It gives us great pleasure to see the artwork of Mexican tattoo artist Jeronimo Lopez Ramirez on the cover of the August Juxtapoz Magazine issue. Otherwise known as “Dr Lakra,” Jeronimo re-invents classic printed material images by drawing over them and therefore giving them new life under a new medium. Below are some of the images included within the feature. While quantities last, Asian accounts can get a FREE copy of the issue with their request.
Upper Playground & Juxtapoz Magazine’s“São Paulo Super Summer” Contest
Issue 102 of Juxtapoz Magazine, the Brazil Issue, reviews the contemporary art scene in Brazil. To celebrate its 10th Anniversary, and to coincide with Juxtapoz’s Brazil Issue, Upper Playground is giving away a paid trip to São Paulo, Brazil. The trip includes:
• Round trip plane tickets for two to São Paulo, Brazil;
• 4 nights at a hotel in São Paulo, Brazil;
• Day tour of São Paulo with local artists William and Herbert Baglione;
• Private tour of the Choque Cultural (Culture Shock) Gallery with the curators;
• $500 Upper Playground Online Store Gift Certificate;
• There is only one Grand Prize and one winner who can choose a travel guest.
The São Paulo Super Summer trip will be scheduled for early August. To enter, fill out the registration form online. The winner can take a friend so the more friends you tell to enter, the more chances you have to win. The contest is open for 2 weeks and a winner will be announced on Wednesday, July 8th. For details, rules and more information please click here.
In 2008 Upper Playground and Juxtapoz Magazine asked artists David Choe, Alex Pardee, Saber, and Retna to travel the U.S. and go on a painting spree..that’s exactly what they did. Traveling the country with nothing but their trusty cans and raw talent the artists left a mark in every city in their path. This short documentary piece captures the passion of the artists in their quest to do nothing more than to paint this world a better place and interact with their fans. Watch and enjoy the flick courtesy of Walrus TV.
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