“Schoolgirl Nightmares”: Bizarre And Horror Paintings By Kazuhiro Hori

The world can be a cruel place.

But in it, Japanese artist Kazuhiro Hori sees young girls as the quintessential embodiment of innocence and purity. Channeling this outlook, his illustrations depict nightmarish worlds populated by rosy-cheeked schoolgirls in distress. Continue reading »

1970s: The Most Romantic And Bizarre Period For Men’s Hairstyles

Men’s hair in the 1970s was a joy to behold. Hairstyling and grooming was no longer simply for women – hair products were now marketed to men, and many happily used them. Mustaches and mutton chops were in, even fake facial hair was worn and accepted. It was a hairy decade! Continue reading »

Kawaii, Fetish, Bizarre, Cruel: The Art Of GENk

The fearful is beautiful, the horrific is erotic. Both kawaii and fear coexist in his paintings. The adorable and the strange based on bloody fantasy and insanity with a tinge of the occult. Even in his most intensely individual works, many people have been charmed by the alluring gazes of the girls in his paintings and by his beautiful expressions of blood. Combining elements of the kawaii, the fetish, the erotic and the cruel, GENk’s paintings are both visually arresting and alluring, disturbing and enticing. Continue reading »

Educational Dentist Toys Are Terrifying

These things are meant to make teaching about oral hygiene to kids more fun… However they look like something straight out of nightmares. Continue reading »

Bizarre Details Enliven Seemingly Simple Moments in Photographs By Ben Zank

Ben Zank captures emotions of confusion, restriction, and ennui and in his ongoing series of banal-meets-bizarre photographs. Each image features a single subject in a seemingly mundane location: on a city sidewalk, near a semi truck trailer, or in a forest. Continue reading »

Inspired By H.P. Lovecraft, This Bizarre Photography Series Is About The Global Problem Of Water Pollution

According to photographer Markus Aspegren: “This photo series is a story of nature and people. The making was at once both burdensome and awesome. Many months these images haunted my dreams and permeated my thoughts for much of my waking hours. This work used up my strength, time and money. And at each session, it gave something back. This series’ intention is to stir up emotion also in the audience. Bring the mind to the present. To tell a story of our waters.” Continue reading »

Bizarre Scotch Tape Portraits By Wes Naman

Photographer Wes Naman was wrapping Christmas gifts with his assistant and started goofing around with the scotch tape. He immediately had an idea that after a year developed into the scotch tape portrait series, where volunteers put the tape around their faces to create terrifying and just absolutely hilarious expressions. Continue reading »

Terrible And Bizarre Pictures Taken By Real Estate Agents

If the weather clears up later I might mow the pool.

What would your dream home look like? Would it be a rustic farm hidden deep in the woods or maybe a penthouse in Manhattan? Would the interior design be more traditional or perhaps a reflection of all the latest trends? While it is fun to think about the perfect house or flat, the reality of real estate listings is far harsher, and the choices are often really scarce. Thanks to a blog called Terrible Real Estate Agent Photos, we want to share with you how, ahem, creative some of the listings can get. Continue reading »

The Weirdest And Bizarre Fashion Trends As Seen On The London Fashion Week 2019


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It’s no surprise London is still the most zero-fucks stop on the Fashion Month calendar. Here are some craziest designs from the London Fashion Week 2019. Continue reading »

“Empire Of Decadence”: The Superb Bizarre Artworks Of Eugene Korolev

On his ArtStation profile, the Russian artist describes himself soberly as someone who “draws from time to time”. His works, however, are not sober. They ask questions as much as they fascinate: what did this character do to deserve a murderous gift? Why is another one participating in a pig race? It is difficult not to detect a hint of absurdity in these paintings, such as the one entitled A Spy, where the obese spy has many difficulties hiding behind this fine tree. Continue reading »

Bizarre And Creepy Vintage Christmas Cards From The Victorian Era

The Victorians had a much more macabre approach to the festive season!

Christmas cards today usually feature a jolly Santa, fluffy woodland animal or green glittery tree, but Victorian versions had a much more terrifying tone.

The first Christmas card was commercially produced by Sir Henry Cole in 1843 but it was not until the 1870s, and the introduction of the halfpenny stamp, that sending cards was affordable for almost everyone. Victorians then leapt upon the idea with alacrity. Continue reading »

Re-Visions, 1978: Bizarre Vintage Photo Postcards By Marcia Resnick

In 1978 Coach House Press published Marcia Resnick’s book, Re-visions, with minimal text and promotional blurbs by an impressive array of artists and writers including Allen Ginsberg, Andy Warhol, and William S. Burroughs. Terry Southern, who complimented Resnick’s success in conveying “her subliminally erotic design” without actually showing penetration, admitted to “responding to the imagery with a healthy and ever-increasing tumescence.” Continue reading »

Bizarre Hospital Images From A Very Strange Cache Of Japanese Stock Photos

There’s a website called Sukima Nurse that offers pictures of a Japanese nurse holding unusual objects in a hospital and similar locales. The pictures fall generally into the stock photo category, although with a very, very narrow focus. Continue reading »

Thank You, Photoshop… Russian Wedding Photos Are Bizarre

It’s supposed to be the happiest day of your life, so what better way to celebrate your wedding than by posing as centaurs to demonstrate your love? Or riding a giant swan? Or perhaps fleeing a fire-throwing Transformer? Continue reading »

The Bizarre Looking Of Henry VIII’s Horned Helmet, c.1511-1514

One of the most mysterious objects in the Royal Armouries’ collection is the ‘Horned Helmet’, made for Henry VIII. It formed part of a magnificent armor, commissioned in 1511 by the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I as a gift for the young king, who would have worn the armor for court pageants rather than in combat. Continue reading »