MF Doom: Clarks, Working with ESPO, Rings... Man is Busy

Music // Saturday, January 25, 2014
MF Doom is all over the creative map at the moment, and not all of it has to do with music. First, he designed his own signature pair of Clarks Originals Wallabees. Then, he released his own custom rings designed by Han Cholo for Nature Sounds. And, after he had ESPO direct the music video for the JJ Doom track, "Bookhead," it looks like ESPO contributed some graphics to a limited edition Bookhead EP picture disc. We want everything we just mentioned... 

Paintings, Sign Paintings, and Murals by Sam Meyerson

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 16, 2013
We recently got introduced to the works of NYC-based Sam Meyerson, who has done work with Steve Powers' ICY Signs crew and had paintings on exhibit at Joshua Liner Gallery a few months back. Today we take a look at a bunch of different styles and works Meyerson has completed in recent years, including murals, sign paintings, paintings, sketches, and other various projects... check it. 

TOPSAFE LONDON Presents MOST ODDINISM: An Art Exhibition At The Rotunda In Miami

Illustration // Monday, December 02, 2013
The upcoming “Most Oddinism” exhibition presented by Topsafe London explores the boundaries of the plane where visual forms and letters meet. Together in a sprawling concrete space in the Design District (steps from Art Basel), these artists—working under similar themes but with strikingly individual results—will have their most groundbreaking works on show. The exhibition kicks off on the 4th of December and will run throughout Art Basel, challenging viewers to reconsider their notions of how meaning is made in contemporary art, but moreover the myriad ways it may be translated. 

In Progress: ESPO @ US Embassy, Copenhagen

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 04, 2013
As we noted on the site last week, 2x Juxtapoz cover artist Steve Powers was commissioned to paint a 55-meter long public mural in front of the US embassy in Copenhagen to be completed on November 6, 2013. Our friend in Denmark, Henrik Haven went to check in and see the progress... and it was raining. And still, progress was made... 

Steve "ESPO" Powers in Copenhagen: Mural at US Embassy + "A Love Letter For You" Screening

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 29, 2013
The Copenhagen scene continues to be an epicenter in Europe, and our friends at V1 Gallery have been doing their part with great curation and projects. The V1 team has worked with the US Embassy in Copenhagen to have former Juxtapoz cover artist, Steve "ESPO" Powers, create a large-scale, 55-meter long public mural in front of the embassy to be completed on November 6, 2013. While Powers is in Denmark, he will be part of a talk and screening of his film, A Love Letter For You. 

ICY Signs + Steve Powers "Perfection is Standard, Mistakes Cost Extra" @ Joshua Liner Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 23, 2013
If you have read Juxtapoz in print or online over the past few years, you know we have great affection with sign painitng. Seeing that we have headquarters in San Francisco and a Brooklyn outpost, we have been surrounded by great artists bringing back the tradition of sign painting, with none more strong than Steve "ESPO" Powers and the ICY Signs Shop in Brooklyn. This Thursday, Ocober 24, Joshua Liner Gallery will open an exhibition of works from the ICY Signs crew, entitled "Perfection is Standard, Mistakes Cost Extra." 

Support the Joeymerz Benefit

Graffiti // Thursday, August 15, 2013
This is a message to support a close member of the extended Juxtapoz family, so we will leave it in the words of cause..."The joeymerz benefit all started with an email... "Hey, just wanted to let you know that I was diagnosed with MS." This chilling email was sent to me from my long time friend, painting partner, crewmate, and basically my little brother."

Music Video: JJ DOOM “Bookhead” directed by Steve “ESPO” Powers

Music // Thursday, June 20, 2013
Two of our favorite things, all in one visual. Steve "ESPO" Powers directing MF DOOM's new project, JJ DOOM. The 2x Juxtapoz cover artist teamed up with the now London-residing DOOM and his newest collaboration with Jneiro Jarel to give a video of the track "Bookhead." The video depicts our Saturday nights: corner liquor store, then reading a bit of Chaucer at the local library. Listening to DOOM. They read our mind... 

Steve Powers' "Visual Blues" @ Alice Gallery in Brussels

Street Art // Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Steve Powers aka "Espo" just opened a new solo show on May 18, 2013, entitled “Visual Blues” at Alice Gallery in Brussels. In Powers’s own words, “I’m in awe of the power and the reach of music. To compete with the majesty of music, I make paintings that are visual blues. I distill my everyday experience into paintings I call Daily Metaltations. They are painted very fast, fresh from the epiphanies that inspired them. The larger paintings draw from those metaltations and go to a deeper understanding of the transactions we make everyday to live our lives.”

Classic Espo photo

Graffiti // Monday, April 08, 2013
This classic photo was taken back when Steve Powers aka Espo, would paint roll downs with a brush in the middle of the day without permission.
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