iPad Sketches from Ryan Cecil Smith

Illustration // Monday, April 28, 2014
Illustrator and cartoonist Ryan Cecil Smith lives and works in Osaka, Japan. His work can be found in the men's lifestyle magazine Popeye. These works were created on Ryan's iPad with an app called Brushes...

Banksy Meat Truck Illustration

Street Art // Monday, April 28, 2014
Remember this one from Banksy's month-long residency on the streets of NYC, "Better Out Than In"? The Meat Truck, aka "Sirens of the Lamb" was probably the best part of the project, featuring a truck that drove around Manhattan with stuffed-animals on their way to the slaughterhouse. Well, in honor, Banksy has a nice drawn illustration of the piece on his site today. Maybe its a slow news day. Maybe we like the drawing. Maybe we miss Anthony Hopkins?

Hernan Bas "Case Studies" @ Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 28, 2014
Lehmann Maupin is pleased to present the first exhibition in Hong Kong of work by Hernan Bas. This show, entitled Case Studies, features new paintings by Bas, who is primarily known for his expressionistic and highly detailed figurative paintings, but also for his works in sculpture, film, photography and installation.

A Shrine to Minimal Vintage Album Cover Design

Design // Monday, April 28, 2014
Jive Time Records, a Seattle-based store specializing in used vinyl has put together a little blog where they have been collecting minimal vintage album cover design, or to be more specific, a "shrine to circles and dots, squares and rectangles, and triangles, and the designers that make these simple shapes come to life on vintage album covers."

James Haggerty's Star Wars Staple Mosaics

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 28, 2014
We are impressed by the detail and patience it must take New York-based painter and printmaker James Haggerty to complete his staple mosaics. His Darth Vader portrait, "The Side" was created using 10,496 multi-colored staples on a painted board.

Drawings by Victoria Goro-Rapoport

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 28, 2014
'As an artist and human being, I am interested in exploring the precarious connection between natural and man-made spaces, and the men and women who inhabit them. Part of my artistic career was dedicated to set design. As a designer, for each new production I had to create and manipulate a unique relationship between the three-walled space of the stage and a human figure. With clever painting and lighting, the stage becomes a magic box...  

Brian Dettmer's Melted Casette Tape Skeletons and Skulls

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 28, 2014
Brian Dettmer, whose book sculptures we have shown you in the past, also has a series of human and animal skulls constructed from melted casette tapes. Brian heated up the plastic tapes so he could weld and mold them together with his hands and other tools. 

Von "Elsewhere" @ KK Outlet, London

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 28, 2014
KK Outlet in London will be opening an exhibition of new work by artist Von on May 2, 2014. "Elsewhere," is a collection of delicately beautiful drawings based on photographs shot by Dan sully. Each portrait in the collection explores those fleeting moments where we involuntarily slip under and away from all of our surroundings, appearing to others absent and completely elsewhere...

"For No Good Reason," a Film About Ralph Steadman

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 28, 2014
"For No Good Reason," a film about Ralph Steadman (cover artist of our April 2013 issue) opened this Friday. The film, made over the course of fifteen years, explores the connection between life and art through the eyes of Steadman and with the help of Johnny Depp...

Read More Books with Atak

Graffiti // Sunday, April 27, 2014
An update with some recent work from Read More Books accompanied at times with Atak. Skulls, books, and block letters.