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.
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.
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.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Sometimes “special” is the only word that will do, and in the case of Neil Young’s “Special Deluxe” by Penguin Books , let’s agree that it is, starting with the artist’s observation that “being obsessive is not such a bad thing for creativity.” The book is an enchanting portrayal of the roots of Young’s appreciation for the ability to travel country roads and landscapes of the imagination.
Music // Monday, December 08, 2014
Todd "REAS" James is a 2x Juxtapoz cover artist, with the NYC artist most recently on the cover in December 2013. From his Pirate series, to MASH-style pin-ups, and his career in graffiti and tv shows like Crank Yankers, James is one of the true representatives of what this magazine stands for. So it's pretty cool to us that we get to be the exclusive premiere of James's music video work for U2's new track, "The Troubles." Big band, big artist.
Juxtapoz // Monday, December 08, 2014
In this 1974 video, legendary movie director, screenwriter, animator, and Monty Python member, Terry Gilliam shows us how to create stop-motion animations.
Juxtapoz // Friday, December 05, 2014
Margaret Keane is known for her paintings of "Big Eyed" children that became hugely popular in the '60s. Her husband infamously claimed credit for her work, and Margaret is the subject of the new Tim Burton film "Big Eyes." We featured the artist, screenwriters and Tim Burton in our June and December 2014 issues.
Music // Wednesday, November 26, 2014
One of our favorite bands of the moment is Viet Cong, a sort of follow-up band to the great and former Calgary-group Women. Viet Cong's EP, "Cassette," has been on our playlist all year, and now the band just released the single "Continental Shift" that will be on their upcoming self-titled LP due out on January 20th, 2015 on Jagjaguwar. This is the video for said track, directed by Yoonha Park, who notes, "I wanted the video to feel like a reel of film that was purchased accidentally at a garage sale or found buried under someone's front porch. It's meant to be an incomplete picture - like screen tests from a lost movie."
Design // Wednesday, November 19, 2014
In this video from Vans' #livingoffthewall series and director Jared Eberhardt, we meet Aaron at his day job as a designer at his his studio, Draplin Design Company in Portland, Oregon. The tour quickly devolves into a discussion of his vast collections of well-organized junk, and includes a trip to an estate sale where Aaron picks up an ancient bag of peanut butter chips.
Music // Tuesday, November 18, 2014
New Zealand musician Nigel Stanford has come out with a music video for his newest song, Cymatics, the first single from his latest album, Solar Echoes. In this fun and fascinating video are a series of experiments that show the way sound waves affect different types of matter, like water, sand and gas.