HUF x Haroshi Vinyl Middle Finger

Fashion // Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Continuing its long-standing relationship with skateboarder and self-taught Japanese sculptor Haroshi, HUF recently eleased a limited edition Vinyl Middle Finger collectible for the re-opening of its Los Angeles Flagship Store on Fairfax.

Jonathan Moore's "Artificial Killing Machine" Installation

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 22, 2015
In his installation Artificial Killing Machine, Jonathan Fletcher Moore takes a dry statistic—the number of deaths of individuals from drone strikes—and makes it tangible. The mechanical installation uses the public database on United States military drone strikes—information collected and vetted by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism—to feed the sculpture, which is made up of independently firing cap guns. 

Yoo Hyun's Portraits from Cut Paper

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Korean artist Yoo Hyun uses an exacto knife, paper, and tweezers to create celebrity images. The images appear abstract when viewed up close, but from a distance become realistic portraits. She favors headshots of über-famous and iconic celebrities such as Frida Kahlo, Picasso, and Michael Jackson. The portraits appear when held against a dark background so the white of the paper creates light in the image. 

Guido Argentini's Silver Series of Nude Portraits

Erotica // Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Guido Argentini is an Italian photographer, famous for his photographic portraits of women. He was born in Florence, Italy, and studied medicine for three years before turning professionally to photography—a background that comes through in the exquisite anatomy of his nude portraits. In his Silver Series of 2009, he uses silver paint on dancers to emphasize the form of the body. 

Tomasz Gudzowaty's Portraits of Luchadores, Pole Dancers, and Mexican Skateboarders

Photography // Wednesday, July 22, 2015
We've posted before on the gripping portrait photography of Tomasz Gudzowaty. His subjects range from synchronized swimmers to the southern elephant seal. Here we've included portraits from three of Gudzowaty's series: photographs of Lucha Libre luchadores—Latin American professional wrestlers—potraits of pole dancers, and portraits of skateboarders in several cities in Mexico. 

Converse Blank Canvas: Grotesk

Street Art // Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Our good friend and frequent collaborator Kimou Meyer (Grotesk) recently contributed to Converse's Blank Canvas project with a fantastic mural in Boston that appears on the back cover of our new August, 2015 issue (on sale now).

Music Video: Thundercat "Them Changes" ft. Flying Lotus

Music // Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Thundercat just shared the video for "Them Changes," the single form his The Beyond/Where the Giants Roam album released earlier this year. Ih the video, directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada, a pair of samurai's battle, arms get cut off, and it gets even better from there...

Scene Report: Bay Area

Graffiti // Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Each week we feature updates on current graffiti scenes in a number of major U.S. cities with the help of a few select photographers. Gordon Gekkoh delivers this week’s Bay Area Scene Report.

Sculptures by Takeshi Haguri

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Takeshi Haguri was born 1957 in Nagoya, Japan. After graduating the Sculpture course at the Aichi University of the Arts in 1982, he moved on to a postgraduate course, graduating in 1984. Since then he has been sculpting in wood mainly, using aluminium for outdoor works.

Pablo Cristi “From The Margin” @ Campfire Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 21, 2015
The show will include a series of paintings on canvas and paper as well as mixed media. Exploring the role of dominant cultures and how power, politics and economics impact the voice of historically marginalized communities is a continuing interest for Cristi. A son of immigrant parents from Chile, growing up in predominantly Mexican-American East Los Angeles and eventually pursuing a formal arts education in the Northwest and Bay Area, has given him a unique perspective on questions of cultural identity especially for those outside dominant cultures.

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