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.
Juxtapoz // Monday, July 23, 2012
With the London Olympics set to open on Friday, July 27, everyone is getting into the celebratory/satirical mood. Banksy was going to miss this opportunity to land a few punches and comical jabs at the increasingly corporate games, and he just produced two new street pieces to show his "support" of the Olympics.
Juxtapoz // Monday, July 23, 2012
Jens Ullrich's collages have struck a chord between the contemporary athlete and the classical sculpture, carefully aligning these majestically poised bodies of stone alongside the twisting and flexing muscles of the human form in motion, a visual delight that is quite a simple gesture that arouses several visual and historical discussions.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 03, 2012
An oldie but goodie-- 'In celebration of the greatest athletic achievement by a man on a psychedelic journey, No Mas and artist James Blagden proudly present the animated tale of Dock Ellis' legendary LSD no-hitter.'
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 29, 2012
Upon seeing the official 2012 Wimbledon poster, James Jessiman's contribution stood out to us. The graphic, print influenced image of a bouncing tennis ball is an essential distillation of what occurs in a tennis match, presenting a small, seemingly peripheral yet central detail that encompasses the movement of the game.
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 16, 2012
Jonas Wood, a fine artist famed in our coverage for his work with nostalgic sports paintings and drawings, has a new exhibition at David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles. The show features both sports and still-life paintings, as well as domestic and studio interiors.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, February 04, 2012
We were pretty geeked on the NFL this year, especially seeing as our neighborhood team (literally) went 13-3 behind a memorably marauding defense. Beyond our beloved Niners in Paris, though, mediocrity and half-truths abounded league-wide, wonderfully illustrated by These Fries Are Good.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 25, 2012
What is it about soccer and the mullet? Despite disappearing from mainstream fashion years ago, the Camaro Cut lives on amongst footballers worldwide — nowhere more so than Medellin, Colombia. Photographers Stefan Ruiz and Rainbow Nelson chronicled the fans of Deportivo Independiente de Medellin (DIM) and their ubiquitous "soccer rockers" for the brilliant Green Soccer Journal.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 28, 2011
We enjoy a good baseball game and baseball story around here in the Juxtapoz office, and anyone who follows baseball knows that players can be a tad on the eccentric and unique side. They also suffer some of the most bizarre injuries of all athletes. Hence Left Field Cards brilliant "Bizarre Injuries" postcard set done in the linocut medium, featuring some of the best moments of the low points of an MLB injury.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 10, 2011
Two public university campuses erupted in violence last night on opposite sides of the country.