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Book Review: All Things Ordinary

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We just received Issue 1 of this photography zine called All Things Ordinary , compiling around 20 contributers addressing the theme of “girls awake in bed.” It ranges from mildly sexual to pensive snapshots of…well…girls in bed. Nice, brief survey on a topic. Some more images after the jump.

 

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‘Stache & Shades update

We’ve been getting some pretty darn good submissions. SUBMIT!! email contactbd@beautifuldecay! Winners will get fame and a MSTRKRFT CD! More recent submissions after the jump!

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The B/D crew looking amazing with 'staches n shades!

 

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Ritxi Ostáriz

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We don’t often highlight web design, but I thought that this recent work by Ritxi Ostáriz was worth showing. The site uses a very interesting animated background that uses moving image in quite an entrancing and hypnotic way. Check out the website by clicking here.

 

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Helen Mussel White is Adorable

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Helen Mussel White’s 60′s-esque cut paper constructions stick to the important issues in life- you know, pastel winking owls, twittering blue birds in floral patterned trees and white paper stags! They’re half pop-up book, half diorama. These just make me happy.

 

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Glitch Landscapes

 
In 1988 at the age of nine Tyson Skross moved with his family from suburban Texas to Geneva, Switzerland. Living there, wedged between the largest, most mysterious lake in Western Europe and the Swiss Alps with their historical relationship with romanticism, he witnessed many unusual natural phenomenon. These incidents, which he refers to as “glitches”, opened his mind to the fallacy of reality and also solidified his deep attachment to indefinite geography.

 

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Hand Drawn Pixels

 

Some nice illustrations in  Paul Ryding’s studio

 

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Overture Animations

While perusing Change The Thought recently I found this lovely video by Overture. Its like a moving watercolor of gnomes playing lutes in the pink soft clouds and ether forest. It sort of makes sense that the couple (Jason & Aya) creates these together. How cute.

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Anders Krisar

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"Sonja"

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"Bomb Suit"

 

 

To keep up my Stockholm-based artists thread, I’m posting the work of Anders Krisar, who has a show up at Union Gallery currently. The top image, “Sonja,” is fabricated from the clothing of a woman who kept every garment from infancy to old age. It’s sort of a strange, corporeal look at time & identity, like the rings of a tree. The second, “Bomb Suit,” depicts an industrial strength bomb suit that has exploded from the inside, the rips of fabric referencing the violence of spilling guts in an uncannily silent & still way. Brings to mind the nature of external/internal turmoil & danger and which poses the biggest threat? Love both these works.

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