Spanish illustrator Fede Yankelevich has been creating some pretty awesome work. Although I can’t seem to find much information on him, he is quite the talented guy and the work speaks for itself.
Brazilian artist Rodrigo Torres creates intricate collages by combining bank notes collected from around the world. Beautiful and painstakingly detailed, they are visually arresting and require a closer look. The ones I find most interesting single out common themes found within a variety of notes, such as crowds, portraits, and buildings/architecture, and showcase unexpected similarities between multiple countries’ approaches to currency design. In Rodrigo’s portrait collage, he positions heads to the right or left, with those silhouettes facing directly to the side seated at each respective end. The majority of head positions are in varying degrees of ¾ perspective; very few bank note portraits seem to face directly forward. Most notes are monochromatic, but differ on the single color used; this in turn creates an aesthetically pleasing rainbow effect. It’s uncanny to see a multiplicity of notes side by side in this constructed context. Despite countless cultural, historical, and environmental differences in nations around the world, their money appears strikingly similar.
Torres’s has been selected by Art Basel Switzerland to be featured in the month’s Art Feature sector in Switzerland, which runs June 14 – June 17.
It’s not everyday that we post an artist who works with yarn but Jo Hamilton’s crochet portraits are really interesting. I’m really happy that Jo decided to not over finish these and left them without a background and with the yarn hanging down. Sort of looks like paint drips and adds another dimension to the work that you don’t see often in crochet.
Bold Surreal landscapes with a dash of colorful abstraction by Ricky Allman.
Winnie Truong’s magical colored pencil drawings are things of wonder. Her work simultaneously reads as beautiful, grotesque, and bizarrely funny. We can’t get enough of Winnie’s work and we hope you can’t either. If these 6 images aren’t enough to quench your thirst then hop over to the B/D shop and get your hands on our latest book Beautiful/Decay: Class Clowns where we feature an in-depth 12 page interview with Winnie with over a dozen full color images for you to feast your eyes on!
Franco Brambilla seems to have taken our most odd dreams and brought them to some kind of reality. Is it a painting? A photograph? Something else entirely, or all of the above? I love the feeling of as if I were watching To Catch a Thief or The Sound of Music on the newly-dubbed “Sy-Fy” channel.
Our massive 50% off apparel and headwear sale ends this Wednesday! Get every single shirt we have on our shop for 50% off. You can even save 50% off items that are already on sale with some shirts costing only $5.00! Just enter discount code: MAYSHIRTSALE and let the savings pour in!
Sale Ends: Wednesday May 25th 2011 At Midnight