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Terence Hannum

 

Friend of B/D and all around good guy Terence Hannum has a batch of  new drawings on his site that are worth a look or two. Terence  works in a wide variety of mediums from video to painting, always creating work revolving around his continued fascination and exploration of music.  Keeping with his interests in music, Terence is also active in the Chicago music scene with is band Locrian, whose sound can best be described as a blend of noise, power electronics, dark ambient, and black metal. 

 

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Anthony Record

Sprain, Yarn on Burlap, 37" x 47" 2008

Sprain, Yarn on Burlap, 37" x 47" 2008

Anthony Record’s work with acrylic, burlap, acrylic and other materials is really taking me to that happy primary place. Looks like glitter is also involved.

 

 

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Sarah Illenberger


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In my recent Arcimboldo post, one of our readers mentioned his work reminded him of Sarah Illenberger. Well, I checked out her portfolio and was pleasantly surprised by her silly, girly, playful constructions, designed & created primarily for magazine/book editorial! Including, but not limited to a candy-construction that looks like a monster face and cacti that ahem, look like……..cacti.

 

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YouCube


YouCube Demo Video from Aaron Meyers on Vimeo.

Friend and past-professor Aaron Meyers created this amazing project on his free-time. It allows you to map YouTube videos onto an interactive 3D cube and then save it to a database so you can show your friends. As you spin around a YouCube, the sounds of the different videos fade in and out. Its seriously amazing. My video is the last on the list but the first one to be created during the trial run… its called ‘Hamster Wheel’, so look for it! Aaron’s also worked on the awesome Radiohead video House of Cards. You can see more of his projects after the jump.

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David Shaw at Feature Inc.

David Shaw, one of the featured geniuses in issue Z, is opening his solo exhibition on april 30th  in the Bowery. its the second of three exhibitions Feature inc. has curated on the theme “psycholoptical”.


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Undoubtably maybe the best kindergarten south of heaven?

Kashiwa Sato’s identity system for Fuji Kindergarten is probably the cutest AND awesome-est piece of branding I have seen for a while… but maybe that could be the heart-melting candid photos of the totally adorable toddlers running around. Who knows, if I had begun my educational journey here instead, maybe I would have turned out to be a whole different human being… I think this kindergarten is the equivalent of the High School #9 for the Visual and Performing Arts by architect firm Coop Himmelblau because of the complete wholeness the design + architecture. Just looking at it makes me want to learn (!!)

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MSTRKRFT + SPRFKR + Beautiful/Decay Mustache & Shades Competition & Giveaway

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Beautiful/Decay has teamed up with MSTRKRFT & SPRFKR to present a creative giveaway. All you have to do is send us your COOLEST drawing of two dudes sporting mustaches and shades! You can draw MSTRKRFT if you want- or any other two guys sporting this incognito look. Three lucky winners will receive a MSTRKRFT prize package of a SPRFKR poster & MSTRKRFT’s latest cd, “Fist of God.” Winning submissions will also be featured on the Beautiful/Decay blog! So get creative- submissions can be digital, painted, crocheted, Bento boxes, whatever!

 

Submit to: [email protected]


Or send hard copies/CD’s with images/fake mustaches to:


Attn: Mustache & Shade Competition
PO Box 2336
Culver City, CA 90231

 

(All snail mail submissions will not be returned unless a self-addressed stamped envelope is included.)

 

The prizes:


-1 poster designed by SPRFKR (courtesy of GCS gallery)

-1 copy of MSTRKRFT’s latest album, “Fist of God”

-Feature on Beautiful/Decay blog

 

Contest ends: May 20th!


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Nick Blinko

Nick Blinko is considered an outsider artist. He also leads the relic punk band Rudimentary Peni. No one knows much about him other than a few smapshots of him and a few documents recording the time he spent in a psychiatric ward as a youth. subsequently, he believes that the anti-psychotics prescribed to him obstruct his creative impulses and spends long periods off of his medication, recording and creating detailed compositions of faces, coffins, figures, handwritten notes. I think appreciating his work helps if you are familiar with his music too. Surprise! he never made a website either.

 

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