Up until a few months ago, we knew virtually nothing about the Zika virus—or what it even looked like. But a beautiful new illustration by David S. Goodsell reveals its hidden details, while also showing how the dreaded virus goes to work.
The first fully-illustrated version of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone will hit the shelves on October 6th, and now we're getting a glimpse at how some of our favorite characters will look when that day comes.
What mad, mad mission could join Marvel's bravest heroes and most infamously-evil villains under a single purpose? Teaching the alphabet, it turns out.
For the DIY-challenged among us, Ikea catalogues are already terrifying enough in their own right. For everybody else, there's Horrorstör—a traditional haunted house story dressed up in trendy, Scandinavian flat-pack furniture.
An increasing number of skyscrapers that line our horizons these days resemble the future we were promised: twisting pillars of glass and steel that stretch up into the clouds. When you glaze those buildings with some 1980s-inspired French futurism, however, they look simply surreal
Whether you want to talk up J.R.R. Tolkien's cartography skills or you're a fan of Maurice Sendak's imaginary beasts, tell us what book had the visualizations that were most pivotal to your imagining of the story.
From Daryl Toh Liem Zhan come these commissioned works of "depicting the destructive works of mankind against the forces of nature in a fight for balance on our fragile planet." Really, it looks more like no one wins in this fight.
Have you ever imagined yourself with a giraffe-like neck? Tentacles instead of arms? Maybe the lower torso of a preying mantis? If you have, great French space artist Lucian Rudaux beat you to it, creating bizarre illustrations of what humans might look like if "evolution had taken a different turn."
The display on your phone is relatively tiny. But in pixels, it's friggin' huge. That's the beauty of high resolution. So how would that phone screen compare to your TV, or your tablet or your laptop if it was spread out to a similarly-sized screen? Doghouse Diaries made this graphic to show you, and it's kind of nuts…
The Book of Bad Arguments is a great primer for anyone looking to understand logical fallacies and become a better debater. It helps that each logical fallacy is accompanied by a comic featuring funny animals.
Eisner Award-nominated comic book artist and author Kazu Kibuishi admits that he was "surprised" when Scholastic approached him about designing brand-new covers for all seven "Harry Potter" books. He needn't have worried: The founder of the stunning "Flight" comic book anthology series has brought a whole new…
Could you represent the stages of human consciousness with a diagram? In the late 19th century, New Zealand psychologist Benjamin Betts tried to apply mathematics to the problem of visualizing human consciousness. What he produced were striking, almost floral designs that he believed represented the shape of out…
What do you get when you mix horror writer Edgar Allan Poe with a Japanese shōnen manga magazine from 1969? One issue of Weekly Shōnen Magazine featured a series of Edgar Allan Poe's tales of terror, pairing them with these rich and appropriately bizarre illustrations.
We've already fallen for Brad McGinty's kaiju Santa cross-sections and xenomorph anatomy t-shirt. Fortunately, McGinty has continued to work with these fantastical physiologies, turning his x-ray vision on a range of movie monsters and aliens.
At first glance, István Orosz's illustrations look like ordinary, if vaguely cartoonish, scenes of medieval life. But contained in each scene is a picture of a human skull, if only you know how to look.
We've seen tons of interpretations and reinterpretations of classic fables and fairytales, often filtered through layers of Disney. Edward Gorey's illustrations of Little Red Riding Hood, Jack the Giant Killer, and Rumpelstiltskin are wholly his own, adding his understated touch to those classic stories.
Much of the Harry Potter we see gives the characters a soft touch, making them friendly and familiar. Angela Rizza's intricate illustrations take a different tack, rendering our hero as a stern-faced figure of myth, a high wizard in a hooded sweatshirt.
In 1919, everyone wanted a copy of the deluxe edition of Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery and Imagination, but not because it was bound in vellum with real gold lettering. It was because of these grim and gorgeous illustrations by Harry Clarke, which added an extra dose of horror to Poe's already terrifying tales.