A Temple Ice-Cube for your Whiskey?

Design // Thursday, April 09, 2015
We all remember the classic scene in Sofia Coppola's "Lost In Translation" where Bill Murray's character is on set for the Suntory Whiskey commercial. "For relaxing times, make it Suntory time." Well, in real life, Suntory is trying to make your relaxing time a little more arty. The Japanese company, according to designboom has begun to create 3D ice cubes for their newest ad campaign. 

Preview: BEN TURNBULL "Smells Like Teen Spirit" @ Stolenspace, London

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 09, 2015
Coming in April 2015, Ben Turnbull, who describes his work as "Angry Pop", will open a new solo show at Stolenspace in London, "Smells Like Teen Spirit (American History X - Volume II)". The show expands upon Turnbull's works of guns and weapons carved into old school desks. Today we have a preview of the works that will be in the show... opening April 17, 2015. 

Update: Jason Borders' Ornately Carved Skulls

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 09, 2015
Using a Dremel, Portland-based artist Jason Borders ornately carves each of these skulls by hand. Many of the characters that appear on his work are often repeated, fluctuating in style, motif, meaning and execution. The artists work "reveals the blurred line between imagination and reality, animal and human, life and death."

Artists and Their Cats

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 09, 2015
Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo . . . so many great artists have shared one very special love: the companionship of cats. Gathered here for the first time are behind-thescenes stories of more than 50 famous artists and their feline friends.

Casey Gray "Wave Pool" @ Park Life Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 09, 2015
This Friday, April 10th, 2015 San Francisco-based artist Casey Gray will present a new series of paintings for his first show at Park Life Gallery. The show titled Wave Pool, will feature Gray's “wavy” paintings that depict universal symbols of everyday life in a wavy or rippled motif that communicates a feeling of uncertainty or mistrust; a general cynicism related to the current changing socio-economic climate and related identity crisis of San Francisco.

Illustrations of Architects' Buildings and the Animals They Look Like

Design // Thursday, April 09, 2015
If you've ever thought that the Eiffel Tower look a little bit like a Giraffe or that the Guggenheim could be a snail, then you're not alone. Federico Babina, whose architecture-influenced illustrations we've been enjoying for years, has a whole series of famous architects' classic buildings and the animals they look like!

ROA "Metazoa" @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NY

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 09, 2015
Currently on view at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC is Metazoa, a series of new works by Belgian artist ROA in what is his debut solo exhibition at the gallery. The artist is also painting a public mural at a building owned by Mana Contemporary located in New Jersey near the approach to the Holland Tunnel.

The Arrival of Dr. Kola

Illustration // Thursday, April 09, 2015
Illustrator and designer Erick Thomas has found an outlet to create amazing graphics and products through his birth of Dr. Kola. The edgy, provocative illustrations and exciting line work keep your eyes rolling across every graphic. Erick is an LA based artist with east coast roots and draws inspiration from pop culture and his experiences through the commercial side of the industry.

Jean Bedez's Graphite Drawings

Illustration // Thursday, April 09, 2015
In French artist Jean Bedez's graphite drawings, "pasts and presents interweave and we read man’s immemorial procession towards ruin. These strictly black-and-white works resonate with that “art of combat.” Each one becomes a chessboard on which religious, economic and political powers endlessly change places and the aura of sacredness."

video: Roger Ballen's Outland (2015)

Photography // Wednesday, April 08, 2015
If you are going watch this new video by acclaimed photographer and our November 2014 cover artist, Roger Ballen, we highly suggest you refrain from going to sleep for at least a few hours after viewing it to prevent any possible terrorizing nightmares. Seriously, this fantastic video entitled Outland is dark, creepy and enigmatic. Released in conjunction with Phaidon Press releasing a revised version of Outland, filmmaker Ben Jay Crossman gives us an insightful perspective showing the viewer “the mind inside the mind.” 

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