Illustrations by Argentina's YAIA

Illustration // Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Yaia is the moniker of designer and Argentine artist Julio Cesar Battistelli. Our colleagues at Juxtapoz Latin America turned us onto Yaia's work, an artist inspired by skateboarding, punk, metal, horror movies and underground cartoons. As you can tell, the illustrations are highly detailed, with crisp lines in solid and dark compositions.

Leif Podhajsky for Kelis' "Food" LP + Singles

Music // Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Leif Podhajsky has been one of our favorite art directors and artists for music album covers in recent years, having worked with Foals, Lykke Li, Tame Impala, Grimes, Mount Kimble, and Youth Lagoon amongst others. Leif does the new wave psychedelia very well, combining photography and collage in a way that seems both futuristic and vintage. Leif just did the packaging and cover design for Kelis' new LP, "Food," and the accompanying singles.

"ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND: The Mission School" @ Grey Art Gallery, NYU

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Presenting more than 125 works by five artists who launched their careers in a gritty San Francisco neighborhood in the early 1990s, ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND/Mission School is the first East Coast museum exhibition to highlight these artworks that have achieved cult-like status in the Bay Area and beyond. Artists in the show include Barry McGee, Margaret Kilgallen, Ruby Neri, Alicia McCarthy, and Chris Johanson. 

Deadbeat Club: Field Trip @ Seeing Things Gallery

Photography // Tuesday, April 15, 2014
This upcoming weekend, Seeing Things Gallery in San Jose will present a photography group show by Deadbeat Club entitled “Field Trip” and we think it would be wise of you to go! The show will feature the work of six photographers that include Grant Hatfield, Deanna Templeton, Ed Templeton, Clint Woodside, Devin Briggs and Nolan Hall, who were all connected through the sub-cultures of skateboarding and/or art to start making zines. 

New Banksy Pieces in the UK

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 15, 2014
After the Banksy x BNE charity mess-up, and we admit, we were one of the many blogs that messed it up, its nice to see the UK street artist x performance artist x filmmaker x all around provocateur is back with a few new street pieces this past weekend. Taking on the topics of surveillance and our insatiable appetite for information, we are secretly hoping Apple is proud that it appears "Mobile Lovers" using an iPhone as opposed to a Droid. Just saying.

Classic Album Covers in Google Street View

Music // Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Well, this is fun. Halley Docherty, a Google Street View specialist at The Guardian, took classic album covers and put them into their exact locations around the world.

Stefanie Rocknak Carves Sculptures From a Single Piece of Wood

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Artist and Philosophy Professor Stefanie Rocknak takes a single piece of basswood and carves beautiful sculptures. The Swimmer is part of a three piece commission called The Triathlete which will also include a biker and runner. "These days," says Rocknak, "I am not very interested in sculpted figures, or real people, that 'strike a pose.' I am much more intrigued by folks who are on their way to or from somewhere. They seem more genuine to me."

Last Look: Raymond Pettibon Surfers 1987-2012

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 15, 2014
With Raymond Pettibon's show closing at Venus Over Manhattan this Thursday, here is a last look at some details from the show. Since the 1970s, Los Angeles-based artist Raymond Pettibon has been metabolizing America – its history, literature, sports, religion, politics, and sexuality...

Paintings by Christer Karlstad

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 15, 2014
The Quiet Earth is the title of Craig Harrison’s short story, where the protagonist wakes up in a world where mankind and all creatures seemingly have vanished from the surface of the Earth. This mystery has a lot in common with Christer Karlstad’s existential tableaux...

Gert Wingårdh and Kustaa Saksi's Paper Installation

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Swedish architect Gert Windgardh and Finnish artist Kustaa Saksi used 700,000 sheets of illustrated A3 paper and 44,000 suspension points to build their immense and vibrant mosaic installation for the Stockholm Furniture Fair. Watch a timelapse after the jump...

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