Watch: Coffee Portraiture

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 08, 2013
Mike Breach began experimenting with coffee and milk foam portraits at his job in a hotel kitchen. The portraits are quick and intricate before being consumed by the customer. He says the drawings themselves are 'kind of a joke,' but enjoys the connection with the customer and snaps a photo of each piece for his tumblr. Watch a video after the jump...  

'Jo Jo in the Stars,' an animated short by Studio AKA and Marc Craste

Juxtapoz // Saturday, April 06, 2013
  JO JO IN THE STARS is an animated short directed by Marc Craste and produced by Studio AKA. The BAFTA winning debut film is a '12 minute story of love, self-sacrifice, and jealousy played out against a black and white world that is both nightmarish and hauntingly beautiful.'  

Watch: Passion Pit "Cry Like a Ghost"

Music // Tuesday, April 02, 2013
The new Passion Pit video for their song 'Cry Like a Ghost' is directed by Daniels (Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert) and features some incredibly smooth cuts and transitions as a girl swings through different scenes, places, and men...  

The Devil's Dance

Erotica // Tuesday, April 02, 2013
The smoky elegance of black and white film meets pure sexual ferocity in the short erotic film "The Devil's Dance," directed and filmed by photographer Tyler Kandel for Wolf Magazine. Featured model Aleksandra Rastovic oozes animal magnetism, a savage seductress on the prowl for unsuspecting prey. Somehow, falling victim to her wild embrace doesn't seem like such a beastly fate after all.

Gabriel Everett's "Chrysalis"

Erotica // Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Gabriel Everett's "Chrysalis" for Wolf Magazine is an absolutely stunning cinematic record of the female body in transition. The evocative title speaks to the sort of slow unfurling of a nude body as it interacts with the sunlight in this gorgeous footage. The viewer gets to witness this beautiful, sultry series of moments as the model lounges in a poolside villa. Though we've all seen our share of slow-motion women in pools, the strong cinematography and gorgeous styling of this video give us an entirely fresh experience that will leave anyone wanting more.     

Quentin Tarantino Gets the Penguin Classics-esque look from Sharm Murugiah

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Graphic artist and illustrator Sharm Murugiah scores multiple points with us with this project. He has taken the films/screenplays of Quentin Tarantino, and recreated their overall themes as Penguin style book covers, in a similar vein to Penguin's style of re-publishing the classics. All nine of Tarantino's major feature films are featured... 

Watch: Maedir Eugster Balances 13 Palm Leaf Ribs and One Feather

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 25, 2013
Using what we can only assume are incredible amounts of strength and concentration, artist Maedir Euster from Rigolo Swiss Noveau Crique performs his Palm Rib Balance for a short film by photographer/director Tobias Hutzler. Maedir starts with a feather and slowly adds palm leaf ribs until he has balanced 13 of them on one large rib.

Monocle Visits the Staedtler Pencil Factory in Nuremberg

Juxtapoz // Saturday, March 23, 2013
We enjoyed this video by Monocle magazine in which they visit the factory of pencil making company Staedtler in Nuremberg, Germany. Staedtler has been making pencils in Nuremberg since 1662!  

MocaTV's Artist Talks visits David Choe in his LA Batcave

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 22, 2013
The latest episode of MOCAtv's Artist Talk with Alia Shawkat and Lance Bangs visits David Choe's Los Angeles batcave. Inside his studio, Choe speaks frankly about the new freedoms and challenges he faces having reached the 'bonus level' of the art world video game. Watch the video after the jump!

Watch: 'Finding Vivian Maier' Trailer

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 22, 2013
In 2007, a real estate agent named John Maloof paid $380 at an auction house for a box of 30,000 prints and negatives from an unknown photographer. Going through the box, he began to realize that the street photographs of 1950s and 60s Chicago and New York were both very unique and of very high quality. Some research lead to the photographer's identity: Vivian Maier, a nanny who spent nearly 40 years taking photographs but never shared her work. This documentary on the discovery of her amazing work looks promising!