The Art of Mister Finch

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 07, 2014
Landing somewhere between sculpture, textiles and artisan stuffed-animal-making, Mister Finch is an anomaly in the field of makers--huge, beautiful embroidered and stuffed insects and animals is what he makes en masse. But these creatures are much more than stuffed animals. Hailing from some magic realm of the guilded and antique, these huge dusty moths, spiders, mushrooms and rabbits take on a wonderfully sophisticated, charming character. 

"Archiportrait" by Federico Babina

Design // Monday, April 07, 2014
We are always happy to see a new series of Architecture-themed illustrations from Italian artist Federico Babina. Recently we took a look at his "Archist" series in which he illustrated buildings inspired by famous works of art. His latest series, "Archiportrait' features portraits of both contemporary and classic artists, drawn in their specific style. Each portrait incorporates various elements of the designer's work such as floor plans, walls, windows, furniture, and color themes!

"Shape" Animation Shows Why Design is Important

Design // Monday, April 07, 2014
Director and animator Johnny Kelly along with designer Scott Burnett were commissioned by Pivot Dublin and the Dublin City Council to create a short video showing with design is important. Featuring simple graphics and no narration, the video is part of a project to get young people thinking about how the world is made around them, and where design fits in.

Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel "Billboards"

Photography // Monday, April 07, 2014
Back in the 70’s and 80’s, Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel were altering billboards with obscure images for the purpose of documenting their work with photos.  Often having no meaning at all, they were simply mocking advertising in general.  Their work is often overlooked when crediting pioneers of “street art”, while their efforts were long before there was a label.

Jiwoon Pak's Digital Paintings

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 07, 2014
Jiwoon Pak is an illustrator and artist based in Seoul, South Korea. After studying fine art at the Valenciennes Fine art school in France, Pak returned to Korea where she has focused on digital paintings. Inspired by Korea's traditional folk painting...

"Bird-Witched," Animal-Inspired Stilettos by Masaya Kushino

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 07, 2014
Japanese shoe designer Masaya Kushino's latest collection, "Bird-Witched" is inspired by Jakuchu Ito, "a legendary painter who fourished uring the Edo period in the 18th century. He depicted real life animals such as birds, tigers, and elphants in a really ingenious way, tinged wit ha bit of insanity." Kushino considers shoes "just as visually stimulating as sculpture or any other three-dimensional art piece, but they also fundamentally have to be wearable....

Video: Top Sprayer and The Grifters Present Same Same

Graffiti // Sunday, April 06, 2014
To promote a new book coming out which features work by Taps and Moses, Top Sprayer and The Grifters have teamed up to bring you this awesome preview video. Watch as Taps and Moses paint trains, streets, and rooftops. Be sure to order the limited edition book as well when it drops on April 21st.

The iconic and daring images of Steve Mccurry

Photography // Sunday, April 06, 2014
Steve McCurry is one of the most renowned American photojournalist of our time and the culmination of his work over 30 years spanning across every country is staggering. His photograph “Afgan Girl” was named as "the most recognized photograph" in the history of the National Geographic magazine and her face became famous as the cover photograph on the June 1985 issue. 

The Work of Ramon Maiden

Illustration // Sunday, April 06, 2014
Ramon Maiden is a self titled 'wanderlust king, art maniac and custom and vintage addict' with an illustration style that combines his vintage finds with his love for tattooed ladies and religious icons.

Video: Learn to do a burner with Lush

Graffiti // Saturday, April 05, 2014
In this video Lush shows you how to do a proper burner which includes taking a break to do a throw up and take a selfie while you're at the spot. Don't try this at home kids!

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