New walls from Never 2501 in Chicago

Street Art // Thursday, September 05, 2013
When we last saw Italian artist, Never 2501, we were in the Dirty South for the Living Walls Conference. Since then, Never 2501 has been spending time in Chitown invited by SITE Chicago, covering building with his minimalist swirly line work. Again, Never 2501 painted a lift into one of his pieces and used a touch of gold on both piece for balance.

A Benefit for Sorrow @ Phoenix Theater in Petaluma, CA

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 05, 2013
Sorrow, a great father, friend and an amazing artist, was recently diagnosed with Lymphoma. ZeroFriends and crew will be having a benefit exhibition this Saturday to raise money as he battles the cancer and endures chemotherapy. From 12pm-12am at Petaluma's Phoenix Theater, the afternoon will begin with a donation BBQ, DJ's, and live art demonstration. Artists and work by artists include Alex Pardee, Skinner, Rob Bowen, Jonathan Wayshak, Dave Correia, Quake, Ricky Watts, Roar, Messenger, Marcos LaFarga, Satyr, Searius, Style, Timber, Haste, Rebuke, Tusk, and more.

Ken Davis Print Release @ Bloom Screen Printing, Oakland

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 05, 2013
San Francisco, Bay Area-based artist and Sign Painter Ken Davis, who was featured in the August 2013 issue of the magazine, will be releaseing several silkscreen sign prints printed from hand-painted acetate Friday, September 6th at 6pm at Bloom Screen Printing in Oakland. More details after the jump...

Llew Mejia's Pattern-work

Illustration // Thursday, September 05, 2013
By day Llew Mejia is currently a textile/fashion designer at Target Corporate for swim/outerwear. By night he illustrates everything from scientific charts based on the natural world, to print/pattern, as well as more occult themed artwork. His interests include travel, textiles, fashion, folk art, wallpaper, and all types of candy. 

Boogie: Bangkok, Thailand, August 2013

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 05, 2013
Boogie, one of the world's leading contemporary photographers documenting street life, just completed a series of photos in Bangkok, Thailand. As always, the documentation is beautiful, gritty, and illuminating.

Dave Kinsey @ Fecal Face Dot Gallery, SF, Sept 5—7

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 05, 2013
I think we call this a quickie. Dave Kinsey will have a two day show, opening today, Thursday, September 5, at Fecal Face Dot Gallery in San Francisco. The show will feature a small selection of canvas paintings surrounded by 30 smaller 8” x 10” black and white chipboard paintings and a selection of rarely produced handcrafted wooden sculptures.

New Paintings by Rene Almanza

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 05, 2013
Monterrey, Mexico based fine artist and former Juxtapoz featured artist Rene Almanza just sent us a series of beautiful new paintings he has been working on. The artist has moved from him more futurist style to a more classical, but still contemporary, portrait style.

Update: Paintings by Alex Roulette

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 05, 2013
Alex Roulette's paintings are both realistic yet subtly surreal. A strangely dreamlike landscape is occupied by young boys, as if recalling some idealized, American summer vacation. Yet the houses seem over simplified and out of place, as if reduced in detail and pasted on to the rolling meadows that span the scene. This morning we are taking a look through his more recent work!

The 2013 Zundert Flower Parade

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 05, 2013
The largest flower parade in the world (we were unaware of any) takes place in the small town of Zundert, Netherlands on the first Sunday of September. Thousands of spectators were greeted with over twenty amazing gigantic floats made with flowers. The incredible floats included everything from MC Escher and Monet-inspired to Aztec rulers and giant snorting pigs! Sounds like fun!

'Tom Waits for No One,' an Animated Short from 1979

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 05, 2013
We are celebrating our October 2013; Tom Waits issue in the office this month and begin with this short rotoscoped movie staring Tom from 1979. Produced and directed by John Lam, it was among the first music videos created specifically for the up and coming MTV market. Inspired by his performance at the Roxy in 1977, the short was unfortunately never released commercially and didn't see the light of day until the advent of YouTube. The combination of rotoscoping and pencil test used in the short was innovative at the time and helped Lamb win an Academy Award for Scientific and Technical Achievement. The production team also consisted of future animators for the Simpsons, Monster’s Inc. and Disney!

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