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Aiko @ Joshua Liner Gallery

 

 

Born in Tokyo and living in NYC since 1996, well known as founding member of art collective FAILE. In 2006 she started her solo career and has been exhibiting her stencil/silk screen paintings in major cities such as NY, LA, London, Berlin, Tokyo and Barcelona.

 

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Beautiful/Decay at Shelf Life


This Saturday 12:00p-4:00p Beautiful/Decay will be participating in a one-day dont-miss event at University Park Campus, USC.  Shelf Life: A Big Day for Small Press  spotlights small press writers, designers, artists and publishers address issues concerning the future of independent publishing. B/D will have a table at the bazaar, featuring all our favorite indie and small press magazines, books and other great stuff. Admission is free. Yes, there will be a taco truck. Heres a map. Harris Hall is the building with two courtyards, visible along the bottom edge (Exposition) of the campus map.

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FAIRspot+Beautiful/Decay Giveaway

FAIRspot and Beautiful/Decay are hooking-up one fabulous reader with a treasure chest of assorted tees and magazines. To enter, all you have to do is follow this link. One grand prize winner will be picked at random at the end of the contest period. Contest ends April 15, 2009.

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FAIRspot+Beautiful/Decay Givaway

FAIRspot and Beautiful/Decay are hooking-up one fabulous reader with a treasure chest of assorted tees and magazines. To enter, all you have to do is follow this link. One grand prize winner will be picked at random at the end of the contest period. Contest ends April 15, 2009.

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Jason Redwood- from start to finish!


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I was talking with Jason Redwood a few weeks ago, checking out some process shots of a new painting he’s working on  (titled fathomless psychotropicali), and realized it’d be kind of cool to do a blog post on the progression of the painting, from start to finish. So, Jason snapped a few pics from different stages of the painting being completed- kinda cool! The entire series is below. 

 
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Somebody’s printing up a storm. Smell it? Hot prints, fresh out of the oven. Mmm. My moms prints used to taste like this.

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The New Face Of Beautiful/Decay

 

 

 

Sneak peak of a part of the front cover for issue:1

 

 

Everyone has been asking us what we’ll do after Issue Z. In our tradition of innovation, Beautiful/Decay will reinvent itself in a brand new, expanded format with Issue 1 in July.

 

Beginning as a hand-photocopied, black and white ‘zine over ten years ago, Beautiful/Decay has always proudly put artists—and quality content—first. We are re-launching Beautiful/Decay to have all the benefits of traditional magazine subscribership, while taking the form of an expanded, limited edition, more voluminous publication.

 

In keeping with the spirit of our independent DIY philosophy, we have decided to break the mold of traditional magazines and change the way we do business. In this economy, most publications are either going out of business or watering down their content to appease advertisers. Rather than conform to the publishing industry’s new rules, we’ve decided to create our own business model that allows us to flourish and increase the quality of our content.

 

One thing we’ve always disliked about the mainstream print industry is that it can be wasteful. Newsstands throw away all unsold magazines, averaging a 40-60% waste rate. In keeping with our commitment to staying green, Beautiful/Decay will instead send issues straight into the hands of subscribers, rather than dumpsters.

 

Here’s what the new B/D will look like:

• Eliminated ALL traditional advertising

 

• Made an 50% increase in page count, meaning 164 pages of pure, unfiltered content

 

• Features now have double the page space, with more full-color images & articles

 

• Articles now run 16-20 pages, providing some of the most in-depth coverage of emerging artists available today

 

• Released in limited edition format of only 1,500-2000 copies, each one hand numbered

 

• Each issue comes with a limited edition collaborative artist projectranging from inserts, stickers, posters, to original artwork

 

• Presented in new format & size, including French flaps and multiple printing processes within

 

• Released 3 times a year (once every 4 months)

To celebrate our new expanded format, Issue 1 will feature a hand-drawn, original artwork by previously B/D featured artist Kyle Thomas. These will sell out, as we already have 1000 subscribers on our list so be sure to subscribe in order to reserve your copy. 

I hope that you’re all as excited about this as we are at Beautiful/Decay. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the new direction.

 

Thanks for the support,

 

Amir H. Fallah

Founder

 

 

 

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Julian Goldstein

Gorgeous gorgeous photography by Julian Goldstein that makes my feet itch for travel. Julian emphasizes the mystique of “unaltered subjects and settings while embracing their natural appeal” with these tiny glimpses of eastcoast idioms.

 

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