Music ID2

This stop motion video was mainly created out of yarn. It’s beautiful.

Rasmus Emanuel Svensson

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Rasmus Emanuel Svensson is a musician and designer from (I think) Sweden. His work explores a sort of DIY aesthetic, perhaps most strongly exemplified by his multiple zines. He also appears to own a sort of record label called Push the Button.

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Interview: Ryan Colditz

fleetfoxes03_webThough the medium of stereoscopic optics have been blowing minds (and crossing eyes) since the late 1800′s, artist and designer Ryan Colditz takes the media to surprising new ends. Colditz plays with this dazzling visual trope to breath new life (and dimension) to graphic design and photography, creating a startling new aesthetic that literally manages to pop off the page. Beautiful/Decay recently discussed Ryan’s home made 3-D camera, process, inspiration, and beyond- read more after the jump!

 

Counting Bodies Like Sheep to the Rhythm of the War Drums

 

 

I have to start out by saying that A Perfect Circle’s “Counting Bodies Like Sheep to the Rhythm of the War Drums”  is one of my favorite songs. This animation is an excellent interpretation of the trance the song puts the listener into as well as the false sense of security and comfort we often get from the media.

Micachu

Micachu is a 21 year old musician from the UK.  She makes dance and experimental music. Can’t wait to hear them live.

 

 

Nan Na Hvass

Scandinavians are best at all things in my mind- but if I had to narrow it down to two genres, I’d have to pick design and music. Here is a wonderful example of the two realms combining: Nan Na Hvass’ lovely illustrations and animation for Efterklang’s single, Mirador. I love her candy palette.

Special Problems

Special Problems is a multi-disciplinary creative studio composed of Campbell Hooper, Darron Lilley and Joel Kefali. Their work fuses hand drawn, painted, video, animation and illustration–often recontextualized in new and surprising ways. They recently interviewed with Beautiful/Decay to discuss their design collective, their approach, and thought processes behind their videos.