Preview: Jessica Hess “Fade and Finish” @ Spoke Art, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Spoke Art is pleased to present Fade and Finish, a new solo show by San Francisco-based painter Jessica Hess. Following her successful solo show last year at White Walls gallery, and two person show with Kevin Cyr there the year before, Jessica Hess will be debuting a new body of original paintings this September at Spoke Art gallery in San Francisco.

Video: When Lucent Met Herakut by theonepointeight

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Earlier this year, our good friends, the German art duo of Herakut, collaborated on a special project with the performers from Lucent Dossier in The Lucent Dossier Experience – When Lucent Found Herakut at the downtown Los Angeles space, the Palace Theater. The collaborative project brought together acrobats, contortionists, aerial dancers, stilt walkers with Herakut's art. And now, we have a video of the project...

Preview: Maya Hayuk "Multi Versus" @ Cooper Cole, Toronto

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Maya Hayuk has always been one of our favorite artists, and we loved the last time we saw her work in the magazine was our very special Barnstormers issue in December 2009. She is now opening a new set of works at Toronto's Cooper Cole Gallery, opening on September 6, 2012.

Collage Works by Marie Luise Emmermann

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Marie Luise Emmermann is the mastermind behind Skizzomat; a Berlin-based illustration and design studio. Her work has been featured in countless magazines and galleries throughout Europe. Her work represents a change in traditional collage methods.

Pardee's Pick: Top 25 Painted Posters

Top List // Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Photoshop should be proud of itself. As a nerdy child growing up in the 80's, Photoshop was bullied by everyone from older traditional artists to graphic designers who loved painstakingly cutting out letters and transferring textures.

Troll Wall Visitor Center in Trollveggen, Norway

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Norwegians just do it better? The Troll Wall is the tallest vertical rock face in Europe, about 3,600 ft from its base to the summit of its highest point. And now, thanks to the wonderful work of Reiulf Ramstad Architects, there is a fantastic visitor's center for which to visit before you base jump, or whatever you do at steep cliffs.

Vacuum-Packed Love by Haruhiko Kawaguchi

Erotica // Wednesday, September 05, 2012
'Some couples try all kinds of romantic tricks to keep love alive for longer, but Japanese photographer Haruhiko Kawaguchi takes a more literal approach – he wraps people in plastic wrap, sucks out the air and takes photos of their distorted bodies. The bizarre images of people huddled together in weird positions, in vacuumed plastic wrap may look like stills from a sado-masochistic practice...'

Carsten Witte's Dyptichs

Erotica // Wednesday, September 05, 2012
In his Dyptichs series, Hamburg, Germany based photographer Carsten Witte investigates the relationship between woman and nature, highlighting echoes of curve and form by juxtaposing female body and plantlife...

Fashion Illustrations by Rosalie Kate Whittingham

Illustration // Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Rosalie Kate Whittingham is an illustrator based in Manchester, United Kingdom. A student of the London College of Fashion, Whittingham uses pencil to render her black and white portraits of fashion models which she accents with thoughtfully composed splashes of color. When she isn't making art, Whittingham also designs lingerie and models.

Calling all artists and shops: Food Tattoos for Hunger Benefit

Tattoo // Wednesday, September 05, 2012
On November 18th TattooNOW, along with dozens of tattoo studios, will be hosting "Food Tattoos for Hunger Day". Tattoo artists from all around the world will be doing food tattoos all day long and donating 100% of proceeds to food banks... Our goal is to have 100 shops participate and be able to raise at least $1,500 each so we can possibly donate up to $150,000 to food shelters across the world.

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