Sand Sculpture Festival in North Somerset, England

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 11, 2013
There is nothing quite as much fun as playing on the beach, especially if sand castles are involved. We can attest to the fact that this enjoyment does not dissipate as we grow up and become "adults." It seems as though some "adults" have taken over the beaches of Weston in North Somerset England recently for the Sand Sculpture Festival. This year's theme was Hollywood and it resulted in some Hitchcock, Harry Potter, E.T., and Pirates of the Caribbean magic!

Motorbreath Gallery and Car Show @ Orion Music Festival, Detroit

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 11, 2013
It’s June and almost time for the Kustom Kulture II show in Huntington Beach next month. But there’s always time for a taste of Kulture, and it got served and fired up in Detroit this past weekend. The Motor City was the logical place to launch Summer, so Vans teamed up with Metallica for the Orion music festival which was a motor cross in the most literal sense: skating, cars, music and art all Live, captured in these photos from Rhino.

"Ectoplasm" illustrations by Liqen

Street Art // Monday, June 10, 2013
Liqen’s been working on a series of experimental illustrations he calls ““Ectoplasma” and describes this body of work and process as“learning with the morphology, volumes and inks, with its lights and shadows.”  These bizarre organic shapes with subtle color he is creating are strangely alluring and we can’t wait to see where this is going to lead.

Whimsical Chic by Esra Røise

Illustration // Monday, June 10, 2013
Esra Røise is a Norweigan freelance illustrator based in Oslo. She began her studies at the Einar Granum School of Art and recently finished her BA in Visual Communications at the Academy of The Arts in Oslo. She is inspired by seemingly trivial everyday situations, as well as by the spontaneity, poor cropping, and unusual angles often seen in snapshot photographs. Røise's growing list of clients include Vogue China, Nylon, Wallpaper*, Levi's, Nike, and Glamour, to name a few. 

The Standard and Juxtapoz Magazine Present: Hannah Stouffer's 6th Street Mural Reception

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 10, 2013
Today, Monday, June 10, The Standard and Juxtapoz will present a special reception to honor the new downtown Los Angeles mural by Jux contributing editor, Hannah Stouffer. The reception kicks off at 6PM in the Standard Downtown lobby, but you, our Los Angeles readers, can go check out the finished mural right now! Come join us on this evening!

Matthias Haker: A Series of Abandoned Buildings

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 10, 2013
Dresden, Germany-based photographer, who focuses on both architectural and interior photography works, captured an amazing amount of abandoned buildings in this series that we found last night. Although it says he also is a weddding photographer, we think he should just stick to finding places long-forgotten.

Nychos @ Viborg International Billboard Painting Festival, Denmark

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 10, 2013
Our good friend and contributor Henrik Haven just sent some teaser shots of Nychos's new works in Denmark for the Viborg International Billboard Painting Festival. Nychos, Horfee, Blade and John Howard were all doing new works this past week in the small Danish town, and it looks like a school got a touch of the Weird. Summer is here, and the European continent is getting new public works!

Spatial Paintings by Xia Xiawan

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 10, 2013
Chinese artist Xia Xiaowan's 3D painting works on panes of glass are called "spatial paintings," and often feature distorted figures, drawn individually using colored pencil on tinted glass. Only when the multiple pieces are combined on their floor racks do the images create the hologram-like effect.

An Interactive Lamp That Changes Color Using Syringes

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 10, 2013
This multi-colored RGB LED lamp by Taras Sgibnev has an innovative control system using three syringes filled with real ink. The syringes allow people to change the color of the lamp. We suggest you watch the video after the jump to see the syringes in action.

Ai Weiwei's "Bang" @ 2013 Venice Art Biennale

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 10, 2013
In the last several weeks Ai Weiwei has produced several new artworks, from a heavy metal music video, a large-scale diorama depicting his imprisonment, to an installation of 150 tons of straightened rebar taken from schools that had collapsed during the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. He also designed the cover for Time Magazine. At the 2013 Venice Art Biennale, Weiwei produced another installation, this once featuring 886 antique wooden stools!

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