J Dilla x Steve Smith

Yesterday on our Twitter we got some nice podcast suggestions, most of which were Hip-Hop oriented — shout out to all the heads out there that support B/D. To extend on the topic, I thought it would be nice to highlight the talented Steve Smith (an illustrator, animator, and all around video guy). Steve recently put together a short animated flick for the Stones Throw video contest, more specifically for the late great, J Dilla.  Smith’s video for the classic Donuts cut “Geekdown”  has been getting an insane amount of rotation since last weeks release, so if you haven’t checked it out yet do yourself a favor.

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Support LA Street Artist Revok

If you haven’t been hiding under a rock for the past few days (I know, everyone talking about hockey or basketball playoffs may make your reconsider) then you know that Los Angeles graffiti guru Revok was arrested on his way to Ireland from LAX and sentenced to 6 months in jail for vandalism within LA County. Since the news broke there has been an abundance of support pouring out from the community as well as close friend Askew 1.  The New Zealand artist and director has decided that his recent Revok dedicated mural would be perfect to start selling prints of in benefit for his legal fund. Checkout the rest of the high res close ups and support by getting your exclusive print while they’re around, only about 100 left.

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We Are Place

Beautiful and experimental typography, illustration, and design from Argentinian based design studio Place™.

Complete Your B/D Collection Sale!

Calling all you completists! Forget about your vintage coin collection and enjoy The Beautiful/Decay Back Issue Sale! Once upon a time only Czars and Royalty could complete their B/D collection, but now you, too, can complete your collection on the cheap. We’re talking over 55% off all back issues for one week! Take advantage and complete your collection of the most comprehensive art and design magazine today!

Sale Ends: May 3rd 2011




Rosemarie Fiore’s Firework Drawings

Rosemarie Fiore’s fireworks drawings are literally explosive both in their visuals as well as their technique. Combining collage, paint and live explosives, Fiore creates images that are full of energy, saturated color and unorthodox compositions. Make sure to catch her opening at Priska C. Juschka Fine Art in NYC May 19th- July 2nd.

Awesome Video Of The Day: Painting On Water


I know, I know, this is a bit cheesy. But try to look past the terrible music, the Yanni style haircut, and even the cheesy artwork. What I’m into is the technique. I challenge you, loyal Cult Of Decay members to use this painting technique to make something amazing. Watch the full video after the jump, turn off the computer and get going!