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B/D Book 2 Release Party This Saturday!

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Beautiful/Decay and Synchronicity Gallery are teaming up to present a one of a kind book release party & silent art auction! Join us as we celebrate the release of Book 2: “What a Mess,” and Synchronicity’s first year in business! This will be your first chance to buy Book 2, as well as pick up unique Beautiful/Decay holiday gift packages for the art lover in your life! We’ll be offering special discounts as well as free gift wrapping. 100′s of other works of art will be on display and for sale during the event. Live performances and music as well!

Date: Saturday, December 19th 2009
Time: 7PM – 12AM
Location: 4306 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles CA 90029

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Raul Ronald Moreno

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Raul Ronald Moreno‘s digital creations are fun, experimental and in many ways abstract. Most of the work has a cool color pallette but along with playful compositions, he creates a lot of dimension in the work using bright colors to highlight areas of interest.

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Melting Polar Bear

Mark Coreth's melting polar bear

British sculptor Mark Coreth was sponsored by the WWF to create awareness on the subject of human impact on climate. The hunting polar bear has been standing standing proud in the Trafalgar Square’s Northern Terrace in London since last Friday the 11th. He will melt over the next 10 days, leaving a bronze skeleton, a pool of water and a powerful environmental message. If you’re in the area, please give Mr. Bear a sympathetic pet on the head. If you’re not in the area, you can watch his slow watery demise on a live feed (not completely sure if this works or not since everytime I’ve tried I’ve encountered technical difficulties.) Check out some not real-time vids of the sculptor and Mr. Bear’s daddy carving him out in the square after the jump.

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Fanny Bostrom

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Fanny Bostrom is a Swedish painter and illustrator currently working and residing in New York. I love her literature-appreciating kittens and the rough strokes she uses to paint.

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B/D Book 2: “What A Mess!” Video Preview

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If you haven’t heard, Book 2 is in the shops just in time for the holiday season! Get your copy now or subscribe and take advantage of our B/D Holiday Sale- 20% off all merchandise (just enter BDXMAS20 at check out!)

Supplies are limited and once we sell out they will never be reprinted. Just 1,500 hand-numbered copies of this baby are in existence! Each book comes with a hand-numbered, hand-signed silkscreen print and artist sticker- in addition to our usual 164 pages of full color ad-free art and design content.

Check the video above to see Book 2 come to life in a motion-picture preview! More info about the book’s theme, special inserts and artists below.

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The Things That Hold Art

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With the motto, “Great art, and the weird ways it’s displayed,” The Things That Hold Art is a tumblr website that collects interesting mixed media in both art and design. What’s fun about it too is that you can contribute by sending images to the website. Check it out!

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Awesome Video Of The Day: Maison Hermès

What a great window display concept by Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka for the Maison Hermès windows.

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Kotryna Zukauskaite

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Kotryna Zukauskaite‘s mixed media collages contain a variety of playful compositions, layers, colors and textures. A mixture of portraits, drawings and abstract landscapes, Kotryna uses the many variety of mediums to portray dynamic illustrations.

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