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P4rty Food 4 at Synchronicity Tonight

Party Food 4

Tonight marks the Los Angeles debut of the fourth (and greatest) chapter in the PARTY FOOD performance art series, P4RTY FOOD 4 by Joseph Gillette at Synchronicity Space LA. This performance contains all our favorite things: poop jokes, puppetry, bad puns, politics, people, and liiiiittle piggies. It’ll be a ONE-NIGHT-ONLY event so don’t miss out. Duh.

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Help Us Get Into A Bookstore Near You!

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Alright B/D fans! Many of you have been asking us to get more shops in our stockist list so we thought it would be appropriate to have you suggest some good shops in your area that would be a good fit for B/D. Please suggest shops that carry art or design books or boutiques that carry other similar publications. It would be helpful if you could give us the shop name, website(if they have one), and location/phone number. If you want to go one step further run into your favorite bookstore/shop and demand that they carry Beautiful/Decay! You can have them email [email protected] to get wholesale info. With your help we’ll get the books in a quality shop near you!

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Awesome Video of the Day #2: Garuda

Garuda from Andres Salaff on Vimeo.

An animated short film about a young boy in India chasing after his dream. Animated at Les Gobelins in Paris by Nicolas AthaneMeryl FranckAlexis LiddellAndres Salaff, and Maïlys Vallade.

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Awesome Video of the Day: 1923

1923 (by Max Hattler) from Max Hattler on Vimeo.

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Baptiste Debombourg

baptiste debombourg manbaptiste debombourg staples This post goes out to all the 9-5ers stuck behind a desk, staring at the white office walls and pretending to be busy, whenever the boss walks by.  If there was no boss to check up on you, what would you do inside that office?  I see you looking at your nearest stapler.  Baptiste Debombourg has lived out your fantasy.  Baptiste created these large scale figures with over 35,000 staples.  Now someone needs to follow in Baptiste’s footsteps and make a paper clip tapestry.

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Faria Photography

Faria photography

While at Otis to give a talk on the history of Beautiful/Decay I met faculty member Faria who teaches advertising and photography. Here are some shots from his sizzling photography portfolio.

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POLISHED / CLEAN / STICKY / DIRTY

Picture 1Recognize the above image?  Maybe the name Jesse Auersalo rings a bell?  Give up?  We featured Jesse in Issue Y, back when B/D was still a magazine… before we upgraded to our fancy limited edition book format.  Well Jesse is giving a talk at AIGA/NY on Wednesday March 3rd, 6:30-8pm.  This is Jesse’s first ever U.S. presentation!  Be sure to check it out if you’re in the area.  Also, you can go to our online shop and pick up a copy of Issue Y or grab the t-shirt Jesse designed.  Just for fun, you can see more of Jesse’s illustrations after the jump.

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Matthias van Arkel

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One of my favorite artists, Matthias van Arkel, (who will be appearing in Book 3, btw) recently designed some amazing fabrics and a site-specific painting for the Stockholm Furniture Fair. Matthias usually creates these spaghetti-esque, rubbery abstract-expressionist sculptural-paintings. This aesthetic translates nicely to these flat works…has a very contemporary-Swedish clean feel, beautiful!

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