The Annual Post-It Show Opening: This Weekend

 

Post-its by Sean Norvet

Post-it by Renee French

The Post-it note show curated by Mark Todd and Esther Pearl Watson is back in full force beginning tonight, Saturday Dec. 8th at 6-10 pm at Giant Robot.   Its now in its eighth edition and has a record number of artists participating, over 260 artists contributed and over 2000 post-its will be on display.  Below is a small sampling of the artists that are involved: Audrey Kawasaki, Amy Sol, Xi Chen, Luke Chueh, Tim Biskup, Dave Chung, Jennifer Cotterill, Alex Chiu, Ching Ching Cheng, Mike Kelley, Skinner, Josh Ellingson, Martin Hsu, kaNO Kid, Jeremiah Ketner, Travis Lampe, Mark Nagata, Tom Neely, Martin Ontiveros, Souther Salazar, Emilio Santoyo, Gary Baseman, Gary William Musgrave, Bradford Lynn, Jesse Tise, Mike Bertino, Shannon Freshwater, Arthur Giron, and many, many others.

Check out a preview of the post-its I could dig up before the show after the jump: (via)

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Click To Collect: Lyndsey Lesh

Shady Trails, 2010
13.5 x 18 inches, Acrylic, colored pencil, ink, & graphite on paper $400
Sneaky Tree Girl, 2009
12 x 16.5 inches, Colored Pencil, graphite, & acrylic on paper, $250

Welcome to another release from Click To Collect, Beautiful/Decay’s campaign to help art lovers start their collection of original artists works at affordable prices! This week we bring you an amazing selection of drawings by LA based illustrator Lyndsey Lesh whose works mix quirky scenarios with Lesh’s masterfully drawn multimedia aesthetic. Based on fictional stories as well as real world observations these drawings open the door to Lesh’s creative world and beg you to join in on her humorous surreal adventures.  See all the available works by the talented Lyndsey Lesh and read more about our Click To Collect project after the jump!

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Zines & Books Galore!

 

It’s always fun getting zines, books, and artist editions in the mail. Recently we got a cornucopia of goodies in the mail so we thought we’d share.

1. Jammer SlammerMakeout Creek Books

R. Nicholas Kuszyk and his gang of robots have been part of the B/D family since the beginning. You’re probably used to his massive murals painted all over the world but from time to time Mr. Kusyzk puts down the spray paint and paint brushes to do a bit of publishing.  His new book Jammer Slammer is part robot comic book part epic futuristic philosophical musings.

2. The Rattling Wall- Narrow Books

Our good buddies at Narrow Books have teamed up with PEN Center USA to bring you this ongoing literary journal featuring sophisticated short fiction, travel essays, and poetry alongside cutting edge illustrations by  Albert Reyes and B/D’s very own Lyndsey Lesh. Get both of their current releases here.

3. Esther Pearl Watson & Mark Todd Zines- Fun Chicken

Illustration guru couple Easther Pearl Watson & Mark Todd recently handed over a small mountain of their zines, books, and stickers over to me. They have too many titles to list here so just head over to their shop and stock up now!

 

 

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Subscribe To Beautiful/Decay Before Book 8 Ships and get a Free Limited Edition Zine!

Beautiful/Decay is honoring its DIY zine roots by teaming up with 5 artists from around the country to bring you their limited edition zines. Mailed exclusively to Beautiful/Decay subscribers, each copy of Beautiful/Decay Book:8 will come complete with

it’s very own zine. Each B/D subscriber will receive a different zine blind packed into their issue. These zines are not available in stores, only B/D subscribers will receive them. Subscribe today to make sure you get your hands on one of these exclusive zines. Read about the talented zine makers after the jump and click on the subscribe link to reserve your copy of Beautiful/Decay Book:8 with the limited edition zine today!

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LYNDSEY LESH: THE ART OF THE RATTLING WALL- This Saturday!

B/D pal  Lyndsey Lesh recently created a series of illustrations for The Rattling Wall, a literary journal published by the PEN Center USA & Narrow Books. To kick off the books release Lyndsey has teamed up with our favorite alternative art venues Synchronicity Space for a one night show of artworks from the book. Come see a selection of works by Ms. Lesh, get a signed copy of the book, and eat some free Strawberry Chardonnay Ice cream from LA’s best ice cream shop Scoops! If doing all the artwork for the book wasn’t enough Lyndsey decided to add more work to her plate by creating a writing and drawing process blog of her very own called Off Thee Wall. Read more about Off The Wall and see more of Lyndsey’s illustrations after the jump.

LYNDSEY LESH: THE ART OF THE RATTLING WALL
featuring the art pieces from the journal’s second issue.
Synchronicity Space | 7-10 PM
713 N. Heliotrope,
Los Angeles, CA 90029

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JUNE T-SHIRT OF THE MONTH: “MUSIC MOUNTAIN” BY LYNDSEY LESH

One of our beloved former interns, Lyndsey Lesh, recently designed the shirt “Music Mountain” during her stay here at Beautiful/Decay. We were blown away by Lyndsey’s drive & talent and one of her final projects before venturing out into the great, wide, world was to design June’s T-Shirt of the month! (In case you haven’t heard, we are releasing a limited edition, 300 print run T-Shirt in a unique color way each month on the online shop for 33% off retail price- $20 a shirt!)

 

Lyndsey’s illustration style can best be described as whimsical works that depict a world of idiosyncratic fancy, sweetness and charm.  Her images have a soft spoken quality that reflect the hand-rendered application of her materials. Her shirt, “Music Mountain” depicts a sincere DJ atop a landscape of stereo equipment, musical gear and chubby hands holding records, drum sticks and microphones.

 
More of Lyndsey’s work after the jump!

 

Click here to purchase Lyndsey’s shirt, “Music Mountain”!

 

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JUNE T-SHIRT OF THE MONTH: “MUSIC MOUNTAIN” BY LYNDSEY LESH

Lyndsey Lesh is a Los Angeles based illustrator whose whimsical works depict a world of idiosyncratic fancy, sweetness and charm. Her art is both humorous and sentimental exploring her love for nostalgia. Her images themselves have a soft spoken quality that reflect the hand-rendered application of her materials. Her shirt, “Music Mountain” depicts a sincere DJ atop a landscape of stereo equipment, musical gear and chubby hands holding records, drum sticks and microphones.

 

About T-Shirt of the Month

In case you haven’t heard, each month, Beautiful/Decay is releasing a new shirt on the Beautiful/Decay shop before they hit any retail stores. The shirts will be printed in unique color ways in a select print run of just 300 shirts. Oh, and did we mention that we’ll be giving you a 33% discount off retail prices, pricing them at just $20 a shirt?

 

Click here to purchase “Music Mountain”!

 

More images of Lyndsey’s art work after the jump!

 

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Lyndsey Lesh

Cute drawings, illustration and prints by Lyndsey Lesh. I like her soft-spoken style and line work. Reminds me of crayons, nostalgia, and children’s illustrations.

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