Flavor by Juan Camilo Rojas

p p p Flavor is part of an installation series created to expose audiences to a particular idea through the power of typography and demonstrate how it could communicate and represent outside of the usual screen and print based forms. This piece was created using over 3000 cigarettes that spell the word “flavor”. The cigarettes are half smoked showing the nicotine in them; in total, this piece has a size of 24”H x 48”W. Even though it mainly criticizes a specific cigarette brand, Flavor was born to create awareness of the damages of smoking cigarettes. The word Flavor was chosen to portray the main marketing tactic of this brand, which was made popular by its slogan of the best in flavor, and of keeping its authentic flavor when filtered cigarettes were first introduced in the market. Link here. p

Zhang Peng

p p p " In a broad sense, all of my works demonstrate a kind of oppression. If conditions allow, parents plan a future that they think will be good for their children. If they are not wealthy enough, they hope their children will have a skill and then they force them to develop it. As children grow up, their character is distorted by the inappropriate pressure of their parents and their schools. The appearances of my figures drift between real people and dolls. While the image is aesthetic, I also want to reinforce the strong sense of distortion. " - Zhang Peng p

Björn Hurri

p p I’m enjoying the work of illustrator Björn Hurri especially these steampunk Star Wars drawings. Very, very nice. p

Aaron Smith

p p p " As a painter, I favor a thick brushstrokes, a colorful palette, and expressive gesture to feature painting's physicality. My subjects vary from museum statuary, to 19th century dandies or contemporary domestic scenes. My figures are almost always male, and often reflect vulnerability and unease. " - Aaron Smith p p

Soy Mamelle

p p Packaging concept by Russian agency, Kian: " The KIAN brand agency took on the process of naming, formulating a creative brand conception, and creating the package shape. Soy milk “Soy mamelle” is a 100% vegetative product. It is a source of high grade fiber and calcium, containing no cholesterol and a proven ability to actually lower cholesterol levels in the human body. The developed conception of the package shape resembled an udder, which presents the first half of the message in that soy milk is identical to that of a cow. The second part of the message is delivered via the colour score and décor of the packaging, which concentrate on the phytogenesis of the product, creating an image of nature and health. " (via The Dieline) p

Gap Upside Down Store

p p p p p Robson Street Gap store in Vancouver, BC was literally flipped upside down for the launch of Sprize. Exclusive to Vancouver area Gap stores - Sprize is turning shopping on its head. Link here. p

Jon MacNair

p p p ' Jon MacNair was born in Seoul, South Korea and grew up in the suburbs of southeast Michigan where he developed a love of drawing. After many years of having people tell him "You should be an artist", he decided to attend The Maryland Institute College of Art where he earned a Bachelors of Fine Art in illustration. These days Jon can be found doing freelance illustration for many editorial publications. He has also enjoyed success with his fine art, having shown work in galleries across the country. ' p p

Grant Schexnider

p p p Grant Schexnider creates large scale figurative paintings culled from violent and pornographic images found on the internet and other media-based sources. He routinely works with 96-inch square canvases depicting subjects who are victims and predators, engaged in explicit and violent behaviors. He has selected this square format in order to trap the viewer’s attention and the subjects’ behaviors, distilling chilling images in theatrical proportions. p

Nam June Paik

p p p p Korean artist Nam June Paik lives and works in New York, teaches at Staatliche Kunstakade­mie, Dusseldorf, and has a second home in Bad Kreuznach. via. p

Tracey Neuls and Nina Saunders

p p ' London shoe designer Tracey Neuls and Danish artist Nina Saunders have collaborated to create an installation using fabrics by British textile brand Sanderson at Neuls’ London shop. ' (via Dezeen) p