Mark Noad Reimagines the Fabled London Underground Map

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 09, 2011
The current London Underground map, designed by Harry Beck in 1931, is extremely easy to use but geographical takes many liberties. In fact, it makes the cityscape of London appear quite simple (which it isn't). Mark Noad took the geographic subtleties of wider London and applied it to his own redesign of the Tube Map.

In Street Art: London's New King's Cross Station

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 08, 2011
Located in London, King’s Cross Station is an incredible project scheduled to open in only seven months. As World Architecture News states,“Designed by experienced architects John McAslan + Partners, the multi-phase scheme takes a three-pronged approach: re-use, restore, and new build. . .

King's Cross Station

Street Art // Saturday, August 06, 2011
Located in London, King’s Cross Station is an incredible project scheduled to open in only seven months.  As World Architecture News states, “Designed by experienced architects John McAslan + Partners, the multi-phase scheme takes a three-pronged approach: re-use, restore, and new build. The various train sheds and buildings across the Western Range are being re-used, the Station’s original Grade I listed facade from 1852 is being uncovered and restored to its former splendour, and an extensive new Western Concourse will be inserted above the London Underground Ticketing Hall.”

Opening Photos: Boxi at Lazarides Rathbone London

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 03, 2011
The Lazarides Rathbone space is always showing a good exhibition, and there newest, Time Of the Signs, features some hyperrealist paintings by Boxi. Our London correspondent, Butterfly, made it out to the opening for some photos of the work and space.

The Banksy App

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 27, 2011
There are over 350,000 available apps in the App store right now, including the brand new Banksy App. No that's not a typo. So when you need to throw some Banksy knowledge down to your friends, or if your Grandma from London who used to read News of the World is in town, you can take her around.

The Work of Charming Baker

Juxtapoz // Saturday, July 23, 2011
UK-based painter, Charming Baker, has been creating impressive oil on wood pieces that we have been hearing a lot of buzz about. His influences include "Cheap books, heroes, girls, Zulus, odd-looking women, suburbia, da riddum, family, stories, horses, dogs, packaging, summer holidays, the smell of make-up and cheap perfume, powertools, tea, tomatoes, Britain in Colour."

INSA's New Summer Gif-itti

Juxtapoz // Saturday, July 23, 2011
INSA just posted a new gif-itti piece up on his blog, explaining "Three story building, 2 ladders, 4 days of painting, photographing and re-painting =" what you see here. The London-based artist calls it "a slice of tropical heat in rainy London!!!."

The Art/Commentary of Ian Stevenson

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 21, 2011
We knew we were going to like UK-based Ian Stevenson when his bio read, "Ian is a professional man, secure in his sexuality and proud of his body... Abandoning computers, Ian now grabs his pen hard and with vigor. He manipulates it in ways never before heard or seen on this little Earth. Your face will implode when faced with his fluids (from his pen)."

Design and Illustration by William Edmonds

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 20, 2011
We posted William Edmonds' work back in 2008 and his work has developed over the last few years. Edmonds is based in London and is part of the three person artist/design group Nous Vous. Years later, we continue to find Edmonds' use of color and pattern pleasing.

The Nuke Lamp

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 13, 2011
We are not going all pro-nuclear weapons here, but this is a well-designed concept for a table lamp. The lamp's surfaces were created using real fluid dynamics simulations, aka, it was not just a flash-in-the-pan creation. The piece was created by Veneridesign of London.

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