Baroque Typeforms from the 1600s

Illustration // Monday, August 31, 2015
These gorgeously ornate letterforms were designed in the mid-1600s by the Polish goldsmith, Jan Christian Bierpfaff in the 1600's. He apprenticed with the Mackensen family of metalworkers in Cracow who introduced the Dutch auricular style of ornament into the Polish gold and silver workshops.

DIA-Commissioned Artist's Renderings of Soviet Weaponry

Illustration // Monday, August 31, 2015
During the Cold War, the DIA commissioned artists to illustrate accurate portrayal of Soviet military systems to accompany official briefings. The collection contains more than 1000 paintings and drawings completed between 1965 and 1989. Computer-generated graphics would replace this type of illustrated art in the late 80s.

Paintings by Iranian Artist Afarin Sajedi

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 31, 2015
We are enjoying the work of Iranian artist Afarin Sajedi this morning. Sajedi has had exhibitions across Iran and also taught at Tehran Azad University and Tehran University.

"Unmodern West" by Parker Stewart

Photography // Sunday, August 30, 2015
Parker Stewart is a Savannah, Georgia based photographer drawn to the banal and vernacular aspects of American life. His series Unmodern West was born on a solo 16,000 mile trip around the Western half of the United States. Looking for scenes that seemed unchanged since the sixties, Stewart captured images of America as it was and somehow still remains. 

"Good River" by Ari Gabel

Photography // Saturday, August 29, 2015
Ari Gabel is an Ohio based photographer whose work deals with the documentation of the vanishing faces and stories held within countless individuals across the American landscape. His project Good River examines the Ohio River Valley, an area of individuals dependants on the local coal mining industry. 

I'd Like To Buy a V Please

Graffiti // Saturday, August 29, 2015
Veks continues painting spots in the midwest dropping this Wheel of Fortune piece in Wichita, Kansas.

The Photography of Molly Matalon

Photography // Friday, August 28, 2015
Molly Matalon is a Bay Area based photographer whose work deals with the topics of desire, both sexual and aspirational, as well as relationships between women of all ages. Her series Mom examines the relationship with her mother, shot at her south Florida family home.

Put on your red lipstick...

Graffiti // Friday, August 28, 2015
If bizarre, borderline absurd graffiti is what your appetite needs; Sluto has endless servings of exactly just that. We are not going to even attempt to figur out or explain what is going on here. Lysergic acid diethylamide possibly? 

Dan Quintana “Diffused” @ Hashimoto Contemporary, SF

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 28, 2015
Dan Quintana is a great follow on Instagram. He just has a fantastic, detailed process that he documents, and you can watch as his paintings take on a life. On Saturday, August 29, Quintana is set to open a new solo show, "Diffused," at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco, featuring almost a dozen new oil paintings and several charcoal drawings on paper. We have a preview for you to check out today!

Ella & Pitr just crushed the World's Largest Mural for Nuart 2015

Street Art // Friday, August 28, 2015
Holy. Ella & Pitr, who we have mentioned on this site before, just absolutely went big and bonkers in Norway for Nuart 2015 this past week. As Nuart told us, prior to our trip there, "the world’s largest outdoor mural has been completed in Klepp, Rogaland, in just four days! Backed by an army of volunteers, the French artists Ella & Pitr have worked at lightning-quick pace to cover the vast majority of Block Berge Bygg’s 21,000m2 roof on the outskirts of Stavanger and created a beautiful new addition to the Rogaland landscape." They even got the Guinness Book of World Records involved.
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