Illustration // Monday, July 27, 2015
Hate Mail: The Definitive Collection will be the ultimate retrospective of Mr Bingo’s hugely popular Hate Mail project. Since 2011 Mr Bingo has sent 928 vintage postcards skillfully emblazoned with offensive messages to (mostly) willing recipients. The book, currently on kickstarter, "will be a bloody lovely, high production volume showcasing 156 postcards from the Hate Mail project, selected by the artist."
Design // Monday, July 27, 2015
Well, this is one of the coolest mazes we've ever seen. Belgian studio Gijs Van Vaerenbergh, a collaborative team of Belgian architects and artists, has designed and constructed a massive labyrinth in the central square of a former coal mine in Genk, Belgium. The sculpture uses 186 tons of steel and consists of a kilometer maze of corridors with walls as high as 5 meters.
Street Art // Monday, July 27, 2015
Pastel just completed another mural in Azores, Portugal for the Walk & Talk Festival. Of the wall he told us, "Vascular plants are also known as higher plants or tracheophytes. Their defining characteristic is the differentiation of transport tissue throughout their structure. Since the colonization of these volcanic islands, non-native flora has been imported, which, due to the distinctive Micronesian climate, has become endemic and unique to the region itself. This same hybridization occurs within societies that seek to integrate themselves into a foreign country, over time creating their own particular identity."
Photography // Sunday, July 26, 2015
Once a New York Times photographer who quit when they wanted to give him a computer, Neal Boenzi shot captivating news and street photos of life in New York starting in the ‘40s. But it was not until the last couple years that Boenzi has begun getting his due acknowledgment for being an inventive, charismatic and empathetic figure in photography thanks in part to the the NYTimes.
Photography // Saturday, July 25, 2015
New York has been described as the “World’s Capital” for one-wall hand ball and spending time around the city you can see why, with every park having at least a couple of walls dedicated to the sport. Brooklyn-based photographer, Thomas Prior who has shot a range of subjects over the years has recently taken interest in its participants, photographing them action in part of an ongoing series.
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 24, 2015
On Saturday, July 25, Chandran Gallery in San Francisco will host an exhibition and book release for Swampy, both titled NBD. The elusive artist had been quiet for a few years until starting an Instagram account earlier this year, and in the process, worked and created a new book of photos, essays, and stories around new train-hopping travels and documenting parts of rural North America.
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 24, 2015
This isn't the first time we have posted about Zahir Batin's love of Star Wars, but we just noticed this new series of works by the artist, which shows Star Wars invading the countryside of Malaysia.
Photography // Friday, July 24, 2015
Random is a new book by Mörel featuring photographs from from Stockholm-based photographer, JH Engström and is an exercise in producing a book solely with the "will of the medium". Explaining the process Mörel states, “Engstrom randomly selected 60 images. 40 of these images were randomly selected by Mörel and randomly sequenced.
Graffiti // Friday, July 24, 2015
Each week we feature updates on current graffiti scenes in a number of major U.S. cities with the help of a few select photographers. Walter Yetman aka The Harsh Truth Of The Camera Eye delivers this week’s Los Angeles Scene Report.