Juxtapoz // Monday, September 30, 2013
Before color processing technologies took over there was a hand-painted technique to bring color to photographs. Shae Detar has been building a body of work around this old style, making her works appear like old Hollywood starlet portraits.
Street Art // Sunday, September 29, 2013
Expanding from his usual cast of characters, Sheffield-based muralist, Phlegm, painted a giant monochrome mountain troll. Inspired by the surrounding area of Bodø, Norway where this was created, a landscape appears on the troll’s back.
Graffiti // Sunday, September 29, 2013
There are very few graffiti writers who can’t recite at least one line from the influential ‘80s graffiti documentary film, Style Wars. You couldn’t have had a more eclectic group of characters or written better lines. Being a super fan, Curve drew up 9 of the films stars and put them on a t-shirt. From top left to bottom right they are Seen, Case2, Cap, Skeme, Min, Trap, Iz The Wiz, Dez, and Dondi.
Street Art // Saturday, September 28, 2013
After already completing a magnificent new rooftop mural in San Francisco, the Brazilian art duo, Os Gemeos have teamed up with legendary artist, Mark Bode for an impressive collaboration of spray can talents. Painted not far from their first mural, this new piece occupies the back of the Warfield Theatre near 6th and Market St.
Erotica // Saturday, September 28, 2013
Two very different depictions of lips by Markia J, one that exudes sexiness and the other highlighting the strangeness of the human mouth up close. It's interesting to see the juxtaposition of these two interpretations, especially because the medium chosen for each effects the impact so intensely. "Ink Lips" makes great use of the power of monochrome ink to amplify the dark sexiness of female lips.
Illustration // Saturday, September 28, 2013
Martine Frossard was born in Strasbourg, France. Since 2007, she has worked in arts and cultural communities, both as a Graphic Designer and as an Event Manager. As a multidisciplinary artist , Martine's work is based on illustration and participative / interactive installation. Her work focuses on the search for identity, addiction and the various, absurd and unpredictable ways we reach an understanding of ourselves. She is thematically inspired by architecture and geometry.
Graffiti // Saturday, September 28, 2013
Once again, The Hibernia Bank in San Francisco gets a paint job. This time around Mike and Plan9 did the honor. This bank has seen a number of people paint this exact spot over the years and you would think they would make it more difficult to do so?
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 27, 2013
We've seen the likes of ROA and Andy Hope 1930 team up with The Sk8room. Recently added to the roster was Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who you might remember from when he received international attention regarding his wrongful imprisonment. Weiwei created three different designs for The Sk8Room and they're now available for about $400USD. Each deck is hand numbered, signed, and limited to an edition of 150 pieces.
Illustration // Friday, September 27, 2013
Hugh Langisis an illustrator living in Toronto, Canada. He is also an Art Director & Partner at Half/Hunter. 'Sketching plays a big role in my art. It spurs me into a state of spontaneity while drawing. It’s the “anything goes” stage, where I write down as many bad ideas as possible, letting trial and error play out on the page...'