Jiggery Pokery

Pokery Jiggery

Window display magic by Jiggery Pokery (joint effort by Anna Lomax and Lauren Davies) takes retail photography to a whole new level!

Albert Exergian

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Graphic designer and art director Albert Exergian’s humorous take on popular TV series “minimizes” the concept of each show into 2-3 colors and shapes. Remember old Penguin Classics book covers? This is the revamped modern sitcom version!

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Awesome Video Of The Day- Maggie And Mildred

This is nuts! Hand stitched animation????

By Holly Klein

55% Off All B/D Back Issues- One Week Left!

books_on_sale-565x745In honor of Spring, Beautiful/Decay is offering back issues at over 55% off the cover price! We have slashed ‘em down to the lucky price of just $3. Who wants to scrub floors or clear out a dusty garage for “Spring Cleaning” anyways? We suggest you buy some of your favorite B/D back issues, curl up on a porch swing, and savor the feeling of getting a great deal instead. Buy B/D Back Issues here!

This sale ends April 1st and 3 back issues have already sold out so get your copies now!

Jason Polan – Every Person In New York

Illustrator Jason Polan is on a mission.  A mission to draw every person in New York.  Jason is spending 2 minutes a piece drawing people he sees in the streets of New York City and blogging the results daily.  The result is fun doodles of interesting characters and even some famous names.  If you’d like to be a subject, check out the blog and email Jason, and he may inconspicuously sketch you at your decided location.  More NY portraits after the jump.

Louis Cameron

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Very cool show from artist Louis Cameron at I-20 in New York. In my humble opinion, there are few subjects that have as much cultural significance as the American Flag, so it doesn’t surprise me that artists continue to try their hand at reinterpreting the ‘Stars and Stripes’. The paintings in this show depict flags that were created in the 1960′s as a response to the Pan-African Flag (designed by Marcus Garvey), and were meant to symbolically represent the African-American experience. So there, you get some art and a little history lesson on a wonderful sunday afternoon!

Bigert & Bergström

Bigert & Bergström are Swedish artists who have been collaborating on installation and video work since 1990.  They twist photographs into spheres lit from the inside, creating galaxies of glowing globe worlds.  Their work is on display in the coming months in Sweden and Germany.

Check out their website for more works as well as after the jump.

Beautiful/Decay Lecture: Northern Virginia March 22nd!

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Some of you long time B/D fans know that I originally started the magazine in 1996 while growing up in the suburbs of Northern Virginia. Although there is a lot of talented artists in the region I wouldn’t say that the local community is very supportive of underground magazines, the arts, or creativity in general. Most people are wrapped up in the politics of D.C. and could care less about art. So it was a a great surprise to get a call from Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) asking me to come to my hometown and give a talk about B/D. Needless to say I jumped at the chance.I’ve always wanted to go back to where it all started in hopes of inspiring the next wave of Viriginia artists to give the middle finger to mediocrity and make things happen. Not only are the fine folks at NOVA flying out yours truly but they have an entire week of events including a public mural program, workshops on stenciling and wheatpasting, and a batch of other talks to get your creative juices flowing. This event is completely free and open to the public. If you’re in the Washington D.C., Virginia, Maryland area come by and say hello. It should be a good time!

Northern Virginia
Community College
Alexandria Campus
3001 North Beauregard St.
Alexandria, VA 22311
Bisdorf building room 196
March 22nd | 4:30pm | Free
No3rthern Virginia
Community College
Alexanderia Campus
Bisdorf building room 196
March 22nd |  4:30pm | Free