Juxtapoz // Monday, June 01, 2015
We think every issue we do at Juxtapoz is a special one, but the July 2015 has an extra bit of excitement behind it. We are proud to announce world-renowned fine artist and icon, Takashi Murakami, is the cover artist this month, with a special interview conducted with Murakami at this studios outside of Tokyo. We discuss his last show at Gagosian, his relationship with contemporary Japanese culture, and the era he has help change as a multi-dimensional artist.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 30, 2015
This Saturday, May 2nd, Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow in Laguna Beach will present “Portraits of Nature,” a solo exhibition of new paintings and illustrations by artist-graphic designer-footwear designer Taka Hayashi. Central in Hayashi’s works are landscapes, birds, symbols and cultural signatures that refer to tribes worlds apart: Native American craft, ‘80s skate culture, North African tribal art, and ‘60s psychedelia, to name a few.
Fashion // Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Zio Ziegler has a busy weekend. If you so happen to live in Northern California, you can make it a Zio weekend. As we first noted, Zio has an opening at Jules Maeght Gallery in San Francisco on March 6. Now on March 7, at the great Proof Lab shop in Mill Valley, California, Zio and Vans will have a shoe release party with live music by The Strange Land, a BBQ, and skating. And because we don't have winters in Northern California anymore, it will be a lovely day for a BBQ.
Juxtapoz // Friday, January 16, 2015
Vans has announced their sixth annual Custom Culture art competition which invites high school students from around the country to create their most artistic and inventive designs using blank Vans shoes as their canvas. Vans will donate $50,000 to the winning school’s arts program, along with the potential that the school will see one of its designs produced for sale at select Vans retail locations and Vans.com.
Design // Wednesday, November 19, 2014
In this video from Vans' #livingoffthewall series and director Jared Eberhardt, we meet Aaron at his day job as a designer at his his studio, Draplin Design Company in Portland, Oregon. The tour quickly devolves into a discussion of his vast collections of well-organized junk, and includes a trip to an estate sale where Aaron picks up an ancient bag of peanut butter chips.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Dallas Clayton couldn’t find an illustrator to help with the kids’ books he had dancing in his head, so he drew everything himself. When his first book was turned down by numerous publishing houses, he self-published and sold more copies of the book than he could ever have imagined. Dallas soon realized that sometimes all you have to do is dream big.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 02, 2014
This last week Laguna College of Art + Design opened LCAD + Thalia + VANS, an aciton sports design exhibition with VANS and Thalia. All of the designs and products in the exhibition are the results of in-class projects with LCAD’S innovative Design + Digital Media Action Sports BFA program. LCAD is the first college in the world to offer a degree in Action Sports Design...
Juxtapoz // Friday, March 21, 2014
While we were down in Austin during SXSW for Juxtapoz Projects, we were able to spend some time with our friends at Vans and check out what they had going on over at Vans Village, a pop-up store featuring exclusive merchandise and collaborations, competitive BMX Ramp and daily Open Mic sessions. We were most excited to learn that Vans brought out our mutual friends and artists Jay Howell, Rich Jacobs, Zio Ziegler, and Smithe to paint shipping containers and the actual store itself! Enjoy a photo recap...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Vans, in partnership with Americans for the Arts, Journeys and truth, has invited high school art students across the country to take part in the fifth annual Vans Custom Culture art and design competition, to celebrate student creativity and support arts education. Win a trip to New York City and a shot at $50,000 for your high school art program. Talk to your art teacher today!
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Artist Stevie Gee’s latest solo show “Slacker” opens this Thursday December 5th at Shop 13 at London’s Old Truman Brewery.