Miranda July's Brand New Bag

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 06, 2014
Since featuring Miranda July in 2012, we like to keep up with her widely varying projects, and the newest one is a mega-customized purse—a limited edition art object with a few unexpected messages inside.

Music Video: Flying Lotus "Never Catch Me" ft. Kendrick Lamar

Music // Friday, October 03, 2014
We have been anticipating Flying Lotus' new album, "You're Dead," all summer long, and the album is set to hit... er, shops(?) on October 6/7 via Warp Records. Hiro Mural just directed the video for the track "Never Catch Me" featuring a well-played vocal by Kendrick Lamar. Beautiful video, great track... can't wait to hear the whole thing. 

Music Video: Thom Yorke "A Brain In A Bottle"

Music // Wednesday, October 01, 2014
We don't think Thom Yorke likes doing pre-press to announce his albums. Sure, he likes the BitTorrent route he went with his new LP, "Tomorrow's Modern Boxes," and he likes the idea of getting rid of middle men and giving artists the chance to make their own money from their art and craft, but I'm convinced he wants to avoid talking to music journalists every few years to talk shop. So we get an unexpected album, and we get a glitchy video of Thom with boxing gloves for the opening track "A Brain In A Bottle," and all is good.

Converse Wall to Wall: Caleb Neelon in Massachusetts

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Longtime Juxtapoz contributor and friend Caleb Neelon is the latest artist to participate in Converse's Wall to Wall project, painting an extra large mural in Worcester, Massachusetts. 

Thomas Pynchon's "Inherent Vice" gets the Paul Thomas Anderson film treatment—Trailer

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 30, 2014
We have been wondering how esteemed director Paul Thomas Anderson was going to tackle the depth and wormhold writing-stlye of Thomas Pynchon and capture it in a coherent film, but PTA is the man to do the job if there ever was anyone. "Inherent Vice" originally was published in 2009, and Anderson signed up to direct the film not that much later. Now we have a trailer for the film, set to release in December 2014, with starring roles from Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio del Toro, Jena Malone, Maya Rudolph, and Martin Short.

Watch: Eyes of Hitchcock

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 30, 2014
In this short clip, video essayist kogonada captures Hitchcock's character's eyes, beginning with a zoom into red eyes from Vertigo's opening credits and Janet Leigh's dead eyes in Psycho. Whether it was fear, anger, excitement, hypnosis, or understanding, Hitchock captured it best.

Light Painting With Drones

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Using LED-equipped quadcopters called "Spaxels," the Austrian Ars Electronica Futurelab created a drone swarm that can draw three-dimensional figures in midair. Check out this video of a s warm of 49 quadcopters, and dream of the possibilities...

Volcom's "True to This" featuring Kurt Vile, Travis Millard, and more

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 29, 2014
The latest chapter of Volcom's "True to This" series explores the magical state of mind that lures us in and keeps us crawling back for more. Featuring an exclusive live performance of Kurt Vile's "Gold Tone," the video takes a deep dive into his higher consciousness and also explores the meditative states of artists Juxtapoz Contributing Illustrator Travis Millard as well as Gemma O'Brien... 

The Art of Single-Cell Algae Arrangment

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 29, 2014
For those of you who are looking for a career in the art of single-cell algae arrangment, here is a short documentary about Klaus Kemp, the master of the Victorian art of diatom arrangement. What is diatom arrangment you ask? Diatoms are single cell algae that create jewel-like glass shells around themselves.... 

Microbe Art by Klaus Kemp

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 22, 2014
Behold, the fascinating world of diatom art. Klaus Kemp is the only person in the world still practicing this Victorian art form using miniscule microbes as his material.

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