Best of 2014: 78-87 London Youth by Derek Ridgers

Photography // Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Taken in the streets, clubs, basements and bars of London between 1978 and 1987, photographer Derek Ridgers’s newest book is a stunning glimpse into the stylish British youth movements from this time. People dressing up and going out have always been central to Derek’s work from the first days of punk through to the fetish and fringe scenes of present day. 

The Work of Violeta Hernandez

Illustration // Wednesday, December 17, 2014
We love the paintins and illustrations of Monterrey, Mexico-based artist Violeta Hernandez. A Graphic Design graudate, Violeta's work centers on feminine esthetics, subtle and sometimes charged with bittersweet romance. Randomly her graphic work transcends bidimensional formats to mold 3D art forms in the shape of art toys.

Best of 2014: Nick Cave in the May issue

Vault // Wednesday, December 17, 2014
We spoke with the one and only (okay, one of two) Nick Cave on his birthday as he was about to open a show at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. Best known for his Soundsuits, Cave also talked to us about his childhood, chairing the graduate fashion department of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and working on a project at the American Embassy in Dakar, Senegal.

Chuck Sperry "Muses" @ Spoke Art, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 17, 2014
San Francisco based print artist Chuck Sperry's solo show and retrospective "Muses" at Spoke Art and Hashimoto Contemporary will be closing this Saturday, December 20th. Reigning over the gig poster scene for well over a decade, Chuck has pulled a plethora of ultra rarities from his archives and flat files. The show will be broken up into two parts, with a new body of work consisting of wood panels and paper editions at Spoke Art Gallery and an extensive retrospective on display just a few doors down at Hashimoto Contemporary. 

New Video Of WEEDS Murals by Mona Caron

Street Art // Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Mona Caron, a beloved San Francisco muralist and illustrator, has created a gorgeous video of her newest projects in progress. Her WEEDS Murals grow before our very eyes in this gorgeous video set to beautiful music. This video is a must see for any and every art lover. Stay tuned for a full interview.

Olafur Eliasson "Contact" @ Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 16, 2014
DesignBoom and photographer Iwan Baan have some really beautiful imagery from Olafur Eliasson's Contact installations and exhibition at Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris that opens this week. Olafur is one of the world's great "experiential" artists, creating experiences and atmosphere that is almost never matched by other installation artists. 

New Abstraction by Kim Keever

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 16, 2014
We are huge fans of the work of Kim Keever here at Juxtapoz, and have had a chance to showcase the works on the site in the past. We love this "New Abstraction" series, "formed by paint being allowed to free flow through the water and form volumetric patterns." Keever has a great essay about the new works as well that we have here for your inspiration.

Lucy McLauchlan in Guangzhou, China

Street Art // Tuesday, December 16, 2014
In the December 2014 issue, we did a mini-feature on British artist Lucy McLauchlan's beautiful new show at Lazarides in London. What we never showed you was Lucy's gigantic new mural she painted in Guangzhou, China right after the show opened in London. A great video was made to document the making of the mural. 

Photographer Captures Daily Life As Seen by a Saudi Woman

Photography // Tuesday, December 16, 2014
For his recent series, Lone Canyon, Saudi photographer Faisal Almalki was interested in the female ritual of wearing a veil. The title of the series is a reference to the gap between a woman and the veil that completely shields her face. In Saudi Arabia, this type of dress is more of a tradition than a religious law, and Almalki sought out to investigate, using his camera to document a woman’s perspective. 

Rip Jeffrey "KORN" Gamblero

Graffiti // Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Over the weekend, New York and the graffiti world at large tragically lost another well-known writer and widely known Brooklyn Nets superfan. Jeffrey Gamblero aka Korn of Smart crew, was a prolific bomber in the ‘90s whose work can still be seen around New York today. Our thoughts and condolences to friends, family and crew members.

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