Update: Mikitype's Body Lettering

Erotica // Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Based in Tokyo, Japan, Mikitype is a calligrapher and Type Designer whose avant-garde approach to typology is both clean and thrilling. These gorgeous photographs of calligraphy hand-painted onto models gives the art of type an entirely new dimension, meshing fashion and design, body and word.

Sculptures Made From Sugar by Joseph Marr

Erotica // Monday, May 18, 2015
Sydney born, Berlin-based artist Joseph Marr constructs beautiful sculptures entirely out of sugar. Using both traditional and digital techniques, Marr uses candy as a medium to show "how we are trapped in the sticky situation and how attractive the tasty desire really is." 

Succubus: The Work of Alva Bernadine (NSFW)

Erotica // Tuesday, May 12, 2015
We posted about Alva Bernadine recently on the site, and we forgot that the artist helped us with the Guy Bourdin story we ran a few months back.Today, we show you the series, "Succubus," and the explanation of the series in the artist's own words...

Vintage Film Posters From The Golden Age of XXX

Erotica // Thursday, May 07, 2015
While obviously the content of these posters is unapologetically dirty, not to mention the films themselves, we have to say, the design on some of them are fantastic. From back in the day when people used to visit theaters to watch XXX movies, these vintage posters celebrate "the timeless cool and lurid delights of the most exciting, entertaining Pop Art-form of the late 1900s—the exploitation movie posters... 

Life in the Nude: Dario Campanile

Erotica // Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Born April 21, 1948 in Rome, Dario Campanile started to sketch as a very young child. At the age of six, his talent for art was encouraged with the gift of a small set of watercolors from an uncle, himself a painter. When he was 14, Dario was bedridden with a kidney ailment for three months, and his father gave him his first oil paints to cheer him up. As soon as he began to work with them, there was a sense of familiarity of being able to easily express himself in this medium...

ONEQ and the New Art of the Pin-up

Erotica // Monday, May 04, 2015
ONEQ does phenomenal pinups. She grew up on a small island in Japan completely separated from the flash and pop of Tokyo culture and gathered all her influences from a neighbor who loved art and Japan’s insistence that schoolchildren spend part of the day drawing. As she grew up she taught herself how to draw completely by herself...

Betty Tompkins' "Fuck" Paintings

Erotica // Thursday, April 30, 2015
For the last forty years, Betty Tompkins has based her paintings on the tension of intimacy and representation of sexuality, rendering explicit scenes in monochromatic tones. Her radicalism in the late 60s led to the unfortunate censoring of her work and later a spotlight on her role in the American and European art scene.

Neil Craver's Underwater Photography (NSFW)

Erotica // Monday, April 27, 2015
From Neil Craver's series, Underwater Nude Rock Quarry: "This photographic series is visual voyage of metamorphosis; into the Subconscious waters of the mind. The ultimate metaphysical quest into the undercurrent of consciousness."

A History of Pulp, PG-13 Erotica, and Illustration in One Auction

Erotica // Thursday, April 23, 2015
Well this is a lot of fun. A few years ago, you may remember Juxtapoz printing a cover story on Hard Case Crime, a book publisher bringing back the pulp vibes and a little salacious fun of times of past. Well, Heritage Auctions has a crazy auction of Illustrative Art that covers both the past and present in pulp art, naughty things, and just some classic illustrations. From Dink Siegel, Hilo Chen, and the 1980's vibes of Patrick Nagel, this auction is classic. 

The Lightness and Subtle Darkness of Can Dagarslani

Erotica // Thursday, April 23, 2015
There is so much to look at in the photos of Can Dagarslani. What appears to be subtle turns out to be almost mind-bending, and the simplicity makes way for such a great aesthetic and eye. Here is the rundown on Can: "Graduating in 2006 from Mimar Sinan University of Fine Art, Istanbul, Can Dagarslani aged 28, became increasingly more interested in photography while studying architecture. It all began in 2003 when Dagarslani started working on landscape shoots of different places that would bring out each city’s architectural plan. When Dagarslani discovered analography, his digital camera was putted aside for an analog camera that triggered his passion for photography."

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