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SITE OF THE DAY: Juxtapoz Magazine 

Juxtapoz is a print magazine covering all manner of art, from street art to tattoo design. Its web counterpart likewise serves up the latest news in arts and culture, as well as highlighting artists and their work across disciplines. Check out their current coverage of the Pima Air & Space Museum’s “Boneyard Project.



VIDEO: Sebastian Cosor Brings Munch's "The Scream" To Life

Sebastian Cosor brings Edvard Munch’s iconic painting to life, complete with music from Pink Floyd’s “The Great Gig in the Sky”. The dialogue makes more sense in context of Munch’s own words from 1893:

I was walking along a path with two friends – the sun was setting – suddenly the sky turned blood red – I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on the fence – there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the city – my friends walked on, and I stood there trembling with anxiety – and I sensed an infinite scream passing through nature.

Cosor also recently posted a winter version of the piece, complete with santa hat for the “screamer.”


ART: Shepard Fairey. "Occupy Protester" and Person of the Year prints go on sale

Shepard Fairey Time Magazine

“Occupy Protester” prints of the Time Magazine “Person of the Year” image that Shepard Fairey created will go on sale some time in the morning on January 12th. If you’d like one of the 450 $60 signed prints, you’ll need to sign up for his mailing list, or perhaps just start refreshing your browser obsessively when the 12th rolls around.

All proceeds go to the Occupy Wall Street movement, but there is no question Fairey is a huge commercial success. Good for him.

The print is based upon a photo taken by Ted Soqui of LA Weekly of an LA Occupy protester named Sarah Mason. Rachael Christine created the image comparison above.


Good Taste: David Shiyang Liu Sets Ira Glass' Words in Motion

Ira Glass Video

Filmmaker David Shiyang Liu has recreated This American Life personality Ira Glass’ compelling thoughts on storytelling in gorgeous typography. Truly inspiring for anyone who has ever struggled to set a dream in motion. Thanks to stated artist, Leigh Righton, for this.

Ira Glass on Storytelling from David Shiyang Liu on Vimeo.


Top 10 Stated Articles of 2011

As we step into 2012, we thought we’d take a quick look back at some of 2011’s most popular articles on stated. We’ve pulled together a list of the 5 most-viewed feature interviews and 5 most-viewed posts from the Stated Daily blog. It was a close call, with some hugely popular pieces just missing the top 5. We’d love to highlight all of them, but we’d be here until next year.

So without further ado…

Top 5 Feature Interviews of 2011

Girl power ruled last year, leading the pack with their diverse talents in various disciplines. (The men trailed just behind—number 6 would be our conversation between legendary Yes lead singer Jon Anderson and Jimmy Gnecco of Ours).

1. Grace Helbig

When we published our February launch interview, Grace had just launched her Daily Grace YouTube channel (although she’d been posting on MyDamnChannel for nearly three years), and had just a few thousand subscribers. Not even a full year later, Grace has passed 100K subscribers and become a true Internet celebrity, featured on the YouTube homepage in a Google Chrome ad just last week. She’s now a regular correspondent for Attack of the Show on G4, where she’s interviewed celebrities from the Harry Potter cast to The Lonely Island. She somehow still finds the time to perform improv weekly at The Peoples Improv Theatre, and shoots and edits You Deserve a Drink for fellow tuber Mamrie Hart. We’re convinced she’s a robot.

2. Virginia Elwood

Tattoo artist and entrepreneur Virginia Elwood continues to work her magic at New York Adorned. Her Pedaler Clothing line for cyclists, from which she’s generously provided hoodies for some of our lucky subscribers, continues to grow in popularity and skill.

3. Veronica Belmont

Veronica Belmont is a force to be reckoned with. Not only is she host of Tekzilla on Revision3 and Qore on The Playstation Network, but was also named one of Gizmodo’s “25 Most Viral People on the Internet” for her ability to use social media—namely Google+—to push a story into the viral stratosphere.

4. Kimbra

Aussie singer Kimbra is clearly set to break any moment in the US. Her funky vocals are a mix of pop and jazz influences including Nina Simone, and her Day-Glo videos match her unique flair for style.

5. Sara Blake/ZSO

Sara / aka “ZSO” continues to captivate with gorgeous illustration, a hybrid of hand-drawn and digital artistry. She recently took part in the Letterpress Show at New York Writes Itself, as well as the We Can Create conference in New Zealand. Her prints regularly sell out on, and her work is featured in publications and on websites all over the world.

Top 5 Stated Daily Posts

1. SOTD: Grain Edit

Part of our ongoing series of “Site of the Day” posts websites that catch our eye, Grain Edit celebrates classic design from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s and has an impressive following. If you haven’t already, take a moment to explore the site’s deep library of artwork interviews, and articles.

2. Video: Zeitgeist 2011 Year in Google Searches

Google’s year-end video stylishly recapped the incredible year using its own searches and YouTube videos as a vehicle to capture the cultural zeitgeist. While a shameless promotion for Google, it effectively highlights the importance technology and social media played in 2011, from the Arab Spring to the raid and killing of Osama Bin Laden.

3. Artist to Watch: Christopher Brian King

Our short Q&A with book cover illustrator Christopher Brian King highlighted a talented and successful young artist who master of his unique craft. In his own words, King helps “people tell their stories using words and pictures” and has an incredible ability to encapsulate an entire novel in one image.

4. Ger: To Be Separate

We had the pleasure of meeting actor and model Ger Duany in New York this year. One of the Lost Boys of Sudan, he became a child soldier separated from his family when he was 10. After bouncing between refugee at camps in Ethiopia and Kenya, he was brought to the United States at the age of 14. Award-winning Kenyan filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu and Ger now share his story in the film, Ger: To Be Separate, which traces his path from childhood through his July 2011 return to South Sudan to search for his family and celebrate the country’s independence.

5. Stated at NY Comic Con: Holy Cosplay, Batman!

For our second year at New York Comic Con, we brought along our Contributing Photographer Mark Wiggin to capture the crazy costumed crowd and collect their characters’ famous last words. We had a great time meeting the hilarious and creative people featured in our resulting slideshow.


What was your favorite piece of 2011? Who would you like to see us interview in 2012? Let us know in the comments below and connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+! Also be sure to sign-up for free updates by email.

Thanks to all of our readers and our tremendous artists for making 2011 a great year! We’re coming up on our official one-year anniversary in February, and simply can’t wait to share even more interviews, launch our new Stated Profiles short interviews on the Stated Daily blog, and more exciting features and series to come.

Happy New Year!