Lost and Found and Inspirational Flyer Series by Nathaniel Russel

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Last month, or better known as the April 2013 issue, we featured one of our favorite artists, Indianapolis-based Nathaniel Russell. One of our favorite parts of the robust body of work from Russell are his flyers and "Lost and Found" pieces, where both humor and a WTF that was amazing moment combine into something far more witty than an average flyer. Needles and Pens in SF has compiled many of these pieces in a 'zine, Public Notice. 

Portlandia Does Conceptual Art

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 22, 2013
Don't get us wrong. Conceptual artists are some of our favorites. Sol Lewitt, John Baldessari, Laurence Weiner, Eleanor Antin, among many others have all produced some of the most beautiful, thought-provoking, and enjoyable works we have seen, but there is plenty of conceptual art out there (some of it not quite as obviously fantastic as others).

Dirty Humor by Mr Bingo

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 28, 2013
'Some say he's the 'Master of pens'. Some call him the 'Justin Bieber of drawing'. Some say he f**ks about for a living.' Personally, I love the work of Mr. Bingo in all of it's raw, unedited, dirty humored glory. So come around children, let me show you a little something. Grandmother got a new tattoo.

The Skull Ice Cube

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 24, 2013
In our continuing series of trying to find ways to make your Super Bowl/Valentine's/weekend parties just that much more interesting, we have to applaud Gama-Go and their Skull Ice Cube. On the heels of the LEGO Ice Cube Tray, we think its just as classy, if not classier, kids, to have your Scotch on the rocks. With a skull. Just a skull.

The LEGO Brick Ice Tray

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Entertain your Super Bowl party/Academy Awards guests (or guest, maybe you keep it low key) with something a little more arty this year. We suggest going LEGO, as in LEGO ice cube blocks in yer whiskey and... er, in your Coke or ice water. Make 10 at a time, build yourself a good evening.

OakOak is Back

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 03, 2013
Well, its not like French street interventionist, oaKoAk, had gone anywhere, because he has continually been creating some of the best and most humorous street works in the world, but we haven't looked into his newest works in quite some time. Nobody can transform the mundane objects of the street into a cartoon strip quite like oaKoAk, and there is never a bad time to see what he is up to...

Stay Puft S'more by Brad Hill

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 03, 2013
Well this is just silly, and by silly we mean near genius and amazingly crafted. Brad Hill took a stab at the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in S'more form, and to us, this is a home run. Not sure if you want to eat this after, because when you make something like this, you sort of want to stare at it. And blog it. And Facebook it. Then Instagram it. Then maybe eat it after you tweet about it. That would be our order of operations.

Mark Mulroney: Carved Women

Juxtapoz // Saturday, December 22, 2012
On a lighter note, some carved wooden sculptures of women, in every shape and size from New York based artist Mark Mulroney (featured in July 2011). In his artist statement, he explains, “People don’t want to die, and they want to have sex.” In regards to this, Mark states, 'I think almost all art is about looking at death and trying to defy it somehow. Having sex is a way of defying death. I make work about these things because they are what interests me...

Gingerbread Brooklyn

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 20, 2012
We feel like we haven't even touched on fun Christmas art this year, but thank you to chef Renee Baumann for creating an edible Brooklyn city block, made entirely of gingerbread. Sugar glass windows, brownstones you can eat, this is definitely a perfect piece of holiday art.

The World's Largest Basket

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The world's largest basket happens to be the headquarters of Longaberger, you guessed it, a manufacturer of baskets and other craft goods. The building, standing 7 stories tall, is quite handy unto itself: the "handles" apparently wick away snow in the winter. Not sure how, but hey, it snows a lot in Newark, Ohio. 

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