Faile: "Wishing On You" Installation in Times Square

Street Art // Monday, August 31, 2015
Now through September 14, Brooklyn-based artists FAILE (who also have a exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum right now, what a summer for these dudes), have an interactive-installation in Times Square called "Wishing on You." As they said on their Instagram, the project is a "Spinning the 7ft tall, hand carved wooden wheel kinetically powers the neon lights in the ceiling of the sculpture. The entire structure is made of wood and carved wood a nice organic contrast in the midst of Times Square." Our contributor Joe Russo was their to document the whole thing! 

The work of Monika Mogi

Photography // Monday, August 31, 2015
Based in Tokyo, Monika Mogi is a talented young photographer whose work transcends traditional genres and evokes a genuinely personal feel. At the age of 17 Mogi was hired by American Apparel, which quickly evolved into the opportunity of becoming a staff photographer after the creative director saw her work. From there, Mogi began to shoot ads for the massively influential company and today she shoots for magazines like Vice, Daze and Confuse, Nylon and more. 

"Nicholas Nixon: About Forty Years" @ Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

Photography // Monday, August 31, 2015
Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to announce About Forty Years, a four-decade survey of the work of Nicholas Nixon (b. 1947). The exhibition will be accompanied by a 180-page hardcover publication of the same title, to be published by Fraenkel Gallery and distributed by D.A.P.

A collection of Cryo-Trans by Hour

Graffiti // Monday, August 31, 2015
It appears that Hour has a healthy craving and focus on Cryo-Trans trains and we don't blame him. They are an extra large, white, smooth and moving canvas. Here is a collection of panels that have been benched.

Parra for Le Le's "Styrofoam People" Music Video

Music // Monday, August 31, 2015
The electro group Le Le recently premiered their newest video, "Styrofoam People" directed by Mr. Boonstra and featuring Parra's robot characters. The band consists of vocalist and rapper Faberyayo, producer Rimer London and Parra himself! Their latest record, Flapped Sadly in Our Faces is out now.

Gil Elvgren's Vintage Pin-Ups

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 31, 2015
Gil Elvgren is regarded as one of the best pin-up artists in the history of American Illustration. From the mid 1930's through 1972, Elvgren produced over five hundred paintings of beautiful girls and women. Almost all of these works are oil on canvas, and fully developed finished works of art. Elvgren continually surpassed himself, always improving in ideas, composition, color, and technique.

Baroque Typeforms from the 1600s

Illustration // Monday, August 31, 2015
These gorgeously ornate letterforms were designed in the mid-1600s by the Polish goldsmith, Jan Christian Bierpfaff in the 1600's. He apprenticed with the Mackensen family of metalworkers in Cracow who introduced the Dutch auricular style of ornament into the Polish gold and silver workshops.

DIA-Commissioned Artist's Renderings of Soviet Weaponry

Illustration // Monday, August 31, 2015
During the Cold War, the DIA commissioned artists to illustrate accurate portrayal of Soviet military systems to accompany official briefings. The collection contains more than 1000 paintings and drawings completed between 1965 and 1989. Computer-generated graphics would replace this type of illustrated art in the late 80s.

Paintings by Iranian Artist Afarin Sajedi

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 31, 2015
We are enjoying the work of Iranian artist Afarin Sajedi this morning. Sajedi has had exhibitions across Iran and also taught at Tehran Azad University and Tehran University.

"Unmodern West" by Parker Stewart

Photography // Sunday, August 30, 2015
Parker Stewart is a Savannah, Georgia based photographer drawn to the banal and vernacular aspects of American life. His series Unmodern West was born on a solo 16,000 mile trip around the Western half of the United States. Looking for scenes that seemed unchanged since the sixties, Stewart captured images of America as it was and somehow still remains. 
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