Taisuke Mohri's Cracked Portraits

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 27, 2014
Taisuke Mohri is a master of detailed pencilwork, and he combines his ability for photorealism with a surrealist flair to create incredibly haunting, masterful images. Mohri overlays his pencil drawings with a pane of cracked class, calling them "material cracks," pushing the artwork to the edge of something existent in reality and something imagined. The audience is forced to take a moment to absorb what it is exactly that they are viewing.

The Work of Naomi Okubo

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 27, 2014
We came across these lovely paintings by Naomi Okubo this morning and can't wait to see what she has in store for the new year! Naomi is interested 'in the relationship between oneself and others or society and a contradiction that happens among the relationships...

"Loving Vincent," The 1st Feature-Length Painted Animation

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 27, 2014
The Oscar-winning studio BreakThru Films is working on a remarkable and groundbreaking animated film, "Loving Vincent," in which every frame of the film is an oil painting on canvas, the very same technique in which Vincent himself painted...

Glasser's "Interiors" x Jonathan Turner

Music // Monday, January 27, 2014
For Glasser's 2013 album "Interiors," the artist enlisted New York-based visual artist Jonathan Turner to design the album artwork and direct the music videos. A chrome, silver-like essence flows through both videos and is the most striking visual element of the album artwork. Fluidity is another major theme...

Christopher Payne's Photographs of Abandoned Places

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 27, 2014
Christopher Payne specializes in the documentation of America’s vanishing architecture and industrial landscapes. Trained as an architect, Payne has captured American cornerstones such as insane asylums, and textile factories...

Phlegm's first solo exhibition "The Bestiary" opens next week

Street Art // Sunday, January 26, 2014
Phlegm has been a regular in our street art section over the last couple years and we’ve been wondering when he was going to make the transition to showing his work in galleries. This Saturday, February 1st will be that time. 

Alex Pardee's '300: Rise of an Empire' Poster

Juxtapoz // Saturday, January 25, 2014
Our good friend and curator of the January 2014, Imagination Issue, Alex Pardee, recently designed this awesome poster for the premier of the bloodiest film of the year, "300: Rise of an Empire..."

NEW INSTALLATIONS by OX IN FRANCE

Street Art // Saturday, January 25, 2014
Parisian public artist, OX, has installed two new pieces in the street of Paris, often interacting with the surrounding environment in different manners. Working predominantly with billboards, OX’s work cleverly and subtly creates various visual effects depending on the location. 

Chris Johanson Book Signing @ Adobe Books, SF (and feature from June, 2009)

Vault // Saturday, January 25, 2014
If you are in San Francisco tonight, Saturday January 25, go by and see our friends at Adobe Books because they will be hosting a Chris Johanson book signing from 6—10pm. There will be music by the Ovarian Trolley in celebration of Adobe's 25th Anniversary, and, you know, you can get a book signed by Chris, who notes "Adobe Bookshop is my first home. It's my favorite place to be. In all my travels nowhere comes close. I met the love of my life sitting at that desk...". Read our June 2009 feature with Chris while you are here... then go there. 

MF Doom: Clarks, Working with ESPO, Rings... Man is Busy

Music // Saturday, January 25, 2014
MF Doom is all over the creative map at the moment, and not all of it has to do with music. First, he designed his own signature pair of Clarks Originals Wallabees. Then, he released his own custom rings designed by Han Cholo for Nature Sounds. And, after he had ESPO direct the music video for the JJ Doom track, "Bookhead," it looks like ESPO contributed some graphics to a limited edition Bookhead EP picture disc. We want everything we just mentioned... 

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