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We all look the same inside.

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We Are Place

Beautiful and experimental typography, illustration, and design from Argentinian based design studio Place™.

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Complete Your B/D Collection Sale!

Calling all you completists! Forget about your vintage coin collection and enjoy The Beautiful/Decay Back Issue Sale! Once upon a time only Czars and Royalty could complete their B/D collection, but now you, too, can complete your collection on the cheap. We’re talking over 55% off all back issues for one week! Take advantage and complete your collection of the most comprehensive art and design magazine today!

Sale Ends: May 3rd 2011

 

 

 

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Rosemarie Fiore’s Firework Drawings

Rosemarie Fiore’s fireworks drawings are literally explosive both in their visuals as well as their technique. Combining collage, paint and live explosives, Fiore creates images that are full of energy, saturated color and unorthodox compositions. Make sure to catch her opening at Priska C. Juschka Fine Art in NYC May 19th- July 2nd.

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Sean Norvet

Sean Norvet has work in many mediums on his site but my favorites are these ultra detailed and slightly grotesque portraits.

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Awesome Video Of The Day: Painting On Water

 

I know, I know, this is a bit cheesy. But try to look past the terrible music, the Yanni style haircut, and even the cheesy artwork. What I’m into is the technique. I challenge you, loyal Cult Of Decay members to use this painting technique to make something amazing. Watch the full video after the jump, turn off the computer and get going!

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Houdini: Art And Magic

The Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles has not one, but two very appealing magic-related exhibitions opening April 28. The first, Houdini: Art and Magic, travels to us from New York. Featuring tons of Houdini-ana, the exhibition looks not only at the historical Houdini, but also at his enduring legacy. To that end, the exhibition includes a number of artworks by contemporary artists inspired by the Houdini legend, including such luminaries as Matthew Barney, Petah Coyne, Vik Muniz and Raymond Pettibon. The Skirball has created a second exhibition to give context to Houdini. This is called Masters of Illusion: Jewish Magicians of the Golden Age, and it focuses on Houdini’s predecessors, colleagues and competitors in both Europe and the US, focusing on the years 1875 to 1948. The exhibition examines more than 40 fascinating careers, largely forgotten, and contains many outstanding objects, all displayed in “period” environments meant to evoke vaudeville stages, Victorian magic parlors and the like. Both exhibitions feature vintage photography, gorgeous promotional ephemera, original props and costumes, and rare documents, and Masters of Illusion includes four renowned automata.

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Dyna Moe’s Hipster Animals

Dyna Moe brings us a grouping of hilarious illustrations about one of the worlds most overused word, Hipsters! It’s frightening how dead on all these drawings are. I know a real life version of every single illustration and I have to admit that all the cliche’s are sadly true. Take a peak at the full range of Animal hipsters after the jump and see if you can find your match!

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