The Dark, Erotic World of Akino Kondoh

Erotica // Thursday, July 17, 2014
Born in Chiba, Japan, Akino Kondoh is an artist whose work spans various media from animation to manga to painting. Her work has been exhibited internationally and she has been living in New York for the past six years. Kondoh's illustrations have an otherworldly feel to them, and the subtle erotic undercurrents are handled with a unique and somber touch. 

Juxtapoz × Adobe Present: Jeremy Fish’s "Yesterdays and Tomorrows" Animation in Progress

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 16, 2014
At some point in the process of making his mural animation, Jeremy Fish was going to have to go to summer school — the Brady Baltezore School — where he would learn about all the advantages of Adobe’s latest updates to Creative Cloud.

Summer School @ Ace Hotel & Swim Club. Palm Springs: Learn Crafts w/ Jean Andre

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 16, 2014
As we have been showing you on the site this week, from Friday July 18—Sunday, July 20, Juxtapoz will be at Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs, California for the annual Summer School music and workshop event. HVW8 Gallery's Tyler Gibney is curating this year's selection of workshops and tutorials, and one of the great artists that you can get a postcard making workshop from is none other than Jean André. He will be teaching all about postcards on Saturday, July 19, from 3 - 5:30pm.

Stanley Borack's Classic American Pin-Ups

Erotica // Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Stanley Borack was born January 23, 1927 in Brooklyn, NY and painted covers for pulp magazines and sold freelance illustrations to pulp magazine covers Best Western, Complete Western Book, Western Novels & Short Stories, and Western Short Stories...

John Dolan "John and George" @ Howard Griffin Gallery, London

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 16, 2014
John Dolan spent 20 years living rough on the streets of London, amassed over 300 criminal convictions and was in London prisons for 12 years. He was stuck in what he refers to as a revolving door of prison and homelessness with no real hope in sight. This all started to change around five years ago when John was given George the Dog by a homeless couple who had exchanged George for the price of a strong can of lager. In caring for George Dolan had a reason not to go to go back to prison as it would have meant he would have had to give up the dog. As a result Dolan stopped dodging the law and started to change his life.

Doug Johnson for Judas Priest

Music // Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Back in the 1980s, Doug Johnson did some fantastic artwork for 3 Judas Priest album covers: 1982's "Screaming for Vengeance," 1984's "Defenders of the Faith," and 1986's "Turbo." For some reason, this morning, when we woke up, we just thought about how rad all this art was, and wanted to see if anybody else remembers these. Doug Johnson... dude had metal down.

In the Magazine: The Sucklord

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Morgan Phillips and his alter ego, The Sucklord, have created a singular sweet spot between fine art and lowbrow. His tools are not traditional paintbrush on canvas but rather a reclaiming of the commercial toy industry, specifically targeting the ubiquitous packaged action figure. The Sucklord reigns supreme over a world that is at the same time fantastical and acutely transparent. Toiling over toxic resins, blister packs and poor working conditions, The Sucklord brings us the best of the worst in reimagined popular culture. 

Graphic Hyppereal Paintings By Fábio Magalhães

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Fábio Magalhães works with self-reference painting. Metaphorically connecting images of his own body, feelings and banal situations, Magalhães aims at pointing out conditions inconceivable to be portrayed but through artifices and distortions of reality. As for this, his art pieces are the result of a modus operandi that makes part of the photographic universe and results in a kind of parallel reality, materialized in the universe of painting.

New Book “Soviet Ghosts” by Rebecca Litchfield

Photography // Wednesday, July 16, 2014
British photographer Rebecca Litchfield is brave. Not that many people would take the risk to capture the tattered ruins of a strange and dangerous part of the world.

New Work By Akino Kondoh

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 16, 2014
We are so happy to see new work by Akino Kondoh, an artist and animator known for her striking compositions using graphite and watercolor.