"Lucid Stead" in the California Desert by Phillip K. Smith III

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 25, 2013
Deep in the Joshua Tree National Forest, in the deserts of California, artist Phillip K Smith III has created a stunning installation/optical illusion called "Lucid Stead." As Bustler notes, "With some mirrors, LED lights, custom built electronic equipment, and Arduino programming, Smith transformed a 70-year-old homesteader shack into an architecture piece that complements and contrasts with its peaceful environment throughout the entire day."

video: Sofles - "Limitless"

Graffiti // Monday, November 25, 2013
In just three days “Limitless” has surpassed over 2.5 million views and for a video based on graffiti that may be a record. After viewing this 5-minute piece of turnt up spray madness, you will have a clear understanding as to why. Australian graffiti writer, Sofles, with the talents of filmmaker, Selina Miles, just took the graffiti video of the year award. Also featured are artists Fintan Magee, Treas, Quench and we defiantly saw a Nekst tribute in there. 

50/50 A Skatepark Fundraiser Auction

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 25, 2013
Over 100 celebrated artists from the art, music and skateboarding, including many from the Juxtapoz family have come together to help Project LOOP raise money for a skatepark for the kids of Taylor, Texas. LOOP students wrote letters to over 100 artists around the country to work on raw skateboard decks that will be auctioned off to raise funds. Artists include Aaron Draplin, Billy Joe Armstrong, Don Pendleton, Dennis McNett, Michael Sieben, Skinner, Travis Millard, Mel Kadel, and many more!

Thomas Campbell “SLIDE YOUR BRAINS OUT" 1997-2012 @ Common Gallery, Tokyo

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 25, 2013
A message from past cover artist and Juxtapoz friend, Thomas Campbell: "This coming week. November 29, I am opening an exhibition in Tokyo at the Common Gallery. This show is mainly based around photographs from my "SLIDE YOUR BRAINS OUT" book and some other sewn ditties." Campbell also worked with Robin Kegel on a new limited edition Gato Heroi board they designed together in France called the "Blow Dart...". We don't have a picture of that, but many of Campbell's surf photos... 

The Work of Japan's 非 (hi)

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 25, 2013
The work of Japanese artist 非 (hi) are rendered digitally, leaving dreamy, ill looking young men, clad in an explosion of pastel geometric fireworks, bruises and pattern work. Mesmerizing...  

Amazing Pencil Works by Adonna Khare

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 25, 2013
Working with pencil is one thing, but to create large-scale, massive pencil on paper works as Adonna Khare creates is just stunning. Winner of the Art Prize 2012, Khare lives and works in Southern California, and is a member of the Drawing Center in New York. If you draw like this, it makes sense.

Brian Andrews Animates Animals with Human Skeletons

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 25, 2013
In this animation by artist Brian Andrews, animals with visible human skeletons are animated doing insect things. As our friend Skinner put it, the video is "CREEP LEVEL OMEGA." Titled Hominid, the video is an animated teaser based on the Hominid series of photo composites by the Andrews. 

Sculptures by Bruno Catalano

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 25, 2013
Bruno Catalano is a French artist whose sculptures are often missing pieces. The human figures are travelers heading towards unknown destination, lacking important pieces but still standing. It's as if someone took the Photoshop "eraser" tool to them! Mr. Catalano was born in Morocco and a lifetime as a sailor inspired him to make these intriguing sculptural works.

AEC of Interesni Kazki for Los Muros Hablan festival

Street Art // Monday, November 25, 2013
Another day and yet another new mural by AEC of Interesni Kazki. The Ukrainian artist’s work has been consistency showing up all over the map over the last month. Participating this time in the Los Muros Hablan festival, AEC painted the sublime image of a semi-covered floating body with a plant coming out of the chest. Where there would normally be a flower on the plant, there is instead a heart. A hummingbird and a frog are also found there own respective places in this piece.

Rick Berkelmans aka Hedof

Illustration // Monday, November 25, 2013
Rick Berkelmans' (1986) work consists of a vibrant mix of images, typography and color. Never being too much in your face, Berkelmans always makes sure his work is packed with a certain attitude, casual but clever, tactile but professional. The finishing touch to his work is Rick's love for printing techniques, which combines his fresh illustrations with a unique vintage look.

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