Only stuck-up pretentious piles deem art to be rigid. Art is art because it is artful representations of the world in which we inhabit, and that can expressed in any form.
In the video above we are introduced to the artful world of sign painters via the trailer for Sign Painters, a documentary by Faythe Levine and Sam Macon that explores the history and power of signs. Sign painting is an “invisible industry” that quietly serves a powerful influence with its statements and personal punches we see everyday.
Like street art and graffiti, painted signs shape the environment we inhabit, at the hands of artists. One sign painter in the trailer believes “every human being has the capability of altering their environment for the better with their bare hands.”
The close correlation between sign painting, street art, and graffiti is defined by the power of freedom. The unprohibited act of doing whatever the fuck you want to do, and displaying your style without that much explanation. Power to the sign painters!
Our generation, and those that follow have a wholly different set of issues that we will face in our lifetimes. Elder generations may not understand. They may call us "soft". They may think they had bigger problems to deal with. The point is... That's NOT the point. They didn't have it worse or better than we do. It was just different. I feel that this speech/video captures what a lot of those from our generation feel and deal with. Maybe other generations will just never understand. But we do. //PM//
Damn I want to visit this place. This interesting video is by filmmaker Lester Jones. The video features beautiful shots of the city of Hong Kong and interviews with city dwellers that match the hustlers mentality of the city. After watching the video you get the understanding that the city is a melting pot of people, culture and aspirations.
The good people at Juxtapoz were able to get skateboarding legend Lance Mountain in Detroit to be the first to try out the new Matthew Barney board. The board was made with a piece of graphite on the nose, making it possible to leave pencil marks as you skate. Lance Mountain is the first and only one to ride the board at Ride It Sculpture Park in Detroit. The whole thing was documented in a 2 part video Presented by Juxtapoz.
Who in their right mind didn’t want a Batmobile growing up, or a DeLorean DMC-12, or even the Ghostbuster’s car? One thing most cars manufactured for movies have in common is the ability to make mouths water. Ever wonder what enhancements were installed in 007’s 1964 Aston Martin DB5? Well, Autoinsurance.US has you covered with their “Greatest Cars in Hollywood” infograpic which details everything that made these cars over the top.
In moving down his list of hip-hop heroes, Obey Giant artist Shepard Fairey teamed up with West Coast Hip-Hop photographer Mike Miller to create thisiconic black-and-white graphic of N.W.A's founder, Eazy-E, entitled "Compton's Most Wanted." Eazy is seen posing in front of an American Flag in support of his unconventional, "villian"-ous ways of achieving the Dream
Nixon continues to surprise with its assembly of themes for Spring/Summer 2013 featuring the “Black & Lum” collection. Taking inspiration from the special forces, this sleek series spots a total blackout colorway accompanied by Nixon‘s signature clean aesthetics. Staying true to its theme of stealth, all watches in this series feature just the right hint of luminous accents to get you through your daily missions. Look out for this covert collection in the coming year.