Graphic Design and Playing Cards

Design // Friday, May 29, 2015
One of the most versatile items ever invented is the playing card. The number of decks sold each year is staggering; the US Playing Card company alone sells more than 100 million decks to individuals per year and another 20 million decks to casinos. The number of games played with standard playing cards is impressive as well. Pagat, one of the largest collections of card game rules on the internet, lists more than 1,200 games, not including solitaire and newly invented, but not well known, games.

Cyrcle "Nothing Exists" @ Station 16 Gallery, Montreal

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 28, 2015
On June 4th, 2015 Station 16 Gallery in Montreal will present Nothing Exists, a solo show by the Los Angeles-based art collective, Cyrcle. Exploring themes of religion, science, and duality, the exhibition marks Cyrcle’s return to Montreal after their participation in the 2014 MURAL Festival.

Growing Up in the New York Underground: From Glam to Punk

Photography // Thursday, May 28, 2015
Opening on May 29th and up until May 31st, a collection of photographs by photographer Paul Zone will be on display at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art’s Project Space in New York. The exhibition, titled “Growing Up in the New York Underground: From Glam to Punk”, depicts the changing music scene in 1970’s NYC. 

Amanda Charchian and Jose Romussi Make Ghostly Fun

Erotica // Thursday, May 28, 2015
We are huge fans of Amanda Charchian's photography on this site, and think of her as one of the best working right now. The LA-based artist just has a fantastic sense of color and composition, and places nudes in nature that create this seductive balance. Today, we take a look at the collaboration of Jose Romussi, a Chilean artist, and Charchian's photography, and great mix of space and illustrative effects. 

Dotmasters "Cutting Comments" @ Reed Projects, Stavanger

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 28, 2015
We have a personal love for this show here at Juxtapoz, as Dotmasters has always been on the ground working his ass off helping to produce the wonderful Nuart Festival each year in Stavanger, Norway. Dotmasters is heading back to Stavanger a little early this year for a solo show at Nuart-founder Martyn Reed's Reed Projects space opening this Saturday, May 30. 

Icelandic Landscapes by Spanish Photographer Alfonso Zubiaga

Photography // Thursday, May 28, 2015
We love Spanish Photographer Alfonso Zubiaga’s series of surreal landscape photgraphs taken in Iceland. 

Tristan Eaton x How Nosm in Brooklyn

Street Art // Thursday, May 28, 2015
A few weeks ago, we watched the documentation of Tristan Eaton and How Nosm collaborating on a mural together in Brooklyn. Today, we got the lowdown from Tristan on the enitre collaboration: "Four years after How, Nosm and I first painted this wall we revisited our collaboration one more time. Fillmore Street is an historical Brooklyn site, most specifically, famed author Henry Miller grew up on that block. . ."

Illustrations of Berlin-based Pierre Schmidt, a.k.a. Drømsjel

Illustration // Thursday, May 28, 2015
We’re enamored with the illustrations of Pierre Schmidt, aka Drømsjel. In his art, flowers slide off human faces or hooded figures occupy otherworldly scenes. His broad range of work is united by a dark, surreal tone that fixates the viewer and leaves them unsettled.

Jason Freeny's Toy Dissection Sculptures

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 28, 2015
We've posted on Jason Freeny before: his giant Lego sculptures and dolls with exposed anatomy. Check out the continuation of this series, exposing more anatomy of familiar toys and cartoon characters. 

Video of Do Ho Suh's Installation "Perfect Home"

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 28, 2015
Korean artist Do Ho Suh draws attention to the ways viewers occupy and inhabit public space. Interested in the malleability of space in both its physical and metaphorical manifestations, Suh constructs site-specific installations that question the boundaries of identity.

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