Wednesday, 29 June 2011


WOAH. I have been paying attention to Damien's work for a good while, but everytime I see new work from him, it feels just as fresh and exciting. A 'WOAH' felt more than appropriate to start this post with.
Damien has been building up a steady portfolio of editorial work over the last few years, working for magazines such as Dazed & Confused, I.T Post, Commons & Sense, Purple Fashion and being a fashion editor for Mixte. He has collaborated with Bernhard Willhelm and worked for Pierre Hardy, Paule Ka, Stella Mc Cartney and Carven

More after the jump . . .

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

New work by Tara Dougans

Tara brings us yet more incredible work, illustrating this years Student Collections at the Elite Design Academy. Tara explained "I thought about all the talented people I have met who burn brightly, and the concept of ‘a moth to a flame,’"
SO beautiful, I love the muted tones and composition, Tara's work never fails to wow me.

Full article can be seen at Nowness

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Video of Decoy Issue 2

I thought I produce a quick video to show the contents of the issue! Make sure you put it onto hd mode if you can, mainly just because I hate blurry videos, and want to show off the great content.
Copies have been selling quite fast so there's a chance they could be sold out in a few weeks, get one while you can!

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Patrick Nagel, the ultimate influential illustrator of the 80s?

**Before I begin, I have to point out that I've included a lot of hard to find rare, commerical and Playboy illustrations by Nagel. A simple google search will bring you his most popular works in a matter of milliseconds, so I though it would be nice to pool together a big mix of lesser seen works, alongside one or two more iconic pieces**

The first thing ANYONE usually thinks when seeing Nagel's work, before even thinking of 'illustration', is simply "EIGHTIES"
While this would be considered by the less mindful to be a negative aspect, it shows just how much Nagel's style impacted the visual language of the era. If you go round east london you will see "fakel" illustrations (rip-offs) used in every other nail and hair bar. It has become completely synonymous with the high impact o.t.t glamour of that decade. Nagel is also the German translation for "nails", whether that has something to do with it too perhaps, I'm not sure.

More after the jump . . . .