Top 20 Photoreal Artists

Top List // Thursday, December 13, 2012
Over the past 6 months, we have noticed a trend that we thought was true and was proven correct. Our readers love a good hyperreal, photorealstic painting. Each artist with the skill to create a photorealistic piece has their own style and strengths, and we combed over our content from the past year to bring to you the very best photoreal painters featured Juxtapoz.com. Don't blink and make sure you look closely. These are the talents that make you have a double take.

Top 25 Modern Beer Labels

Top List // Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Cold and wet is about all we need to enjoy a beer but these breweries have gone the extra mile to create beautiful packaging for their intoxicating libations. We make no quality guarantees for the content of their canisters but if we were to judge a book by it's cover, these would be great "reads."

Top 25 Banksy Pieces

Top List // Thursday, November 29, 2012
Love him, hate him, Banksy will always draw some sort of polarizing opinion. Most people will recognize that the man has wit that reaches the ends of the earth, while others think he is an overrated phenomenon that does not deserve the hype. Where do we stand? Well, simple; what other artist creates such a buzz, such a circus of excitement and debate every time they produce a new street piece or exhibition? Banksy creates EVENTS...  

Pardee's Picks: Top 40 Garbage Pail Kid Cards

Top List // Friday, September 28, 2012
As far as I'm concerned, the near-decade long reign of TOPPS' Garbage Pail Kids stickers back in the mid 1980's were the very first "meme". And on top of that, the original 600+ Garbage Pail Kids laid the ground work for a formula that I have repeatedly used throughout my career, and probably won't stop doing so, because the formula is ridiculously fun.

Pardee's Pick: Top 25 Painted Posters

Top List // Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Photoshop should be proud of itself. As a nerdy child growing up in the 80's, Photoshop was bullied by everyone from older traditional artists to graphic designers who loved painstakingly cutting out letters and transferring textures.

Top 25 Album Covers Outside Lands 2012

Top List // Friday, August 10, 2012
As you may know by now, we are heading to SF's historic Golden Gate Park this weekend (August 10—12) as curators of all the artwork at the 2012 Outside Lands Music and Art Festival. Seeing that we work with a bunch of artists who make album cover artwork for some of the biggest bands in the world, we decided to celebrate Outside Lands by ranking our favorite album covers of those bands playing at this year's festival. That means Neil Young, Stevie Wonder, The Walkmen, Grandaddy... just go and see for yourself.

Top 25 Os Gemeos Street Art

Top List // Friday, August 03, 2012
Brazilian twins Os Gemeos create some of the most iconic, instantly recognizable street and public art of any contemporary art in the world today. Or ever, if you want to really break this down. In honor of their museum exhibition at the Boston ICA opening today, August 3, we look back at our favorite street works from the 2x Juxtapoz cover artists. From multi-storied murals, to collaborations, to castles and simple characters hidden away in the depths of a city, Os Gemeos will continue to amaze and redefine what street art is.

Top 20 Alex Pardee Works

Top List // Friday, July 27, 2012
Alex Pardee went to my high school's rival school. In saying that, I really wish I had some sort of Varsity Blues like story to tell you, but I really don't; I just wanted to make anecdote to lead this list of our Top 20 Alex Pardee paintings...

Top 20 Knuckle Tattoos

Top List // Thursday, June 21, 2012
Tensed-white, scraped against the ground, or smacked across your face--knuckles hinge the fingers to palms and facilitate the human rise to power. So why not draw all over 'em? Here's some knuckle tats we love.

Top 20 Graffiti Artists To Know Right Now

Top List // Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Everyone knows the classic, legendary names of graffiti... Dondi, Seen, Revolt, Twist, Futura, Blade, Revok, Saber, the list goes on. But what about if someone were to ask you about active writers? Maybe you are in a bar conversation and someone wants to know a few good men to check out. We compiled a list of 20 Graffiti Artists You Should Know Right Now, those who are doing interesting things, a lot of things, and are really good doing it.
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