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Beautiful/Decay Spring ’09 & Summer at Agenda

 

Beautiful/Decay will debut our Spring ‘09/Summer ‘09 seasons at Agenda in San Diego this week, Jan. 22-24—booth #J3.

Spring and Summer 09 will feature iconic graphics from Beautiful/Decay Magazine Issue Y featured cover artist, Jesse Auersalo, and the hyper-colored psychedelic visions of previously featured artist Oliver Hibert. Designer James Callahan returns to the fold with some new, head-exploding graphics, alongside many other eye popping Beautiful/Decay artists.

For a sneak peak, check out the Agenda Tradeshow magazine, Antenna –they featured our wares in their product guide!

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Awesome Video Of The Day: Scanner Memoirs

It’s Friday, you’re looking forward to the weekend, and you’re feeling a bit kooky. Is this what you do when the boss isn’t looking?
By Damon Stea.

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Cheryl Archer’s Consumption Society

Cheryl Archer’s Consumption Society series take a close and personal look at what and how we consume food. These ultra detailed images of food being shoved, licked, and gently placed into hungry mouths makes me crave a burrito and wish I never had to eat again simultaneously.

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JC Debroize Creates Creepy Typeface With Human Features

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French digital artist JC Debroize has created an unsettling font called “The Human Type” using modeling clay and digital effects. Debroize completed this project as the creative director for the graphic design studio Kerozen.  After using modeling clay to render the shapes of the letters, Debroize took photos of both the letters and the faces of the 7 Kerozen team members. “Then I made a mapping of skin textures on the letters with Photoshop and added the hair and the eyes,” Debroize elaborates. “It was not a problem to show an unflattering image of us. We laughed a lot making this.” (via laughing squid)

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Joseph Marconi

 

Portrait photography by Joseph Marconi.

 

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BCF No. 6: Mas Entradas!

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Big City Forum and Evil Monito present Mas Entradas, an event featuring Gary GarayShizu Saldamando, and Josh Kun, that plans to focus on cultural identity and cultural crossover. Saldamando’s painting and drawing series and Garay’s mixed media and DJ projects will be featured in this event which will be held at the Evil Monito Headquarters on Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 from 8-10PM.  Both Garay and Saldamando had their work included in the 2008 exhibition at LACMA called Phantom Sightings: Art after the Chicano Movement.

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Maya Brym


Maya Brym makes some gorgeously layered paintings. I just wish there were more of them on her site.

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Hand-Stitched Portraits Reflect Our Complicated Relationship With The Digital Age

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Melbourne-based artist Catherine Tipping uses an analog way of working to depict digitally-minded portraits. Blurring the line between what’s on the screen and off, she uses wool to stitch human faces that are partially pixelated, glitchy, or generally just obscured through Photoshop. They are sewn onto a gridded canvas, which is not unlike the the pixels that we see on screen. These similarities make for a compelling series titled Filter that meditates on identity and the way technology has totally changed our culture.

Tipping explains the concept behind her work in an email to The Huffington Post, writing:

I was learning about Modernism and how technology changed society culturally back then. I saw how the Digital era has had a similar affect on our culture. Now that we are in the second decade of the new millennium, we rely on the efficiency of digital technology. Recently, in some aspects of society, it appears there is a yearning for the handmade. Maybe now is the time when digital and handmade mediums can be combined and embraced by society. I see this bridge in my processes by using a digital image with all its pixels and hand stitching it.

Depending on how you’re looking at them, they can resemble digital renderings or traditional fiber work. Tipping intersperses bits of both worlds within a single composition, creating one whole work that’s a combination of influences. “I am interested in cultural identity on many levels; societal, sub-cultural and personal,” she writes to The Huffington Post. “I like considering the distinctive visual traditions of different eras and outside factors that shape them. These portraits may appear distinctive of our current era or not, I sometimes wonder if we are becoming so anachronistic that we are indistinctive of a time.” (Via The Huffington Post)

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