For its fourth (and final) edition, the annual Vader Project commissions world class artists to re-imagine a lifesize replica of Darth Vader’s iconic helmet. This year the customizations were unreal, provided by superlative artists like Jeff Soto, Gary Baseman, Joe Ledbetter, Peter Kuper, Jermaine Rogers, BXH, The Pizz, Dalek, Paul Frank, Ron English, Michelle Valigura, […]

19 Feb
13 revisions of Quentin Tarantino's latest opus

Went to a great opening last night for the Lost Art of Inglourious Basterds, a Benefit for Haitian Relief at The Upper Playground Art Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles. SA Studios and Upper Playground commissioned 13 artists to make alternate movie posters for Quentin Tarantino‘s latest opus, and after months of work they’re finally finished […]

Not to speculate on any particular individual’s religious beliefs, superstitions, mythologies or general dogmas – nor judge anyone on their internal mysticism – however The Loyal Subjects are combining the gooey, colorful, horrific, perverse yet somewhat upbeat world of Alex Pardee with the sprightly innocence of Christmas. As Reeses Peanut Butter Cups once so famously […]

13 Nov
Juxtapoz magazine turns 15 and throws charity art auction in LA tomorrow, Saturday Nov 14

If you have been near, involved, curious or entrenched in the pop surrealism art scene that has exploded these past two decades, Juxtapoz magazine would be your bible and artists like Ron English, Todd Shorr and Robert Williams would be your spiritual guides. Matt Revelli, Editor of Juxtapoz and head man for Upper Playground has […]

19 May
Def Jux finally gets some MTV love

New York City’s Cage, who has flirted with chart success with Smut Peddlers and Weathermen, has probly left his days of ruling the Def Jux underground behind him. Ironic, cos this is by far not the best stuff he’s come out with (Movies for the Blind was pretty great). Still, “I Never Knew You” marks […]

I don’t concider myself a “foodie”—mainly because I’m broke. I like to eat, though, which is why this caught my eye. Alex Pardee and Chef Chris Cosentino cooking a pig head. Just too good not to share. Chef Chris Cosentino holds down executive chef status at San Francisco’s Incanto where he serves up earthy rustic […]