Scene Report: New Jersey/Philly

Graffiti // Thursday, March 19, 2015
Each week we feature updates on current graffiti scenes in a number of major U.S. cities with the help of a few select photographers. Ray Mock aka CarnageNYC delivers this week’s New Jersey/Philly Scene Report.

The spray work of Spek

Graffiti // Thursday, March 19, 2015
Today we check out the spray work of Spek from Circle T and YME crews.

"Hidropark" by Freya Najade

Photography // Thursday, March 19, 2015
Located in the middle of Kiev on two islands in the Dnieper River, Hidropark is an entertainment complex for Ukranian residents and became a photography interest to German photographer Freya Najade after her first visit. “I stumbled upon Hidropark a few years ago when I visited Kiev. After my first visit I ended up returning to the park in the following two summers – the last summers before the Ukranian crisis and a time during which the country was increasingly struggling...

Some Etchings and a New Wall by Phlegm

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 19, 2015
Phlegm recently painted a new wall in East London and appears to be work on a new postcard-sized book of hand-colored etchings, each drawn in miniature under a magnifying class on a copper plate only 11cm wide!

The Ferdinand Cheval’s Ideal Palace

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 19, 2015
So the story goes, in 1879, during one of his rounds, Ferdinand Cheval, a rural postman, stumbles upon an odd stone and is immediately struck with a dream to build a palace. He then devotes the next 33 years of his life building a dream palace. During his daily country rounds of about 18 miles and with the help of a faithful wheelbarrow he would pick up stones.

Joe Roberts "LSD World Peace" @ Needles & Pens, SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 19, 2015
Needles and Pens is hosting a release party for Joe Roberts's new book of paintings, "LSD Worldpeace" published by Unpiano books. The book features 142 full-color reproductions of Roberts's funny paintings, which are influenced by comics. "Through the use of crayons, paper and found objects, his work creates a world of cartoon imagery laced with personal symbology and humor."

Jeremy Fish x Daylight Curfew

Fashion // Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Our friends, Daylight Curfew have just launched their limited edition / embroidery numbered streetwear line, The Daylight Curfew Black Label. First up in the collection is a collab with Jeremy Fish. The limited (edition of 100) Hoodie ($89) and Pocket Crew (edition of 100) ($79) will be available on Today, Wednesday, March 18 at 1pm PST.

The Design Genius of Alan Fletcher

Design // Wednesday, March 18, 2015
You may know the work of Richard Bravery, the fantastically clever designer from the UK who is creating these fantastic book covers using contemporary artists and street artists work. Well, Richard will soon be in an issue of Juxtapoz, and in his interview, he mentioned being influenced by Alan Fletcher, a staple of British design who created, amongst other things, the V&A logo, Rueters, was a creative director at Phaidon, and founding partner of Pentagram in the 1970s.

Artsy Nudes @ School of Visual Arts, NYC

In Session // Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Only a couple of more days to see this cool looking pop-up exhibition at SVA  that VICE just featured called "Artsy Nudes." The concept of the show was that students in the Photography Department at SVA were "assigned to make knockoffs of famous nudes from the history of art." Here are some of the results next to their inspirations. 

The Cinematic Still Lifes of Amy Bennett

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Amy Bennett's name came up recently in a yet-to-published interview with a very famous comic book artist, and the artist mentioned just how great Bennett was/is. We agree. It must be something in the water up there in Portland, Maine. Bennett's work is like still-life studies for films, with multiple angles and sets constructed in oils. The result is stunning and follows an imaginary narrative, making each show a time-capsule.