, fine artist Cyprien Gaillard placed the 10m tall Neon Indian on the Haus der Statistik at the Alexanderplatz in Berlin, putting it completely out of its baseball context.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Dutch artist Paul Veroude has made it very easy for you to find out what's inside one of these speedy vehicles. Using a Mercedes GP Petronas F1, driven by renowned race car driver Michael Schumacher, the artist deconstructed the 2010 model and suspended each piece, right down to the nuts and bolts.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, November 11, 2012
Nobody really needs this, but Michael Jordan circa mid-1980s, gold chains flying, cursive Chicago jersey wearing, flying through the air to dunk as your MacBook sticker? Yes, sign us up. The vinyl decal sticker is available now, and to be honest, who doesn't want their Apple logo dunked by Air?
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 17, 2012
These extremely magnified photos by Toisuke Koyama reveal in fine detail of what is left behind when a tennis ball comes crashing down onto the court. The series is titled Thousand Impacts, suggesting the repetition and potentially massive variation in how this tennis ball residue may present itself.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 27, 2012
Born in Osaka, Japan, Hiro Kurata has continued to craft an intricate story that ties together both Eastern and Western culture. Focusing on surrealistic moments, he illustrates his daily life through sports motif, chairs, and the stability of gentleness. However, the underlying theme of his work is both chaotic and restless.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Scott Pommier photographs motorcycles, fashion, cars, lacrosse, and portraits all with equal prowess, but here we have honed in on his street ball pictures. Each frame feels cinematic, with action, competitive tension, and hyper-focus dripping out of each sweaty image.
Juxtapoz // Monday, August 06, 2012
It could be center to some, centre to others. Either way, if you are going to host the Olympics, you better have some LEGO models ready for us all to see as well. In this case, a model of the 2012 Olympics Aquatic Center was built for the LUG Showcase in the Stratford LEGO store, next to the London 2012 Olympics park.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Admit it, you have a little bit of Olympic fever? We are paying attention far more than expected, and perhaps because London provides a familiar backdrop, we don't mind archery at 3AM anymore. Artists are getting into the spirit, and each Olympics that pass is a new opportunity for the creative community to apply their taste and sensibility to various sports. Flikli has produced a nice 8-bot montage of the Olympics, getting us one step closer to watching Fencing.