Juxtapoz // Monday, June 22, 2015
It's never too late to talk about massive murals in Manila. The artists involved in LeBasse Projects' art festival in the Philippines, have all returned home or headed to their next gig, but the art left behind continues to make an impact in a country that is just beginning to embrace street art and graffiti.
Illustration // Monday, June 22, 2015
Calixte Bernard identifies herself as a 20-year-old French girl and her illustrations have edgy sass, fashion and style for miles. They make us wonder what would happen if Beavis and Butthead and Daria took it to the streets.
Juxtapoz // Monday, June 22, 2015
Beau Berkley’s latest work caught our eye this morning. He’s been featured by 1xRUN and had a piece in Gallery 1988’s recent pop culture tribute show, "No Sad Stuff," focusing on the films of Tom Hanks. Berkley also makes affordable custom portraits if you’re looking to make yourself into art.
Design // Monday, June 22, 2015
Philly artist Drew Leshko creates paper-based sculptures of the places we inhabit—apartment buildings, campers, houses, and home-made structures, as well as newsstands, dumpsters and more. The detail on these pieces is pretty unbelievable, especially in person, and you can currently see his solo show at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, and in the “LAX/DTW” group show coordinated by Thinkspace Gallery and exhibited at Inner State Gallery in Detroit.
Graffiti // Sunday, June 21, 2015
It's not often in the graffiti game your piece runs for 11 years let alone you getting a chance to paint a new piece right next to your old piece which is what Hindue did in this cutty creek spot. Dude has definitely come along way in 11 years!
Photography // Sunday, June 21, 2015
Photographer Ben Watts released his new book Montauk Dreaming this week, with a retrospective exhibition at the Milk Studios gallery in NYC called WATTSUPMONTAUK. The exhibition features selected works from the book, as well as highlights from Ben’s personal archive, which feature an array of portraits featuring rappers, actors, boxers, skateboarders, and other street characters that are the hallmark of this twenty year career.
Photography // Saturday, June 20, 2015
In 2009, Eli Rezkallah launched Plastik Magazine in Beirut, making it the first visual publication in the Middle East. The publication is dedicated to showcasing new creative talents. Eli, and creative director of the magazine, Ryan Houssari, recently worked on a series entitled Lady In the Loo, maintaining the colorful aesthetic seen in some of their past works, and featuring the latest collections from VERSACE, Tod’s, and Christian Louboutin.
Music // Saturday, June 20, 2015
Hey, Beirut is back! They are really good, but have been gone for a bit. Now Zach and the boys are back at it with an LP No No No that is slated for a release on September 11, 2015. They just released a video for the title track, directed by Brother Willis. Watch and enjoy.
Street Art // Saturday, June 20, 2015
Opening today in the Thinkspace project room is #WhereWeBeelong featuring new works by LA based artist Bumblebeelovesyou. Known for his iconic street art pieces of playful children set in urban contexts, Bumblebee draws from a nostalgic love of childhood memory and its simplicity. Invested in the communicative power of imagery, he brings a poignant vision of innocence to life by drawing our attention to its displacement.