Forever Stamp by Cathie Bleck

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Back in 2012, we featured artist Cathie Bleck in our August issue showing her paintings of fantastical worlds. Now we see her on a much smaller scale with beautiful simplistic intentions for a timeless art space. USPS commissioned her to create an image for a stamped card in celebration of the start of Spring. Fittingly, Bleck created a soft lively looking tree since she has always felt a connection to them from her childhood. 

A Look Through Brett Amory's "Twenty-Four in London"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Brett Amory's exhibition at Lazarides Rathbone, "Twenty-Four in London," closed last week. For those of you who were unable to stop through and check it out for yourself, here is a look through the show! Brett was featured in the February, 2014 issue of Juxtapoz Magazine.

Yuko Shimizu's Asian Super-Girls

Illustration // Tuesday, April 08, 2014
According to New York artist Yuko Shimizu these works are "illustrations created over the years for various clients in theme of kick-ass Asian girl heroines." It seems that Yuko's version of a super hero is even cooler...  

Paintings by Fan Yang-Tsung

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 08, 2014
We really like these pool and swimming-themed paintings by Taiwanese artist Fan Yang-Tsung. Yang-Tsung graduated Taipei National University of the Arts with a B.F.A. in Oil Painting in 2005 and has since had several solo exhibitions in Galleries throughout Taiwan.

Neil Farber & Michael Dumontier "Nothing is Better Than Nothing" @ Richard Heller Gallery, LA

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 07, 2014
We showed you last week a preview for Charlie Roberts' new show opening at Richard Heller Gallery in Santa Monica this Saturday, April 12, and now we have a look at the other show opening in the gallery, Canadian artists Neil Farber and Michael Dumontier's new work. As you may or may not know, Farber and Dumontier are founding members of Winnipeg’s Royal Art Lodge, a collaborative group of artists including Marcel Dzama, and Jonathan Pylypchuk. And now they make paintings together... and we like them very much.

Los Angeles Gang Graffiti in Robert Yager's photography

Graffiti // Monday, April 07, 2014
Los Angeles-based photographer, Robert Yager, has been photographing gang members (predominantly the West Side Playboys) since 1992 and plently of quality gang graffiti  shows up in a number of his images. The photograph of Frost Boy getting down on top of a payphone with a classic car in the foreground is gorgeous. 

New Book Collection: "Robert Crumb. Sketchbooks 1964–1982"

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 07, 2014
Taschen has released a fantastic six-volume set of R. Crumb's sketchbooks, based on the original hard-bound, slip-cased, seven-volume series released by the German publisher Zweitausendeins between 1981 and 1997. As Taschen notes, "Unlike the previous edition, which included every doodle ever made by the preeminent underground artist, our edition has been personally edited by the notoriously fastidious artist to include only what he considers his best work, reproduced directly from the original sketchbooks."

Camille Rose Garcia ”La Danse Macabre" @ Roq La Rue, Seattle

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 07, 2014
Good friend and 2x former cover artist Camille Rose Garcia just opened a new body of work, "La Danse Macabre" at Seattle's Roq La Rue Gallery this past weekend. The work features classic Garcia characters mixed with a new styles and touches that always make her shows, especially in person, hard to miss. 

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!

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