Hunter S. Thompson, April 2013

Vault // Friday, March 29, 2013
From a l980 remembrance by Ben Fong-Torres, Music Historian and former Senior Editor at Rolling Stone...

Takashi Murakami @ Blum & Poe, LA

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 29, 2013
A few things to look forward to with news of both an exhibition and film showing of Takashi Murakami. First, Murakami's film Jellyfish Eyes will have its world premiere at LACMA on April 8, 2013. Second, Murakami will have an exhibition at Los Angeles gallery Blum & Poe opening on April 13, 2013. Add 1 + 2 and you got yourself a reason to be in Los Angeles at the beginning of April. 

French Pharmaceutical Ads from the 1930s

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 29, 2013
A brilliant collection of pharmaceutical ads from France, circa the 1930s. There are a few in here that channel a pre "Mother's Little Helper" vibe, with a tad-too-happy individual with their over the counter drugs, but we just love the classic graphic design and poster art style. 

FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: PAL CREW's square framed graffiti

Graffiti // Friday, March 29, 2013
Every Friday we feature someone old or new, traditional or unconventional, active or not, and so on. This week’s spotlight we feature a unique characteristic of the Parisian graffiti scene that is painted predominately by members of the PAL crew, square framed graffiti, often on roll downs. Crewmembers Horfe, Tomek, Conie, Saeio, Skube, Mosa, Esso, Keno, and others can be seen around Paris in this uncommon format. 

Bursting Installations by Monika Grzymala

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 29, 2013
Polish artist Monika Grzymala built this huge, bursting installation out of 5 km of black paper tape! Monika makes what she calls 'architectural interventions': site-specific, large-scale, temporary, often ephemeral transformations with a wide range of materials, including handmade paper, tapes, wire, confetti, leaves, branches and other found objects.

Buff Monster x L'Amour Supreme @ Cotton Candy Machine

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 29, 2013
Buff Monster & L'Amour Supreme have a show coming up at Cotton Candy Machine in Brooklyn. Opening April 12th, the exhibition runs through May 5th. Buff Monnster's work is characterized by happy characters living in brightly-colored bubbly landscapes.

Treehouses by Takashi Kobayashi

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 29, 2013
Takashi Kobayashi is the carpenter and architect of 120 houses all over Japan. As a self-taught designer Takashi has aimed to erode the boundaries between man and nature. His collective, treehouse peoples, have worked to develop tree structures that avoid stunting the tree's grown and balance on the limbs.

The Digital Art of Adam Martinakis

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 29, 2013
Polish artist Adam Martinakis has been working and experimenting with computer-generated visual media, 3D digital image animation and video since 2000. He currently teaches digital art & design in Cannock, UK.  

Work by Barish

Illustration // Friday, March 29, 2013
Barish is a tattoo artist, illustrator and graphic designer - his fluency in these three media shows itself in the interdisciplinary visual vocabulary of his work. He is based in Queretaro, Mexico.

Drawings and Paintings by Ekta

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 29, 2013
We love all of Swedish artist Ekta's work. The prolific muralist, painter, and illustrator has shown extensively in Europe and around the world, even doing illustrations for the New York Times.  

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