Face Mugs

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 08, 2012
We are going to be honest; this could potentially be the best invention we have seen in a long time. Some cure diseases, others find ways to artistically make sure you can eat cookies and donuts seemlessly with your coffee and tea. Pure genius. Pure ingenuity. We may order 10.

Portraits From Crayons: The Work of Christian Faur

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 08, 2012
It is one thing to draw portraits with crayons, and it is another thing to arrange the tips of crayons in such a way as to create a photorealistic portrait. Christian Faur does the latter, where he arranges the tips of crayons, stacked straight up, into pixel-like compositions that act as portraits. The results are quite impressive.

The Characters of Juan Molinet

Illustration // Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Pop culture, creatures, and surrealism fuse together to make up the work of illustrator and art director Juan Molinet. Juan's interests range from robots to animation and you can definitely see references to these subjects throughout his work.

Mike Shea Tattoos

Tattoo // Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Mike Shea currently works and co-owns Redemption Tattoo in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I enjoy his use of black and grey with color, as well as when he blends semi realistic and traditional styles. His paintings are also worth a second look. You can check out more of his work on his myspace, website, and blog...

Illustrations by Brian Rea

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Brian Rea is a top notch artist and illustrator working out of Los Angeles with a list of past clients including the New York Times, Playboy, and Time Magazine. Rea's Modern Love illustrations shown here provide narrative images reflecting upon the many confounding conundrums surrounding how difficult it can be to get along.

Seattle Erotic Art Festival 10th Anniversary

Erotica // Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Last month the Seattle Erotic Art Festival celebrated its 10th anniversary with their biggest and best year yet, attracting thousands of people from across the nation and world to celebrate art and sexuality in big, beautiful ways. Attendees enjoyed a world-class visual art gallery and Festival store, dazzling performances, interactive installations, erotic shortfilms, captivating literary art, enlightening workshops and art tours…

In L.A.: Augustus Thompson & Chris Lux

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 07, 2012
This past weekend we stopped by New Image Art for the opening of Chris Lux and Augustus Thompson’s exhibition. In this show, the artists celebrate their shared affinity for Modern art as the jumping off place for contemporary painting, sculpture, and constructions. Photos and more after the jump….

New Blu Mural in Madrid

Street Art // Tuesday, August 07, 2012
An influential force in the world of street art, Blu recently completed this provocative new mural in Madrid, Spain. The imagery depicts a train made up of army tanks, cars, shopping carts filled with consumer items, oil barrels, and money being shoveled into the hybrid house engine, excelling towards the edge of a cliff. The artist’s grim view on our current state of affairs is haunting and undeniably true.  

Video: MQ Daytime Bombing

Graffiti // Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Watch as graffiti legend, MQ, does some throwups, tags, and general lurking in broad daylight around San Francisco.

New works by Sweden's Markus Åkesson

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 07, 2012
We saw these new works by Swedish fine artist, Markus Akesson, yesterday, and they stayed in the back of our mind's all night, so we figured that must be a sign. The new paintings, most of them shown here, are set to be on display at the VIDA Museum in Borgholm, Sweden, from August 18 to September 30, 2012. The works are all oil on linen.

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