Juxtapoz // Saturday, August 25, 2012
We recently interviewed John Van Hamersveld, the creator of the iconic poster for Bruce Brown's 1966 surf film The Endless Summer. The phrase and the image have become the emblem of California beach culture, which is truly a global fascination, and the poster has a different knock-off for every summer related event, but...
Erotica // Tuesday, August 14, 2012
We've gathered some awesome eye candy to help you get through the work week-- our favorite images from erotic artist Olivia De Berardinis. Olivia's seductive creations are some of the sexiest and well done pin-ups out there and we can't help but drool over her portfolio. Olivia is a master at painting beautiful ladies as she has been doing so since the 70's. Here is a wonderful collection we have gathered of her work- busting with topless babes and ladies in lingerie- Enjoy!
Tattoo // Friday, August 03, 2012
Pen, ink, and highlighter are not just items on a student's school supply list, but are also the tools used to create this lovely drawing from artist Natalia Fabia. Inspired by light, color, punk rock music, hot chicks and sparkles, Fabia is fascinated with hookers, which fuels her paintings of sultry women.
Illustration // Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Incredible new work from the infinitely talented Kristina Collantes- adding a new level and dimension to her already impressive portfolio and roster of clients. Born in Cabiao Nueva Ecija, Philippines in 1987, Kristina currently lives and works in southern California. I'm loving the new portrait of Grimes with her gorgeous palette and intricacy.
Illustration // Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Jesse Balmer was born in San Juan Capistrano, California in 1987. He has been drawing since before he can remember, which was really only much-less-than-the-blink-of-an-eye ago on the geologic time scale. He now resides in San Francisco, California where his dignity remains intact for now.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 17, 2012
Everyone has their goals, and apparently, Qzina Specialty Foods has the goal of making the world's largest chocolate sculpture. And when we say largest, we are talking 18,239 pounds of chocolate. The structure of the Mayan temple is an ode to the ancient civilizations role in the history of chocolate.
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 23, 2012
Based in Oakland, CA, artist Scott Greenwalt's paintings open a window into another dimension where once familiar forms acquire bizarre alien qualities. "My paintings are really about capturing a moment," he says, "or a composite of several moments, wherein the subject undergoes a massive physical change."
Juxtapoz // Sunday, February 26, 2012
So, there's some guy in California by the name of Carty Sewill. He draws things, paints in his Moleskine and is driven to create quite an impressive portfolio, sometimes using the negative space of the page to effectively help illustrate the narrative. Great use of the empty page by a man who we know too little about. Enjoy.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 19, 2011
California Crazy: Roadside Vernacular Architecture, documents the bizarre designs of privately owned businesses in California. The back cover states, “California Crazy is the style of architecture that seems to typify California itself: naive, direct, unpretentious.
Juxtapoz // Monday, December 06, 2010
Today, Mark Ryden and Porterhouse Fine Art Editions are releasing two colorways of a YHWH vinyl figures created in conjunction with Necessaries Toy Foundation. The black and white edition of YHWH comes in an elaborately designed, gold-embossed box, each figure is hand signed by Mark Ryden, with an included certificate of authenticity and special, numbered mini print. Pictures after the jump . . .