Beautiful/Decay and Prius Projects are proud to present the winner of the Future Perfect project. It was an extremely tough call but after many days of disscussion we are proud to announce Corey Thompson as the grand prize winner! Not only will Corey get a Beautiful/Decay care package valued at $300 from Beautiful/Decay but he will also have an exclusive interview in Beautiful/Decay Book: 6.
We had originally planned on featuring 70 runner-ups in book:6 but having received so many amazing contributions we’ve decided to increase the artist count to 100! Each runner up will have their submissions featured in the book, creating the ultimate creative book filled with visions of a better tomorrow. We can’t release the names of the runner ups just yet but stay tuned for more news as Book: 6 develops!
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Street art is really branching out these days into unchartered waters. Case and point, Trash Orcas. Our mammal pals were found swimming through various piles of trash all over Cincinnati. It’s sad to see that such elegant creatures digging through trash for a can of half eaten sardines. Guess we can blame it on the bad economy.
We first featured Klaas Van der Linden’s dark and mysterious paintings last year. I’m happy to say that Klaas is back with a new batch of work that raises the bar with intricate detail, epic narratives, and beautiful brush work. Just check out the patterning and eyeballs on the image above… Amazing!
Shot by Spike Jonze this video is simply amazing! Watch as famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma and a young LA based dancer named Lil Buck collaborate on a performance that you don’t see too often.
Here’s the lowdown from Mr.Jonze himself ” The other day, I was lucky enough to be at an event to bring the arts back into schools and got to see an amazing collaboration between Yo-Yo Ma and a young dancer in LA, Lil Buck. Someone who knows Yo-Yo Ma had seen Lil Buck on YouTube and put them together. The dancing is Lil Buck’s own creation and unlike anything I’ve seen. “
Some artists just have a way with drawing. Each line is exquisitely placed on the paper with the most delicate ease as if it had always been there. Sarah McNeil’s drawings do just that. Her marks are so refined and gentle that they can even make a skull with a mustache and a cat tumbler look cute.
I finally got around to watching the epic video project by TV On The Radio and I have to say that it doesn’t disappoint. Nine Types of Light is as much an album as it is a movie by TV on the Radio. The movie is meant to be a visual re-imagining of the record, and includes a music video for every song on the album. The band personally asked their friends and the filmmakers they admired to help direct the music videos. Tunde Adebimpe, the director for the full Nine Types of Light movie, storybooked the music videos together with interviews from local New Yorkers on various topics, including dreams, love, fame and the future. Tunde also directed the music video for Forgotten. If that’s not enough my longtime pal and super talented art dude Nick Kuszyk co-created the video for Repetition. Watch the hour long video in its entirety after the jump.