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Casual Apple Print In Three New Colorways

Designed by talented UK artist Christopher gray the Casual Apple print is one of the most minimal and clever prints that we’ve offered to date. Featuring everyone’s favorite cool guy taking a smoke break and kicking back, this print is sure to brighten up any room in your home or office office and set the mood for some serious relaxation. Get the Casual Apple print along with the hundreds of other prints we have for sale on the B/D Shop.

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Artist Writes The Word “Crisis” With €1000 Euro Coins On A Wall In Bilbao; The Work Disappears In 24 Hours

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The current political situation in Greece is on everybody’s mind at the moment. So the installation by Madrid based artist SpY couldn’t be more poignant. Made up of €1000 worth of 2c coins, he glued the coins to a neighborhood wall in Bilbao, spelling out CRISIS in bold, eye catching capital letter. Not surprisingly, given the current financial state across the continent, the passing public helped themselves to the work, and in less than 24 hours, all of the coins had disappeared.

An active urban artist since the 80s, SpY has been long involved in making subtle social commentary for all to see. He often installs large letters or text-based work on the sides of buildings, or creates shapes in ivy on walls; has wrapped up a police car in plastic and has also formed inaccessible areas that make people look twice. He interrupts people’s daily routes to work, or comments on the urban structures that surround them.

The bulk of his production stems from the observation of the city and an appreciation of its components, not as inert elements but as a palette of materials overflowing with possibilities. His ludic spirit, careful attention to the context of each piece, and a not invasive, constructive attitude, unmistakably characterize his interventions. (Source)

No doubt SpY’s techniques are effective – his irony and positive humor draw attention to pressing social matters, and in a non-aggressive way, make viewers think twice about their political and physical environment.

SpY’s pieces want to be a parenthesis in the automated inertia of the urban dweller. They are pinches of intention, hidden in a corner for whoever wants to let himself be surprised. (Source)

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Jim O’Raw

Jim O’Raw’s silkscreened prints are a result of his fascination of cmyk printing techniques and the endless color manipulation and the experimental accidents  and imperfections that bring the work to life.

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Skinner, A Graffiti Legend?

 

Painter of demons and all around good guy (and goofball) Skinner recently relaunched his website with literally hundreds of delicious and frighteningly good drawings, paintings, and illustrations. To celebrate the site launch Skinner also decided to make some hilarious videos talking smack, crossing out wack taggers, and telling ya’ll why he is the illest graffiti legend out there. Once you watch the full video after the jump you’ll be asking yourself “how come this guys not included in the Art In The Streets show at MOCA ?”

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Frederik Heyman Is A Swiss Army Knife

It’s hard to pigeonhole Frederik Heyman as a photographer, installation artist, or sculptor. Employing every medium and genre from drawing to fashion photography, Frederik is the Swiss Army Knife of creativity using anything and everything to create his quirky, layered, and complex images to life.

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Vicky Wright Spills Out

London based Vicky Wright’s lush abstract paintings literally pour out of the frame and towards the viewer.

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Denise Kupferschmidt’s Crude Idols

Denise Kupferschmidt lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. We have featured her collage pieces here in the past. Her new body of work consists of sumi ink and acrylic paintings as well as concrete sculpture. These are explorations into what she calls “Crude Idols”. Using a monochromatic palette she presents the viewer with anonymous objects and artifacts of manufactured significance.

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Our Mega Mystery Pack Sale Ends March 15th!

Don’t forget to take advantage of our big Mystery Pack sale. For one week only we’re slashing our already discounted Mystery Packs for both magazines and t-shirts. This is your chance to save a bundle of cash, get a killer surprise package in the mail, and have fun all at once. It’s like Beautiful/Decay throwing you a surprise party and giving you the best gift ever! Sale ends March 15th!

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