Hiroshi Tanabe's Modern Chic

Illustration // Monday, June 03, 2013
Born in Kanagawa, Japan, Hiroshi Tanabe graduated from Tama Art College with a degree in Graphic Design. In 1990 he studied at the Accademia Di Brella in Milan where he focused on fine art and sculpture, eventually also discovering illustration. Tanabe's distinct and vibrant images mirror the graphic line work of traditional Japanese woodcuts, and they have steadily evolved into more refined and layered drawings throughout his career. Though constantly changing, his fashion illustrations skillfully blend old-world elegance with sleek, modern style .

What's The Time?: Travis Millard's earliest Beastie Boys' memory

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 03, 2013
For the past month, we have been asking artists and friends to recount their favorite Beastie Boys' memories in conjunction with our special June 2013 issue. Today, Travis Millard shares a memory or two: "I bought this 45 at Ear'responsible Records & Tapes in my hometown of Olathe, Kansas around 1987. I also bought my Licensed to Ill tape from the same place, which disgusted Jeff who worked the register..."

In Process: Hannah Stouffer @ The Standard Downtown, LA

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 03, 2013
Juxtapoz contributing editor, Hannah Stouffer, has made a homebase in downtown Los Angeles the past week working on a 40-foot mural on the 6th Street wall at the Standard Downtown hotel. She titled the mural, "E.P.S.T (Existence, Possibility, Space and Time)," noting that "I’ve been drawn to focusing on themes of metaphysical beingness, as of late. I’m still heavily engaged with our natural landscape, due to my upbringing and an an almost overwhelming admiration for that which we came."

Juxtapoz Exclusive: Thomas Campbell Work In Progress [Part Two]

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 03, 2013
We are excited to bring you the second of two exclusive videos from the one and only Thomas Campbell! In addition to the large-scale three-dimensional mural at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History featured in the first video, Thomas produced a new sculpture, Seque, and documented its transformation from assemblage to rubber mold to wax model to bronze. This video showcases the complex lost wax technique by which Thomas and collaborating bronze master Sean Monaghan created the finished sculpture.

Opening: Oliver Vernon @ Joshua Liner, NYC

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 03, 2013
We had the pleasure of attending the opening reception of Oliver Vernon, at the Joshua Liner Gallery. Renegade Trajectories is the name of a new series of paintings and works on paper and his third solo show with the gallery.

"Vanitas" by Fernando Vicente

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 03, 2013
This isn't the first time we have shown the anatomy/fashion illustrations from Spanish artist Fernando Vicente before, but this is the first time we gave a look at his series "Vanitas." The series was shown at Galerie Sen in 2007-08.

"Second Chance: Found Objects Repurposed For A New Life" @ Vertical Gallery, Chicago

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 03, 2013
Vertical Gallery in Chicago is presenting "Second Chance: Found Objects Repurposed For A New Life," opening today, June 1st and on display through the 29th. Featuring 10 artists taking every day small-scale objects, many of which are usually disposed, and use them as the art medium, or within context of the work. Featuring: Ben Frost, My Dog Sighs, C215, Simon WG Butler, Kim Alsbrooks, Joseph Martinez, Dont Fret, Pixel Stud, Audrey Heller, and Maria Krouglianskaia.

The Work of Gerhard Mayer

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 03, 2013
Nuremberg-based artist Gerhard Mayer creates large-scale paintings, collages, drawings, sculptures, and wallpieces. His wallpieces are creating using China ink and his own unique mathematical rules. Having been interested in elementary particles and physics for a long time, his work is made following strict regularities. 

Illustrations by Le Gun

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 03, 2013
The illustration collective Le Gun was founded by Neal Fox, Chris Bianchi, Bill Bragg, Robert Rubbish, Matthew Appleton, Alex Wright and Stephanie von Reiswitz. The graduates of Royal College of Art produce a magazine and work on commissioned projects. They recently designed an installation and a print for an exhibition opening at London's V&A Museum.

"Hundreds and Thousands" @ Vivid Sydney 2013

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 03, 2013
Thousands of LED lights cover a walk-through tunnel at Vivid Sydney 2013. The installation, created by Designworks and Australian charity, The Benevolent Society features individually controlled lights that respond to visitors on the ground interacting with them. They are also controlled by Tweets! The more people that share their "hopes" via the ground or Twitter, the more dynamic the LED effects become.

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