Beautiful/Decay began as a humble, black and white, DIY photocopied ‘zine while founder Amir H. Fallah was just 16. Over time, the publication grew into a full color, internationally distributed magazine. Today, Beautiful/Decay takes the form of a limited edition, hand numbered, advertising free art book series. Though Beautiful/Decay has grown into an internationally recognized design-driven lifestyle brand, the publication still carries that same youthful sense of rebellion and experimentation that influenced the very first issues.
This issue is divided into sections on public art, fine art, and photography, and focuses in particular on street art and graffiti. Also includes two in-depth interviews with street artists Onorock and Dave Kinsey.
Includes in-depth interviews with San Francisco graffiti hero Bigfoot and California based painter and installation artist Jeff Soto. Also includes NYC urban derelict painter Kevin Dresser, photographers Fabian Birgfeld and Silver Warner, painter Skot Olsen, plush sculpture producers Dynamo Manufacturing Co., and the city beautification specialists, Monster Project.
Issue C also features articles on Witz, UPSO, Sigh, Coupe, RotGut, Iranica, and Jessamyn Lovell and interviews with KGBE and David Choe, the designers of Neasden Control Centre, Eli Gesner of Zoo York, designer Dan Ezra Lang, and musical group Denali.
Also Features To Die For, Refuse to Be Smart, Wooster Collective,Thesis and Poshe, Don’t Copy Me, and Logan Hicks and interviews with Jason Derose of Equal Vision Records, Derrick Hodgsons, Robbie Conal, Colt .45, Gajin Fujita, and Cody Hudson.
Its chock-full of interviews with artists Howell, Jon Chang, Commonwealth Stacks, Anthony Yankovic III, Andy Mueller, and Swoon. Also showcases Zoltron, Swek and six artists who created site-specific works based on skateboarding, exclusively for Beautiful/Decay. We have a spread on street art from Calcutta, India, and a feature on altered billboard art. Issue E also explores the music of The Locust, Integrity, and the Presence.
Also featured are gory comic illustrations by James Callahan (Barf Comics), paintings by Su-En Wong, and a killer photo essay of classic punk flyers. Interviews with rock experimentalists The Lot Six and Curl Up and Die, indie hip-hop label QN5 Music, and Pittsburgh graffiti artist Reke.
Includes interviews with Mint and Serf, Tiffany Malakooti, Christopher Neals, Ivan Wienstein, and Peter Stemmler. Also includes features on the New York High Line (a historical landmark and well-known graffiti site), the designers (and pixel masters) known as eBoy, and Jeru and Juggaknots. Plus, Issue G is filled with tons of NYC street art – most notably exclusive spreads on NYC tunnel graffiti.
Includes features on Design of Graphic designer Kevin Lyons, Epitaph records designer Metro/sea, London based Insect, Brazilian Designer Tohyto, the paintings and installations of Jovi Schnell, Private Stock by Jor One and Fatso, the street art of El Tono in Spain, a Quiet Fashion spread by UPSO, and Billboard photography and manipulation by Matt Jordan. From the music world, this issue features Brandtson, Scream Club, Subconscious, and Insight.
This issue features Leon Golub, an interview with Gregory Green, the political posters of Klaus Staeck, an article on the Elemental Awareness skate summer camp, the design of Ray Noland, the illustration of Ray Smith, black metal heroes Cradle of Filth, Euro street bomber Poch, SEONE’s Private Stock, the design of Duskyward, Sage Francis, Shambahala, the propaganda posters of Iran, and a spotlight on New Jersey graffiti, with an interview with Kemos and a special article on Jersey highways.
Includes features on Julia Randall, Jerome Demuthand, Junko Mizuno, Wangechi Mutu, and Catherine Opie. This issue also is filled with musicians commenting the notion of sex in music. Includes one of a kind haikus on sex by a selection of rock bands, and an interview with hip-hoppers Mr. Lawnge of Black Sheep and Devin the Dude of Rap-A-Lot Records/Odd Squad about their perceptions of sex in the public realm today.
You’ll find the psychedelic paintings and drawings of cover artist Erik Parker, the inquisitive typology of photographer Anthony Hernandez, and digital renderings from artist Ben Volta. Our Sound section includes interviews with musician Imaad Wasif and DJ/producer extraordinaire NickNack. We also feature a special segment revealing ten recording artists answers to the question: “Who is the public enemy?”
In this issue, you’ll find Kehinde Wiley’s paintings, photographic works by Catherine Opie, Sabrina Raaf’s installations, Joe Fig’s doll-sized studio sculptures, Lendelle Moe’s eerie hand-carved heads, an interview with Emil Kozak, Barnaby Furnas’ energetic paintings, the fantastic scenes of photographer SunTek Chung, Kent Hendricksen’s tapestry art, works by Hollywood’s City Bomb Squad, and Blu’s street art. Not to mention, we also have a look at musical artists The Album Leaf, Jahdan, The French Kicks, Scaramanga Shallah and the Private Stock of Tars.
Featured artists include Jeremy Scott, NYC brand & record label aNYthing, Brazilian graffiti heroes Os Gemeos, Noritoshi Hirakawa, Brad Kahlhamer, elite New York design firm Work In Progress, NYC pop performance artists Fischerspooner and The Scissor Sisters.
Features a cover story on Zeloot, a talented young illustrator from the Netherlands who creates psychedelic art-inspired rock posters, the rich Fire Training Facility photographs by Becky Brister, stencil work by John Fekner, the psychedelically meditative drawings of Mike Pare, the collaged fabric work by Ai Kijima, Private Stock by Lyes, and the dramatically dark sculptures of Richard Stipl.
Includes Hanna Liden, Banks Violette, Tomory Dodge, Death by Design Co., Guy Richards Smit, Jason Middlebrook, James Drake, and Deuse Seven. We have interviews with Scott Treleaven and Alex Stolypine (aka Psyckoze) as well as the Private Stock of Arys, and insights into the music of RZA, Immortal, Despot, and Pelican.
Includes work by Jeremy Blake, David Shaw, Jacob Magraw, Don Suggs, Ara Peterson, Aaron Johnson, Tim Hawkinson, and Bill Laswell, and interviews with artists Wendell Gladstone and Pepe Mar. Musical features include Acid Mothers Temple, Music Has Evolved, and an exclusive interview with The Usaisamonster. In addition, Issue T features a kaleidoscopic fashion shoot and a look at handmade ‘zines, paying homage to Beautiful/Decay’s own humble roots.
Featured interviews: Matthew Higgs, Kathy Kimball, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Mami, Susanne Pfeffer, and James Elaine. Show reviews: Matthew Monahan at the MOCA, Tom Sach at the Rose Art Museum, Mark Bradford at the Whitney, John Kessler, and the MCA’s “Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967.” Also includes an article on Skowhegan’s seminal artists residency, Baby Elephant and an interview with Fugazi’s legendary front man, Ian Mackaye.
Features the works of artists including Folkert de Jong, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Pearl C. Hsiung, and Tanya Batura. Music features include Mash-Out Posse, GWAR, DJ Swamp, and Genitorturers.
Includes features on Dionisio Gonzalez, Brody Condon, Simmons and Burke, Diana Cooper, and Mystereality. The issue also explores musicians inspired by new technology: Mike Relm, Battles, Deantoni Parks, and Lucky Dragons. In the fashion spread, humans and machines duke it out in an epic battle.
Featured artists include Scott Anderson, Barnaby Whitfield, Michel Swaney, Jeff Whetstone, Oh Yea Studio, and Mala Iqbal.
Includes features on artists Jesse Auersalo, Olaf Breuning, Kevin Francis Gray, and interviews with Craig Kucia, David Hevel, Colin Chillag, Laurel Nakadate & Lilly McElroy, and Scott Barry.
Includes Pepe Mar, Erik Parker, Scott Anderson, Julia Randall, Skwak, and Aya Kato. B/D also mixed the old with the new and included features on Matthew Monahan, Anders Oinonen, Christian Achenbach, and Mickalene Thomas.