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.

Pictures On Walls Jubilee Special including Banksy's "Er..."

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 30, 2012
San Francisco just celebrated the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge by exploding a bunch of fireworks off the famed ocean crossing. The British are set to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's royal jubilee. aka, 60 years on the throne (at the throne?). To celebrate, Pictures on Walls has a few prints to honor the jubilee, including Banksy's "Er..." file that is available for you to download and print yourself.

Preview: OakOak's "892 Miles" @ The Outsiders, Newcastle

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 30, 2012
One of our favorite street artists/interventionists is France's OakOak, who takes the most simple public property and transforms it into his own version of a video game. Cinder blocks turn into the Scream, doorsteps into piano keys, etc. OakOak is set to open a brand new exhibition on June 1, 2012, 892 Miles, at Lazarides' The Outsiders space in Newcastle, England.

The Work of Sao Paulos' Zansky

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Zansky is an illustrator and graphic designer in São Paulo, Brasil. He prefers the traditional graphic arts, using printing processes such as offset, silkscreen, letterpress, engraving, and digital printing to create his final works. He has illustrated for magazines such as FFW Mag, Epoca Negocios and Motomag in Brazil and has a varietal portfolio of brightly abstract and lively illustration work that is balancing on the edges of both folk and surreal.

The Work of Mark Anthony Taduran

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Mark Anthony Taduran, or Markovah, is a digital artist from the Philippines. His concept art and erotic fantasy portraiture draw much of its inspiration from such games as Street Fighter, Darkstalker and DOTA. The illustrations of Taduran are other-worldy and heavily comic based, for all you gamers and fans, and show his incredible skill at digital painting and soft blending of toned young vixens.

Tomer's Gore Run

Illustration // Tuesday, May 29, 2012
A favorite over here, Tomer Hanuka, is a talented illustrator and a cartoonist based in New York City. He works on a range of projects for magazines, book publishers, ad agencies and film studios. Lucky for us, he breaks down his illustration process on some of his more intricate pieces, showing us the step-by-step evolution of his method for creating. He is currently developing an animated series for Canal Plus and working on a graphic novel for First Second.

In L.A.: LEGOLIZE IT! INDISPENSABLE: Art by the ounce @ Known Gallery

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 29, 2012
We stopped by Known Gallery this past weekend to check out LEGOLIZE IT! | INDISPENSABLE: Art by the ounce. Done in compliance with CA Proposition 215, the LAgo brand, the show featured. Synthetic starter-plants, seedlings, clones, and a totally huge selection of intoxicating, fake plastic buds- all built with LEGO bricks to resemble some of the finest strains of medicinal marijuana ever grown will be on display and available for limited purchase.

The Rejects @ Reed Projects Inaugural Show in Stavanger, Norway

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Our good friends at Nuart, whom we featured in our May 2012 Public Art issue, and who hold down a few great public art and music festivals in Stavanger, Norway each year, just opend a permanent gallery space,  Reed Projects, and their inaugural show, The Rejects, in Stavanger this past weekend. They kicked off the new space with a group show that encapsulates a bunch of the artists who have created murals in and around Stavanger each year.

New Andrew Schoultz Mural in Toronto, Canada

Street Art // Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Juxtapoz’s good friend and our March 2012 Cover artist, Andrew Schoultz, sent over photographs of a new mural completed over the course of seven days in Toronto, Canada.  Schoultz is in Toronto for a two-person exhibition with artist Richard Coleman that opens this Friday June 1, 2012 at Cooper Cole Gallery.

Top 25 Classic Beer Labels

Top List // Tuesday, May 29, 2012
We came up with this yesterday... while drinking at the park. Enjoy!

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