Juxtapoz // Friday, December 05, 2014
Margaret Keane is known for her paintings of "Big Eyed" children that became hugely popular in the '60s. Her husband infamously claimed credit for her work, and Margaret is the subject of the new Tim Burton film "Big Eyes." We featured the artist, screenwriters and Tim Burton in our June and December 2014 issues.
Music // Wednesday, November 26, 2014
One of our favorite bands of the moment is Viet Cong, a sort of follow-up band to the great and former Calgary-group Women. Viet Cong's EP, "Cassette," has been on our playlist all year, and now the band just released the single "Continental Shift" that will be on their upcoming self-titled LP due out on January 20th, 2015 on Jagjaguwar. This is the video for said track, directed by Yoonha Park, who notes, "I wanted the video to feel like a reel of film that was purchased accidentally at a garage sale or found buried under someone's front porch. It's meant to be an incomplete picture - like screen tests from a lost movie."
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.
Music // Tuesday, November 18, 2014
New Zealand musician Nigel Stanford has come out with a music video for his newest song, Cymatics, the first single from his latest album, Solar Echoes. In this fun and fascinating video are a series of experiments that show the way sound waves affect different types of matter, like water, sand and gas.
Music // Thursday, November 13, 2014
We're always excited to see a new Khalil Joseph video. The director of Flying Lotus' "Until the Quiet Comes," Shabaaz Palaces' "Black Up," and Seu Jorge's "The Model" shot FKA Twigs latest music video for her song "Video Girl."
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Though it has been happening a bit more in the past few years, it’s not everyday that a prolific “outsider” artist is discovered or shall I say uncovered. By uncovered I almost mean literally because documentarians Aaron Wickenden and Dan Rybiky found this gentleman buried in his own squalor, happily and delusional-y painting away. Almost There digs deep and goes further than your average artist profile film. Check out the trailer below and start digging under rocks in your own town.
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.