Lucy McLauchlan in Guangzhou, China

Street Art // Tuesday, December 16, 2014
In the December 2014 issue, we did a mini-feature on British artist Lucy McLauchlan's beautiful new show at Lazarides in London. What we never showed you was Lucy's gigantic new mural she painted in Guangzhou, China right after the show opened in London. A great video was made to document the making of the mural. 

The BMW Art Car

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 08, 2014
Introduced by the French racecar driver Herve Poulain, the BMW Art Car Project invites an artist to create a canvas on, well, a BMW... It began with Poulain commissioning his friend Alexander Calder. Since Calder's first car, other renowned artists including David Hockney, Jenny Holzer, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella and Andy Warhol have created a total of 17 BMW Art cars.

A'Design Award: Street Furniture Design

Design // Thursday, December 04, 2014
We have been having a great time looking through all the award winners and finalists that are part of the A'Design Awards. In summary "In a world where there are millions of products and designs launch each year, the award was born out of the desire to underline the best designs and well designed products." Today, we look at some really awesome ideas for public furniture, a great base for city planners to change the way we situate ourselves in a city. 

The Art of Shopping Small: Small Business Saturday Returns

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 28, 2014
This magazine has spent the past half decade championing the merits of Public Art. Whether on a community-level, city-planning organization, or even nationally funded endowment, supporting contemporary muralism an Public Art initiatives should be a high priority for every city. Our belief is simple: art makes you feel good. Art makes you think. Art can make you connect with your surroundings, define a community's historical heritage, or enlighten its current state. And for the most part, cities are beginning to recognize the trend of highly talented artists who can transform the appearance of a locale and make it a little more engaging. 

London's Covent Garden Market Building is Floating in the Air

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 20, 2014
If you've visited London recently and walked by Covent Garden's 180-year old market building, you may have noticed that it has seemingly broken free and floated into the air. Well, blame Alex Chinneck. The installation, "Take My Lightning but Don't Steel My Thunder" is an illusion that makes its seem as though the 40-foot-long building is floating 10 feet into the air.

Giant 200-Meter Long Horse Earth Sculpture

Street Art // Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Welsh artist Mick Petts' massive raised-earth sculpture "Sultan the Pit Pony" is the largest figurative earth sculpture in the United Kingdom and extends of 200 meters. Located in Parc Penalta in Caerphilly, South Wales, the sculpture was constructed using 60,000 tonnes of coal shale along with stone, and earth. Pit ponies were used to haul coal in underground mines during the mid-18th until the mid-20th century.

Exhibit:Growth @ Director Park in Portland, OR

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Umpqua Bank’s experiential event Exhibit:Growth is an interactive exploration of human potential that takes visitors on a transformative emotional journey. Using large-scale, motionactivated digital technology, the work invites visitors to embark on a journey of personal discovery while demonstrating the power and beauty of collective experience. Known for their distinctive approach to personal and community experience, Umpqua Bank commissioned award-winning digital artists to bring their vision to life. 

Art of the Moment: "Worn Out" by Palestinian artist Iyad Sabbah

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 22, 2014
A stunning work has just been producing in Gaza by artist Iyad Sabbah, documenting and preserving the destruction of the neighborhood of Shuja’iyya during the recent conflict and the now homeless community that once lived there. As DesignBoom points out, Sabbah "has set a family of clay figures wandering away from the war-torn wreckage. The models that comprise ‘worn out’ seem almost mummified, as if completely consumed by the death and devastation surrounding them."

INSA's New "Gif-ITI" Viewer

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 14, 2014
We are always love seeing something new from INSA because it means experiencing public art in new and visually and technically creative ways. In addition to a new wall, INSA has launched his first ever app, the GIF-ITI viewer. Nowadays, we consume almost everything online: including art. The term GIF-ITI was coined by artist INSA when he started creating his unique animated paintings; an innovative approach to viewing and experiencing artworks produced in the public space.

6-Acre Portrait on National Mall

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 07, 2014
The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC has commissioned artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada to create a new 'terrestrial portrait' on 6 acres of Americas National Mall. The piece appropriately titled, “Out of Many, One" is a direct translation from "E PLURBUS UNUN", the official modo on the National seal. The facescape is composed of dozens of images taken of anonymous American men (of all ethnicities) ultimately creating one singular portrait.
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