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Lichtfront and Grosse8

This video is bananas. Two design teams from Cologne, Germany, Lichtfront and Grosse 8, produced the video using a number of methods. First, making the sculpture and then placing four projectors “around the object. The graphics were done in AfterEffects. [They] worked in a composition that was cut into the four output movies at the end. Then played the four videos on two computers, synchronized by a vvvv patch,” explains a member of Lichtfront. Now, that makes exactly zero sense to me, but maybe you’ll understand their wizard-talk.

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Maldo Nollimerg

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Am I crazy or are Maldo Nollimerg’s drawings extra creepy but in a good way?

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Mark Schaer

Oakland’s Mark Schaer started making collages a year ago and has already amassed some great work. Mark’s digital collages source images of fashion models, comic books, celebrities, athletes and much more and combines them in sometimes chaotic, sometimes understated ways. When the first few images had “The King of Kong” cast and Freddie Gibbs, I knew this guy was cool.

Check out Mark’s site for more, as well as his Flickr and below the jump.

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D*Face-ing the Oscar statue on Runyon Canyon

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London-based street artist D*Face dropped into Hollywood, Los Angeles to pay his regards: “face lifts, fools gold and plastic surgery arghhhh thats [his] sort of city.” The 6 feet or so tall statue sits proud atop one of Runyon’s highest peaks, watching over the land as a lone protector of the things mentioned above. If you’re in need of a jog or a hike, go check it out. Not sure if it’s still there though but it’s worth a try!

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JUNE T-SHIRT OF THE MONTH: “MUSIC MOUNTAIN” BY LYNDSEY LESH

One of our beloved former interns, Lyndsey Lesh, recently designed the shirt “Music Mountain” during her stay here at Beautiful/Decay. We were blown away by Lyndsey’s drive & talent and one of her final projects before venturing out into the great, wide, world was to design June’s T-Shirt of the month! (In case you haven’t heard, we are releasing a limited edition, 300 print run T-Shirt in a unique color way each month on the online shop for 33% off retail price- $20 a shirt!)

 

Lyndsey’s illustration style can best be described as whimsical works that depict a world of idiosyncratic fancy, sweetness and charm.  Her images have a soft spoken quality that reflect the hand-rendered application of her materials. Her shirt, “Music Mountain” depicts a sincere DJ atop a landscape of stereo equipment, musical gear and chubby hands holding records, drum sticks and microphones.

 
More of Lyndsey’s work after the jump!

 

Click here to purchase Lyndsey’s shirt, “Music Mountain”!

 

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Kelly Shimoda

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I guess you don’t want to talk to me anymore is the name of an ongoing project by photographer Kelly Shimoda. The project, published as a blog, consists of photographs of text messages captured on the phones they were received on. In these photos, we get a voyeuristic look into the lives of the sender and recipient, and are led to question the ramifications of this (fairly) new method of communication, in which the message is inevitably boiled down to its essence due to the 160 character length of an SMS. These photographs are a bit hard to read when shrunken down, so you can click them to view full size or check out the blog, linked at the beginning of this post.

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Jonathan Hobin’s Childhood Fantasies And Nightmares

It’s only appropriate to post Jonathan Hobin’s 9/11 photograph (pictured above) on the day of Osama Bin Laden’s Death. Jonathan creates images dealing with politics, social issues, and morbid scenes from fairytale stories using children as the main characters. The result is a body of work that is dark, funny, and reminds us that even children are effected by the dark and sometimes gruesome news headlines.

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Beautiful/Decay Issue: 1 update

Hi Everyone,

A few weeks back we announced the new format of Beautiful/Decay. It’s been great getting all the positive feedback and support from all of you. Within the first week we received over 300 new and renewed subscriptions!

We have 2 months until or first issue comes out and I wanted to urge all of those who want to get a copy of the magazine to subscribe as it’s looking like we will sell out of subscriptions within the next month. This means that issues will not be available on newsstands and only a handful of stores internationally will have copies.

If you aren’t familiar with our new direction you can read about it HERE

And to subscribe you can go HERE

The new issue is by far our best, especially the cover which will be adorned by hand drawn art by Kyle Thomas. Yes that means every single copy of Beautiful/Decay issue: 1 will be a one of a kind, unique item!

-Amir

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