Juxtapoz Presents: Art Shorts @ SF DocFest, June 13, 2015

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 09, 2015
On Saturday, June 13 at 7pm at the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco, SF DocFest film festival will premiere “Juxtapoz Presents: Art Shorts," a program of short documentaries that spotlight artists and works featured in recent issues of Juxtapoz. Opening the evening will be Robert Williams: Slang Aesthetics by Steve “Sketch” Vallino, a fast-paced exposé of the artist's recent retrospective at Barnsdall Community Art Center in Los Angeles. This new short film includes narration by Williams himself and features highlights from the opening of his landmark show.

Are Heavily Special Effected Movies Any Good w/Out Special Effects? "Mad Max" Can Tell Us..

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 09, 2015
By all accounts around the Juxtapoz office, "Mad Max: Fury Road" is a really good movie, one of the best action-movies of the last few years. But, what happens when you strip much of the "special effects" from a movie loaded with lots of great "special effects." This documentary short shows us what "Mad Max" would look like without all the effects. And it's not bad... 

Volcom Featured Artist Series: Mike Parillo

Fashion // Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Our friends at Volcom just released a special Featured Artist colletion with Los Angeles-based artist Mike Parillo. Mike creates a fantastic blend of abstract and rich paintings, and its pretty cool that the style has been applied to a bunch of different gear, including mens hats, tees, women's bathing suits,men's boardshorts towels, belts, and more. Watch the video, and shop the collection. 

"Macbeth" Trailer with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 08, 2015
I don't want to nerd out too much here, but I like Shakespeare, and Macbeth scares the hell out of me.  It's simply this story in terms of content: "Set in Scotland, the play illustrates the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake." But its also a mystery when it comes to the theater, a mystical piece if you will full of ritual and superstition (its the Scottish Play, remember). This remake from Justin Kurzel starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard looks pretty amazing, and will be released later this Fall.

Watch: "An Emo Nose" by Wong Ping

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 08, 2015
Chinese animator Wong Ping has one of the most wonderfully bizarre imaginations we've encountered. Where his ideas come from we don't know, but we love his animations and always look forward to seeing more. This latest one, called "An Emo Nose," explores his loneliness after his nose tragically decides to leave him. As a result of his nose being gone he loses interest in any kind of social activity and actually starts to enjoy the loneliness as he observes the ugliness of people around him. 

Volcom presents "Psychic Migrations" Official Teaser

Fashion // Friday, June 05, 2015
Our friends at Volcom are getting set to release a new surf video that we got a teaser for this morning. Mostly, this just makes us wish we can get out of the office and head to a beach summer and do some of what you see here. Oh wait, its Friday, we may already be doing it and you don't know?

A Rare Super-8 Silent Film by Guy Bourdin

Fashion // Thursday, June 04, 2015
Guy Bourdin was a painter and legendary fashion photographer whose style has been pervasively appropriated in pop culture. Mentored by Man Ray, he avoided the limelight, focusing strictly on the creation of arresting pictures. Despite staging surreal mise en scènes for high-end brands like Vogue, fashion was the last thing on his mind. Sometimes, on the set of his shoots, Bourdin would bring out a super-8 cine camera, an example of which you can watch above.

8-Bit Version of Hayao Miyazaki's "Spirited Away"

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 04, 2015
Cinefix's latest addtion to their "8-bit Cinema" series is a version of one of our favorite directors and films, Hayao Miyazaki...

In a Parallel Universe... Wes Anderson's The Shining

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Steve Ramsden noticed acted upon a hunch that a lot of us had thought: Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" have some similar vibes to them. Of course, Anderson and Kubrick are both extremely detailed orientated with their sets and shots, and Anderson is definitely influenced by Kubrick, but Mr Ramsden has made a parody trailer of what could be Wes Anderson's "The Shining."

Watch: Virgin Shirley Temple by Salvador Herrera

Music // Tuesday, June 02, 2015
  In this video for Conny Franko's "Virgin Shirley Temple," Mexican animator and artist Salvador Herrera attempts to materialize a glimpse of the experience of taking salvia. Within Shirley's mind, as a constant and persistent idea, appear beings who represent concepts of her education, indicating the child to become an object of desire as war goes on around them like a children game, throwing atomic bombs to demonstrate power.

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