This latest season of Game of Thrones is all about bringing all our beloved characters together—you know, before the White Walkers drive them apart again with boatloads of death. One of the most anticipated reunions of the season (if not the series) also ended up being one of its most heartbreaking. And now it’s been…
Fans of H.P. Lovecraft, newcomers to the horror writer’s work or anyone who likes the idea of slightly tormenting children, Mythos ABC- A Lovecraftian Alphabet Book is now available as a free, downloadable PDF.
I need your help. Yes, you. I can’t figure out who drew this futuristic picture of two astronauts sometime in the 1960s. And it’s driving me nuts.
Product placements and advertising in movies can be smooth, annoying, disturbing, and even ridiculous depending on how the filmmakers integrate well real life products into their work. Sometimes the result is a cheesy mess, but sometimes the product becomes as iconic as the movie.
Libraries are magical places, and even the smallest local branch over the corner deserves your attention, and you should pay a visit regularly. Artist André Chiote believes in the power of libraries, and has put together an astounding set of posters to celebrate their importance.
You might not know the name Charley Harper, but it’s possible that the midcentury artist’s colorful work introduced you to many wonders of the natural world. Now many of his pieces are available as furniture to bring Harper’s flora and fauna into your living room.
For her fall thesis at MICU, Molly Stanard brought us Tri Phi, a “sorority for collegiate monster girls.” Everything in her series is happening at the same time on a single Friday, confirming that Phi Phi Phi is the best sorority around.
Jay Bendt is a Minnesota-based illustrator who has been making art and telling stories her entire life. In addition to colorful-yet-spooky works like these four—created for the Month of Fear challenge in October 2015—she co-authors the supernatural-themed webcomic Nightshade with writer Jacob Mandell.
In a lush field, there’s a most unusual aquarium—occupied by whales and smaller fish, who swim in circles waiting for unknown visitors. Who built this contraption, and where did the whales come from? Who comes to visit? And are those phone booths in the background—or portals to other, even stranger, exhibits?
I remember the exact place where they were kept. They hovered together, trapped tightly between two wood slabs until they could be freed. I tried to ignore them, but they called out to me, over and over, in a deep low-pitched moan. Aliiiiiiiiissa. Aliiiiiiiiiissa.
Stroll your supermarket’s aisles and you’ll surely notice the onslaught of locally sourced, small-batch, artisanal goods. The packaging of those products is seeing its own old-time resurgence, with carefully-considered branding that includes a revival of hand-lettered graphics.
Orlando looks very different in the hands of artist Josh Keyes, whose surreal post-apocalyptic scenes we’ve ogled before. This and five other new works by Keyes are currently on display at Antler Gallery & Store in Portland, Oregon.
Those of us without artistic training or practice may look at a particularly realistic drawing and wonder how on Earth someone made that with just pencil and paper. In these timelapse videos, artists show us how they draw famous landmarks from the first marks to the final lines.
In your recent internet wanderings you might have spotted a few residents of BusinessTown, the industrious anthropomorphic animals who look strikingly similar to the ones from your favorite childhood picture book—except these creatures are digital strategy “intrapreneurs” who give TED Talks on how nanobots will end…
“Western culture throughout its long and tangled history provides us with a rich array of images, a remarkable set of windows into both popular and latterly professional beliefs about insanity,” writes Andrew Scull in his extensive look at images of madness throughout history, including an oddly peppy Thorazine ad.
Here we find two male Scalloped Oxen, battling for a female's attention. Once the fight commences, they will retract their heads inside their armored shells, allowing the neck to act as a battering ram. It is an impressive display, even if you're not a female Scalloped Oxen. Concept art by Kate Pfeilschiefter.
The view in Kirsten Zirngibl's illustration is breathtaking, but the concept behind the design is equally intriguing. She imagines that this landscape is made up entirely of microbots, and researchers can manipulate the environment by feeding the microbots new information.
In 1930, Curwen Press published an edition of William Shakespeare's King Lear with illustrations by artist John Yunge-Bateman. Yunge-Bateman's black-and-white interpretation of the play is quite striking — and oddly heavy on the thong underwear.
Here's a neat infographic-type, sort of poster illustration of 100 famous costumes from characters in movies, television and video games. It's fun to see the outfits that are instantly recognizable (superheroes, Star Wars, etc.) against those that require a little memory refreshment (The Breakfast Club, Rebel…