Iranian artist Reza Afshar creates stunning towers and dark fantasy scenes from pop culture and his own imagination. One could easily see these as book covers. Find more by the artist on his ArtStation page.
I grew up on Godzilla movies. Well, I grew up on a lot of TV, but those too. As a kid, I often didn’t understand them — some of the plots are pretty outrageous — […]
At this point, I seem unable to stop myself!
Russian artist Alex Andreev creates eerie images of haunted technology and otherworldly threats, from aliens to kaiju to chthonic monsters. The title image was the inspiration for a sci-fi short I am currently finishing, “They […]
“With an enemy committed to fascism, advocacy—the threats, the words—are not mere dogma. They are themselves weapons—weapons of incitement and intimidation, often as effective in achieving their ends as would be firearms and explosives brandished […]
After the events of this week, it only seems appropriate to share this one again… In 1848, I was living in Hungary—or what was then Hungary. That was the year people across Europe finally imagined […]
Foster is a cover artist and illustrator whose detailed, colorful works bridge the gap between illustration and painting. While rich and detailed like traditional painting, they consciously use the techniques of stylized illustration, such as […]
Two artists are featured in this post. The first is Robert Hodgin, who developed, as he called it, “a procedural system for generating historical maps of rivers that never existed.” For a brief description of […]
It’s a well documented fact that when I’m between projects or can’t write for some reason, I design book covers I don’t need. All of these were actual old covers that I modified to make […]
The ruined church had been swept clean of dust and cobwebs but still smelled faintly of earth and mildew. The altar was bare. There was a stack of wooden pews in the knave. I heard […]