Meet the smith whose belly is a forge, and the woman whose body is woven from her own baskets. These sometimes scary, cyborg-esque illustrations were made by a 17th century Parisian illustrator named Nicolas de Larmessin II.
If you think dressing up like a giant slab of filet mignon is a modern contrivance, think again. Throughout his career in the 1600s, Parisian artist Nicolas de Larmessin II drew dozens of jovially wackadoodle caricatures of people flamboyantly garbed as their professions. How flamboyant? Two words: seafood suit.