REVOK & JIM DARLING Church Installation

Street Art // Friday, April 27, 2012
Revok who is currently featured in our most recent May print issue and artist Jim Darling recently collaborated on this discarded junk installation in an abandon church in Detroit.  Working on the piece for two days, the artists dragged an organ up two flights of stairs along with any other objects left in the vicinity they could use.  It’s great seeing Revok work in mediums outside of graffiti with success!

The Work of Tiki

Street Art // Thursday, April 26, 2012
World globetrotting muralist, Tiki, describes his work as a comment on today’s global society and the nearly forgotten traditions of the past.  The artist uses simple imagery involving animals; design oriented shapes, and cultural references, creating easy-on-the-eyes pieces in public view.

JR Instagrams in North Korea

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 26, 2012
A few things of note here. One, it is always impressive to follow a real photographer's Instagram. Two, it is always interesting to follow a professional photographer's Instagram when they are in a very foreign environment. JR, the famed French social activist, Public Artist, and photographer (plus cover of the May 2012 Issue of Juxtapoz) has been Instragramming straight from North Korea, with some incredible photos of everyday life and various cultural sites. And of course, beautifully composed.

Doodles @ Open Walls Baltimore

Street Art // Thursday, April 26, 2012
Doodles just sent over some process and completed photos of the wall he worked on for the Open Walls Baltimore project that is going on through the end of May.  As the artist explained, “This piece is about the Earth being healed. Healed from the wound that civilization has created through industrialized practices.  In the center of the earthen hands is a city on fire. The hands of the cosmos are extinguishing the fire/ healing the wounded earth.”

Monstrum's Playgrounds

Street Art // Thursday, April 26, 2012
Danish design firm, Monstrum, creates wonderfully creative playgrounds for kids, with the intent to challenge children’s motor skills on all levels and the idea that playgrounds should reflect the world around us.

The Giant Rubber Duckie by Florentijn Hofman

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 26, 2012
What we especially like about the gigantic Rubber Duckie that floats around the world, the creation of Dutch artist, Florentijn Hofman, is that there is no political message or grand scheme behind it. It was just made to make people feel better. As the artist states, "The friendly, floating Rubber Duck has healing properties: it can relieve mondial tensions as well as define them." We don't know whether to cry or call shenanigans.

Mark Jenkins: Tug Of War in Poland

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 26, 2012
Currently in Katowice, Poland participating in the Katowice Street Art Festival, Mark Jenkins created this Tug of War Installation on a small-perched part of the building. This piece will likely catch the attention and baffle the minds of passing pedestrians.

The Hemloft in British Columbia

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Built illegally in the woods of Whistler on British Columbia’s government land, The Hemloft is a wonderfully designed egg-shaped tree house built by Former Canadian software developer and current carpenter, Joel Allen.

Faile: The 104 North 7th Project

Street Art // Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Whoever calls home to 104 North 7th in Williamsburg now has one of the most unique exteriors around made from thousands of hand painted tiles.  The Brooklyn-based duo, Faile consisting of Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller, recently finished this unique installation and the overall effect is great!

"Things Change': Stop-Motion Mural by British artist, Jo Peel

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 24, 2012
We really enjoyed this stop-motion, mural timelapse this morning. From what British street artist Jo Peel writes about her mural and subsequesnt video piece, what we have here is a "3 week painting condensed into a 3 minute animation. This is a short story told on a big wall at Village Underground in Shoreditch, London." Its quite good.