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Haroshi’s Abandoned Skateboards

Japanese artist, Haroshi, creates a striking and colorful portfolio of sculptures through the process of recycling old, and abandoned skateboards.

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Ryan Spring Dooley

Cool promo animation spot for Ryan Spring Dooley‘s web site.

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Xia Xiaowan

Xia Xiaowan

 

Xia Xiaowan, a Chinese artist born in 1959, uses layers of tinted glass and colorful pencils to create these 2D/3D works of art.

 

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B/D + Mr.Chiizu Giveaway- And the winner is….

 

Beautiful/Decay  and Mr. Chiizu would like to thank all of you who entered our giveway. We wish we could give away products to all of you but in the end only one lucky person made the cut! A big round of congratulations to our winner  Irit Caspi who won our Skwak prize pack complete with a B/D Skwak shirt, artist print, and a copy of our Archive book!

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Tecnicolor

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Today’s inspiration came from graphic designer  Tecnicolor. And no, it’s not the the motion picture corporation from the 1920’s. He uses bright colors and playful compositions that makes his work just marvelous. I like his use of 60’s inspired photography with modern graphics. 

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Selina Roman’s Burqa Project Offers Viewers Lateral Perspectives

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Pink Float

Pink Float

The Burqa, full-body cover up worn primarily by Islamic women of faith, has been subject of much controversy for decades, especially in Western societies. Many say that the garment oppresses women, leaving them astray and without a voice in a world were men dominate them.

Selina Roman‘s Burqa Project takes the Burqa and turns its literal meaning around through the medium of photography and visual composition in order to challenge the viewer’s mainstream knowledge of it.

Roman, a former reporter, hopes to offer her audience a different view point, a new way of seeing, she comments on her artist statement.

Although the Burqa is shrouded in religious significance, I take it out of this context in an attempt to explore these other attributes. Instead of showcasing it as an oppressive garment, I place the Burqa in idyllic Florida landscapes to let it float and billow. In turn, it becomes an ephemeral and weightless object removed from its politicized context.

Apart from Roman’s obvious emphasis on the beauty and femininity that these garments project,  she also wants to shed light on the qualities that we often forget to acknowledge. There are many interesting characteristics that the Burqa provides to any that wears it- i.e anonymity, security, and power.

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Please Say Something

A short animation from the mind of David OReilly. We observe the destructive, hopeful, yet abusive marriage between a cat and a mouse. Incredibly witty, minimalistic, and very conceptual. This is a personal favorite of mine.

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Daniele Papuli Swirling Bent Paper Installations

Daniele Papuli’s incredible installations and sculptures at first glance seem like a pool of foaming and rippling water but upon closer examination reveal that they are simply bent and cut sheets of delicate paper. Thousands of sheets of paper bend, fold, and move together in unison creating a dialogue between the spaces and places that they are exhibited in. (via my modern met)

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