I’ve been a fan of Stefan Ruiz’s work for a while, I collected most of the issues of COLORS magazine he worked on several years ago. He documents people, places, and objects from around the world that are both strange and familiar. I especially love his portraits; he conveys so much personality and narrative in such concise elegant images.
Chris Garcia‘s paintings are inspired by his love of cars and bicycles, and the relationship between people and objects. His graphic compositions and carefully rendered contrasting textures make his paintings especially striking.
Christopher Locke‘s sculptures combine meticulous craftsmanship and a nerdy sense of humor. My favorites are his spiders made from scissors confiscated by airport security.
Dave Rittinger was bored of the boring graphic tee so he embarked on a creative voyage of spicing up his wardrobe with some shirts that are sure to be one of a kind. You know what they say about a sharped dressed man (in a leaf shirt).
P.S. Make sure to check out Dave’s other photo and installation projects on his website.
Thordis Adalsteinsdottir‘s paintings combine pattern filled rooms with bizarre narrative scenes that will leave you thinking “what the hell is going on in this guys head?” Out of all the bizarre elements in Thordis’s work my favorite would have to be the hair. It looks like a blindfolded barber took a razor blade to the heads and only left 8 strands.
2011 is going to be one hell of a year, so to start things off on the right foot we’re giving you 30% off the entire b/d shop for one week. Get that new b/d shirt, the missing copies of back issues to complete your Beautiful/Decay magazine collection, or perhaps even a grayscale beanie to keep your head warm. Just use discount code: new30year during checkout and you’re all set!
For the last 4 years I’ve made a pilgrimage to Mammoth Lakes for the holidays to get a break from work and get some quality snowboarding in on one of the best mountains in the world. I didn’t do much work during my trip but lucky for you I managed to photograph a handful of vintage signs that can be found in tiny towns between Los Angeles and Mammoth. I’m not sure what it is but these old signs have a certain character that you just don’t see in signage these days. Here are a few of my favorites.