Illustration // Sunday, August 26, 2012
We were doing some research last night on illustrators, and came across the great works of London-based, Ricardo Fumanal, who is almost more of a surrealist than any genre we could define. Sometimes, a good graphite sureal scene is just what we need in the morning.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Miss Van, who just opened a new exhibition at Copro Gallery in Santa Monica, has also released a new print with London's Pictures on Walls, Virgen, that has the print shop saying, "Wow. Well this really came out better than we expected. What’s French for ooh la-la?" The print was made in an edition of 60, signed and numbered by the Toulouse-born, Barcelona-based artist, and 5-color screenprint using fluorescent ink and graphite.
Tattoo // Thursday, August 09, 2012
Nick Horn does his bold ink work at Good Times Tattoo in East London. He says of his work and style, "I tend to lean towards Oriental inspired work, heavily Japanese influenced but I’m also a fan of Chinese art too so that creeps in. I also really enjoy doing traditional western motifs but not specifically American or English - just whatever looks cool."
Erotica // Sunday, August 05, 2012
Illustrator Steve Scott may be most recognized for his commercial illustrations involving cute animals and cartoons, but deep inside his portfolio we came across these sultry pin-ups. Steve is based out of London and uses vibrant colors to give these sexy pin-ups a bold and playful look.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, August 05, 2012
"‘Loved and Labored’ is an open project that required one to extensively explore personal interest. I decided to produce series of portraiture pieces to scrutinize my curiosity of people’s faces as I think each tell a story of their own. I chose to illustrate a set of literature figures, as writers have the tendency to carry a certain haggardness and cynicism of the world on their faces, which are often reflected in their words..."
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 02, 2012
We were searching for an artist with a burst of color this morning, and remembered how much we loved the work of Shanghai-based Shan Jiang when we have seen it in commercial endeavors over the years. The graphic designer, illustrator, and art director now works in London with design company Shotopop.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 02, 2012
London is getting a lot of great art at the moment, so even if you don't want to see the Olympics, the great city has plenty to offer. Take Marcos Saboya and Gualter Pupo's fantastic 250,000 book maze, aMAZEme, now on display at the Southbank Centre in London. Incredibly, the work, creating with the help of volunteers, is based on a fingerprint of writer Jorge Luis Borges.
Illustration // Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Athens, Greece-based visual designer Charis Tsevis has just released some incredible work created for Yahoo!'s coverage of the London 2012 Olympic games. Tsevis depicts "once-in-a-lifetime moments that happen every four years." for three different sports (diving, gymnastics and running) with an extra image for running to represent celebration and victory. Gorgeous movement through geometry.
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 27, 2012
Charming Baker, the UK artist that was featured in our January 2012 issue, collaborated with famed British fashion designer (he makes a fantastic sunglass, FYI) Paul Smith on Triumph in the Face of Absurdity, a polished cast aluminium bicycle now on display at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. The work was part of Britain Creates 2012: Fashion + Art Collusion, where leading British fashion designers and visual artists collaborate in a ground-breaking series of works commissioned as part of the London 2012 Festival.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Whether creating waterfalls along the East River in NYC, a rainbow panorama viewing room at the Aros Museum in Aarthus, Denmark, or a beautiful one-way color tunnel like the one we saw at SFMoMA, Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson is one of the most heralded contemporary artists working today. In short, he is like a scientist who happens to make incredibe, immersive, experience-based art. Just in time for the Olympics, Eliasson will open Little Sun at the Tate Modern.