The Work of Tasha Kusama

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 17, 2012
Tasha Kusama is a contemporary mixed media artist and painter based in the Los Angeles area. She was born in San Francisco and has a BFA from the Art Center College of Design. Her works are characterized by their vibrant color palette, billowing locks of hair and a sustained interest in the interplay between abstract and figural elements.

The Tattoo work of Dmitriy Samohin

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 17, 2012
Dmitriy Samohin's tattoo work is incredible! He creates ultra realistic portraits on skin and works out of Ukraine. He says of drawing portraits, "Portraits are fascinating. And for me it’s all about the eyes, the expression. It’s like in our daily life; the eyes reveal everything."

Feature: Dabs Myla in Conversation with Aaron de la Cruz

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 16, 2012
Dabs Myla's big 'Marvelous Expeditions' show is coming up on Sat, Sept. 1st at Thinkspace. The duo have put together a fun lil' set of questions combining some of the favorite questions they've been asked over the past few years as well as a few show specific travel related questions to spice things up. Today, they talk to Aaron De La Cruz.

Communion: Ace Hotel x Juxtapoz x Sage Vaughn w/42 Below

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 16, 2012
We are very excited to announce our collaboration with the Ace Hotel, 42 Below, and of course, LA-based artist Sage Vaughn, as we kick-off a mural program this weekend, August 17-19 in Palm Springs, California. If you want to come out to the desert, we have Sage painting, and a ton of music including Father John Misty, Cuates LC, Simon Curtis, A-Ron the Don, Keltronics, and Sam James Velde.

New Zoerism Piece

Graffiti // Thursday, August 16, 2012
We have been keeping an eye on Zoer and for good reason, he has a unique approach to lettering and his rendering of all things related to transportation vehicles is impressive. This newest piece in Copenhagen shows a great perspective of the interior and exterior of a barge ship.

New M-City Mural @ See No Evil Festival

Street Art // Thursday, August 16, 2012
Just the logistics of planning a mural of this size is impressive. This one in particular, painted by M-City for the See No Evil Festival in Bristol, Uk, is exceptionally narrow in width, but lengthy in height making for odd shaped mural. The Poland-based artist painted in his distinct stencil style look, incorporating a futuristic machinery landscape under construction, with a portion being submerged underwater. You can also see faintly in the background Connor Harrington’s addition to the building as well.

Jamie Reid for Pussy Riot

Music // Thursday, August 16, 2012
As you may know by now, Russian feminist punk group, Pussy Riot, made a brief "impromptu performance in Christ the Savior Cathedral in February. Dancing and high-kicking, they shouted the words of a 'punk prayer' asking the Virgin Mary to deliver Russia from Putin," (from AP) and were arrested on charges of hooliganism and religious hatred. Well, their jailing is getting international attention...

A City Of Staples

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 16, 2012
Peter Root took around 40 hours and over 100,000 staples to creates a Staple City (can you imagine Gob Bluth saying this... "Need to get some papers connected, no worries, you're living in Staple City." Anyone? Digression.) Ephemicropolis resembles a mini metropolis of skyscrapers and urban planning. 

Vintage Vogue Covers

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 16, 2012
These vintage illustrated Vogue magazine covers caught our eye, making it hard to believe that this is the magazine you see in the grocery store today. The typefaces and illustrated figures are fascinating blasts from the past taking us to the fashion and design of the early twentieth century. The simple, hand-illustrated design is something that has become a thing of the past and a visual treat to enjoy.

The Works of Jagi Note

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 16, 2012
Jagi Note is an artist based in Melbourne, Australia. Games from the early 1990s had a profound influence on his imagination and still inspires his artwork to this day. Jagi describes his artwork as impossible and beautiful realities which everyone who observes them wishes they could be a part of...