FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: MECRO

Graffiti // Friday, October 11, 2013
Every Friday we feature someone old or new, traditional or unconventional, active or not, and so on. This week’s spotlight is on Mecro.

Banksy "Better Out Than In" Day 5—11 Recap

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 11, 2013
We are trying to find ways not to post a Banksy story each day during the month of Better Out Than In, and its getting hard. Today is a recap of all that has gone on in the streets of NYC since Saturday, with the special "Reble Rocket Attack" video of Sunday included here. Where to start... lonely hearts in Brooklyn, wandering gardens, signature rats, a political statement on the US military, cheap philosophy, and today, October 11, a meatpacking truck filled with stuffed animals called "The Sirens of the Lambs" that will tour NYC's meatpacking district and then citywide for the next two weeks.

Leica M Camera for (RED) by Apple's Jonathan Ive x Marc Newson

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 11, 2013
Like 3 heavyweights in one project. Apple's Senior VP of Design Jonathan Ive and legendary designer Marc Newson teamed up to create this special Leica digital viewfinder camera for (RED), joining more than "40 other rare and diverse items in the (RED)Sotheby’s auction on November 23rd 2013." (via DesignBoom). From the looks of it, the camera is quite a stunning digital camera, and we wonder how much it will be auctioned for? The cause is great, with all proceeds going to raise money for the global fund to fight aids, tuberculosis and malaria.

Sand Sculptures by Guy-Olivier Deveau

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 11, 2013
Every year in San Francisco local architects and designers work with students from schools across the city in an annual sand castle competition. This year due to the government shut-down the 30th annual competition has been suspended indefinitely! So this morning, because sand castles are on our mind, we take a look at the sand sculptures of Guy-Olivier Deveau.

The Brilliant Imagination of Tomas Saraceno

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 11, 2013
Argentine artist Tomas Saraceno has never failed to impress us over the years with his imaginative and well-executed public and interactive art installations. He doesn't just dream of floating cities and buildings, he actually attempts to create them. The man is not short of ideas, and this experimental solar dome from 2012 titled "Poetic Cosmos of the Breath" is still one of our favorites.

Shrink-wrapped People by 'Photographer Hal'

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 11, 2013
In Tokyo-based photographer Hal's "Flesh Love" series, couples are blanketed in a plastic sheet to create a vacuum-sealed pack of love. As the result of probably seeing too many Law & Order episodes where victims are either discovered in plastic bags or murdered using one, these photographs are making us feel a bit uncomfortable...or maybe we just have a deep fear of suffocating.

Thrown to the Wind: 36 Feet of Garbage by Beijing's Wang Zhiyuan

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 11, 2013
Beijing-based artist, Wang Zhiyuan, creates towering tornado sculptures from hundreds of plastic containers discarded as trash. The artist’s intent is to create something visually appealing while highlighting the prevalence of litter and pollution in his hometown of Beijing. This particular outdoor piece is entitled Thrown to the Wind and is 36-feet high.

New Works from OX

Street Art // Friday, October 11, 2013
Parisian public artist, OX, always considers the surrounding environment and the way his work will interact with it. Each piece he creates (which is predominantly billboard alteration) has a unique visual effect and brings on a new perspective. Here we have a bunch of new works he has created in and around Paris.

Todd James, Devin Troy Strother, and others in "Meet Your Maker" @ Bleecker Street Arts Club, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 10, 2013
Lots of Todd James news on the site and in the Juxtapoz channels this week, more on that in a minute, but James will be part of a five person show, curated by Jessica Hodin, going up tonight, October 10 at the Bleecker Street Arts Club in NYC. Meet Your Maker will showcase new works by James, Joyce Pensato, Sue Williams, Devin Troy Strother, and Sylvia Jeffriess.

Bringing it Back: Chris Lindig

Erotica // Thursday, October 10, 2013
Dipping back to the year 2005 with a series of work from Chris Lindig's show at Loyal Gallery entitled 'We Are Psychology.' I decided to re-visit his work today, as it has reigned as one of my favorites, even after all these years. This is just a small selection of works from Lindig, with the usual epic nudity and crass rendered skill.

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