New Nesta piece

Graffiti // Wednesday, August 19, 2015
A new Nesta anything is always exciting to see, especially when it looks anything like this! This is like the hybrid of a futuristic video game logo mixed with metal welding work combined with a letterpress letters.

Skinner's "Azathoth Invoked!" for NecronomiCon

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Skinner recently sent us over this timelapse and new painting he created for NecronomiCon, a celebration of HP Lovecrafts 125th birthday and city wide celebration on the astounding fictional genres of horror that he created before he died in the 30's. 

Australia's National Portrait Gallery's Exhibit, "Bare: Degrees of Undress"

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Bare: Degrees of Undress celebrates the candid, contrived, natural, sexy, ironic, beautiful, and fascinating in Australian portraiture that shows a bit of skin. Bare selects and remixes portraits from their collection around elements of nakedness. Fun and forthright, the exhibition will interrogate our instinctive, embedded and complex reactions to the bare. Surprising relationships appear, including portraits of Australia’s greatest sportspeople and foremost creative achievers.

Maxine Helfman's Portraits Examining Race, Class & Gender

Photography // Wednesday, August 19, 2015
In dramatic photographic subversions of historical portraiture, photographer Maxine Helfman examines contemporary understandings of race, gender and class. In her Geisha series, Helfman recreates stiff portraits of Japanese geishas, but with models in blackface makeup. Her Fabrication series offers portraits of young boys wearing formal girls’ dresses.

Paperholm: A Moving City Made of Watercolor Paper

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Artist Charles Young, who also has training as an architect, is creating a moving city of paper. Most of the structures are straightforward, but Young has also created the bizarre, such as a house on chicken legs and a pipe with an emerging carnivorous plant, a la video game style. On his project’s tumblr, Paperholm, he committed to contributing one built element per day.

The work of Daniel Shea

Photography // Tuesday, August 18, 2015
New York-based photographer, Daniel Shea has established himself as a sought after image maker working for publications like Time, Rolling Stones, Fader and recently even taking portraits of president Obama. He is of the rare bread of photographers who can navigate their work in both a gallery and commercial setting without having to choose sides. 

Opening: Luke O'Sullivan "Cool Shelter" @ Paradigm Gallery

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Familiar buildings, defined by their purpose, with vibrant worlds to discover below. Philosophers to city dwellers explore their shelters underneath of our day to day. Discover the worlds of Luke O'Sullivan's "Cool Shelter," now on view at Paradigm Gallery in Philadelphia.

Seoul's Playvakki Creates Video and Street Art

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 18, 2015
We’re obsessed with Playvakki’s bright, bold art. The duo, Moki and Vakki, are based out of Seoul and have installed some incredible urban and street art pieces. Their website showcases the diversity of their projects, which include commercial installations and animated video art pieces.

The Neofuturist Illustrations of Syd Mead

Illustration // Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Syd Mead is most famous for his designs for science fiction films, including Blade Runner, Aliens and Tron. We’re excited, though, to check out his illustrations, which are equally as compelling. He deems them neofuturist, and the illustrations span a range of possible worlds, often focusing on vehicles and architecture. 

The Nu Project: A Series of Diverse Nudes

Photography // Tuesday, August 18, 2015
For the Nu Project, photographers Matt Blum and Katy Kessler took a series of “honest” nude portraits of ordinary women, whom they nickname “un-models.” The project is an effort to highlight the beauty of all bodies, especially those that don’t fit into society’s strict definition of what is beautiful. The portraits use minimal makeup and “no glamour.” So far, Blum and Kessler have published one book of portraits, The Nu Project: Beauty in Every Body, and are currently raising funds to publish their second volume. 

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