Lorn 'Ghosst(s)'

Illustration // Saturday, June 16, 2012
Grotesquely beautiful little animation 'Ghosst(s) put out by CRCR. Born in 2009, CRCR is a team of 6 members, working together to concieve and direct movies, advertising, music videos, short films... Rémi Bastie, Nicolas Dehghani, Paul Lacolley, Kévin Manach, Nicolas Pegon, Jérémy Pires are the artists that make up CRCR.

FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: TYKE

Graffiti // Friday, June 15, 2012
Every Friday we feature someone old or new, traditional or unconventional, active or not, and so on. This week’s spotlight is on Tyke.

Liam Sparkes

Tattoo // Friday, June 15, 2012
The highly distinctive, black, crosshatching work of Liam Sparkes is easy to spot. Reminiscent to aged etchings and lithographs of religious manuscripts, Liam's heavy hand does most of his its tattoo at Shangri La in London. He is also a guest tattooer across the globe at East River Tattoos in Brooklyn, Idle Hand in San Francisco, AKA gallery in Berlin, Sacred Yantra in Switzerland, Aloha in Barcelona and Art Corpus in Paris.

2012 Vans Custom Culture Art Competition Finals Video

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 15, 2012
The 2012 Vans Custom Culture Art Competition came to an end with an all expenses paid trip for the five finalist high schools out to Los Angeles to crown a winner. Rio Rancho walked away with both the Grand Prize and the all new Journeys Local Attitude Award meaning a $55,000 total donation to their high school art program.

Back Talk: A Convesation with Caia Koopman

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 15, 2012
Caia Koopman has emerged as one of lowbrow’s preeminent female artists. With a well-rounded background from her years spent obtaining her BA in Fine arts from UC Santa Cruz, to her time spent in the skateboarding and snowboarding scenes, Caia’s environment has both molded and provided an eclectic background that makes her paintings come to life. She opens works with Sarah Joncas at Thinkspace Gallery this Saturday, June 16.

Preview: CANLOVE "No Can Left Behind" @ 941 Geary, SF

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 15, 2012
This Saturday, June 16, Canlove will be opening a solo show at 941 Geary in San Francisco, titled No Can Left Behind. Canlove is an LA-based Graffiti Recycling Organization founded and managed by creative partners DJ Neff and Paul Ramire, who aspire to transform every discarded spray can into its own work of art, and this show will be the first large scale installation of the artist collaborative.

The Colorful Fashion Illustrations of Hajin Bae

Illustration // Friday, June 15, 2012
South Korean artist Hajin Bae is an illustrator, graphic designer and art director based in Seoul. Bae likes to illustrate lovely young women in full technicolor. Her most recent project has been a collaboration with fashion photographer Bryant Eslava entited "BryJin" - fusing Eslava's photographs with Bae's illustrations to produce animated fashion illustration gifs.

Food = Fashion by Fulvio Bonavia

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 15, 2012
The simple idea; reimagine food as fashion. Fulvio Bonavia had a fantastic book, A Matter of Taste, that was released a few years ago, featuring photography of food as fashion pieces. Rasberrry bags, sardine belts, and artichoke hats could possibly be one day, high fashion. 

Falling Star: Do Ho-Suh in San Diego

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 15, 2012
“Falling Star” is an installation by South Korean artist, Do Ho Suh, which leaves a house balancing on the roof of a seven story building on the UC San Diego Campus. Looking as if the house dropped from the sky, visitors can view the piece on the roof, enjoy a beautiful well-manicured garden, and catch a descent view of the surrounding San Diego landscape.

Preview: John Dempsey @ Elmhurst Art Museum, Chicago

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 15, 2012
John Dempsey doubles as Billy Tokyo. Like many artists, Dempsey works in two distinct styles, but unlike most he has an exhibition history in both styles—and so he utilizes two names, and two exhibitions. John Dempsey’s “Urban Nature” and Billy Tokyo’s “The Shapes of Things to Come” is currently on view at the Elmhurst Art Museum in Chicago, with the opening reception tonight.

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