The 2015 High Art! Design Contest

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 11, 2015
The Natural Cannabis Company is launching its second annual High Art challenge hosted by Juxtapoz, an international design competition to develop product packaging for three different Natural Cannabis Company product lines. This year’s challenge, which kicks off February 11th, includes over $12,000 in prizes in addition to an ongoing artist feature throughout the year.

"Tokyo With No Ads" by Nicolas Damiens

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 10, 2015
You've seen "Lost In Translation." And you probably have a friend right now in Tokyo going balls to the wall on their Instagram account taking photos of them. That's right, Tokyo is synonymous with lighted billboards, constant bombardments of advertisements, and just amazingly super-future streets. French designer, Nicolas Damiens, envisions Tokyo with no ads, sort of a Sao Paulo situation, and has created a series of Animated Gifs and photos with no ads, no logos, just blank Tokyo billboards. 

"//_PATH" by Mark Dorf

Photography // Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Mark Dorf is a photographer and sculptor from Louisville Kentucky. Mixing his photography with digital media, Dorf explores the relationships between the natural and digital worlds. His series //_PATH uses early 3D scanning technology to create geometric forms within the plane of a landscape. 

Mike Giant "Colorado" @ FFDG, SF

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 10, 2015
FFDG is pleased to present Colorado-based artist Mike Giant (former Juxtapoz cover artist) in his third solo show with the gallery entitled “Colorado” including 40+ drawings and photo prints on canvas made in collaboration with Jason Siegel. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, February 13th (6-9pm). Mike Giant and Jason Siegel will be present.

JORDAN SULLIVAN: "AN ISLAND IN THE MOON"

Erotica // Tuesday, February 10, 2015
This isn't the first time we have posted this beautiful series of nature vs nudes by Jordan Sullivan. His "An Island In the Moon" is our favorite series he has done, but there are a ton of beautiful photos on his site. From his CV, "Jordan Sullivan is a writer and artist living in Los Angeles, California. His photographs and prose have appeared in publications such as Dazed Digital, Dossier Journal, Twin Magazine, VICE, Third Coast, GUP, Art + Design (China), Secret Behavior, and ELLE. He was a finalist for the Third Coast Fiction Award and the Grand Prix de la Découverte/NoFound Prize for experimental photography."

An Update with Pant 1

Graffiti // Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Today we check in on what Spanish graffiti writer, Pant has been up to in the spray department.

Carnival Strippers

Photography // Tuesday, February 10, 2015
From 1972 to 1975, photographer Susan Meiselas spent her summers photographing the female striptease performers who worked in traveling carnivals throughout New England, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina. 

Sebastian Wahl: Psychedelic Gravy for the Receptive Mind

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Psychedelic Gravy for the Receptive Mind is a solo exhibition of new works by New York-based artist Sebastian Wahl at Joseph Gross Gallery in NYC. Sebastian Wahl carefully places handmade papers and images between layers and layers of resin. The result is a collage time capsule with real shadows cast within each piece. “Collage is my medium, resin is just the gravy on top”, says the artist. 

The Work of Ruth Marten

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 10, 2015
We've posted the work of New York-based artist Ruth Marten before, the dubious accuracy of her drawings on antique etchings always impresses us. Taking these etchings, often of scientific subjects, Marten transforms the imagery into something fantastic and often perverse! 

Vintage Works of Jaroslav Vávra

Erotica // Tuesday, February 10, 2015
A gorgeous selection of works from the Olomouc photographer Jaroslav Vávra (1920-1981), who was a member of the significant group of photographers DOFO (1958-1975). Vávra played an important role in the history of Czech photography of the second half of the 20th century, his photographs clearly demonstrate that in the 1960's he was among the prominent representatives and pioneers of nude photography in the country, along with Zden?k Virt and Miroslav Stibor.

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