Video: Mike Giant by Sean Desmond

Tattoo // Friday, November 11, 2011
We just walked by a Giant One piece in our neighborhood this morning, so seeing this stop-motion video on Mike Giant painting on Haight Street in 2011 seemed like a nice start to our Friday morning. The video was made by Sean Desmond, and Giant talks about his history in graffiti and his current inspirations.

Preview: Augustine Kofie "Circulatory System" @ White Walls, SF

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 08, 2011
We checked in with Kofie a few weeks ago after he completed a new mural with El Mac in LA, and now we have a preview of his newest solo show at White Walls in San Francisco. Circulatory System will include 30 new works in Kofie's now trademark architectural drafting style. The exhibition opens November 12, 2011. Preview after the jump . . .

Luggage Store Gallery Benefit x RVCA in San Francisco

Juxtapoz // Saturday, November 05, 2011
A benefit for the Luggage Store (one of the great galleries of SF) happens tonight, November 5, featuring a special performance by Devendra Banhart and artwork for sale by Barry McGee, Os Gemeos, Clare Rojas, and many more. Head out to support as all $$$ goes to benefiting the non-profit Luggage Store Gallery.

San Francisco Handstyles

Graffiti // Thursday, November 03, 2011
San Francisco handstyles are diverse and quick.  This city has a lot of talent when it comes to tags.  Here is a selection of hands from Arterial Spray.

Houdini: Art and Magic @ Jewish Contemporary, San Francisco

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 01, 2011
This exhibition has beeon one we have been meaning to check out here in San Francisco, and it doesn't take much to understand why: a full exhibition dedicated to the life and art of Harry Houdini, the most famed magician and illusionist the world has ever known. Houdini: Art and Magic, is currently on displaya at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in SF.

Chrome x FTC Backpack Launch Tonight in San Francisco

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 27, 2011
For those of you in the San Francisco area tonight, Thursday, October 27, swing by the Chrome shop for the launch of the FTC x CHROME rolltop backpack. Free beer from Asahi and Satva on the tables. Be there.

Mars-1 @ Fecal Face Dot Gallery, San Francisco

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 24, 2011
Former Juxtapoz cover artist, Mario Martinez (Mars-1) will open a new solo show at Fecal Face Dot Gallery in San Francisco on November 11, 2011. If you haven't had a chance to see some of Mars' work in person, especially his new bodies of work, you are going to be taken to another world. . . .

Feature: A conversation with William Keihn

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 20, 2011
Depending on who you ask, chewing mushrooms and holing up in your room isn’t exactly an A+ idea. But among all of the posters that could possibly melt off your wall, William Keihn’s psychedelic foray into low-culture is the kind of simulacra you want in your peripheral. Tyler Curtis interviews...

Twisted Photography by Nicolas Kennedy Sitton

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 20, 2011
There are plenty of photographers that know how to manipulate and shift perceptions and images, but we really like how Nicolas Kennedy Sitton has applied this method to photos of our hometown, San Francisco. There is an authentic rhythm to the distortion, and it brings some of the awkward angles of SF to a surreal place.

Map of San Francisco by Jennifer Maravillas

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 19, 2011
If you live in and/or know about San Francisco, you know that it is a small, crowded urban area built upon the most non-city like terrain with some of the more odd street paths and grids of all American cities. SF-based illustrator Jennifer Maravillas captures the odd layout by painting nearly every block of the city in a different color scheme. Bonus if you know where our office is.

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