Zach Johnsen

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Zach Johnsen‘s use of graphite and watercolor in his work such as Coffee Break, and many other pieces, is what really attracts me to his work.  I like how he doesn’t use the watercolors in the most traditional style. The watercolor and graphite work well together and individually, and his subjects plus style just make me want to study all the details of his different pieces. Zach Johnsen also has a really interesting style and way of working because he uses coffee as a medium in a lot of his pieces which give them a really unique look and makes him stand out as a artist.

 

Mankind Mag

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The lovely and talented Erin from Design For Mankind has done it again with a brand new Mankind mag- the “Pretty Issue,” an interesting thematic idea for a zine! I love that the model on the cover also has super short, androgynous pixie cut- not your typical depiction of “pretty” and yet she is gorgeous! More of our favorite spreads below- go HERE to download the latest issue!

 

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Tonight: Roxy Paine Book Signing at James Cohan Gallery

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Artist Roxy Paine will be having his opening reception tonight at James Cohan Gallery called Dendroid Drawings and Maquettes, on view May 1 through May 30, 2009. The exhibition includes a scale model of Maelstrom as well as drawing studies from the artist’s well-known series of stainless steel Dendroid sculptures. This show runs concurrent to Roxy Paine on the Roof: Maelstrom, a site-specific installation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden on view from April 28 through October 25, 2009

 

Michael Kontopoulos

 

 

Michael Kontopoulos, a grad student at UCLA Design|Media Arts has created a system of sculptures that are constantly on the brink of collapse. His intention was to capture and sustain the exact moment of impending catastrophe and endlessly repeat it. This documentation gives me the chills, makes me sweat, and I almost scream when each machine comes close to collapse. Good job Michael.

Paco Rico

Artist/ Designer Paco Rico has done an interesting project in which he does “portraits” of people. What is so peculiar about this project is that he interprets them as a building.

 

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Matthew Manos – Humans at the Zoo

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Matthew Manos, an Intern here at Beautiful/Decay had something quite interesting happen to him as a result of his recent project, “Humans At The Zoo.”

 

‘Stache & Shades update

We’ve been getting some pretty darn good submissions. SUBMIT!! email contactbd@beautifuldecay! Winners will get fame and a MSTRKRFT CD! More recent submissions after the jump!

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The B/D crew looking amazing with 'staches n shades!

 

Ritxi Ostáriz

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We don’t often highlight web design, but I thought that this recent work by Ritxi Ostáriz was worth showing. The site uses a very interesting animated background that uses moving image in quite an entrancing and hypnotic way. Check out the website by clicking here.