When I was little, my parents took us to the circus. According to my mother, I was visibly enraptured by the knife thrower, so immediately after his performance, she asked me what I thought. “It […]
Somewhere between a classic fairy tale and a modern pagan horror lies the work of Canadian duo Tin Can Forest, whose eerily whimsical illustrations seem torn from the pages of a lost tome, “The Children’s […]
It was Einstein, supposedly, who taught us that space was not a featureless plain but rather a warped and crannied canyon distorted by the weight of the objects it contained. But the old sages, while […]
The Gita Govinda, or “song” of Govinda, is a 12th century piece by the Indian poet Jayadeva which was later illustrated in a series of small paintings (circa 1775-1780) at Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India. “The […]
The Mistick Krewe of Comus, founded in 1856, is a New Orleans Carnival krewe. It is the oldest continuous organization of New Orleans Mardi Gras festivities. Comus is the Greek god of revelry, merrymaking and […]
Retrofuturism is a movement in the creative arts showing the influence of depictions of the future produced in an earlier era. Characterized by a blend of old-fashioned “retro styles” with futuristic technology, retrofuturism explores the […]
Art by Lukas Walzer. See more giant robot art here.
The world’s first openly Republican superhe- er… villain. From the pages of Spider-man.
Some new work by the ever-amazing German artist Chrigel Farner, previously featured on the blog.
In 2000, boxes of photographs were discovered in a warehouse in Los Angeles. The pictures, which numbered in the thousands, were all taken in the line of duty by LAPD police officers between 1925 and […]