Hand-Carved Wood Sculptures by Morgan Herrin

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 30, 2013
These detailed, hand-carved wood sculptures by Morgan Herrin are made from construction grade 2 x 4's, and he transforms them into pieces of fine art mastery. It takes him over a year to complete a single sculpture, and you can tell why with the amazing detail. More looks after the jump...

Illustrations and Prints by Lijie Ong

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 30, 2013
On this fine Monday morning we are enjoying the surreal illustrations of Singaporean illustration Lijie Ong. This particular series features 'narratives brimming with metaphors, weaving morbidly lush landscapes and anatomized bodies' in her journey to 'translate a disoriented reality of vulnerability and self-awareness.'

Painted Photographs by Shae Detar

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 30, 2013
Before color processing technologies took over there was a hand-painted technique to bring color to photographs. Shae Detar has been building a body of work around this old style, making her works appear like old Hollywood starlet portraits.

A Giant Mountain Troll by Phlegm

Street Art // Sunday, September 29, 2013
Expanding from his usual cast of characters, Sheffield-based muralist, Phlegm, painted a giant monochrome mountain troll. Inspired by the surrounding area of Bodø, Norway where this was created, a landscape appears on the troll’s back.

Style Wars Portrait T-shirt by Curve

Graffiti // Sunday, September 29, 2013
There are very few graffiti writers who can’t recite at least one line from the influential ‘80s graffiti documentary film, Style Wars. You couldn’t have had a more eclectic group of characters or written better lines. Being a super fan, Curve drew up 9 of the films stars and put them on a t-shirt. From top left to bottom right they are Seen, Case2, Cap, Skeme, Min, Trap, Iz The Wiz, Dez, and Dondi.

Os Gemeos x Mark Bode in San Francisco

Street Art // Saturday, September 28, 2013
After already completing a magnificent new rooftop mural in San Francisco, the Brazilian art duo, Os Gemeos have teamed up with legendary artist, Mark Bode for an impressive collaboration of spray can talents. Painted not far from their first mural, this new piece occupies the back of the Warfield Theatre near 6th and Market St.

Lips by Markia J.

Erotica // Saturday, September 28, 2013
Two very different depictions of lips by Markia J, one that exudes sexiness and the other highlighting the strangeness of the human mouth up close. It's interesting to see the juxtaposition of these two interpretations, especially because the medium chosen for each effects the impact so intensely. "Ink Lips" makes great use of the power of monochrome ink to amplify the dark sexiness of female lips.

Martine Frossard Illustration

Illustration // Saturday, September 28, 2013
Martine Frossard was born in Strasbourg, France. Since 2007, she has worked in arts and cultural communities, both as a Graphic Designer and as an Event Manager. As a multidisciplinary artist , Martine's work is based on illustration and participative / interactive installation. Her work focuses on the search for identity, addiction and the various, absurd and unpredictable ways we reach an understanding of ourselves. She is thematically inspired by architecture and geometry.    

Mike x Plan9 make withdraws...

Graffiti // Saturday, September 28, 2013
Once again, The Hibernia Bank in San Francisco gets a paint job. This time around Mike and Plan9 did the honor. This bank has seen a number of people paint this exact spot over the years and you would think they would make it more difficult to do so?

FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: FRA32

Graffiti // Friday, September 27, 2013
Every Friday we feature someone old or new, traditional or unconventional, active or not, and so on. This week’s spotlight is on Fra32.

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