Bjork Retrospective @ MoMA + New Album "Vulnicura" Out In March

Music // Wednesday, January 14, 2015
About 7 months ago, we already were in a bit of a rush to announce the MoMA's newly planned retrospective on the visual art and musical career of Bjork. Now it all is starting to make sense. Not only does the MoMA open Bjork on March 8, 2015, the Icelandic artist will release her new full length LP, Vulnicura, sometime in March 2015 as well. What do we know of the album? Venezuelan producer Arca worked on it (he worked with Kanye West on Yeezus and FKA twigs, so that is a good sign). The Haxan Cloak also contributed to Vulnicura. 

Yukai Du's "Way Out" Animation

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 13, 2015
‘Way out’, Yukai Du's MA graduation animation is inspired by ‘Alone Together’ by Sherry Turkle and a reflection of modern life in this digital age. The exaggerated contrast between emotionless citizens and characterized phones reveals our over-­‐dependence on virtual communication. A dramatic and extreme consequence shows a negative attitude, for which no one can escape the trend of technology that originally comes from the endless appetence of human beings.  

Shabazz Palaces "Forerunner Foray" by Chad Van Gaalen

Music // Friday, January 09, 2015
We've been fans of Shabazz Palaces for a while now and they've always done a fantastic job seeking out the best talent to do their music videos. Their latest is no exception. Directed by musician, animator, and label mate Chad VanGaalen, "Forerunner Foray" (off their latest album Le Majesty) is a surreal, psychedelic animated time-travelling, pizza-surfing adventure through space.

Borondo "Animal" @ Londonewcastle Project Space

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 09, 2015
We got to spend some time with Spanish artist Borondo while at Nuart this past year, and loved his painterly style that ended up becoming multi-storied murals. Beautiful, intense stuff. The artist will open his largeest solo show to date, "Animal," at Londonewcastle Project Space in Shoreditch, London, on February 5. We got a little teaser video to show you today...  

How Dr. Seuss Created Green Eggs & Ham

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 09, 2015
Dr. Seuss was well known for his childrens books, but how did he go about putting them together and where did his ideas come from? UC San Diego's Lynda Claassen walks us through his process of notes and sketches for the popular Green Eggs & Ham. We will not, will not, with a goat...

Juxtapoz Hyperreal: Connection - Alyssa Monks

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 08, 2015
We need to feel like we belong to this experience, we need to know our place, we need to know where we fit. We need to feel that we're accepted for who we are. So the goal you may think is to, get a show, get press or to make money or to have fame. But it's not, the thing we all really want is to feel connected.

"Preserving Human Dignity" by Ben Pawle: The One-handed Condom Wrapper

Design // Wednesday, January 07, 2015
A couple of years ago designer Ben Pawle created a simple design for the project “Preserving Human Dignity”. He successfully did just that, with a simple, awkward life moment that was made easier by a change in package design. As the phrase goes, “it’s the little things in life that make all the difference.” From the artist, “The project evolved from a healthcare project concerning Hemiplegia, a stroke of the womb with debilitating mental and physical effects, with particular focus on how indignity manifests itself when performing simple daily tasks; working to reduce or prevent these moments from occurring by providing an inclusively designed intervention.”

Beautiful Bits: Real-time Face Tracking & Projection Mapping

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 05, 2015
We have featured Nobumichi Asai's real-time face tracking an projection mapping in the past. Asai and his team are back with yet another fascinating video. Mapping a highly detailed projection on to any surface can be a challenge, requiring both pin point accuracy as well as exact timing. When that surface is 3 dimensional and moving, those challenges become even harder overcome. This project brings out all sorts of new ideas for projection mapping...

Geoff McFetridge for Patagonia

Design // Monday, December 22, 2014
We are huge fans of both Patagonia and Geoff McFetridge. Give us one of those hooded down sweaters and a Geoff painting, we are doing well. While getting coffee at our neighborhood spot this weekend, we saw an awesome mural/installation/product study on Patagonia's down products featuring the art of Geoff McFetridge. That led us to remember Geoff directed a short for the brand and has done some graphics for the SoCal outdoor company in recent years. 

Get Hyped for Charlie Kaufman’s “Anomalisa”

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 22, 2014
Charlie Kaufman, the man behind such films as “Being John Malkovich” and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” has just wrapped his new stop motion animation film, “Anomalisa.” The release date is still unknown (and behind schedule) but some sneak previews and behind-the-scenes peeks can be found...

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