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Brendan Austin

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In a series entitled “Paper Mountains,” NY-based photographer Brendan Austin shoots crumbled paper in an abstracted, decontextualized way as to create the appearance of mountains. It reminds me of when I was a child and I would look at the natural folds, hills, and canyons created by my bedspread and imagine they were gigantic landscapes.

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Michael Clark

 

I’ll be the first to admit that I know absolutely nothing about dance, especially when it comes to ballet. I am, however, a huge Fall fan, which led me to these videos of choreography by Michael Clark, a British dancer who famously shook up the modern dance world by staging avant-garde productions often set to experimental or post-punk music. These clips come from a 1988 ballet called “I Am Curious, Orange” which was scored entirely by The Fall. As far as I can tell, there hasn’t been much proper documentation done of this work, but these YouTube clips, taken from Charles Atlas’ long out of print film Hail the New Puritan will have to suffice.

 

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Girl Savage

Girl Savage

It’s not taxidermy, it’s feltidermy! Girl Savage sells handmade plush creatures mounted on busts. These little guys are so whimsical and best of all, no animals were harmed in the making!

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Richard Petrucci Live!

Richard Petrucci

A small selection of live show photographs by Brooklyn based  Richard Petrucci.

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Peter Buchanan-Smith

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Peter Buchanan-Smith is a New York-based graphic designer whose clients include Isaac MIzrahi, Paper Magazine, Brian Eno & David Byrne, and more. I particularly enjoy his clever book covers. He also inexplicably runs a company called Best Made Co. which exclusively produces $300 painted axes.

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Nate Page

Nate Page

I’m loving these carved magazines by artist Nate Page . Page uses methods of drawing and assemblage to create these paper landscapes. It’s such a simple and powerful idea! I’m a big fan of this series, but some here at Beautiful/Decay think it looks like “bad sand art…” but I’d have to disagree, at the very least it’s ‘cool’ sand art.

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Nicholas Hughes- In Darkness

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Nicholas Hughes photographs of luminous desolate landscapes.

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Layered City By Devon T.S. Tsuno

Devon T.S. Tsuno paintings
Paintings by Devon T.S. Tsuno

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