Friday, November 02, 2007

Human Mollusk - Cthulhu Series

My friend and amazing artist Fufu Frauenwahl has been cranking out some really awesome interpretations of H.P Lovecraft's Cthulhu. Get over to his blog and check em out!
Kaiju/Patchi/Menko Cards

Here's a sheet of interesting Kaiju cards I found recently on flickr.

Found these at this Menko site.

"These are Patchi Kaiju cards from the 70's. The company basicaly took pics of existing Kaiju and collaged them into different monsters in order to avoid licensing." - image and quote source.

The above are Kaiju Menko cards from the 60's.

More found here.

I'll be doing Kaiju week probably in January or February but until then, here's a related link with some really insane toys.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Things In Jars

I found this amazing collection of peculiar specimens thanks to Hugo Strikes Back!
Felix Diaz

To see more work by Felix visit his website, flickr page and blog.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

All of these were found thanks to the amazing collection of riptheskull with over one thousand vintage Halloween postcards, check more of them out here.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Erik Desmazières - The Temptation of St Anthony

The above works are reimaginings of the original by Jacques Callot. Click here to see another interpretation of this work as a political cartoon.

These were made available thanks to Mr H of the now ended amazing art blog Giornale Nuovo. To see more of the fascinating etchings by Eric Desmazières check out this post from last month at Giornale Nuovo.

Giornale Nuovo was one of the first art blogs I became interested in and was part of the inspiration for Monster Brains, it will be greatly missed.

Monday, October 29, 2007

The Dancing Devils of Yare

Above images found in this article from the New York Times website, those devils dance to some fat ass beats. The pictures below were found on this flickr gallery and digging through google.

"The Dancing Devils of Yare (Diablos Danzantes del Yare) is the name of a religious festivity celebrated in San Francisco de Yare, Miranda state, Venezuela, at the Corpus Christi day. The Sociedades del Santísimo (Societies of the Holiest) are in charge of the celebration. Its origins are traced back to the 18th century, being the oldest brotherhood of the American continent.

Every Holy Thursday, a ritual dance is performed by the so called "Dancing Devils", who wear colorful garments (commonly all red), layers of stripped fabric, masks of grotesque appearance and also accessories like crosses, scapulars, rosaries and other sorts of amulets."

Article on the Dancing Devils of Yare at Wikipedia..

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Mexican Gremlin Mask

"Carved wooden mask utilizing the maque technique with natural pigments. Real animal teeth." See more masks here.

And below a few other ugly faces...