The Ghastly Illustrations of Jesse Auersalo

Illustration // Thursday, October 04, 2012
Jesse Auersalo's artworks are digital drawings based on photographs. He is fond of irregular shapes, abstract compositions and ideas and muted tones, especially the grey scale. He has been selected for Creative Review's Illustration Annual as well as for IDN's Most anted issue. I came across a couple new (to me) images from his agent's site, Pekka, that recently caught my attention.

Pardee's Pick: The Art of Jeff McMillan

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 04, 2012
One of the best things about collaborating and becoming friends with other artists that I love is what kind of jewels I can wrench out of them by trading art for art.

Haruki Murakami Book Covers by Noma Bar

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 04, 2012
Book publisher Vintage has teamed up illustrator Noma Bar with the now classic novels of Japan's most famed writer, Haruki Murakami, to create a brilliant series of new book cover designs. 

Juxtapoz @ Nuart 2012: The Final Installations

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 04, 2012
Another year, and another great leap forward for one of street arts now venerable festivals, Nuart. Held each year on the streets of Stavanger, Norway, with a roster of international artists creating public art in an idyllic west Norwegian town, this year also expanded the festival to not only include indoor installations, but a full academic focus on street art as a prevailing means of public art.

Tattooed Realism by Ricardo Fumanal

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 04, 2012
Color or blackscale? Full sleeve, or business sleeve? Gorgeous tattooed rendering by the talented fashion illustrator Ricardo Fumanal depicting 2 fully tattooed arms. I'd be curious to know where or who he got his tattoo illustration inspiration from.

REVOK & RIME in Detroit

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 04, 2012
When these two get together with a wall and some paint, the final result is always worth talking about. This block in Detroit just got a whole lot of color.

Preview: TrustoCorp @ The Outsiders, Newcastle

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 04, 2012
We sat down with one of the key members of TrustoCorp for our November 2012 Politcs & Art Issue, and have always enjoyed their street interventions and political satire. The team will be opening a new exhibition, International Bank of Trusto, at The Outsiders in Newcastle on Friday, October 5, and we got a preview. 

Lindsey Kustusch @ Studio Gallery SF this Sunday

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Hidden animals, San Francisco streetscapes, and dirty bar scenes make up Lindsey Kustusch's subjects carved into the canvas with dreamy and pensive detail...

Olek's creates new piece while awaiting sentencing

Street Art // Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Polish-born New York-based crochet artist, Olek, recently completed this multi-paneled piece using the words “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” a quote once written in a famous letter by the prominent leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King. She made this particular piece in response to her legal troubles in London, where an unfortunate encounter with a drunken man had landed her in jail.

Video: BNE introduces the work of Pak Nur

Graffiti // Wednesday, October 03, 2012
After abandoning his old life as a thug, soldier, doing police work, and even being incarcerated, Pak Nur became a self-taught public artist who made his home on the streets. As graffiti writer turned non-profit organizer, BNE states, “ While in Indonesia doing our first water project, I met a middle aged homeless artist named Pak Nur who uses his art to spread messages about corrupt politics and other social ills."

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