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 »
Canals in the waters of Lake Xochimilco were initially created along with that of a kind of artificial agricultural plots called chinampas. Chinampas were invented by the pre-Hispanic peoples of the region around 1,000 year ago as a way to increase agricultural production. On the shallow waters of the lakes, rafts were constructed of juniper branches. Onto these rafts floating on the water, lakebed mud and soil were heaped and crops planted. Continue reading »
Andrew Fuller is an American “cake artist first and baker second,” as he says himself, based in Des Moines, Iowa, who is a true horror fan and you can clearly see this in his works. Artist sculpts terrifying cakes that would probably make you think twice before eating them. Continue reading »
Most people don’t know what they want to do with their lives when they’re 20, but Callum Donovan Grujicich isn’t most people. This kid is only 12 years old, and he looks like he has already found his biggest passion – sculpture. Continue reading »
Lulu Hashimoto is the world’s first “living doll fashion model”, and you can actually become her by putting on a realistic body suit consisting of doll head mask, a wig and stockings patterned with doll-like joints. As you can see in the photos below, the effect is pretty disturbing. Continue reading »
Is an image we see what we believe it is? Is it composed of the elements that we think we see, with techniques we think they are made with?
In his work, Zhang Wei conducts photographic surgery on celebrity portraits. Like a sculptor, he assembles and models their faces, which become contemporary Frankensteins. By recreating portraits of familiar people and faces, he asks questions about idolatry in terms of aesthetics, and offers viewers illusory familiarity. Continue reading »
If you ever visit the quaint seaside town of Klaipeda in Lithuania, beware of the black ghost. This extremely creepy statue looks somewhat like a Dementor from the Harry Potter series, and if you’re prone to nightmares, it’s surely something out of one your very worst. Continue reading »
A Dangerous Minds reader submitted these images of a Kafka-inspired cockroach backpack without any information. The text at the bottom is in Spanish and says “To go to work… with style.” Continue reading »
Photographer Lee Chapman from the Tokyo Times visited the site, snapping several terrific photos. The park opened in the 1970s under the name Kinugawa Family Ranch and expanded over time, rebranding itself as “Western Village.” But by 2006, it was forced to close down. Today, the park looks like a post-apocalyptic ‘Westworld’. Continue reading »
Houston-based photographer Brittany Bentine makes a living turning children into zombies. Bentine is the owner of Locked Illusions, which bills itself as “America’s First Goth/Alt and fantasy themed photographic art for maternity, babies, kids, families, and teens.” At the photo studio-turned-fantasyland, kids are splattered with fake blood, smudged with dark makeup, and made to look like they’ve risen from the dead. Continue reading »
Tired of having a predictable number of body parts? Then perhaps you should check out artist Nadja Buttendorf’s creepy and wonderful fingerrings and earrings. They aren’t just rings that go on your finger and regular earrings – they’re replica fingers and ears that go on your actual fingers and ears. Continue reading »
If you think holidays are weird these days, then you clearly haven’t seen these 19th-century Victorian era Christmas cards that were just as creepy as those times themselves. From frogs stabbing each other to Krampus (a half-goat, half-daemon) entertaining the ladies… Yeah, these seem random as hell these days, but when you think of it, they actually work as a time machine and reveal the relevant topics of those days. Here: Greetings From Krampus Continue reading »
Sarah Mudle is most definitely ready for Halloween. The 33-year-old makeup artist/model/actress from Gold Coast, Australia loves to show off her work on social media, and people clearly appreciate her talents because she has a following of over 1 million people on Facebook. Continue reading »
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