Beautiful/Decay Book Series- Please Read

Dear Cult Of Decay,

For those of you who just joined the cult and those of you who haven’t seen us in a while, we wanted to give you a refresher and keep you in the loop on all the changes we made since 2009.

As you know Beautiful/Decay started as a magazine featuring art & design. We had a traditional advertising model like most other mags on the stands. After publishing a successful 26 issues (issues A-Z) we decided to shake things up in order to bring you a superior product.

Starting in 2009 we re-launched Beautiful/Decay to have all the benefits of traditional magazine subscribership, while taking the form of an expanded, limited edition, more voluminous publication.

In keeping with the spirit of our independent DIY philosophy, we decided to break the mold of traditional magazines and change the way we do business. In this economy, most publications are either going out of business or watering down their content to appease advertisers. Rather than conform to the publishing industry’s new rules, we’ve decided to create our own business model that allows us to flourish and increase the quality of our content.

One thing we’ve always disliked about the mainstream print industry is that it can be wasteful. Newsstands throw away all unsold magazines, averaging a 40-60% waste rate. In keeping with our commitment to staying green, Beautiful/Decay will instead send issues straight into the hands of subscribers, rather than dumpsters.

Here’s what the new B/D looks like:

• No traditional advertising

• 50% increase in page count, meaning 164 pages of pure, unfiltered content

• Features now have double the page space, with more full-color images & articles

• Articles now run 16-20 pages, providing some of the most in-depth coverage of emerging artists available today

• Released in limited edition format of only 1,500-2000 copies, each one hand numbered.

• Each issue comes with a limited edition collaborative artist project ranging from inserts, stickers, posters, to original artwork.

• Presented in new format & size, including French flaps and multiple printing processes within

• Released 3 times a year (once every 4 months)

We’re looking forward to 2011, where we’ll keep doing things our way, innovating indie publishing and bringing members of the cult the best of art and design.

Long live The Cult Of Decay!

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Beautiful/Decay Is Santa Approved!

This holiday season give the gift of creativity with a year long subscription to Beautiful/Decay. Your loved ones will not only will get a limited edition art print with each book, but they will also receive a beautifully designed, hand numbered book, chock full of inspirational art from the best creative minds.

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Awesome Video Of The Day: Nirvana

Well the work week has started but for the next 2:41 minutes sit back, relax, and enter the ink blot world of Tetsumasa Saito.

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Super Intern Chris Williams Passes Cult Initiation!

It’s always sad to have an intern leave but it’s even more sad when he is….. The Last Man On Earth!  Mr.Chris Williams not only gained the secrets of The Cult Of Decay but he also kicked ass each and every week with every task that we through his way. No box was too heavy to lift, no shirt too hard to fold, no trash bag to smelly to toss out, no car too dirty to wash (okay i’m joking about making him wash my car but you get the idea). Thanks for giving the cult 110% and good luck with the future. Spread the word of decay and live prosperous!

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Awesome Video Of The Day: The Secret Lives Of Magnetic Fields

The secret lives of invisible magnetic fields are revealed as chaotic ever-changing geometries . All action takes place around NASA’s Space Sciences Laboratories, UC Berkeley, to recordings of space scientists describing their discoveries . Actual VLF audio recordings control the evolution of the fields as they delve into our inaudible surroundings, revealing recurrent ‘whistlers’ produced by fleeting electrons . Are we observing a series of scientific experiments, the universe in flux, or a documentary of a fictional world? Watch the video after the jump and find out.

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Awesome Video Of The Day: Waek Spot

Ashley Anderson and Aaron Keuter’s epically epileptic voyage set to the tune of Crystal Castle‘s Xxccuzx Me song….

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A Day In Decay: Official Cult Seal

This past week we’ve been getting bombarded with orders as the holiday season kicks it into full gear. Yesterday I managed to ship orders all over the globe with books and shirts going to Portland, New Mexico, Nebraska, NYC, Philly, Alberta Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Portugal, and France and our very own Los Angeles. Needless to say, but The Cult Of Decay is growing by the thousands! Also, those of you who placed your orders this week will be in for a treat when you see our brand new Cult Of Decay Seal on your shipments. Once you receive your package, hold it up face-level and make direct eye contact with our sacred seal. After a couple of seconds, the initiation will be over and you will then be a full fledged, official cult member. This ain’t no mickey mouse club folks! All cult member are sworn in for life to defend and honor our secrets forever. You must do anything and everything to promote creativity, spread our message, and crush all boring art that lies in your path.

Wondering how you leave the Cult of Decay? Well lets just say it involves a toads foot, a scolding pot of  the B/D secret potion, and a strand of Basquiat’s dreadlocks.

Long Live The Cult Of Decay!

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Awesome Video Of The Day: No Title Can Describe What The Hell This Is!

If you’re looking for a good reason to not take drugs then watch the video after the jump. I’m not really sure what we’re looking at but It’s either belongs in a museum or in a mental hospital. You be the judge.

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