Planting Peace paints rainbow house across from Westboro Baptist Church

Street Art // Sunday, March 24, 2013
The "Equality House" is the first step in a new campaign by the nonprofit, Planting Peace, which plans to wage a strong opposition against the notoriously anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church. In a bold and aggressive move, Aaron Jackson who is one of the founders of Planting Peace, bought a home across from the church’s compund and painted it to match the gay pride flag. Checkmate.

Daehyun Kim for Juxtapoz

Juxtapoz // Sunday, March 24, 2013
For the March 2013 issue, we asked South Korea-born, Vienna-based artist, Daehyum Kim to create an original illustration for the magazine. What we got was this stunning, highly-detailed, meditative piece from the artist, entitled Moon I See, that exemplifies everything we love about the artist. Check the detailed shots... 

Video: VERSUS PROJECT—GFM Crew

Graffiti // Sunday, March 24, 2013
  To promote a range of new spray paint colors, Montana has invited established writers to test out one color each in this new video series entitled “VERSUS Project.” This time around, GFM crew uses the new color Violeta Geisha, using only black and white with it. 

Ashley Smith by Ellen von Unwerth in 'Ride It'

Erotica // Sunday, March 24, 2013
Legendary photographer Ellen von Unwerth amazes even more with this fun version of "pony play" video, starring Ashly Smith. "I chose Ashley for the role because next to being gorgeous and sexy, she is also powerful. I wanted to show her as a strong woman who has fun with her pony boys". Showcasing more provocative work, Ellen shot the video in conjunction with the Galore magazine spread, Goodbye Horses... 

Light Farming / Heavy Gardening @ Ever Gold Gallery

Juxtapoz // Saturday, March 23, 2013
Tonight, Ever Gold Gallery in San Francisco will host Evan Nesbit’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. A recent graduate of the Yale MFA program, Nesbit’s body of work includes mixed media paintings, perceptual objects, sculpture and interactive “space blankets”. Through exploration of painterly materials, visual process and participation from the public, this new body of work will explore the imbrication of patterns and experience that structures ones vision, suspended in doubt, sometimes cured in paint.

Kenny Scharf's "Squirtz" at The Standard in New York

Street Art // Saturday, March 23, 2013
A blue, smiling extra wide, eight-foot sculpture of a character named “Squirtz” was recently installed in the outdoor plaza of The Standard hotel by New York artist, Kenny Scharf. A street and fine artist whose presence has remained visible on the New York streets for 30 years, describes this particular character, “He’s just one of my classic guys.” This sculpture will be on view until April 1, 2013 so go see it in person.

Crime Scene Coffin by Faustine Gau

Juxtapoz // Saturday, March 23, 2013
If you want to be burried exactly how you fall, this Crime Scene Coffin by Ohio-based artist Fautine Gau is perfect.

Monocle Visits the Staedtler Pencil Factory in Nuremberg

Juxtapoz // Saturday, March 23, 2013
We enjoyed this video by Monocle magazine in which they visit the factory of pencil making company Staedtler in Nuremberg, Germany. Staedtler has been making pencils in Nuremberg since 1662!  

Rime x Hims x Persue

Graffiti // Saturday, March 23, 2013
A nice lineup up of veteran graffiti writers that includes Rime, Hims, and Persue. This stark wall has some color now! 

Sculptures by Michael Trpák

Juxtapoz // Saturday, March 23, 2013
We have shown you the work of Czech artist Michael Trpák before on the site when he created this series of cement figures hanging from umbrellas inside the EBC office center in Prague titled Slight Uncertainty. The artist works in a variety of mediums from sculpture to painting and architecture. See more of his work after the jump!

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