A Day In Decay: Adventures In Puerto Aventuras

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Everyone needs a break from the hectic workloads and congested traffic that comes with living in LA. So we decided to get some R&R time and head down to Puerto Aventuras.  Any plane trip for me and my fellow dark complexioned friends involves a long line of song and dance with the airport security. As I scanned my passport I was treated with this friendly yet vague note. After 15 minutes of waiting around a mysterious lady came by and asked a few questions. I gave her my best wink and smile and she decided that I wasn’t a terrorist threat and let me go.

Claudia Cortinez

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The space in Claudia Cortinez’s work is so convincing that it’s easy to imagine air whistling through the latticed forms.  I can’t decide if these are space stations or awesome backyards, but either way I want to hang out there.

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Glen Baldridge

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Living and working from Brooklyn, Glen Baldridge is a witty artist who enjoys working on satirical concepts through the use of a variety of mediums that include printmaking and sculpture.

Derek Aylward

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I am in love with Derek Aylward’s use of mixed media and flat renderings that create these amazingly haunting images that are just congested with expression and mood.

Jesse Fillingham

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Jesse Fillingham is an emerging illustrator who holds burgers, mythology, and unicorns close to his heart. His work holds a lot of energy, humor, and powerful storytelling. I especially love his series on mythological hunters.

Jason de Caires

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Amir, you underwater explorer  you, this goes to you. Jason de Caires creates haunting underwater sculptures reminiscent of Atlantean ruins, or the macabre corpse-casts of Pompeii. People turned to stone, left to transform into coral reefs and feeding grounds for schools of fish….there is a strange and beautiful magic in these pieces. Imagine discovering these still and silent souls while swimming?

Massive 50% Off Sale On All Beautiful/Decay Goods!

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50% off on EVERYTHING for one week only! Do we need to say more? Beautiful/Decay is putting the finishing touches on an entirely new site, launching next week. We can’t tell you all the details just yet, but we’re super excited to show you the results!

To celebrate, we decided to say goodbye to our current website and shop with a bang by slashing our prices! ALL books, magazines, apparel, and accessories are half off. Most of our goods are already almost sold out- and none of it will ever be remade. So visit our shop and take advantage of this sale now!

Black Metal or Die

Picture 12Maggots, Baphomet, long-taloned claws breaking through evil faces, crazy scythe wielding demons, candelabras welded from the remains of human skulls, rot, decay and Mayhem (the general sense of disorder, and the band) all seem to pump their fists and raise their axes in artist Mark Riddick’s world. I would not be surprised if this dude drank the blood of a goat and burned a church or two. Okay, maybe not….but his drawings make me want to shred and paint my face…on his website he says he’s been illustrating for the black/death metal world since ’91. Stay death metal forever.