The Japanese Art of Candy Sculpture

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Candy and animals. This is an excellent combo. And where else can you find this level of cuteness than in the Asakusa district of Tokyo. At Ameshin, the candy shop run by Japanese confectioner Shinri Tezuka, you will find these adorable and delicious treats. Tezuka also offers classes on and demonstrations of Amezaiku, the 1300-year old traditional art where sugar, starch and water is sculpted and colored.

Wes Anderson Characters in LEGO by Matt Chase

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Matt Chase, illustrator and graphic designer, has created an awesome series combining two of our favorite things: LEGOs and characters from Wes Anderson films.

Moon Photo Book by Benjamin Freedman

Photography // Monday, May 11, 2015
With less than 2 days remaining, photographer Benjamin Freedman is raising money through a Kickstarter campaign to self publish a photobook of work he created during a residency in a remote town in northern Iceland. The book, titled “Observations of Foreign Objects”, uses abstraction and found objects to create a fictional sci-fi narrative about a lunar phenomenon in an isolated small town. 

Moses & Taps's "Splash - Rules of Vandalism" @ Le Paris(s) Urbain, Paris

Graffiti // Monday, May 11, 2015
Organized by The Grifters, Splash – Rules of Vandalism is a new exhibition by renowned graffiti writers, Moses and Taps opening at Le Paris(s) Urbain on May 30, 2015. Being their first exhibition in Paris, the press release explains, “ Moses Alias Taps™ will render the quinta essentia of pure graffiti and challenge another basis - to write a name. “Just paint...” or “A waste of paint...”, Top Sprayers will confront YOUR interpretation on what is standing between the Alpha and the Omega.”

Magic Hecksagon Print @1xRUN

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 11, 2015
Jux contributor Kristin Farr manages to crank out tons of colorful, magical, geometrical paintings in between interviewing artists for the magazine, and there's only one day left to treat yourself to her new print at 1xRun. Inspired by folk art, her "Magic Hecksagon" paintings are infused with good luck and mystical powers. 

Skinner for Adult Swim

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 11, 2015
Our good friend and former cover artist Skinner has been teasing us over the last few weeks with clips of the monsters he's been working on for an Adult Swim project. We've been pretty excited to see the finished video and even more pumped to share it with all of you this morning! 

Ciler and Twisted Perspectives of Beauty

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 11, 2015
When you’re looking for dark collage and a disturbing intervention to imagery, Ciler is the man to go to. Brought up in Mexico he left the mexicanism aside, through his work he does not present neither a positive or a colorful reality, Ciler sees the violence, the death and the twisted perspective of beauty in the pre fabricated surroundings we live in.

New Yacht Has Submerged Rooms

Design // Monday, May 11, 2015
For those of you that have more money than you know what to do with and could see yourself enjoying sleeping under water, well, this might be the perfect yacht to add to your collection. Kleindienst Group's "Floating Seahorse" debuted in Dubai (obviously) at the Dubai International Boat Show and is a marine yacht that has underwater rooms that potentially could have incredible views depending on what body of water you choose to float it in.

The Work of Jesus Benitez

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 11, 2015
Up until 2014, Jesus Benitez worked under the name of DHEAR, the last we saw of this was in his duo show “La Llegada de Apophis” with fellow Mexican artist Smithe at Fifty24MX in México City. His first solo-show with his new pseudonym, better his actual name, opened last July at Fifty24SF, portraying in his immaculate technique a shift in direction; somewhat rougher yet stylized maintaining his alien like character themed scenarios that we can immediately refer back to him. 

San Francisco Art Institute: Gala Vernissage & After Party

In Session // Monday, May 11, 2015
The first public showing of a motion picture took place in 1880 at an official San Francisco landmark that still hums in a hive of activity. Ansel Adams founded the first fine arts photography department in the country at the San Francisco Art Institute, where Annie Leibovitz began taking photos as a student. Count Ed Hardy, who opened the first custom tattoo shop in the U.S. and The Hurt Locker’s Kathryn Bigelow as the first woman to win an Academy Award for Director, as alumnae.

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