The Art of the Japanese Manhole Cover

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 08, 2013
In most places the manhole cover is tasked with preventing us from falling into the sewer. In Japan, they are also works of art. While the general style and color of the covers remain the same, the imagery and symbols will change depending on which region of Japan you're in.

Daytime bombing in Asia

Graffiti // Friday, February 08, 2013
Horfe’s sprayer is seen here making a guest appearance somewhere in Asia. Daytime bombing, no biggie.

Flexible Paper Sculptures by Li Hongbo

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 07, 2013
Why carve your sculptures when you could delicately glue thousands of perfectly cut pieces of paper together? Beijing editor and designer Li Hongbo, inspired by tradtional Chinese paper toys and decorations, applied the same methods to create these very cool, flexible paper sculptures. Watch the video below of Hongbo demonstrating his sculptures at a recent solo show at Dominik Mersche Gallery in Australia.

Drawings by Mariana Santos aka 'Mariana, a miserável' (the miserable one)

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 07, 2013
These entertaining drawings are the work of Portugal-based Mariana Santos. Known as 'Mariana, a miserável' (the miserable one), she is the Director of Illustration at JUP and is currently taking a Master in Graphic Design and Editorial Projects at FBAUP.  

Erotism by Tyson McAdoo

Erotica // Thursday, February 07, 2013
Tyson McAdoo's current body of work focuses primarily on female figurative digital paintings. McAdoo's balance between abstraction and realism creates an energy that thrusts the female form to dominate rolls of power.

Chris Johanson x Johanna Jackson Furniture Installation @ Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 07, 2013
Two of our favorite artists and veterans of the print magazine, LA-based Chris Johanson and Johanna Jackson, just finished installing a new commission of custom furnishings on the Lindbrook Terrace at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. The couple created chairs, tables, ottomans, and sofas incorporating used furniture, found wood, and colorful fabrics.

Converse x Juxtapoz: Wall To Wall Manhattan featuring David Ellis

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 07, 2013
Over the past year, Juxtapoz and Converse have teamed on a unique project, Wall to Wall, where we invite an artist in a city in North America to create a semi-permanent mural based around the artist's interpretation of the iconic Converse star. Today, we look back on the mural created in NYC, Manhattan specifically, by former Juxtapoz cover artist and Barnstormer, David Ellis.

"Fore" @ Studio Museum, Harlem

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 07, 2013
Showing through March 10 at the Studio Museum in Harlem, Fore presents 29 emerging artists of African-American descent who live and work in the US. The featured artists work in diverse media and are blending artistic practices in some very cool new and innovative ways.

Giant Transformers Sculpture in Asahikawa, Japan

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 07, 2013
Ever dream of having a giagantic Transformers snow fort? Japanese toy maker Takara Toy does. They are building a 65ft x 426ft x 131ft Transformers sculpture made entirely of snow for the the city of Asahikawa's annual winter festival. The structure is made from around 6,000 truckloads of snow and took 250 workers a month to finish.

Geoff McFetridge, Matt Leines, and Reg Mombassa for A.P.C & Apartamento

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 07, 2013
'In collaboration with Spanish interiors magazine Apartamento, A.P.C. have released three new limited edition colouring books for children as part of a new series. The pack comes with one of each book, each one illustrated by a different artist - Reg Mombassa, Geoff McFetridge and Matt Leines - and will be available exclusively from A.P.C. stores worldwide and from their online store...'

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