Hyperreal Beached Whale in London

Juxtapoz // Saturday, June 22, 2013
As part of the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, a performance art piece was conducting by a group of artists posing as researchers as they "found" a "beached" whale on the shores of the Thames in Greenwich. The group, Captain Boomer, promptly removed the hyperreal whale and placed it at The Royal Naval College at Cutty Sark through June 29.

Drawings by Lyvia Alexandra

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 21, 2013
We really love this pigeon. We also really enjoy the rest of the London-based Lyvia Alexandra's drawings. They are light hearteded, honest, and fun.

Last Day: 3D "Fire Sale" @ Lazarides, London

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 20, 2013
Well, shit, its the last day to see Massive Attack's 3D and his solo show Fire Sale at Lazarides Rathbone in London, but hey, better late than ever. The show represents a u"nique retrospective of painting and design that have helped define Massive Attack over the past 20 years, covering the pages of sketchbooks to 12 million record sleeves.Previously unseen pieces created for Massive Attack's latest album Heligoland (2010) will be exhibited alongside archival works painted and screen printed for the first time from 1991's Blue Lines and 1994's Protection.

Interview: Freddie Fraser Forsyth of Topsafe London

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 17, 2013
As the publication between design agency Topsafe London and superblog 'HurtYouBad', Concealed Intentions brings us its debut issue with the intention of becoming the first magazine to focus on street culture without the obvious presence of graffiti. With feature content highlighting international icons, Horfe, Roid, Stephen Schuster, Gary Warnett, Sean Vegezzi, Smart Crew and sprinkles of nudity, explosions and a few surprises, their collaboration into the world of print is coming out swinging. We speak with director and founder, Freddie Fraser Forsyth, about the new publication.

Zadok Ben-David's Field of Painted Metal Flowers

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 14, 2013
London-based artist Zadok Ben-David is and avid sculptor, his installations and pieces appear in locations all over the world. This particular travelling installation, entitled Blackfield, features tiny, detailed and hand painted metal flowers stuck in the sand. The flowers are inspired by 19th century Victorian encyclopedia illustrations and each one contains almost 20,000 3-D flora etchings.

Bjork's "Atmospheric Reentry" Headpiece by Maiko Takeda

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 14, 2013
The person singing underneath that crazy, incredible looking headpiece is Bjork. Surprised? Probably not, if you showed us a picture of a woman singing in a crazy outfit that would probably be our first guess too. The headpiece though, was designed by Maiko Takeda and is one of a series of similar pieces entitled Atmospheric Reentry. Maiko grew up in Tokyo and moved to London to study Jewelry Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. She is currently working on her Masters in Millinery at the Royal College of Art.

Opening: D*Face "The New World Disorder" @ Stolenspace, London

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 11, 2013
D*Face presents New World Disorder.This exhibition, showing a new body of work, marks the end of an era at StolenSpace before we relocate to a new location. The exhibition also includes a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the unique nerve centre of D*Face's working environment by visiting his studio space. Our London correspondent, Butterfly, made it to the opening...

MC Escher-inspired "Endless Stair" @ St. Paul's Cathedral, London

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 07, 2013
To mark the London Design Festival 2013, de Rijke Marsh Morgan Architects (dRMM) designed the MC Escher-inspired wooden staircase rightly titled Endless Stair. Visitors will be able to walk around the 20 interlocking staircases constructed of tulipwood. One of the architects, Alex de Rijke described the staircases as "a three-dimensional exercise in composition, structure and scale and as both a marker and a meeting place." 

Illustrations by Le Gun

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 03, 2013
The illustration collective Le Gun was founded by Neal Fox, Chris Bianchi, Bill Bragg, Robert Rubbish, Matthew Appleton, Alex Wright and Stephanie von Reiswitz. The graduates of Royal College of Art produce a magazine and work on commissioned projects. They recently designed an installation and a print for an exhibition opening at London's V&A Museum.

Mario Wagner: Process for "Memory Palace" @ Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 29, 2013
This summer, the V&A will be staging a multi-dimensional exhibition experience, Sky Arts Ignition: Memory Palace, presenting an original work of fiction by author Hari Kunzru, transformed into a walk-in story by leading graphic designers, typographers and illustrators. Juxtapoz featured artist, Mario Wagner, is one of the artists involved, and let us into the process of making his piece for the Memory Palace show. 

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