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

So grateful to ALT+CTRL+K for the amazing support. Check their work here -->ALT+CTRL+K

 

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 Mintable.app 

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 <<


Friday, January 8, 2021

As an artist I am disappointed by the censorship on social media in America. Social media companies make billions of dollars using the free content that we upload. Then they get to decide who to promote and who to silence. My work and my speech are not the property of social media oligarchs. Therefore I have decided to stop uploading content to their servers and cancel all my social media accounts. I will begin deleting all my original content from my social media pages. If you want to follow my work please go to tardyartist.com. Thanks so much for your support.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Miniatures ~ Wood Panels Acrylic and Gold Metal Paint

Acrylic & Gold Metal on Wood Panel 10"x10" by Beau Tardy Artist, 2019.
After going through a little bit of a burn out, I produced these nice miniature wood panels. I have always been fascinated by Medieval art. Nice 10"x10" panels, carefully prepared and painted with acrylic and gold metallic paint. Varnished and mounted, ready to hang.
Acrylic & Gold Metal on Wood Panel 10"x10" by Beau Tardy Artist, 2019.

They were featured in the 10x10" Art Show 2019 at Hardy & Nance in January. 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Hardy & Nance Studios Gallery


"Smurf 5 *" Work on paper, Rustoleum spray paint. Framed 24" x 24"  ***sold! 
*SOLD* This piece was featured in the 'Anything Goes Vol2' show at Hardy & Nance Studios on July 21st. The gallery is in a post-industrial location that is perfect for second wave post-urban neo-graffiti art. 
Hardy & Nance Studios. My kind of gallery! 

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Painting Auctioned for Ronald McDonald House

Papa Smurf Dope McDonalds - ©2018 Beau Tardy Artist
Mixed media & acrylic paint on board.

At Comicpalooza this year, artists were picked to auction off their work to raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House Charities which provide shelter, support and resources to families who travel far from home for the medical care their child needs. The art was made live on site during a two hour period and then auctioned off. Here is my entry that was snapped up by a lucky collector.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

My Wimpy Painting for a Houston Heights Restaurant was Stolen!

What a crazy story! In February I painted this piece for Balls Out Burgers a restaurant in Houston Heights and it was stolen from the restaurant along with the cash register!
Wimpy by Beau Tardy ©2018
The painting was mixed media acrylic, spray paint with stencils on paper 24"x30". After framing it and delivering it I heard nothing back from Balls Out Burgers. When I had delivered the painting I got a weird vibe from the guy who I handed it to. I was told he was the manager but he just kinda took the painting without even saying thanks! Anyway, after a month with no news I emailed them to see if they even liked the painting. The response was that the painting had been stolen! Apparently someone made off with a bunch of money and the painting. How crazy is that? The nice people from customer service said they did not know that nobody had contacted me to say thanks. They offered me free burgers too, which I will gladly accept.