Dwayne Bell & Lucy MacLeod: Convergence

Illustration // Friday, April 13, 2012
Scottish illustrators Dwayne Bell and Lucy MacLeod have come to together to combine visual forces in their new collection of individual and joint works entitled "Convergence." Spawned by their mututal obsessions with mid-20th century lifestyle illustration, pulp fiction covers, and vintage comic books, this retro-flavored show with a contemporary twist opens April 14th at The Outhouse in Edinburgh and runs through May 20th.

The Illustrations of Nimit Malavia

Illustration // Thursday, April 12, 2012
Nimit Malavia is an award-winning freelance illustrator based out of Ottawa, Canada. Born in 1987, Malavia received his degree in illustration from Sheridan College, and has since been heavily involved in gallery shows across North America and Europe. He is currently participating in a solo exhibition of his work, "Finding Together Again," at Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco, CA. The show opened April 5th and runs through April 28th.

Phidias Gold Presents Stack The Deck

Illustration // Thursday, April 12, 2012
Powerhouse artist apparel brand Phidias Gold presents Stack the Deck, a skateboard art show taking place at the Fourth Wall Project in Boston, MA. The show will feature works from thirty-one amazingly talented artists with over thirty boards on display, each individually customized and available for sale. The show opens with an artist reception on April 13th from 8-10 PM, and continues until April 29th.

Zombie Sexocalypse

Erotica // Thursday, April 12, 2012
In the bizarre and macabre heavy metal world of illustrator Mark Riddick, naked zombie chicks are happily and graphically disemboweled by their rotting, skeletal boyfriends, and some even give birth to monstrous undead babies in pools of festering entrails and melted skin. As viscerally horrifying as this may seem, Riddick's seriously hardcore and awesomely gruesome illustrations are chock full of self-deprecating humor that borders on the absurd.

In L.A.: Elizabeth Peyton @ Regen Projects

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 12, 2012
We stopped by Regen Projects to check out Elizabeth Peyton’s latest solo exhibition. For her sixth show with the gallery, Peyton's work has included portraits of artists, musicians, historical figures, occasional athletes, and more recently still lifes, all derived from life or from photos. Photos and more after the jump...

New Horfe Piece

Graffiti // Thursday, April 12, 2012
In the year 2500, building designs and infrastructures could possibly be based off the work of a graffiti writer working in 2012 by the name of Horfe.  Take a glimpse into the future through one of his newest pieces in Paris.

Sand Sculptures @ Tottori Dunes, Japan

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 12, 2012
Focusing on the theme of “Great Britain” in preparations for the London Olympic Games, a team of talented artists created a massive sand sculpture exhibition at the Sand Museum located in the Tottori Dunes of Japan. Many of the sculptures represent themes such as Shakespeare and Sir Isaac Newton, English pubs, London taxis, and Big Ben and Westminster.

Half Cab 20th Anniversary-Celebrating the Birth of an Icon

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 12, 2012
Celebrating 20 years of the Half Cab, Vans has gathered a collection of photographs of some of the worlds greatest skateboarders by some of the worlds greatest skateboard photographers...

Arik Roper Illustration

Illustration // Thursday, April 12, 2012
Arik Moonhawk Roper was born in 1973 in New York City, grew up in Richmond, Virginia, then returned to New York to attend the School of Visual Arts from 1991-1995. Since then he has built a universe of strange and familiar fantasy, horror, surreal, and psychedelic imagery.

Porn for the Whole Family

Erotica // Thursday, April 12, 2012
Stein Brianhoff is a Los Angeles based illustrator and photographer with a fetish for pattern-clad, floral, family safe erotica. His work is a mixture of pop-culture referenced drawings and contemporary photography. Worth checking out.

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