Converse Blank Canvas: Erik Parker in New York

Street Art // Thursday, August 06, 2015
One of our favorite New York-based artists, Erik Parker is the latest artist to participate in Converse's Blank Canvas project. The resulting psychedelic bright blasts of color appear on the back cover of our brand new September issue, on sale now.

Mariana Magdaleno's Ritualistic Animal Portraits

Illustration // Thursday, August 06, 2015
Through her delicate illustrations, Mariana Magdaleno connects back to the strength of nature. She represents animals with intention, grace, respect and with a charge of energy through its innate symbolism. It’s a ritual that takes a living being and honors its presence.

video: Alec Soth + Stacey Baker: This is what enduring love looks like

Photography // Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Stacey Baker has always been obsessed with how couples meet. When she asked photographer Alec Soth to help her explore this topic, they found themselves at the world’s largest speed-dating event, held in Las Vegas on Valentine’s Day, and at the largest retirement community in Nevada — with Soth taking portraits of pairs in each locale. 

The Photography of Eva O’Leary

Photography // Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Full of saturated colors and crisp texture, the photographs of Brooklyn-based artist Eva O’Leary are beautiful and strange. Spanning from 2012 to the present, O’Leary’s works capture a wide range of subjects, each with their own intangible, haunting quality. 

The Illustrated Black Power Tarot Deck

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Musician King Khan and graphic artist Michael Eaton have collaborated to create an illustrated black power tarot deck. The deck incorporates black musicians as well as other black public figures into a traditional tarot card structure. The project was overseen by Chilean filmmaker and artist Alejandro Jodorwosky. 

Traveling Photo Exhibit Examines the Lives of the Worlds Wealthiest 1%

Photography // Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Myles Little examines wealth inequality through a traveling documentary photography exhibit and book project. One Percent: Privilege in a Time of Global Inequality attempts to present an unglamorized, realistic view of life for those on the top of the wealth pyramid alongside images of those in the rest of the wealth spectrum. The book and show incorporate the work of 26 photographers.

Italian Artist Agostino Iacurci Collaborates with Children for Atlanta Mural

Street Art // Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Italian artist Agostino Iacurci and All City Canvas teamed up in Atlanta for a three-day workshop for the children of Camp Best Friends summer program at the Center of Hope. The children created "imaginary portraits" that were later put together to compose a large collective piece that was revealed to their families during a celebratory BBQ at the Center.

Apolo Cacho's Perverse And Magical Worlds

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 05, 2015
It’s hard to define illustrator and painter Apolo Cacho’s work; it’s a mixture of perverse, obscure, morbid but also magical and beautiful. Formed and based in Mexico City, his first solo show in 2013 at Fifty24MX Gallery journeyed into the decadence and power of breathtaking paintings of warrior-like characters coming alive through textures and colors. 

Sculptural Makeup by Holly Sillius

Fashion // Wednesday, August 05, 2015
We’re entranced with multidisciplinary artist Holly Sillius’ elaborate makeup shoots. Sillius uses nontraditional makeup materials to create radical color pallettes or sculpural objects out of faces. In her Under the Skin series, she pastes leather collages onto faces, playing with textural representations and shades of the skin beneath.

Crowdfunded Public Light Installation Will Illuminate Chicago's L-Tracks

Street Art // Wednesday, August 05, 2015
The Wabash Lights, a public art installation proposed by designers Jack Newell and Seth Unger, recently surpassed its funding goal of $55,000 on Kickstarter. The project will install colored lights on the underside of the Chicago’s L-Train tracks. The LED lights will be controlled by users who will be able to create patterns via the project’s website or web application, which is still under development. 

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