Photography // Friday, May 01, 2015
The Ghetto Tarot is a photographic interpretation by Belgian photographer Alice Smeets of the traditional tarot deck in the ghetto. The scenes are inspired by the Rider Waite Tarot deck (originally designed in 1919 by artist Pamela Colman Smith) and are replicated together with a group of Haitian artists called Atis Rezistans (resistant artists) in the Haitian slums using only material we were able to find or create locally.
Music // Thursday, April 30, 2015
Following Vancouver-based indie band Yukon Blonde announcement of their third studio album, the group released a video for their single “Saturday Night,” which is written and directed by Mac Boucher along with Gaya Abdalian.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 30, 2015
Can movement tell a story? Sure, if you’re as gifted as Akira Kurosawa. More than any other filmmaker, he had an innate understanding of movement and how to capture it onscreen. Join Tony Zhou in studying the master, possibly the greatest composer of motion in film history.
Illustration // Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Some of Carlin Diaz's works have organic shapes, others geometrics. Shapes, he always thinks about shapes: of a circle, a flower, the shape of a woman... But, how represent them graphically? It all depends in the personality of each and every shape and the vibe transmitted by them. Every project have his own personality, every project creates his own feeling.
Music // Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Jamie xx's music has always had a little bit of a vibe to it that makes you feel like you are floating in space. Director Erik Wernquist gets that, and has transformed Jamie's stand-out new track, "Gosh," into an outer space adventure. All photography from the video are by NASA/JPL/University of Arizona/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, April 26, 2015
Being that some of us on staff just got back from Japan, and one of those staff members quite enjoying a few different varieties of sake, this trailer for "The Birth of Saké" loooks very appealing (not to mention beautiful). ItsNiceThat reports that director Erik Shirai "went to live among the workers at the 144-year-old Yoshida Brewery in northern Japan during the gruelling six month stints during which the 2000-year-old brewing process takes place." Watch the trailer!
Juxtapoz // Friday, April 17, 2015
Hiro Kurata is one of our favorite artists working today, with his eclectic mix of Eastern and Western styles, and this consistent baseball uniform motif that you see in each painting. Hiro just opened a solo show, Oh Yes We Did, at The Gallery in Morris/Lakeside, Connecticut, and had a studio visit documentary filmed about his practice. We got the video here, and info on the new show!
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Jon Bernson's residency at the de Young Museum explores a series of unexplained broadcasts that interrupted the programming of numerous international television stations between the years of 1986 and 2009. Purportedly sent from a spacecraft at the outer reaches of our galaxy, these transmissions have created an international controversy, evoking strong opinions from experts in many fields.
Erotica // Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Spanish recording artist, El Guincho makes music that evokes elements of Afrobeat, Dub, Tropicália and, Rock & Roll. His music video, for the track Bombay, is sexy, playful, fun, creative, and has been a favorite of our for a while. The video is heavily inspired by the 70s in all the right ways, yet remains current with it’s modern sensibility- Directed by Nicolás Méndez. Produced by CANADA.
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 13, 2015
There is only one more week to catch Juxtapoz founder Robert Williams' "Slang Aesthetics" and accompanying "20 Years Under the Influence of Juxtapoz" at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery in Los Angeles. The exhibit closes next Saturday, April 19th so make sure you don't miss it! And here is a short video documenting one of Robert's always wonderful talks at the Gallery during the show.