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After a gruelling wait for Apple to approve and process it, the Facets App is now available for iOS!

All 365 pieces from my year long Facets project are yours for 99c - no in-app purchases, no ads, no download limitations. One time purchase, all yours for use as lock screen, home screen or general visual stimulant!


Screen shot 2014-04-04 at 5.45.19 PM by ekud



Very excited to have this join the Android app in serving the mobile / digital community! 
Haven't written in a long time! I finished my Facets project in February - one piece a day for 365 days. I've been hard at work on new projects relating to that (and some not).

The first product I have to offer is an app for your Android* phone that offers every piece as a home screen wallpaper. 

facets-ss-NODEL by ekud

Enjoy browsing the complete collection of Facets artwork and set your favourites as wallpapers! Choose from a variety of moods and concepts to select the perfect background for your device. With 365 available rock a different one every day!

Just swipe up (or double tap) on any image when viewing fullscreen to set the wallpaper. Swipe down to see info about the piece and purchase a print.

Each piece has been individually recomposed and resized for mobile to sit perfectly on your home screen. One time purchase gets you the complete collection of work - no in-app purchases, no quantity limitations, just pure digital goodness forever! Grab it now for 99c!


*iOS coming in next two weeks!

Gonna miss my +. Had that since 2002. One of my favourite things about DA when I joined was the symbols - I loved trying to work out what they all were and who was what. It gave the place this cool mystique that I liked. I burned through symbols in my first year - ~, `, : then finally +. I've always loved that one, especially as it stopped really being used but I was allowed to retain mine. Times, they are a-changing...

Bet none of you know or remember what the : symbol was....
Hey gang!

I'm selling prints of my Facet pieces - only $29 for really beautiful quality 12x12's - I'm doing little giveaways with all orders, so show some support for independent art :)

Also, I've finally started a Facebook page, so please give me a little like and let me feel the love!

Hope all is going well with you guys.

FACET.LA - Daily Image Project

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 3, 2013, 3:09 PM


I've been making an image a day for 59 days now - quick, fun pieces that I don't obssess about. They've given me a great chance to experiment, and I've been able to create some cool results!

Check it out here, and please feel free to help me spread the word - www.facet.la! Cheers!

- Justin


Folio Update!

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 8, 2012, 2:56 PM


Wow, it's been a while since I posted a new journal! Lots of things happening, but most recent is a huge folio update at justinmaller.com with big projects for Dolby, The Grammys, Nike and more. Check it out, let me know your thoughts!

RUN YOUR JEWELS - Rd. 2

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 8, 2012, 6:30 AM


RUN YOUR JEWELS ROUND TWO IS OPEN!

This time around we have the masterly Hydro74 providing one of his incredibly detailed .ai files as the source material.

Submissions are open until midnight on Sunday, with an awesome Hydro prize pack (plus glory, GLORY AND FAME!) up for grabs.

Get to it! Once your remixes are done, you're free to post them anywhere you like, providing Hydro and RYJ are credited.

If you haven't already, check out the submissions we got for Round One, including the winning remix from Team PDF.

Would love to hear your ideas and impressions of the project so far, please don't be shy - leave me a comment!

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RUNYOURJEWELS.COM
JUSTINMALLER.COM
DEPTHCORE.COM

RUNYOURJEWELS - Remix my PSD's!

Journal Entry: Mon May 21, 2012, 6:57 AM


RUN YOUR JEWELS has launched!

Download 2560 x 1440 wallpapers. Get involved and download the high-res PSD source to remix!

IMAGE 1 - "RUN YOUR JEWELS" by JUSTIN MALLER - www.justinmaller.com / @justinmaller
Submission Deadline: Sunday May 27th 23:59 EST

INFO///
Every fortnight, an original piece goes up.
Download the source. You've got one week to remix and send it on in. The best go up, and voting is open for one week. Winner takes home infinity cred & some nice swag.

SUBMISSIONS///
Send submissions to submit@runyourjewels.com
Submissions are 2560 x 1440, high quality JPG's. There are no exceptions.
If you're sending it in, it's because you want us to put it up.
Include your Website URL and Twitter username.

LEGAL///
The source material may only be used in remixes submitted to runyourjewels.com. Remixes can be displayed anywhere, provided the original author and runyourjewels.com are credited. Ensure you have permission to use all elements you incorporate in your remixes.

Failure to comply with these conditions will result in unpleasantries.

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RUNYOURJEWELS.COM
JUSTINMALLER.COM
DEPTHCORE.COM

Traditionally, these journals have been HEAPS of fun. Now that we (nearly) all have spotify, this should be awesome.

So, recommend me some stuff. Don't worry about what I like - I have super broad taste in music, just tell me what you've been enjoying.

Here are some albums I've been enjoying lately;

1) Mixed Emotions by Tanlines
2) Chulahoma by Black Keys (seriously, this is amazing)
3) Drinking from The Sun by The Hilltop Hoods (not on spotify, but worth an itunes purchase)
4) All Night Long by Junior Kimbrough
5) Levitate by Paper Diamond

OK, go ahead and hit me with the noise! Let me know what you think if you check any of these out.
I haven't been on DA all that much lately due to work commitments, but it seems like every time I log on here people are bitching about this, bitching about that.

Look, at the end of the day, this site provides a service. You can choose to pay for it, or you can choose to not pay for it. It works either way. If you really don't like it, not only should you not pay for it, but don't use it. No one is forcing you to.

It seems like a lot of people seem to think that being a member of this site gives them ownership of it. It doesn't. Be grateful it exists. Be happy that it is (now) profitable. For a long time it wasn't. The people who work on it deserve to make some money - they work hard.

If you don't agree with any of this, I think you're lacking in perspective. There's nothing keeping you here if you don't want to be. I think DA does a great job of listening to a vast community and trying to make changes to please it's members. It can't be incredibly dynamic and flexible to accomodate every whim within a week of it being mentioned any more - it's too big a beast now. Things take longer. Have a modicum of patience.

All that negativity man... it's a drag. Find something else to occupy your time.
New Chapter is live! 80+ pieces of brand new, never before seen art.

To read more on the topic, check out the official press release here.

Four pieces total from me, including two solo and one collab. I'll post them all here over the next week or so.

What are your favourite pieces?!
Busy with client work, Depthcore etc.

Tell me a joke.
I really need to get some CSS added to this journal, this plain green is getting embarrassing!

Lots of news over on Depthcore - we are having our first exhibition tomorrow night, which is promising to be one hell of a party! We managed to rope Pabst, Sailor Jerry and Red Bull in to stocking the fridges, and will be having all 70 pieces from OBSOLETE up for sale, with all profits going to Stoked NYC.

I've been flat out with work (damned NDA's keep me from discussing the fun stuff!), but still keeping the pages of DC stocked with fresh content, including this >step by step workshop of how my DC submission "Harvest" came to life. There's new content every day, and by the looks of things, many of your are stopping by every morning. What content are you most interested in? What else can we provide to keep you coming back for more?

Big folio update coming from me as soon as I get clearances from clients, including new work for Nike, Coke, Bliss N Eso, Martini, Young & Reckless and more, so stay tuned - there's going to be a barrage in your message center once that gets going!

Mean time, your feedback on DC is much appreciated - let me know what you want more of! Wallpapers? Workshops? Videos of my hair (since shorn and donated to Locks for Love)? Let me know!
I've been spending more time these last few days editing and curating content on the new Depthcore website than I have making art.

It's a hell of a lot of fun! I wish I could do it as my full time job!

Have a look through the content there. What's your favourite type of thing? What should we do more of? Your input is appreciated - don't be shy!
From the official press release...

'OBSOLETE'. A perfect Chapter theme across many fronts. On the most obvious level, it is a dense subject, open to artistic interpretation in many ways. Our members used the Chapter as a platform to examine the chronological relevancy of topics ranging from the environment to humanity to technology, and made artwork across a timeline encompassing past, future and present to show the effects of decay and progress of the relationship between these prime entities. It's release coincides with our first major presentation at OFFF 2011, a festival coincidentally entitled 'Year Zero' that concerned itself with forgetting an obsolete past, in order to forge a new future. 'OBSOLETE' also marks our 42nd Chapter, and with it the end of the web medium having a stranglehold on our exhibitions, as we partner with deviantART to produce our first commercial publications.

Many of our members view this Chapter as our strongest, and I can see why. Our artists seem energized by this theme, ready to offer their own personal interpretation of the disposable objects and connections we have with the world around us, and a technological future that seems poised to surpass our mortal capabilities far sooner than anticipated.

It is fitting that the first two submissions to roll in for this Chapter would belong to our featured artist, Niklas Lundberg. His "Scattered Time" series set the bar for this chapter, both in terms of conceptual brilliance and elegance of execution. His three pieces epitomise this Chapter, and the influence they had on our collective creative process can not be understated; the only surprising thing about his selection as our first featured artist for this exhibition is that he has not been featured before.

We welcome several new members to the collective this Chapter; Matt W. Moore brings his vectorfunk talent to Depthcore after accepting a long overdue invitation. Speaking of overdue invitations, Joshua Smith, aka Hydro74, graces OBSOLETE with two examples of his amazingly intricate work, and gives many of us the chance to know and work alongside someone who has served as a tremendous inspiration over the years. We were also graced by very strong debut pieces from recent invitees Daniel Diggle, Lucas de Alcântar, James Merill and Erik Schumacher, who have combined to bring wonderful new energy and some strong aesthetics variation to our collective.

This week marks nine years since Depthcore released it's first Chapter; 42 exhibitions and nearly 5000 pieces later, we are working hard to come to transcend the new reality we exist in as a collective; no longer a group of adolescent enthusiasts, we are striving to retain our relevance within the context of an art collective as an assembly of full time creative professionals. The aforementioned book project and partnership with deviantART has us all tremendously excited, and we look forward to providing updates on it over the coming weeks. We are similarly excited about our forthcoming exhibitions, as we aim to exhibit physically with the release of every Chapter henceforth.

However, it is probably in our new web format that we take the greatest steps away from obsolescence. No longer will there be months of static inactivity between Chapters; our new format will see us provide and produce large amounts of updates and rich content on a daily basis, including interviews, articles, workshop examinations and graphic downloads that will show off the great talent of our members, as well as the intricate process and tremendous amount of effort that go in to building our Chapters and also sustaining our collective creative lifestyle.

We will further utilize this format to its potential, by syncing with other projects produced and curated within our creative family, and broadcasting content including articles from Pig Bimpin', artwork from Typcut, and products from Funkrush. These articles, in conjunction with regular updates from our artists on personal and commercial projects, as well the aforementioned rich content series will hopefully provide many of you a valuable and inspirational daily insight - all updates will be broadcast on our Twitter account, so now is a great time to follow if you haven't already. A tremendous thanks must go out to our development team; Karan Singh, Ravi Vasavan and Brian Smith for their tireless work - I would hope the result speaks for itself!

Enough words for now. There will be many more to come now with our dynamic new platform. Enjoy the Chapter, enjoy the new site design, enjoy the new content. Send us your thoughts and suggestions, we'd love to hear from you!

Justin Maller
Creative Director
The Depthcore Collective
It has been ten years today since I joined deviantART.

Ten years.

I was finishing my last year in high school when I stumbled across this place. I had long stupid hair. I liked acting, theatre, writing, books. I went to a school for gifted kiddies destined to become doctors and business executives, but took classes in humanities. I had no idea what the future would hold, or how I was going to turn any of my interests in to a job, or a career. I was just getting in to digital art, making silly photoshop filter pieces over the top of scanned photos of friends. I actually originally started out making awful websites, but decided I needed bigger canvases to try out my new Flaming Pear and Eyecandy plug ins.

I started looking in to the medium more, searching for more effects, and then for what could be done with them. I found Misery (now Deaddreamer), found Jake and George at Endeffect. Reading through the FAQ on EE, I saw one of them write that whilst they were too busy to teach, people who wanted to get better should join deviantART or something. I clicked the link, and signed up.

I had no idea what a profound impact it would have on my life. I don't think very many people can identify a single moment in time when their life's course was irreversibly altered. I can. On a cold Melbourne night in June, in my bedroom in my parents house, when I was 17 years old with no idea what the future would hold for me, I joined this website. In one way or another it has shaped and defined my life ever since.

On this site, I discovered and nurtured my passion for visual arts. I came across people who could make art I couldn't believe, things I had to try.

I encountered art collectives for the first time, a concept which utterly intrigued me. So much so, that after being knocked back from two of them (Breed and Raster to be specific), I started my own, a year after discovering DA. I invited a dozen different guys I had bumped in to here to join, and we put out our first pack. Just the twelve of us, around thirty pieces in total. We proudly released the new site, and paraded our work around here...

And on it goes. Alas, too much has happened to relate it all in one journal, and I don't suppose too many of you even care. In short, it is through this place that I came to create the passions and endeavours that, in part, define who I am now.

It's been ten years since then. Now, I am a professional digital artist. I live in New York. I run one of the largest art collective's in the world, and am hip deep in plans and schemes to transform and build it in to my life's work. I never doubt where I am in life, and I never doubt where I am going. I owe that security to deviantART, and the path it set me on.

I still have long stupid hair.

Ten years. Doesn't it go by in a blink.
I remember when deviantART didn't even have favs.

I remember when deviantART had a GRADING system for every piece.

I remember when I wasn't the only + on the site.


You go!
From the news article...



The Depthcore Collective is proud to release it's 41st themed chapter exhibition, "MIRROR".

This chapter features over seventy carefully considered and meticulously executed pieces produced by a diverse selection of members from the collective. The submissions, as varied in content as they are in style, revolve around central themes of introspection, self reflection and contemplation of man and his environment, and are spread across several mediums, including music, photography, illustration and digital painting.

The Chapter sees several debut pieces, including first offerings from new artists Sougwen Chung and Tony Rivera, as well as a couple of homecoming pieces from long time members Heiko Klug and James Wignall. It is no stretch to say that the gamut of style run in this chapter is one of our broadest and most eclectic to date, and this is reflected in the unusual congregation of new and old blood from the membership taking part in the Chapter production.

Our featured artist this Chapter is long time staple Karan Singh, who has produced a wonderful series of pieces for this collection. His contributions over the years have effected every aspect of collective life, and his feature is as well deserved as it is overdue - he even came up with the title for this particular theme! We'll be releasing a wide variety of featured content to highlight this achievement over the coming weeks - in addition to the customary interview, we'll be hosting a uStream chat, and looking in to having a live drawing session broadcast from the site as well - please stay tuned to our official Twitter stream for updates about this!

Thanks for reading, and we hope you enjoy our latest Chapter.


Justin Maller
The Depthcore Collective
The Depthcore Collective is proud to release it's 41st themed chapter exhibition, "MIRROR".

This chapter features over seventy carefully considered and meticulously executed pieces produced by a diverse selection of members from the collective. The submissions, as varied in content as they are in style, revolve around central themes of introspection, self reflection and contemplation of man and his environment, and are spread across several mediums, including music, photography, illustration and digital painting.

The Chapter sees several debut pieces, including first offerings from new artists Sougwen Chung and Tony Rivera, as well as a couple of homecoming pieces from long time members Heiko Klug and James Wignall. It is no stretch to say that the gamut of style run in this chapter is one of our broadest and most eclectic to date, and this is reflected in the unusual congregation of new and old blood from the membership taking part in the Chapter production.

Our featured artist this Chapter is long time staple Karan Singh, who has produced a wonderful series of pieces for this collection. His contributions over the years have effected every aspect of collective life, and his feature is as well deserved as it is overdue - he even came up with the title for this particular theme! We'll be releasing a wide variety of featured content to highlight this achievement over the coming weeks - in addition to the customary interview, we'll be hosting a uStream chat, and looking in to having a live drawing session broadcast from the site as well - please stay tuned to our official Twitter stream for updates about this!

Thanks for reading, and we hope you enjoy our latest Chapter.


Justin Maller
Creative Director
The Depthcore Collective<
Been in NYC for a year now. The time has flown, but by the same token, I remember life beforehand only dimly; it is just a memory.

Will be nice to see my family and friends again (as well as to avoid NYC winter), but am leaving a pretty big and important piece of myself here.

New art will come very soon. I think I have around six new pieces to share, including a couple of my best landscape style things to date. So yeah. That will be fun.

Will be trying to immerse myself in work once I hit Melbourne again; if anyone has a fun project to discuss, please hit me up (I mean freelance projects, not art collabos - have them coming out my ears already!)

Love,

Justin