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CREATIVE: If PRADA Ruled The World (Imagine That)

Ah, the mighty power of The Logo. Whether negative or positive, it can evoke a feeling that compels us to “just shut up and buy”. For most of us, it’s the main reason why we gravitate toward certain foods, restaurants and stores (my mom told me my first word ever was “Macy’s”. Sad, I know.) But what if the labels that you’ve grown to love were replaced with one entity; a Super-Brand, the Mutha of All Logos? That’s the idea Italian film and art director Davide Bedoni played around with, letting Prada be the Grand Puba of them all.














To see more Prada-oriented logos by Davide Bedoni, and to check out his other works:

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ART: Daigo Fukawa // “Rough Sketch Products”

Talk about bringing your imagination to life!


At first glance this seems like your typical, quickly-executed illustration, but don’t be fooled; these aren’t your average doodles, people.

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The basic white backdrop coupled with the ingenious maneuvering of colored wires takes your brain on a wild ride of perception. The functional furnishings were conjured up by Japanese student Daigo Fukawa for his Senior thesis at Tokyo University for the Arts.








This definitely reminds me of Harold and the Purple Crayon. (if you’re too young to know who that is, Google is your friend.)

If you’re looking for a more aggressive style of sketch furniture ideas, then South Korean designer Jinil Park has you covered:



On the opposite side of the 3D spectrum is Maya Selway, a British jewelry designer and contemporary artist that’s known for her elegant and more minimalist conceptions.


So the next time you decide to doodle on a sketch pad, just remember… it doesn’t always have to stay there!

CREATIVE: Haunt Couture x Hayden Williams

Illustrator Hayden Williams serves Designer Halloween Realness with his latest installment. I can’t get enough of his works, and he always uses his pencils to bring fashion and sassy confidence to life! (On paper, that is!) I would love to see these beauties as barbies or have them translated into actual live models. They would be some fierce Halloween heroines! May I present to you (from L to R) Rattling Chains, Hocus Pocus, Treasured Possession, and Under Wraps, aka HAUNT COUTURE by Hayden Williams!

I personally love Miss Under Wraps (being drawn to all things Egyptian) and I would love to recreate this look next Halloween. Which character are you drawn to? (see what I did there? LOL)


ART: The Works of Patrick Eugene


While checking out my Instagram feed recently, I found myself drawn to a piece of art that someone reblogged. Being the curious person that I am, I had to investigate. I soon discovered that the picture was linked to Brooklyn-born artist Patrick Eugene. His genuine love for abstract shapes, shades, and women is evident in his work, and I got a chance to pick his creative mind:

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THE JUNQUI: When/how did you get into drawing and painting?

PATRICK EUGENE: I started painting maybe 9 months ago. I was working full time as a banker and found myself taking the stress of work home with me. I decided I needed a hobby that would take my mind off of work and have been painting ever since. I never thought I would be called an “artist”,  because I never really drew anything or painted before. That word still kinda freaks me out!  (laughs) I truly believe that we all have hidden talents. With a just little Faith in ourselves, and trust that God is in control, all things are possible.


TJ: What are some of your influences?

PE: Contemporary art and abstracts are awesome, so I tend to stay within that genre…but my influences are really the women in my life. It’s no secret that I have a fascination with women’s faces . I think it stems from being an average man in his 20′s who really just appreciates the beauty of a woman…but I also have two beautiful sisters, a mother, and two grandmothers who I am very close to. I try to capture the various emotions I’ve seen them go through by focusing on eyes and lips to do so. 

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TJ: Where do you travel to draw inspiration?

PE: I am of Haitian decent and have been to Haiti twice since the Earthquake . I think it’s had a major influence on the pieces but also my outlook on life. Although going through extremely rough times, the people of Haiti are so vibrant and pleasant. The art is amazing out there and the use of colors is insane. I think my second trip this summer played a major role in some of emotions displayed in my recent pieces. 

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TJ: What do you want people who view your work to take away from it?

PE: I really just want to spark thought and conversation over the pieces. I want people to feel the various emotions, but more than the actual pieces themselves, I want people to know that all things are possible and sometimes all it takes is a leap of Faith. Just my testimony.

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// Make sure you check out more about Patrick Eugene, his thoughts, and of course his great work on Instagram (@Ode_To_World) \\


I love art in all of its ever growing mediums. From watercolor to graffiti to light shows, there’s no limit to how an artist can showcase their  inventive aesthetic. But sometimes, there is nothing more amazing than making realistic images from the simplest of tools. If  a drawing can be mistaken for an actual photograph, then that is the highest compliment.

Feast your eyes on the unbelievable works of London-based artist Kelvin Okafor: a young, creative mind putting pen to paper…or in these cases, pencil.


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Kelvin Okafor's portrait of Amy Winehouse

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ART JUNQUI: Mike Giant Mural @ Manhattan Bridge Chinatown

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Mike Giant is a long way from his San Francisco home, but his artwork is in Giant’s new installation under the Manhattan Bridge in Chinatown. Honestly I beleieve this artwork’s real home should’ve been right on the walls of my apartment but thats just me.

Anyway, Inking the wall with street and skate-inspired slogans, this particular piece from the renowned street and tattoo artist was commissioned to help promote a graffiti exhibition and Kingbrown Magazine #8 release at the nearby Klughaus Gallery. You can read more on Giant’s contributions to the 8th issue of Kingbrown here.

FASHION X ART JUNQUI: Tiffany Tattooz Limited Edition Etched Sunglass Collection

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It seems like sky’s the limit when it comes to the career of Tiffany Perez, aka “TIFFANY TATTOOZ.” In only four short years of picking up a tattoo machine, she has become a seasoned tattoo artist, graced the pages of Urban Ink Magazine, created a solid celebrity clientele, made television appearances in both commercials and competitions and is now ready to introduce her very own Limited Edition Etched Sunglass Collection in August of 2012.
Her ongoing success soon captured the attention of Co-Owner and President of  “Vaunt LLC,” Damon Wong. “Vaunt LLC” is a company that specializes in polymide graphing. Polymide graphing is a technique that utilizes a high speed needle which enables it to etch on hard surfaces. Computer programming controls the image being produced. This technique can be considered very similar to the way a tattoo machine is used on a person’s skin.
After a formal introduction, they began collaborating and the rest is history. Shortly after, some of Tiffany’s most prominent and attractive designs slowly began coming to life as they were etched on the lenses of her sunglass line.
With an already successful career as a professional tattoo artist and one of a kind technology in her corner, makes this Jersey girl a force to be reckoned with.

ART JUNQUI: SO JEALOUS!: Sam Rodriguez “FUSION MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND” Exhibition @ Cukui Gallery


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Before I start talking about this Magnifient Artist, I’d like to say a quick word to all you Cali JUNQUIs…


Okay so the reason why I am jealous is because artist Sam Rodriguez, a champion of multi-cultured art and design, is having his latest exhibition at the Cukui Gallery in San Jose, California. This Art JUNQUI is always challenging his viewers’ perceptions of cultural identity and ethnic perspectives. His exhibition “FUSION MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND” contains a richly painted collection of portraits comprised of land maps, their imposed borders, and other geographical cues. The idea was to engage the viewer in a manner that would raise thoughtful questions over classifications and identities in relation to cultural experience. The exhibition runs through August 10, giving you suckers plenty of time to get down to the Cukui Gallery in San Jose.

Please GO and write me at quiana@thejunqui.om to tell me how is was in person!

Cukui Gallery
229 Jackson Street
San Jose, CA 95112
United States

ART JUNQUI: Caricatures by Dyshawn


Having delivered various art forms, Dyshawn Lamar, better known as Done by Dyshawn Designs, has been showcased in numerous Art JUNQUI post for his progressive styles in urban art and design. The influential artist offers a look into his personal sketchbook full with abstract characters featuring Rick”Rozay” Ross, Day Day (Mike Epps) from Next Friday and Semmi (Arsenio Hall) from Coming to America.


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Two artist that I love…the late Andy Warhol and now Terry Richardson.

 Andy  Warhol was dazzled by celebrity and found much of his inspiration in the photographic image. Warhol shot Polaroids of over thirty of subjects ranging from Debbie Harry to Yves St. Laurent.

Now, Terry Richardson, who looks like the guy that approaches you during a fill-up with a gas can and a story, is actually one of the world’s most successful shutterbugs, having shot dozens of A-list celebrities — even President Barack Obama – for the ritziest publications and fashion houses.

Warhol is known for saying, “My idea of a good picture is one that’s in focus and of a famous person.” As far as we’re concerned, Terry Richardson has that going for him!  

ART JUNQUI: Elsa Hosk by Guy Aroch Photoshoot

Elsa Hosk by Guy Aroch Photoshoot

Not for the first time model Elsa Hosk gets in front of the lense of photographer Guy Aroch. In this latest shoot, the photographer once again manages to produce beautiful images in black  and white, as well as in that distinct 70s look. Job well done! Check out the full series of images after the jump.


ART X FASHION JUNQUI: Kidult DOES IT AGAIN! HE Tagged SoHo Marc Jacobs Store! OMG

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Kidult Hits Marc Jacobs In New York City

Last night in New York City, Kidult stopped by the Marc Jacobs store in SoHo at Mercer below Houston to blast it with his trademark paint filled fire extinguisher.
This adds up to his long list of fashion labels after Christian Louboutin, Hermes, Louis Vuitton and Supreme.
The funny thing? Marc Jacobs’ PR appropriated it for their own branding and credited it to Art by Art Jacobs. Classic Laughs!

ART X FASHION JUNQUI: Shantell Martin Limited Edition Hand Drawn Sweaters

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Artist Shantell Martin released a capsule collection of hand drawn sweat shirts adorned with her whimsical and quirky one of a kind line drawings.Available in small quantities, we love the idea of wearing   a unique piece. See more on the next page . Some are still available here. (more…)

ART JUNQUI: Famous Artists Dissected for MASP Art School

Famous Artists Dissected for MASP Art School

THIS IS SOOOOOOO HOT!!!!!!!  In new advertising campaign for the MASP Art School, DDB Brazil has created this series of ads, featuring famous artists dissected. Dahli, Picasso and Van Gogh all get dissected in their very own signature styles. A simple and very effective idea. I LOVE EVERY PART OF THIS!!!



Andy Warhol X Polaroid. A few years back me and my good friend Kwame Belle went to go see Andy Warhol’s Polaroid collection over at one of those galleries on like 10th and 27th. We had a great time walking around that tiny gallery staring at each photo trying to be deep by looking at the hues and contrast and all the crap. But then we thought, Andy just did these because he like to take photos and not because he was trying to make them his masterpieces. Although we got the point, art critics were like LeBron in last night’s game, they missed the point.  They murdered Warhol’s Polaroid collection, but hey you win some and you lose some. Check out some of these Polaroids below.




Kaws presents a new painting at the Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin booth at the Art HK 11 fair, which is on from May 26th to May 29th. Towards the end of the week we should be able to give you a more broad review of the art fair.- via highsnobiety


“Peace and bless! My name is math, and Im a artist!!! (crowd claps)” 

MATH. Escapism. Love. Art. Colors. NYC. Math’s prolific and relentless love-affair with graffiti, reminds me exactly why I love art and creativity. The other day I recieved the funniest email ever saying “…Peace and bless! My name is math, and Im a artist!!! ( crowd claps )…” . Check out more of Math on the next page. (more…)

Art JUNQUI: Wink Wink Pony [YOKIMAI]

I came across wink wink pony yesterday, and it’s the most brilliant, fun, innovative pieces of art I’ve seen in a while. It’s so cool, I wish I could have them all and decorate my apartment with them lol. Reba Massey handcrafts these awesome characters and brings them to life. You can check out more of her pieces here  or buy here.
“I believe we are all born as artists.”
Wink Wink Pony evolved in a studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn and is the brainchild of Georgia native Reba Massey.  It is a collection of characters dubbed “GENERATION @” inspired by today’s text savvy, blog happy, web crawling youth culture.  A world where creators, activists, & wanna bees all live together on LOLLIPOP HILL.
RoseMary MilkShake, Charlie CoCoButter Bean, and KeKe Couture are just a few of the characters you’re sure to fall in love with and bring a smile to your face.
All of her pieces are hand painted and cut out of wood. She uses fabric & stuff some areas like a toy.  Most pieces average around 3ft.

ART JUNQUI: The Cheaper Show No. 10

All 200 artists for “The Cheaper Show No. 10″ are announced. (more…)

ART JUNQUI: Goodnight Goodbye: A Beautiful Evening In A Closed Mind (Short-Film)

This is SOOooooooooOOOOoooooo Dope! I love it…art at its best! I love running across creativity like this! Check out this Short Film called “Goodnight Goodbye: A Beautiful Evening In A Closed Mind” (Short-Film) by A “Cool Story Bro” Production. Eleven minutes & thirty-four seconds of pure creativity. You have to watch it a few times to catch signs and/or the meaning of the short film. (more…)



This video really connected to us. Hope you enjoy the great creativity, but most of all
I hope you all are just as touched with the meaning behind it as we are. [run on sentence? I don't care.]

“This film was a very personal project for me, dealing with a subject matter that’s been part of my life for a long time.

I did almost everything myself but did get some great
help from people around me .
The film is an abstract dream/memory of a boy and his
mother, experiencing a difficult time.”- Freek van Haagen


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