Saturday, March 27, 2021

Heart of Flames new NFT Art

Heart of Flames - Digital Art by Beau Tardy

Just a quick reminder of this new NFT available at . Click on the image to be taken to my NFT store. Thanks for checking in!

I did this digital collage as a representation of the East devouring the West. The new subconscious gods of our imagination have been replaced with manufactured made in China detritus. Also Sonic has exactly the same proportions as Mickey and is a blatant copy. Heart of Flames by Beau Tardy 16"x24" print ready digital art available as an NFT.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

MTV Show Logos by Beau Tardy in 1992

MTV Show Logos designed by Beau Tardy
in the on-air graphics department at MTV in 1992.
During the regular course of daily duties at MTV as a designer in the on-air graphics and animation department, I was often tasked with coming up with logos for show opens. Often these would be animated, but sometimes the producer just needed a digital logo to take into an edit session and composite it with other footage. These were designed on Quantel V-Series Paintbox and Harriett. The better producers would come in and sit during the session while I designed the logos, others just phoned it in. Some producers became friends and we would spend countless hours in session coming up with great ideas for graphics. These logos are for the more typical MTV fare at the time and were used by the News or Promotions department for their shows. I don't know which ones of these actually made it to air simply because I couldn't afford cable at the time in my little shared tenement apartment on Ave. B in the Lower East Side. They payed us very little and worked us like crazy. But I was happy to get my work on MTV in front of millions of people. 

Saturday, March 20, 2021

MTV News graphics on Quantel Paintbox by Beau Tardy in 1992.

Friday, March 19, 2021

MTV on-air graphics created in 1992 by Beau Tardy.

On-air graphics made for MTV in 1992 by Beau Tardy.

Here's a good example of some of the behind the scenes design work that would go into on-air graphics. On the right the logo I liked for MTV's Most Wanted and on the left the one that was chosen for broadcast. I was already channeling vaporwave vibes back in 1992! This work was done on Quantel Hal as part of our everyday duties of providing producers with on-air graphics and original designs.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

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Sunday, March 14, 2021

First minted digital art NFT - Beau Tardy Artist Poster.

 I have finally minted my first digital art NFT. This token is available for a short while as an auction on 

Beau Tardy Artist Poster
The first minted digital art NFT by Beau Tardy ©2021

I will be minting all of my digital art including brand new art and vintage digital art from my MTV days and before. I have been making digital art since taking the very first computer graphics class at Parsons School of Design, which then led to my career making TV art for the likes of MTV and VH1. This is a great way for me to share digital art with you without the risk of it being stolen and copied. The new NFT technology is going to change the world of digital art for the benefit of artists who like me have been hesitant to post digital art on social media because it is so easy to copy. Thanks for buying my art and feel free to ask me any questions about this new technology.

Saturday, March 6, 2021

ATOMIKCOMIX Book by Beau Tardy Artist

ATOMIKCOMIX book by Beau Tardy
Early digital art "Short Circuit" & "Cyberpunk" featured in ATOMIKCOMIX Vol.1

Just a quick reminder that there are a few copies left of ATOMIKCOMIX Vol.1 which features early undergound comix & digital art dating back to my art school years at Parsons School of Design in New York prior to getting hired at MTV. The book was published in time for a show in 2016 at Barrister's Gallery in New Orleans. All copies are signed for this first print run.
ATOMIKCOMIX Vol.1 featuring early work from 1985-1992 prior to getting hired at MTV. Underground comix & early digital art.

Get your signed copy here: >> Chateau Books <<