Benjamin Sack Draws Complex Imaginary Cityscapes

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 07, 2015
Benjamin Sack's incredible cityscapes are drawn with extraordinarly complex detail and filled with myriads of miniature and sometimes recognizable buildings. "The overarching theme of this 'symphony,' Sack says, "is the hero's journey (viz the viewer’s) into drawings detailed, complex and rich in metaphor; a sort of modern, existentialist epic." Watch several videos after the jump...

Sketchbook Works by Mario Maplé

Illustration // Thursday, May 07, 2015
Mario Maplé is a young mexican artist living in Guadalajara who, inspired by mutations and trauma, works with both conceptual and technical discomfort; exploring through pictorial accidents, materials and Formal contrasts, new possibilities for individual expression.

Paintings by Michelle Hinebrook

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 07, 2015
Michelle Hinebrook's paintings are infused with an understanding of optics and geometry as well as painterly intuition. Attempting to capture movement, within a deep, dynamic space with kaleidoscopic explosions of color and shape. She begins constructing compositions using a computer, ruler and airbrush, drawing hard-edge geometric shapes...

Vintage Film Posters From The Golden Age of XXX

Erotica // Thursday, May 07, 2015
While obviously the content of these posters is unapologetically dirty, not to mention the films themselves, we have to say, the design on some of them are fantastic. From back in the day when people used to visit theaters to watch XXX movies, these vintage posters celebrate "the timeless cool and lurid delights of the most exciting, entertaining Pop Art-form of the late 1900s—the exploitation movie posters... 

Felix: The Cat’s Out of the Bag @ Slow Culture Gallery, LA

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 07, 2015
A simply drawn black and white cat may seem an unlikely choice for the world’s first cartoon superstar, but Felix the Cat, with his magic bag of tricks and killer personality, is no ordinary feline. Though Felix has gone through numerous iterations over the near century since his debut, he has always had an undeniable influence on creatives around the world, no matter their age or medium. This has never been more evident than in Felix: The Cat’s Out Of the Bag, a group art show curated by Slow Culture gallery.

Ben Venom "Let’s Go All The Way" @ Ever Gold Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 07, 2015
Today, May 8th, 2015 Ever Gold Gallery in San Francisco will present Let’s Go All The Way, an exhibition of new textile works by Ben Venom. Working with repurposed materials, Venom combines the often menacing and combative countercultural imagery of biker gangs, metal music and the occult with the comforts of domesticity in a series of quilts and textile-based works.

Opening: Titmouse Smash Party

Pop Life // Thursday, May 07, 2015
We got the pleasure of visiting Titmouse Animation Studio's 9th annual Smashing party this past Saturday. Activities included, you guessed it, smashing TVs, computers, and statues in a large cage using sharp metal objects. Penthouse Pets body-painted by Neck Face and JJ Villard were also in attendance. 

An update with Post

Graffiti // Thursday, May 07, 2015
Today we check in on what Post has been up to in the spray department.

What Antarctica Looks Like When Shot by Drone Footage

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 06, 2015
This is coming from a guy who cried while watching "Field of Dreams" the other night, but this drone footage, shot over Antarctica, made me cry this morning. Maybe it was the soundtrack, the beauty of nature, life, the silence, the power, all of the above, I don't know. But I dare you to watch this and not get a little emotional. 

Travis Louie "Archive of Lost Species" @ Roq La Rue, Seattle

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Travis Louie returns to Roq La Rue with Archive of Lost Species, a collection of works featuring his signature host of fantastical characters. His work is highly influenced by Victorian and Edwardian oddities and portraiture, and he often refers to his style as a kind of 'cryptozoology'. Informed by the stories he writes, his characters inhabit a world shared with other strange creatures, mythological figures, and extinct or exaggerated versions of animals we know.

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