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Jason Shawn Alexander

shapeimage_61 shapeimage_4 shapeimage_5 clemente-filtered ajshawn1 Jason Shawn Alexander (B. 1975) Painter and draftsman from Tennessee, currently resides and works in Los Angeles, California. Though modern in its subject matter, Alexander’s work pulls, still, from the vulnerability, fear, and underlying strength that come from his rural upbringing. Much like good Delta Blues, his work maintains a sense of pain and passion which steers Alexander away from the standard “isms” that, in his words, “tend to muddy up what’s really important”. The result is something heartbreakingly genuine. img1525

Salon Mittermeier

p p p ' The Salon Mittermeier hair salon in Linz by Austrian architects Xarchitekten features a facade with a “three-dimensional architectural (hair) wave. ' (via Dezeen) p

Kazuhiko Nakamura

p p p p Impressive portfolio nspired by surrealism and cyberpunk styles of art by Japanese 3d artist Kazuhiko Nakamura. Click here for the link. p p

Jacqueline Rivera

p p p p Jacqueline Rivera recreates the dreams, emotions, thoughts, and scenes that are all apart of living life. Have a look. (via Agitatto Gallery) p

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