The Works of Bicicleta Sem Freio (NSFW)

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 30, 2012
Bicicleta Sem Freio (Bike Without Brakes) is an Illustration Studio based in Goiânia, Brazil, and was formed in 2005 by graphic designers Douglas Castro, Victor Rocha, and Renato Reno. The studio is heavily influenced by a classic rock n' roll aesthetic, depicting a strange hybrid of sexy ladies and grotesque zombies in their highly detailed and truly eye-popping poster art.

The Work of Marc Johns

Illustration // Friday, March 30, 2012
Based in Vancouver, BC, Canada, illustrator Marc Johns creates whimsical drawings filled with dry wit and humor. "I generally aim to say as much as possible with as few elements as possible," explains Johns. "I like to create absurd situations by combining things together that don't belong, or imagine what inanimate objects would say if they could speak."

"Welcome to the Tenderloin" @ Ever Gold Gallery

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 29, 2012
Ever Gold Gallery in San Francisco will be hosting Yokonori Stone’s first solo exhibition titled “Welcome to the Tenderloin” next Thursday April, 5th, 2012.  It appears the artist drew inspiration from and will be paying tribute to many of San Francisco’s art staples and its scenic landscape. “I hope I don’t piss off Barry McGee cause I really like his work and sometimes I wish I was him”, says Stone.

L.A. Freewalls Video

Street Art // Thursday, March 29, 2012
A recent popular topic among the Juxtapoz staff has been the conversation of Los Angeles’s current political stance toward public art and murals.  We have been talking with several artists in hopes of gaining a more insightful perspective on the issue and there will be some interesting discussions printed in one of our future issues.

Peter Land Public Sculptures

Street Art // Thursday, March 29, 2012
Multi-disciplinary, Copenhagen-based artist, Peter Land, primarily works in video installations, but will occasionally create some wonderful public work as seen in the following selection of photographs.  The artist has exhibited extensively through Europe as well showed as in the U.S. and has been included in a number of selected publications.

The 55th San Francisco International Film Festival

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 29, 2012
The San Francisco International Film Festival returns April 19–May 3 for two weeks of cinematic discovery. World-renowned talent is assembled by the International, like awardees Kenneth Branagh, Barbara Kopple and Pierre Rissient for local Bay Area audiences.

HowNosm "This Side Of Paradise" Installation, Bronx

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 29, 2012
These photographs of HowNosm’s installation in The Andrew Freedman Home is saying a lot... as in “They killed it.” This Side of Paradise is a project inviting numerous artists to create site-specific work to revitalize an old welfare hotel located in the Bronx and is also the title of famed author F. Scott Fitzgerald’s first novel.

Na Zhao "Competing Soil"

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 29, 2012
There was so much good work from Beijing, China-based artist Na Zhao, that we couldn't single out what to feature. Her works are large format, penci on paper universes, full of rich detail and sprawling scenes. We chose our favorite, Competing Soil.

ARYZ for Aesop Rock "Skelethon" Album Cover

Music // Thursday, March 29, 2012
Our good friend, hip-hop artist and contributor to Juxtapoz, Aesop Rock, is set to release a new album, Skelethon, on July 10, 2012. For the occasion, he enlisted Spanish artist, ARYZ, to do the album's cover. See it big after the jump . . .

The Drawing Apparatus by Robert Howsare

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 29, 2012
Simple, compelling, and hypnotic to watch, Robert Howsare created the Drawing Apparatus, where he connects pen with two turntables and mixes the speed of the records to create a unique drawing. Watch the video after the jump . . .

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