StayHigh 149 Rest In Peace

Graffiti // Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Legendary New York graffiti writer, Wayne “StayHigh 149 Roberts, passed away yesterday at the age of 61.  The artist who began writing in 1971 was known for his smoking stick figure and uni-wide “Voice of the Ghetto” tags.  After disappearing completely in 1975, it would be 25 years until Stayhigh surfaced again, emerging with a well-attended gallery show.  Stayhigh continued to write his name in the street despite his age and influenced generations of writers.

Ian Stevenson "Made in Broken Britain" @ The Outsiders, Newcastle

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 12, 2012
We always enjoy the simple, clever, witty, and whatever complimentary adjective we can bestow on British illustrator Ian Stevenson, who loves to distort our collective pop-culture with a twist of wicked satire. His newest solo show, Made In Broken Britain, is currently on view at The Outsiders space in Newcastle, England.

An Ear Ring and Other Mini Body Part Jewelry

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Ah, this is so weird and uncomfortable we are going to order one of each. So good are these custom order mini-body part jewelry pieces by UK Etsy seller percylau that you almost have to convince your father that he should have an ear ring for Father's Day. Or perhaps your girlfriend/boyfriend needs a mini, um, phallus ring? How about an ear earring?

Dr. Seuss's WWII Political Cartoons

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Although renowned for his children's books, Dr. Seuss had many practices that ranged from "unorthodox taxidermy" to the political cartoons you see here. UCSD's Mandeville Special Collections Library offers a glimpse at several scans of original drawings and newspaper clippings depicting Dr. Seuss's less known career as a prolific political cartoonist during World War II.

Classic Paintings Go Modern by Dorothee Golz

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 12, 2012
You ever see a classic portrait painting and think that the subject looks nothing like people look today? I do this all the time. Girl with a Pearl Earring? Scarlett Johansson almost pulled the look, but most of the time modern times and classical painting has a separation. Artist Dorothee Golz has taken modern bodies and scences and mashed them with the faces of some of the most classic of portrait art. At times, the results are fantastic.

M-City Paints Józef Mehoffer’s House

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 12, 2012
M-City was recently in Krakow, Poland for the ArtBooom Festival where he painted a mural on the side of famed Polish artist, Józef Mehoffer’s house, which now serves as a museum. The interior of the building houses antique furniture, chandeliers, wall hangings, clocks, books, and other works of art, including numerous works by the artist including stained-glass items, oils, decorative portraits, drawings, and many other items.

Opening: Roid "More Than Ever" @ Topsafe, London

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 12, 2012
We are deeply disappointed that we are unable to see Roid’s debut solo exhibition “More than Ever” with Topsafe London in person. The artist’s work is a mix and is influenced by typography, design, geometry, Manga, computers, robots, music and the list goes on, with one eye catching color palette for sure. His work has been courting our attention for a while and from these pictures one could easy think the canvases were created digitally.

The Work of Sashiko Yuen, aka Wishcandy

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Wishcandy, or Sashiko Yuen is enamoured by retro culture, street fashion, kitsch, beauty, and the grotesque. At any given moment you could imagine she is mentally recording color palettes, creating, or hatching an escape plan from the suburban jungle. She graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Art + Design from Towson University and is currently building up a world of paintings and illustrations.

New Murals from AEC of Interesni Kazki in Cholula, Mexico

Street Art // Monday, June 11, 2012
AEC who makes up half of the Ukrainian mural duo, Interesni Kazki, painted multiple murals while visiting Cholula, Mexico. The artist also teamed up with Mexico City-based muralist, Saner, for a joint collaboration.  These particular pieces look that much better and add a lot of life to the old dilapidated walls.

Adult Swim x Juxtapoz: Kevin Kirkpatrick's Bust of Carl from Aqua Teen

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 11, 2012
One of the best parts about teaming up with Adult Swim on our very special July 2012 issue are the collaborations that came out of the months of work. One of our favorites was Kevin Kirkpatrick's amazing bust of Carl Brutananadilewski from Aqua Teen Hunger Force (aka, Aqua Something You Know Whatever). Remember, Kevin did the amazing Beavis and Butthead busts that were all over the web earlier this year...

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