Shortology: The Beatles and other Things Explained in 20 Seconds

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 23, 2013
As part of a book from Rizzoli, Shortology is a graphic collection of 101 mini-stories for "those who have no time to lose." Aka, using almost restroom iconography, creative studio H-57 has created this simple graphics to explain complex cultural icons and films. Did you know it only takes two graphics to explain Lord of the Rings? And only 20 seconds to explain the Beatles? It is, in fact, that easy.

The Game Over Chair by DoKC Lab

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 17, 2013
A nice little design from Italian studio, DoKC Lab, the Game Over Chair takes the look of the iconic Space Invaders game and makes it a household item. The best part? The interlocking design means no screws, no nails, no hassle, no swearing, no frustration.

The Works of Luca Mantovanelli

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 17, 2012
Luca Mantovanelli is a young Italian architect and illustrator. His mixed media illustrated portraits combine a bizarre duo of images of male youth and colored, exotic birds. There is a strange eroticism to his images that I'm not quite sure how to place, but somehow the elements in his portraits complement each other.

Blu + Ericailcane in Bari, Italy

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 14, 2012
With several collaborations in the past, artists Blu and Ericailcane once more combined efforts to create a wonderful piece on what used to be a school in Bari, Italy. The buildings collective “Socrate Occupato” is now home to around 60 immigrated refugees. The two artists worked with the themes of migration and pilgrimage. A detailed flooded city was painted by Blu, while an arc with animals seeking refuge for their crossing was painted by Ericailcane.

ZED1 in Certaldo, Italy

Juxtapoz // Sunday, November 11, 2012
Working with a freeway pillar as his canvas, Italian muralist Mark Burresi aka Zed1, recently painted this somewhat dark themed piece. One of the artists’s signature characters can be seen mid-stomp of another. The words “No Country For Young” accompanies the piece.

Secret Lives of Others: The Works of Emiliano Ponzi

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Tell us you have never done a little secret spying on your neighbors, even by accident, and we call you a liar. It's just the nature of humans, and illustrator Emiliano Ponzi has taken the concept of voyeurism (or peeping Tom) and created this fantastic appearing installation, The Sunrise Hotel,  in Rome at Wunderkammern Gallery.

Kofie in Turin, Italy

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 19, 2012
Los Angeles-based draftsman, Kofie, recently completed this exceptionally large mural entitled "Futurino" for the Picturin Torino Festival in Turin, Italy. Kofie’s strong line work and geometrical shapes blends naturally into the architectural landscape. Definitely one of the biggest mural we have seen him paint yet.

Blu goes big In Rome, Italy

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 01, 2012
This building in Roma, Italy received a new roman-style look courtesy of Blu. Although a closer look will reveal a number of controversial topics including religion, politics, authority, and even dog sex!

The Works of Nicola Samori

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 01, 2012
The paintings of Italian artist, Nicola Samori, are full of sensuous energy. The thirty-five year old’s style is derived from the classical paintings of early renaissance masters. With the highest degree of precession, his figures emerge from the darkness of pictorial space into the light with dramatic realism.

FAME Festival 2012, Part 1

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 28, 2012
A bunch of street art festivals are going off in the world right now, Johannesburg, Italy, and Norway, and we just got a series of shots from the opening of FAME Festival in Grottaglie, Italy. Vhils, Ericailcane, Interesni Kazki, Lucy McLauchlan, and others all had work in the opening show to coincide with the street works across the town. 

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