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A “kinetic diary” of fairly ordinary gifs, but gifs galore! (The last one is just for Sasha.)

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Urban Artist Deck Two Sketches A Massive 29 Foot Long Version Of His Perfect City

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The massive large scale ink drawings of French graffiti artist Deck Two are a narrative that you can really get immersed in. At over 29 feetĀ long, his sketches are a part of a series called Expanding Drawing. And they are exactly that – drawings that stretch out and don’t end at the usual borders. For this particular project he was based in Tokyo and has tried to capture the all-encompassing feeling of the city. Every inch is filled with intricate details about city life, and we can really see just how much of a living, breathing organism majorĀ metropolises are.

His drawings are like precise, architectural illustrations made of a future city. Motorways curve around beautifully, and merge together, running into the center of the urban sprawl. Deck Two profiles mega cities with a gracefulness reminiscent of the Francis Ford Coppola film Koyaanisqatsi. He talks about his idea of a utopian place:

My idea of a perfect town is a place where young and old people can live together; poor and rich, who always have access to culture and art. (Source)

The French artist is interested in many different forms of art, involving different aspects of the urban landscape. From motion design to illustration, VFX to storyboard, drawing to graffiti – Deck Two likes to switch from computer to wall painting, and vice versa. He has painted walls, cars, and numerous murals. Be sure to check out his other work and a few videos showing the artist at work, here and here.

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New Anthology Interview: Human Empire

Human Empire is a multidisciplinary design collective that creates playful and iconic works. Beautiful/Decay recently interviewed them about how their collective was started, their influences, and recent projects.

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Awesome Video Of The Day: Death Metal Rooster

I think the title of this post says it all. Hit play and start banging your head..

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PAOPAO’S STREET ALTERATIONS

Italian street artist Paopao views the world in a different way than you and me. When we see an electric box he see’s Sponge Bob. When we see circular cement blocks in the streets he see’s an eight ball, and when we see a plain old bush he see’s an ostrich. See these and more street alterations after the jump.

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Matter Matters

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So we got an email from Mr. Matt Manos of B/D internship fame, regarding UCLA’s Design Media Arts Undergrad show on Jan 14th. In his words: “what is funny is that me, Kate Slovin, and Corinna Loo are the ones curating it. Also what is funny is that I designed the poster for it and Greg Ruben took the photo for the poster. Also, Cameron Charles will be in attendance. So the show is basically reigned upon by B/D alumni.” Well yay, B/D alumni! More official text after the jump….

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Awesome Video Of The Day: Breakbot’s Watercolor Orgasm

2000 hand painted watercolor frames and sexxed up funky disco jams? Baby I’m yours!

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Luke Painter

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Canadian artist Luke Painter works in many disciplines, including drawing, printmaking, and mixed media installation pieces, though I think what I enjoy most are his Flash animations. These animations, which seem to be procedurally generated to some extent, depict a futuristic urban landscape in which structures come alive with moving mechanical parts.

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