The YokYok

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 31, 2012
Yok started his droopy eyed drawings in a salty sea shack down under in a town called Perth. He developed a passion for loopy moustaches, seaworthy beards and potato headed rad lads. Yok works from a home studio in Brooklyn, New York and has exhibited in Berlin, New York, Tokyo, Sydney, Taipei, Beijing, Singapore Bangkok and Hong Kong, As well as unoficalial displays of street art in weird parts of the world that usually involve surf.

The Work of Conrad Roset

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 31, 2012
Conrad Roset is a freelance illustrator based in Barcelona. His new muses are created with watercolor splashes and spots, more gestural to the minimal lines that we had become accustomed to. Conrad is also a graduate professor of illustration at the BAU in Barcelona. He has worked for brands like Adidas, Zara, FC Barcelona, Coca-Cola among others. Editorial Norma is currently editing a book about his work.

Bearded Ladies by Arvida Bystrom (NSFW)

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 31, 2012
The work of young photographer (like 20 years old-young) Arvida Bystrom consistently catches my eye. Whether its the dark erotic GIF's, or series of sexy bearded nudes- (hey, there's something for everyone) the appeal of her work is unavoidable. She's young and talented, and uses topics confronting gender, love, age and beauty stereotypes in her work. She has a couple editorials for Vice under her belt and with work like this, she will continue to stop me dead in my tracks.

New 'Zine from 607VISUAL

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Our good friends over at 607VISUAL just released their first 'zine. We are exited to see an awesome collection images taken all over San Francisco. We recognize everything from our favorite lunch spot to the iconic Twin Peeks overlook. Even the Swoon piece that graced the cover of the May issue makes an appearance. This booklet sized full-color 24 page 'zine is perfect for your studio apartment sized coffee table.

Preview: QUAKE "26 Years of Hustlin'" @ Zerofriends, Oakland

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Alex Pardee's Zerofriends presents QUAKE: 26 Years of Hustlin', a giant retrospective of the street artist Quake's "continuous, uncompromising, vibrant pubic art by one of the Bay Area's most prolific and loyal artists," this Thursday, May 31, 2012 at Zerofriends in Oakland. The solo exhibition, on view through June 30, will include hundreds of photos taken around the world of Quake's outdoor work, alongside sketches, relics, prints, and a massive ongoing slide show, celebrating "the insanely colorful career of not only one of our favorites," Zerofriends said, "but one of our own."

IN L.A.: Augustine Kofie @ Known Gallery

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 30, 2012
This past weekend we stopped by the opening reception of “Working An Angle”, Augustine Kofie’s first solo show at Known Gallery in Los Angles. The show featured 40 recent works including hand painted multiple screen prints, collage on wood as well as paintings on canvas and wood. Photos and more after the jump..

Top 20 Graffiti Artists To Know Right Now

Top List // Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Everyone knows the classic, legendary names of graffiti... Dondi, Seen, Revolt, Twist, Futura, Blade, Revok, Saber, the list goes on. But what about if someone were to ask you about active writers? Maybe you are in a bar conversation and someone wants to know a few good men to check out. We compiled a list of 20 Graffiti Artists You Should Know Right Now, those who are doing interesting things, a lot of things, and are really good doing it.

"Beauty Is Embarrassing": A Documentary on Wayne White

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Wayne White, featured in our June 2012 issue of the magazine,  maker of the wonderful "word paintings" and the former art director of Pee-wee's Playhouse, had a documentary of his life and art, Beauty is Embarrassing, released and circulating through the film festival circuit. The film is a "funny, irreverent, joyful and inspiring documentary featuring the life and current times of one of America’s most important artists, Wayne White."

Manuel Birnbacher's Civil War Portraits

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 30, 2012
In David Lynch's famed and well-loved television series Twin Peaks, Benjamin Horne re-enacts and reverses the outcome of the Civil War as a means of coping with a mental breakdown; by reversing the outcome of the war in the role of General Robert E. Lee, Horne is reverting the crisis that has troubled his own life. We're not sure if Manuel Birnbacher's reason for remixing and reworking these Civil War-era portraits has any similar connection to a personal crisis . . .

Mini Japanese Paper Cities by Yumiko Matsui

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Dioramas of any kind really make us pay attention, and perhaps that is because it brings out the grade school in all of us. NYC-based Yumiko Matsui has made the grandest of dioramas, an entire Japanese city created in a mini-paper version. Not only does she create the busy advertising and bustling skylines, she even creates the illuminated night billboards.

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