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.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Juxtapoz Hyperreal, the newest addition to our book series, features a new generation of painters who have excelled at photorealism and hyperrealism, but have taken the mediums and injected them with new styles, techniques, ideas and individual personality. Brooklyn-based artist Zaria Forman, who is included in the book, draws large scale pastels that document Earth's shifting landscape and the effects of pregressive climate change.
Graffiti // Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Shot and Edited by Selina Miles, this new video shows Sofles power doodle through one 60-page A3 blackbook with some Ironlak markers.
Juxtapoz // Monday, October 27, 2014
For the past 14 years, Spazuk has developed and perfected a unique technique that allows him to use the flame of a candle or the flame of a torch as a pencil to create his paintings with trails of soot. Using various tools, he intuitively sculpt the plumes of soot left behind in response to the shapes that appear on the canvas.
Music // Friday, October 24, 2014
On January 12, 2015, one of our favorite musicians Panda Bear of Animal Collective will release Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper. In the meantime, Panda Bear has the "Mr Noah EP" and a video for the track directed by AB/CD/CD. And there is a chance you may get seasick.
Music // Thursday, October 23, 2014
Hiro Murai is the director behind some of our favorite music videos of the last few years, including Earl Sweatshirt's "Chum," Frank Ocean's "Forrest Gump," St Vincent's "Cheerleader," amongst others. As part of the Pitchfork Director ID series, Hiro talks shop and craft about making videos in the YouTube era, as being influenced by Ron Mueck.
Photography // Monday, October 20, 2014
The famous Swiss photographer René Burri left us today, at the age of 81 after a long illness. He leaves behind an important body of work on recent history, which has been published in countless newspapers, journals, magazines, exhibitions and books all over the world. Among his most famous photos are portraits of Che Guevara, Pablo Picasso and Le Corbusier, a breathtaking view into the streets of Sao Paolo and his stories of Cuba and Vietnam.