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Phillip Toledano’s Phonesex

Phillip Toledano’s Phonesex project reveals not just the identity of operators who answer the phone when you call a 1-900 number, but their desires, fears, motivations, and most memorable calls.

A contract of mutual self-delusion exists between the caller and phone sex operator. The caller imagines he is speaking to his most secret fantasy-and the operator willingly plays the part.

A phone sex operator must be able understand the caller’s wants. But more importantly, they must be able to decrypt the unspoken desires. Those things that are too preposterous, too scandalous, or humiliating to articulate.

From a few mumbled words, a phone sex operator must weave and finely detailed fantasy encounter. It requires a vivid imagination, acting ability, and above all, a deep understanding of the human appetite. What do we crave? What words have the maximum yield? What tone will most effectively reach into a man’s trousers?

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Beautiful/Decay: Future Perfect Book- Only 100 Copies Left!

Beautiful/Decay: Future Perfect has only been on the stands for 12 days and it’s almost sold out! At last count we had just under 100 copies left and the orders keep pouring in so make sure to order your copy or you’ll be stuck searching the treacherous seas of eBay to get one of the 1,500 hand numbered copies.

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Ryan Peltier

Ryan Peltier’s mix of delicately shakey line work and elongated figures are inspired by American and European folk art.

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Next Day Flyers Presents: Nick Thompson

I’ve always been interested in the creative energy that comes out of Australia and Nick Thompson’s work is just another reason to love the land down under. His work is clean, bold, and full of impact. Watch the video for the image above and see a fantastic selection of his creative output after the jump!

 

Presented by Next Day Flyers, the leader in same day business card printing service.

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Marita Contreras’ Victims

Marita contreras photography (1)Marita Contreras’ photographs depict images of victimization, and images that indicate an abuse of power and status in relationships that are inherently unbalanced. The work incorporates religious and cultural images that are characteristic of Peruvian society and also contains spanish phrases and allusions to magical realism.

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Artist Interview: Pat Perry

 

Between train cars and mopeds, and over the course of thousands of miles, Pat Perry slowly realizes his dream of busting outside the confines of the mundane. All too often that monotony can squelch creative impulses, but this intrepid illustrator is pretty determined to avoid that at all cost. After getting in touch with Pat over email, we exchanged a few wayward text messages and in the end, missed each other in Chicago. It was between stops on this summer expedition of his, that he was able to answer some questions about the nature of his incredibly detailed work.

In a modern art era where so much is done digitally, Pat’s calculated and surreal illustrations bend back the paradigm by once again elevating the work elaborated by a traveler’s hands. His illustrations feels perfectly proportioned, almost as if in motion. Less reliance on symmetry and more focus on flow. There’s an energy about the continuity and vibrance of his images, whether the color scheme is brilliant or tempered, and his ability to satisfy a breadth of clients while still solidifying his fine art itch is admirable. Pat is dedicated to staying on his creative toes, which only means good news for those of us who know he’s on to something.

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Awesome Video Of The Day: Lets Face Symmetry

32 seconds of symmetrical bliss courtesy of 2veinte. Watch the full video after the jump.

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The Operators

Exquisite photography of the bizarre, funny, and grotesque by London based design studio The Operators.

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