Music // Thursday, September 13, 2012
Using 3D mapping is a technology that you see more and more in contemporary videos, but in our minds, you need a good actor to pull off the action. Leave it to the lead singer of the band Willlow, and their track "Sweater," who shot this entire video in a studio, on one mini-stage, with 3 beamers projecting on a floor and two walls. The results? Simply put: worth a watch.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The story of Hank O'Neal isn't just that he just quit the CIA (yes, he is literally, Mr xCIA) to shoot street art, or to produce hundreds of jazz albums, or to edit and organize wonderful literary compilations for such modern giants like Djuna Barnes, or that his apartment sits in the heart of SoHo and therefore on the precipise of the emergence of graffiti and street art culture in North America for the past three decades...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 04, 2012
NastPlas is the collective of two Madrid, Spain based illustrators and digital artists; Dr Franken and Natalia Molinos. At first, we thought the work was burned wax on top of illustration, but we love the way the duo have digitally recreated that sort of uneven surface in their portraits.
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 31, 2012
In the digital age of today, there is no discounting digital painting. David Hockney has even done an entire museum show surrounding the concept of drawing on iPads, which is obviously not the same as a beautiful work on canvas or paper, but it is certainly something that is part of the present...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 23, 2012
Back in 1985, Apple patented this phone design, which is pretty hard to believe considering their incomparably sleek and functional product line today. The shape of an apple just seems inconvenient, especially that stem, but then again this was also the year that Apple finally discontinued the Lisa aka the Macintosh XL...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 22, 2012
From the brilliant mind of HR Giger comes a set of bio-mechanical collector's pieces, the "Tattoo Biomechanoid" sculpture and ring. Both pieces are based on a 2001 drawing from his series "The Professionals" the 5"x6" sculpture features a hand clutching a 2.5" sterling silver tattoo machine, which it's ready to apply to its own leg.
Music // Tuesday, August 14, 2012
As you may know, The xx are set to release a new album, Coexist, due out September 11, and as that date has been approaching, the trio is releasing some very abstract video treatments. Photographer Davy Evans is responsible for these psychedelic, petri dish type video works, and we are quite into it.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, August 12, 2012
Simulations is a fantastic and stunning photo collage and manipulation series by California aritst, Alexandra Bellissimo. The artist combines the naked human body with nature, making extensions from the body that appear to be roots and remnants of the natural environment.
Music // Tuesday, July 31, 2012
As we have stated on this site time and time again, the state of music videos, since the advent of this thing called the Internet, is in a quite strong place. Enter this fantastic new video by Ian Cheng for the band Liars (whose new album, WIXIW, is really quite good) and their new single, "Brats." An Elmer Fudd character, a Donnie Darko killer bunny rabbit, and an intense thunder dance beat make this a good wake-up call for your afternoon.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Dutch artist Imme van der Haak is behind the project, Beyond the Body, where "photos of the human body are printed onto translucent silk which will create the possibility of physically layering different body’s, ages, generations and identities." The results are a bit jarring, intriguing, especially in the video, where the dancing actors with the silk over their bodies confuses your perception of identity and, in our most honest assesment, the age of the performer.