Colorful Handmade Textile Winged Creatures

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 24, 2014
We are in love with these wild and colorful winged creatures. North Carolina-based artist Yumi Okita creates gorgeous fiber art that’s both scary and satisfying.

“Glass Eyes Staring Yonder”

Photography // Thursday, July 24, 2014
In her series “Glass Eyes Staring Yonder”, photographer Emma Kisiel explores the way in which we interact with animals through their taxidermied versions. Kisiel comments on the practice of taxidermy and the tradition of photographing taxidermy by creating images of her deceased subjects in a way that attempts to visually breath the life back into them that taxidermy was unable to achieve.

Optical Illusions by Akiyoshi Kitaoka

Illustration // Thursday, July 24, 2014
Akiyoshi Kitaoka is a Psychology professor at the Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. Studying visual perception, visual illusion, optical illusion, trompe l'oeil, and 3D, Kitaoka regularly creates incredible psychedelic patterns and illusion artworks, optical illusions that give the impression of images in motion. But don't stare too long, you might get dizzy!

Jeremy Fish x Aesop Rock … “None Shall Pass” and the Story of Collaboration

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 23, 2014
By the time hip-hop artist and producer Aesop Rock released his brilliant 2007 album, None Shall Pass, he was already a major name within the underground hip-hop scene. But None Shall Pass sounded a bit different than his past work: the lyrics were more esoteric, stories more dense, the beats and samples a bit more abstract. And, it was an album that showcased a unique friendship: Jeremy Fish was not only the creator of the cover artwork for None Shall Pass, but his signature characters were animated in the music video for the album’s title track.

A look inside Jim Goldberg's "Rich and Poor"

Photography // Wednesday, July 23, 2014
36 years ago Jim Goldberg took his first photograph for Rich and Poor on Mission Street in San Francisco. Looking out from his current studio windows the photographer can peer down on that exact spot where he took that initial photo. In his republished book Rich and Poor (originally published in 1985), Goldberg reflects on how little has changed other than the faces and that the living conditions are even more tenuous and hopeless than before. 

Felice Varini Encircles A Belgian city

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Swiss artist Felice Varini has painted curved strips onto buildings and streets in Hasselt, Belgium that create a picture of overlapping rings when viewed from a single vantage point.

In the Magazine: Erik Mark Sandberg

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Erik Mark Sandberg’s work can instigate obsession. His visual language is built on symbolism and research related to perceptions of time, psychology, physiology, and societal juxtapositions like the epidemic of bling versus blight in mainstream culture. His intentions are steady, but he travels between mediums boundlessly...

"Always Shameless" Exhibit At UNIX Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Riffing on the early ‘90s Coke slogan Always, Eugenio Merino’s newest work Always Shameless presents sculptures objectifying infamous politicians from around the world.

Ruinart Champagne’s Newest Masterpiece

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Ruinart, the world's oldest champagne house, invited Georgia Russell, a Scottish artist who now lives and works in France, to create on their latest Masterpiece.

Wire Sculptures by Robin Wight

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 23, 2014
One of the most magical elements to the creative process is being able to conceptualize your imagination. Robin Wight does a spectacular job capturing this in his Fantasy Wire sculptures. Depicting a struggle between fairy and dandelion, the ironic scenario of such a delicate and fragile plant against a magical creature is beautiful to behold. Done with superb craftsmanship and displayed in its rightful natural environment, Wight creates dazzling masterpieces that are blissful to enjoy.

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