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 // Monday, November 10, 2014
Marcus Armitage is a hand drawn and mixed media animator and director who makes films about change in modern Britain. Characters caught in the middle or fighting against it.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, November 09, 2014
Juxtapoz Presents: Gone Again is a visual tour of the elaboratelydecorated surroundings of the legendary art and music collector Long Gone John. Filmed at his estate in the upper woods of Olympia, WA, this short film is a fantastical journey through the maze of John’s aesthetic mind and personal obsessions. John’s spare, singular narration gives voice to an interior monologue set against the backdrop of an optical nirvana. The Treasures of Long Gone John celebrates its 10 year anniversary.
Juxtapoz // Friday, November 07, 2014
Designer Lesia Trubat has created a pair of electronic ballet slippers that capture the dancer's movements and transformm them into visual sensations.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 06, 2014
Ask Jen Mann where she likes to spend the majority of her time and the answer comes easily: “my studio.” Other answers, however, are not so quickly accessed. Mann’s continued foray into painting comes from a deep-seated love for existential philosophy, and working becomes a way to examine these sometimes difficult and often endless ideas. Still, despite such esoteric thinking, this type of processing works flawlessly for her.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 06, 2014
If you've ever watched shows like Black Dynamite, Superjail, and The Venture Bros. then you're familiar with Titmouse. They're one of the most edgy and innovative animation production studios today. While they're well known for creating shows on Adult Swim they also make music videos, commercials and recently hemmed an animated episode of NBC's Community.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Simply put, this is a portrait about marble. This is an excerpt video of "Italian artist and filmmaker Yuri Ancarani capturing the otherworldly landscape of a marble quarry in the Apuan Alps, Northwest Italy, as Il Capo (The Chief) guides his men through the extraction process." Its spellbinding, beautiful, and really, the otherworldly label is just about right.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 04, 2014
It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly 10 years since I started production on my documentary film, The Treasures of Long Gone John, which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in 2006. Prior to making the film, I had heard legions of stories about Long Gone John, but he remained a mysterious figure, vitally connected to the Lowbrow art world but not particularly enamored of attending openings or social events
Music // Friday, October 31, 2014
Just in time for Halloween, Flying Lotus has released a video for "Ready Err Not" from the album "Your Dead." In the video by one of his favorite animators of all time, David Firth, Flying Lotus has his head chopped off in a creepy house in addition to quite a few other gruesome, spooky, graphic, and NSFW things...
Design // Thursday, October 30, 2014
Appropriate Audiences, a Paris-based design studio, has taken a 3D printer and combined it with a tattooist's needle to make an automated Tattoo "Printer." The studio took Autodesk software and turned tattoo designs into digital files that are downloaded into the machine. Then, a brave soul inserts the part of their body they wish to get tattooed and the needle starts working away at their skin. The needle is able to read and respond to changes in skin texture and the dimensions of the limb.