Bizarre Paintings Of Mecha Robots And Werewolves Attacking East European Peasants Of The Early 20th Century


The Polish artist Jakub Rozalski, who goes by the sobriquet “Mr. Werewolf,” has produced an amusing series of steampunk-ish canvases in which serene and idyllic rustic landscapes of what seem to be Eastern Europe (Rozalski’s very back yard, you might say) in the early decades of the 20th century feature the prominent and inexplicable existence of completely fictitious giant mecha robots.

More info: Artstation, Facebook, Tumblr


Various iconographies are jammed together, the imagery of peasant life in the early years of collectivization, the imagery of science fiction, the imagery of modern warfare…. add it all up and you might find yourself calling to mind, ohhh, the first few scenes of The Empire Strikes Back, set on the icy terrain of Hoth, perhaps?


Rozalski’s intent is “to commemorate this sad and tragic period in history, in my own way, to light on this parts of history that usually remain in the shadows of other events… remember and honor the history, but live in the present.” He adds, “I like to mix historical facts and situations with my own motives, ideas and visions. … I attach great importance to the details, the equipment, the costumes, because it allows you to embed painting within a specified period of time.”


The World of Scythe is a beautiful 105-page art book showcasing the work of Jakub Rozalski for the board game Scythe, one of the most successful games ever funded on Kickstarter. The book was only made available to backers during the Kickstarter campaign, and is now only available on ArtStation Shop.


Howling at the Moon, a new book published in cooperation with Artstation, will transport fans into Jakub Rozalski’s mysterious worlds where history, folklore, and modernity harmoniously clash. Inspired by traces of imagination from his childhood on the Polish countryside, his incredibly breathtaking and unique artwork will pull you into his alternate fantastic worlds filled with colossal giants, ominous machines, werewolves, lonely wanderers and rural landscapes. Artwork is complemented by sectional text in English and Polish. Fans can learn more about the artist in the interview text in English and Polish. Renowned Director and Designer Brent Ashe has crafted every aspect of Howling at the Moon’s presentation to make it an art experience satisfying collectors with a fine eye. The special edition includes a stunning bold hardcover slipcase and an envelope of 6 exclusive prints. Digital art enthusiasts will also enjoy learning more about the artist’s creation process in tutorials at the end of the book.


(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Leave Your Comment Below

If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

59-Year-Old Woman is Revolutionizing the Modeling Industry
Artist Jane Radstrom Creates Stunning Portrait Paintings With Photographic Effects
Street Art by RADYA
British Columbia-based Metal Sculptor Creates Epic Stainless Steel Sculptures
These Awkward Vintage Christmas Album Covers
Mindblowing, Bizarre and Provocative Collages by Ffo
This Creative Artist Turns Everyday Objects Into Awesome 3D Illustrations
This Instagram Account Documents All The Strange And Funny Things That Kids Say
Explaining The Worst Pandemics In History
Sara Gironi Carnevale’s Challenging Illustrations Tackle The Wrongs Of Modern Society
This Artist Draws Pictures to Show That Everything Has a Flip Side
Artist Draws Wholesome Watercolor Comics Where A Cat Is Giving Out Mental Health Advice
This Streets Artist Creates Stunning 3D Art That Interacts With Its Surroundings
Artist Makes Caricatures That Capture Dogs’ Most Prominent Features
This Artist Began Drawing These Comics About His Family Every Day During The Lockdown
Sand Sculptures Exhibited at Tottori Dune
Daily Cat Drawings: Artist Wants To Adopt A Cat So Bad, She Signs Up For A 100-Day Cat Meme Drawing Challenge
Wilhelm Werner Von Zimmer’s "Dance Of Death" From 1540
"Focus on Yourself": Modern Design and Post-Typography by Archives.Matei
Clever Thought-Provoking Illustrations By Stephan Schmitz
Artist Francesco Sambo Combines Humans With Beasts In Surreal Photo Collages
Here’s How People From The Past Imagined The Future
France, Often Late To U.S. Culture, Had A Great Reaction To Getting "Game Of Thrones" On Time
Amazing Works Of Joshua Hibbert
Nightmares Under the Moon: Dark and Gloomy Illustrations by Brian Luong
Norwegian Navy Officer And International Heartthrob Bears Striking Resemblance To Thor
Banksy Painting 'Self-Destructs' Moments After Being Sold In London
Francesca Lombardi And Giacomo Favilla Present Stunning Doily Masks Portraits
Beautiful Feminine Illustrations By Lois Van Baarle
The 8Bit Deck (Red Back): A Pixel Art Playing Card Deck