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Leslie Clerc

Leslie Cerc - panties Leslie Clerc has some delicious French flavor for you to savor. Her body of work contains a nice variation of styles and approaches.  After the jump, you can catch some goodies like a little girl who wants candy, a toy weiner dog and designs for an animated music video for Ba Cissoko.  She has also started a studio along with a few other artists called La Mondaine.

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Future Perfect- And The Winner Is……..

Beautiful/Decay and Prius Projects are proud to present the winner of the Future Perfect project. It was an extremely tough call but after many days of disscussion we are proud to announce Corey Thompson as the grand prize winner! Not only will Corey get a Beautiful/Decay care package valued at $300 from Beautiful/Decay but he will also have an exclusive interview in Beautiful/Decay Book: 6.

We had originally planned on featuring 70 runner-ups in book:6 but having received so many amazing contributions we’ve decided to increase the artist count to 100! Each runner up will have their submissions featured in the book, creating the ultimate creative book filled with visions of a better tomorrow. We can’t release the names of the runner ups just yet but stay tuned for more news as Book: 6 develops!

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Jonathan Budenz

Work by graphic designer Jonathan Budenz.

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Awesome Video Of The Day: Baltimore Clap

Follow a hapless little chap on a terrifying journey through a cavernous clap factory.

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Elik’s Collage- Amalgamations of Everything and Everyone

Elik is a true NYC graffiti legend, gettin’ up hard with the roller. But like many of his peers in the graff world, he’s turned to exhibiting  ‘street art’ on indoor, gallery walls. Last spring he unleashed a full load of collage and mixed media works on the Brooklynite Gallery in Bed-Stuy. The compositions are playful, and full of dynamic elements. Any one of the works could serve as an advertisement bill for a show (or party) that serves as a gritty, comprehensive sum-up of the entire 20th-century.

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Photographer Hal Vacuum Seals Couples In Bizarre Condom Ads

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Japanese Photographer Hal has crafted a bizarre-yet-eye catching series titled Fresh Love, which features an intimate couple vacuumed sealed together. It’s part of an advertisement for Condomania Shop in Tokyo, and it plays on the idea of what the shop sells, which, if you couldn’t guess, is condoms.

This series cleverly references a tightly-encased object and the aesthetics of a condom in all of its shrink-wrapped glory. We see an abstracted and visceral view of people, distorted by both the plastic, proximity towards each other, and the lack of space. Flesh is pressed against the surface and every hair and blemish is visible. It’s partially disgusting to see flesh that contorted, but creates a fascinating effect.

Due to the limited air supply, the couples could only be left inside the sealed bag for about 10 seconds. If you’re curious about the photographer and his creative process, check out the video after the jump. It explores the ways in which he achieved his vision and the feelings of the couples involved with the project. (Via designboom)

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Sponsored Post: Technology And One Of The Oldest Forms Of Animation Collide In The Picture Machine

The creative brains at Studio Nos, one of the premiere independent stop motion animation studios in New York City has teamed up with Action Cam by Sony in The Picture Machine, an incredibly delicious collision between technology and on of the oldest forms of Animation.

The zoetrope is perhaps one of the best pre-film animation devices to ever be invented. This simple setup takes a sequence of drawings or photographs of progressive phases in motion and through the use of speed animates them before your eyes. Studio Nos’ contemporary twist on the age old medium consists of a remote controlled car pod rigged with the Sony Action Cam driving on a track inside a zoetrope. As the car speeds up and zips around in circles a series of animation cells come to life.

The result of this imaginative mashup was a collaboration between man and machine to bring to life a non-stop parade of hand illustrated dancing mushrooms. Watch the video yourself and dream up how you can use the Sony Action Cam to create your next video masterpiece.

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Surprise in the Mail!

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I was pleasantly surprised last week to receive a poster tube in the mail, which, when the plastic-stopper was popped off, revealed a lovely hand-signed print by Mark Warren Jacques. He has some lovely mystical transfigurations on his website- see more of his mandalic works after the jump.

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