Natural Cannabis Company’s High Art challenge: The Winners

Design // Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The second year of the Natural Cannabis Company’s High Art challenge, hosted by Juxtapoz, has concluded as over 575 artists from 53 different countries submitted designs in hopes of gaining one of the top three prizes.  The overwhelming response for the second year of the challenge underscores the ubiquity and worldwide interest in the cannabis movement and no doubt sets the stage for continued growth with the High Art challenge in 2016.   

Looking In On Lori D.

Illustration // Tuesday, April 21, 2015
After seeing Lori D. on the line-up at last weekend’s Linework NW comics and illustration festival, we were reminded how much we love her work. She’s done illustrations for skate mags and zines, and she makes lovely narrative paintings that we can never get enough of. Have a look at some of her latest work, and go enjoy as much Lori D. as possible on her website.

Super Contemporary at Creativity Explored

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 21, 2015
We're looking forward to the "Super Contemporary" exhibit coming up on April 30 at Creativity Explored in San Francisco. Organized by Jenny Sharaf, it includes artists Alicia McCarthy (featured in our April 2015 issue), Sahar Khoury, Maysha Mohamedi and Sarah Thibault. 

Ben Venom in "Man-Made" Quilt Show

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 21, 2015
LA's Craft & Folk Art Museum curated "Man-Made: Contemporary Male Quilters" a new exhibition including work by Jux favorite Ben Venom, along with seven other artists. As the museum describes, "The eight exhibiting artists are part of a loosely-knit, growing community of male quilters whose quilts utilize striking imagery and compositions to naviagate their interests and concerns." 

Alison Blickle: The Magician Completes Her Trilogy

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Alison Blickle concludes her trilogy with a new series of paintings, “History of Magic Part III… Uncrossing.” We interviewed Alison about this three-part tale of female warriors, sisterhood and empowerment in our March 2015 issue. Her new show is open for a month beginning April 23 at Kravets Wehby Gallery in New York.  

Manifest Justice On May Day

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 21, 2015
May 1st marks the opening day for "Manifest Justice," a ten-day art exhibition and series of events in LA that aims to “unite artists and activists whose work addresses incessant violence on the streets, economic insecurity, and systematic disenfranchisement of constitutional rights that plage communities across the country.”

Katy Fischer’s Tidy Aesthetic

Design // Tuesday, April 21, 2015
If you’re a person who enjoys neatly organized objects, Katy Fischer is your girl. She has a cozy installation up at 365 Mission in LA, complete with a bed, on view through April 25. It’s called "Finders, Keepers, Losers and Weepers," and you should catch it while you can.

Eikoh Hosoe @ Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY

Photography // Monday, April 20, 2015
Renowned Japanese photographer, Eikoh Hosoe is currently showing a collection of silver gelatin prints at Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York. The dark, high contrast photographs of Hosoe explore the human body and the complexity of relationships among many other issues. The exhibition is on display for two more weeks until May 2nd.

Iconic Movie Posters with Their Icons Taken Out

Design // Monday, April 20, 2015
It's amazing how much we know about popular culture, especially as it took us very little time to identify what these movie posters were. French artist Madani Bendjellal has created this fun series where he has taken icons out of some of the most iconic movie posters of all-time, which still makes them super identifiable. Have fun guessing what is what!

Ron English on the Bowery Wall!

Street Art // Monday, April 20, 2015
Finally, and most deservedly, Ron English has painted a mural on the famed Bowery and Houston wall, and its a good one. You know the history of the wall by now; Keith Haring, Os Gemeos, Shepard Fairey, Swoon, and Barry McGee are just a few of the names who have painted the wall, and Ron has added his touch with a Baby Hulk and an American Flag of corporate parodies. Great work Ron!


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