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Spencer Murphy’s Architects Of War

Spencer Murphy has several great bodies of work in his portfolio but I have to say that my favorite is his Architects Of War series. There wasn’t much text about this series but it looks like images taken at a weapons trade show. It’s amazing how casual and laid back the salesmen/saleswomen appear in the photos while selling products that can potentially kill thousands and create chaos in countries around the world. It’s quite creepy.

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Bradley Harms’ Man Vs. Machine

Bradley Harms’ paintings are heavily influenced by digital art, geometric art, and technology but  painstakingly created  by hand one brush stroke at a time.

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Jesse Harris

Jesse Harris may be the hardest working man in business of being punker than you.  As both a vinyl signmaker and fine artist, Jesse is a great example of the DIY aesthetic perfected. Creating work that is both questioning yet precise, there is no doubt to Jesse’s intention- the message is the medium.

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Oak Thitayarak

Chicago based artist Oak Thitayarak is a graphic designer, illustrator, and photographer; a “jack of all trades” .  He recently created a gritty series of street portraits documenting the homeless.

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William Crump’s Far, Far, Far Out Trip

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Found this nice selection of psychedelic collages on William Crump‘s site. The older graphite drawings are also worth taking a peak at.

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SITU wraps up Atticus Site!

SomethingIntheUniverse_AtticusBeautiful/Decay’s sister company, Something in The Universe, recently wrapped up re-vamping Los Angeles music-infuenced brand Atticus Clothing’s web site! SITU “riffed” off their loose, energetic rock-music vibe throughout the site, from page layout to fonts. Check it out!

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Gary Hovey’s Incredible Animal Sculptures Made Out Of Stainless Steel Utensils

Gary Hovey

Gary Hovey

Gary Hovey

Gary Hovey

Artist Gary Hovey constructs shiny animal sculptures by welding stainless steel utensils. Hovey uses the initial shape of the particular piece of cutlery – the curves of spoons, the spikeyness of forks, or the flatness of knives – to inform the overall form of the animal he is crafting. Each piece is unique – no molds are used to help shape his work. The most astounding part of Hovey’s work is that the artist has struggled with the effects of Parkinson’s disease since he was diagnosed in 1994. Since 2004, he has been welding flatware, and he finds producing and showing this work to be therapeutic. “I work when I’m able to move. Family and friends carry sculptures for me. But I still get to make them,” says Hovey. “I don’t think the quality has suffered, but it does take longer to make them. It helps financially support my family and it is therapy for me. It has allowed me to meet many wonderful people.” (via my modern met)

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