The Works of Julia Petrova

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 12, 2012
Julia Petrova is an illustrator who lives in Moscow, Russia. She uses several methods for creating her works on paper or in her moleskin including pen, watercolor and collage. She creates illustrated portraits and landscapes, sometimes adding an element of surrealism to her creations. View more of her work and her moleskin collection on her website.

Gabriel García Márquez, Illustrated

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 21, 2012
In this series, artist Anton Marrast has created four illustrations based on the short stories of Gabriel García Márquez. Surreal and sensual, Marrast's vignettes capture the magic of Márquez's prose while also standing as digital artworks that are striking unto themselves. Marrast hails from Moscow, Russia.

Update: 56 Stars on The Face

Tattoo // Thursday, September 20, 2012
You guys remember this story right?? 'Eighteen-year old Kimberley Vlaeminck from Belgium, has pressed charges against a tattoo-artist claiming she asked for 3 stars but wound up with 56 stars on her face without her even noticing. The tattoo guy, Rouslain Toumaniantz said, "Getting your face tattooed is so painfull, sleeping is out of the question. The girl asked for those stars. She was very happy with the result but now she blames me because her father is angry..." Well here's an update, what are YOUR thoughts on the story?

Ink Work by George Bardadim

Tattoo // Saturday, September 01, 2012
George Bardadim has over 20 years of tattooing under his belt and this experience can be seen in the detail and skill of his designs. George lives and works in Russia but has traveled far and wide to tatt up people around the globe.

Surreal Photography by Sergei Bizjaev

Juxtapoz // Saturday, August 11, 2012
Russian photographer Sergei Bizjaev is a champion of the tested and true union between Surrealism and Eroticism. Levitation is a common theme as nude female forms are placed in uncanny situations, creating dream-like scenes that are as unsettling as they are titillating.

WAIS @ Roskilde Festival, Denmark

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 02, 2012
Russia-based graffiti writer, Wais, painted these three exceptional pieces for the Roskilde Festival in Denmark.

Moscow Russia's Den Yakovlev

Tattoo // Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Tattoo artist Den Yakovlev really has a handle on creating some of the most realistic portraits and perspective work I've seen in some time. He is a master at both color and gray-scale tattoos and specializes in creating inked portraits that are so lifelike they almost feel like visual illusions. Here's a sample clip from one of many realistic tattoo artists represented on Tattoo Art Project.

Tattooing Hands by Liza Xyxpa

Tattoo // Friday, July 27, 2012
Liza Xyxpa is an illustrator based in Moscow, Russia. We're catching some major MC Escher vibes in this tattoo-themed illustration.

7TV Stop Motion Rebranding Video

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 26, 2012
Greg Barth rebrand's Russia's fastest growing television network, 7TV, with an organic, DIY video series in the style of Michel Gondry and Wes Anderson. The identity rotating or falling into frame also...

Soviet Anti-Alcohol Posters from the 1920s—60s

Juxtapoz // Saturday, June 30, 2012
The Soviets were really good at making poster art in the form of propaganda, so good that even the most horrible messages had a begrudgingly nice look. But we have to say, when the Soviet graphic artists wanted to tackle anti-alcohol subjects, they make it damn effective.
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