PIXXXEL by Jean-Yves Lemoigne

Erotica // Thursday, February 12, 2015
Yatzer, one of the best art and design sites in the world in our opinion, is doing what a lot of people should be doing; getting ready for Valentine's Day and "Fifty Shades of Grey" cinematic release. They celebrated by putting together a compilation of erotic posts, and one was of "PiXXXel" by French photographer Jean-Yves Lemoigne that we remember seeing back in 2009 but thought it was clever. Internet, porn, art direction... a good formula. 

New Book: Psychedelic Sex

Erotica // Thursday, February 12, 2015
In a brief golden span between 1967 and 1972, the sexual revolution collided with recreational drug exploration to create "psychedelic sex." While the baby boomers blew their minds and danced naked in the streets, men’s magazine publishers attempted to visually recreate the wonders of LSD, project them on a canvas of nubile hippie flesh, and dish it up to men dying for a taste of free love.

The Nudes of Jean Clemmer

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 11, 2015
One of the world's most renowned erotic fashion photographers, Swiss-born Jean Clemmer's iconic photographs of 1960's Paris explore the utopian fantasies and sexual freedom of the era, focusing on the eroticism of French couturier Paco Rabanne's semi-nude models, dressed in his "unwearable" fashions of futuristic plastic and aluminum chain-mail jewelry.

JORDAN SULLIVAN: "AN ISLAND IN THE MOON"

Erotica // Tuesday, February 10, 2015
This isn't the first time we have posted this beautiful series of nature vs nudes by Jordan Sullivan. His "An Island In the Moon" is our favorite series he has done, but there are a ton of beautiful photos on his site. From his CV, "Jordan Sullivan is a writer and artist living in Los Angeles, California. His photographs and prose have appeared in publications such as Dazed Digital, Dossier Journal, Twin Magazine, VICE, Third Coast, GUP, Art + Design (China), Secret Behavior, and ELLE. He was a finalist for the Third Coast Fiction Award and the Grand Prix de la Découverte/NoFound Prize for experimental photography."

Vessel "Drowned in Water and Light" directed by Pedro Maia

Music // Friday, February 06, 2015
We wanted to start the day off on the darkness mood possible, and elegant dark if you will. So, if you don't mind, watch this nearly erotic, definitely raw, video by Pedro Maia for Vessel's track, "Drowned in Water and Light." 

Book Of Mormon Missionary Positions

Erotica // Friday, February 06, 2015
Protesting absurd rules and useless definitions with photography can be fun. The Book Of Mormon Missionary Position, a pictorial series by Neil Dacosta, is not only fun but perhaps the best way to protest.

Sam Haskins' Levis Shoot

Erotica // Thursday, February 05, 2015
Yesterday, while looking through the work of legendary South African photographer Sam Haskins we came across this shoot he did for Levis in the 1970s. At the time, Levis had a traveling exhibition of denim decorated by their customers and a competition along with it. Unfortunately (but not surprisingly) Levis executives got cold feet over the nudes and the photographs were never used commercially. (via)

Olya Oleinic for Odiseo Magazine

Erotica // Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Odiseo is a beautiful and intelligent publication from Barcelon's Folch studio that is exploring the "territory of erotic publishing and of erotica itself." Olya Oleinic, an Amsterdam-based photographer has been featured in the last two issues and we love the work!

Vintage Erotic Bookplates

Erotica // Friday, January 23, 2015
We're enjoying this fantastic collection of vintage erotic bookplates (ex libris) from a whole host of countries and decades, though beware, many of the illustrations can be very nsfw...

Tom of Finland: Early Work 1944 – 1972 @ David Kordansky, Los Angeles

Erotica // Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Touko Laaksonen a.k.a. Tom of Finland (1920 – 1991) is widely regarded as one of the 20th century’s most influential artists for his revolutionary representation of the male figure. His drawings of fantastically muscled men engrossed in acts of homoerotic desire comprise one of the most inventive portrayals of the human body in modern times. These pictures of gay men as virile, confident, and unashamed–equally radical for their near-illicit, underground distribution–originated an empowering queer iconography and liberating spirit that increasingly inspires popular culture.

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