Giant Transformers Sculpture in Asahikawa, Japan

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 07, 2013
Ever dream of having a giagantic Transformers snow fort? Japanese toy maker Takara Toy does. They are building a 65ft x 426ft x 131ft Transformers sculpture made entirely of snow for the the city of Asahikawa's annual winter festival. The structure is made from around 6,000 truckloads of snow and took 250 workers a month to finish.

Geoff Mcfetridge x Heath Ceramics @ Playmountain, Tokyo

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 05, 2013
For those lucky people in Tokyo, check out Geoff McFetridge's show My Head Disappears When My Hands Are Thinking with Heath Ceramics at Playmountain this week. It runs through this Sunday (17th). Heath is a Sausalito, CA based artisan pottery manufacturer and McFetridge is a Los Angeles-based illustrator and graphic designer whose work has been featured on products from Nike, Stüsy, Patagonia and in Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are.

"Chairs For Abu Dhabi" by Tadsahai Kawamata

Juxtapoz // Monday, February 04, 2013
We’ve seen some crazy installations this past year, but this one might be the best yet. Japanese artist Tadsahai Kawamata went all out for the fourth annual Abu Dhabi art fair. Kawamata, created a round tower formed out of thousands of chairs. The piece, entitled Chairs For Abu Dhabi, is a twenty-foot tall sculpture that took five days to complete.

Mika Nitta

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 06, 2012
Amazing illustrative work by the Japanese artist Mika Nitta that I know nothing about. However, with this kind of intricacy, attention to detail and the solid composition and palette that she portrays in her work, all you need to know is that it speaks for itself. Beautiful new find, keep it up young one.

Death's Embrace

Graffiti // Monday, November 26, 2012
Japan painted this DE crew spell out that says “Death’s Embrace,” accompanied with The Misfits skull logo.

In L.A.: Kishio Suga @ Blum & Poe

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 15, 2012
This past weekend, we made it out to Blum & Poe for a special exhibition by Kishio Suga, one of the leading figures of Mono-ha (School of Things), a group of artists who radically redefined Japanese art during the late 1960s and early 1970s. This is Suga's first solo exhibition with the gallery and his first solo presentation in North America.

Destroy Evidence...

Graffiti // Thursday, November 15, 2012
Take this small piece of valuable advice and “Destroy Evidence.” Painted by Japan and Reps of the DE crew.

The Works of ONEQ

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Japanese illustrator ONEQ melds Japanese and American art styles in her manga-inspired works. Her hyper-saturated portraits of voluptuous women take a cue from a number of influences, from Japanese pop artist Rockin' Jelly Bean to American comic artist Simon Bisley. ONEQ lives and works in Kumamoto, Japan.

Hi (aka Xhxix)

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Hi (aka Xhxix) is a Japanese illustrator based in Tokyo. "Painting" all of his images digitally on the computer, Hi creates haunting technicolor portraits of men with sullen gazes, dripping skin, and bloodshot eyes. Despite his dreamlike palette and impeccable technical ability, his images feel like excerpts from a trippy nightmare: sad, dark, and ominous.

Winter Illuminations: Light Festival in Japan

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 05, 2012
From now until March 31, 2013, you can see this incredible festival of LED lights, Winter Illuminations at Nabana no Sato, a botanical garden on the island of Nagashima in Japan. With this year's theme being nature, the highlight is an incredible tunnel of light with tens of thousands of LED lights.

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