Favorite Music Videos of 2014: Spoon "Do You" by Hiro Murai

Music // Thursday, December 18, 2014
Spoon's 2014 LP "They Want My Soul" was on constant rotation in the Juxtapoz office almost all of the latter half of 2014, and will go down (along with Pinata, Black Messiah, Our Love, Here and Nowhere Else, I Never Learn) as one of our favorites of the year. We spoke with Spoon's Britt Daniel about the band's visual career in the print mag, and for the track "Do You" they teamed with the great Hiro Murai on this video. 

Aaron Draplin Takes On a Logo Design Challenge

Design // Thursday, December 18, 2014
Most logos aren't designed in fifteen minutes, but most designers aren't Aaron Draplin. Aaron's a Portland fixture by way of the Midwest, the owner of Draplin Design Co., and an advocate of "blue collar" design: design that works. Here he takes our logo design challenge, creating a dozen iterations of a logo for a fictional construction company. Not inspired? Just wait. Watch as he sketches, brings his ideas into Illustrator, and tests and tunes the different iterations...

Favorite Music Videos of 2014: FKA TWIGS "Two Weeks" by Nabil

Music // Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Nabil has been making some of the best cinematic music videos of the past few years, so we already knew the artistry that he brought to the table. But we would be lying if we didn't say that FKA twigs didn't grow on us this year, and this "Two Weeks" video is a spectacular and dark vision of a goddess or Egytpian Queen of the Future. Whatever it is, the sexually charged lyrics and stunning visuals made this an instant masterstroke. 

New Video Of WEEDS Murals by Mona Caron

Street Art // Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Mona Caron, a beloved San Francisco muralist and illustrator, has created a gorgeous video of her newest projects in progress. Her WEEDS Murals grow before our very eyes in this gorgeous video set to beautiful music. This video is a must see for any and every art lover. Stay tuned for a full interview.

Favorite Music Videos of 2014: Caribou "Our Love"

Music // Tuesday, December 16, 2014
There was a lot to like about music videos in 2014, and though there is a ton of good stuff out there at the moment, the combination of Caribou's standout "Our Love" track and some creepy short film about aging and young was one of our favorites. Enjoy.  

Video: William Eggleston - Imagine Documentary

Photography // Monday, December 15, 2014
For anyone interested in understanding the history and acceptance of photography as an art form, the work of William Egglestonis a pre-requisite at some point. This Imagine Series did a an insightful documentary on the photographer years ago and it’s worth some time out of your day.

Music Video: Panda Bear "Boys Latin"

Music // Monday, December 15, 2014
Panda Bear has definitely been focusing on some great music video work. We loved the "Mr Noah" video we posted a few weeks ago, but this new animated, psychedelic adventure for the track "Boys Latin" directed by Isaiah Saxon and Sean Hellfritsch from Encyclopedia Pictura is our favorite to date. 

video: Trent Parke

Photography // Monday, December 15, 2014
Of the many photography books that have crossed our desk this year, Minutes to Midnight by Australian photographer Trent Parke still remains as a genuine stand out. The Magnum Photos member shot the series over the course of 90,000 Km that spanned two years and the results create a remarkably unique visual story. In this new video by Derek Hanion the photographer reveals his approach and ideas behind his work.

Behind-the-Scenes of the Making of "Boyhood"

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 12, 2014
Director Richard Linklater's film "Boyhood" was this editor's favorite film of the year, and I don't think I need to make a huge defense of this position. It was a coming-of-age film that actually was shot in-real-time so much as the filming took place across the actual 12 years worth of actor Ellar Coltrane's life. 

PES's "Submarine Sandwich"

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 12, 2014
PES, the Academy Award nominated artist behind some of our favorite stop-motion films including Roof Sex and Fresh Guacamole, is back with his latest titled "Submarine Sandwich." Watch a football, baseball glove, socks, and other delicious items are sliced and added to a sandwich.

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