Surely if our meagre planet were overtaken by skeleton soldiers, leather winged giant insects, goat human hybrids, rats, cosmic storms and serpent lords, this is what it would look like. Paolo Girardi is fucking possessed with an intrinsic vision to put the most barbaric, and rusted atmospheres into carnal shape. Continue reading »
Tavo Santiago is a freelance designer situated in Orizaba. Mexico. Even though he is specialized in digital art, his central works are character illustrations dark in nature. The main theme of his illustrations is death, usually on playing cards. Skeletons, wounds, swords and knives, magic and the spiritual, these are all things you can see on his dark digitalized drawings – both in color and nature. Continue reading »
Twenty six-year old Miyu Kojima works for a company that cleans up after kodokushi (孤独死) or lonely deaths: a Japanese phenomenon of people dying alone and remaining undiscovered for a long period of time. The instances first began to be reported around 2000, and are thought to be a product of increased social isolation coupled with a greying population. Continue reading »
Pain, Tears And Death: Modern World Captured By The Contestants Of The World Press Photo Contest 2017
A handout photo made available by the World Press Photo (WPP) organization on 13 February 2017 shows a picture by Spanish photographer Francis Perez that won the Nature – First Prize, Singles award of the 60th annual World Press Photo Contest, it was announced by the WPP Foundation in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 13 February 2017.
A sea turtle entangled in a fishing net swims off the coast of Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, on 8 June 2016. Sea turtles are considered a vulnerable species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Unattended fishing gear is responsible for many sea turtle deaths. (Photo by Francis Perez/EPA/World Press Photo) Continue reading »
Have yourself a Merry Imperial Christmas! This new officially-licensed Star Wars Death Star Tree Topper lights up red or blue with green in the laser dish. And it even plays the iconic Star Wars main theme and Imperial March. You control it with a remote control featuring the Imperial crest. Continue reading »
A stuntman rides a motorcycle inside the “Well of Death” attraction during a fair in Bhaktapur April 20, 2015. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)
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Auschwitz was the most infamous of Hitler’s concentration camps, so for the 70th anniversary of the death camp’s liberation, Reuters sat down with the remaining survivors of the camp to record their memories and take their portraits. The result was a powerful and historically significant photo series.
Auschwitz-Birkenau was located in occupied Poland. It is estimated that approximately 1.5 million people, most of them Jews, were killed there during its time of operation. Fittingly, it became one of the biggest monuments to the horrors of World War II and the Holocaust.
About 200,000 were saved when the camp was liberated by the advancing Red Army on January 27, 1945. Of the survivors, 300 still live. Continue reading »
A follower shows a ring of La Santa Muerte (The Saint of Death), a cult figure often depicted as a skeletal grim reaper, near at the saint’s altar at Tepito neighborhood, in Mexico City January 1, 2015. Followers gather at the saint’s altar at the start of the new year to leave offerings of apples, flowers, cigarettes, coloured candles and tequila to thank the saint for favours that have been granted and to ask for new ones in the new year. (Photo by Edgard Garrido/Reuters)
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A marine rescue worker photographs a sperm whale that washed up on Portobello beach in Edinburgh, Scotland, Saturday, January 11, 2014. Police in Scotland and a Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, SSPCA, team were called to Portobello beach near the Rockville hotel in Joppa, Edinburgh, at around 7.30 am Saturday. A spokeswoman said the animal is dead and arrangements are being made with Edinburgh City Council to remove it from the water. (Photo by Andrew Milligan/AP Photo/PA Wire) Continue reading »
A new London skyscraper dubbed the “Walkie-Talkie” due to its distinctive shape, has been blamed for reflecting light and heat from the sun onto buildings in the next street, scorching sidewalk, dazzling passersby and melting cars parked on the street. Business owners and motorists hit out at developers of a new skyscraper for starting fires and causing damage to paintwork, cracking tiles, and smoking a carpet. One journalist even managed to fry an egg on the hotspot. The half-finished 37-storey tower in central London has been thus dubbed the ‘Walkie Scorchie’.
The beam from the concave south side of the building, officially known as 20 Fenchurch Street, was only noticed last week when the sun reached a certain position in the sky. The “Walkie Scorchie” phenomenon apparently lasts for around two hours a day and will come to a natural end in about three weeks’ time as the autumnal sun stays closer to the horizon. Continue reading »
Visitors photograph various custom designed coffins, during the “Death – Festival for the Living” exhibit, at the Royal Festival Hall in London, on Jan. 28. Crazy Coffins, an offshoot of a Nottingham-based traditional coffin and urn maker which took on a new identity in the 1990s when people began asking to customize their final resting places, presents uncanny coffins as part of the exhibit. Continue reading »
North Koreans mourn their deceased leader Kim Jong-Il at the Kim Il Sung Plaza in Pyongyang. North Korea was in seclusion on Tuesday, a day after it announced the death of Kim Jong-Il, as concern mounted over what would happen next in the deeply secretive nation that is trying to build a nuclear arsenal. (KCNA via Reuters) Click image to zoom.
Ten years ago today, George Harrison died at age 58. To mark the occasion, MSNBC collected a few classic images of the legendary musician.
George Harrison in Hamburg, Germany, in April, 1961. (Juergen Vollmer / Getty Images) Continue reading »
Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s niece Ava Janus poses with the “Thanatron,” often referred to as the “Death Machine” invented by Dr. Kevorkian. It is one of the items on display during a media preview for the sale of the estate of Kevorkian to be held October 28 at the New York Institute of Technology. A portion of the sales will go to the charity Kicking Cancer for Kids. (Timothy A. Clary / AFP – Getty Images) Continue reading »
Visitors look at Chinese artist He Xiangyu’s work “The Death of Marat” featuring compatriot Ai Weiwei lying dead exhibited at the Balmoral Artists residence in Bad Ems, western Germany. A local resident filed charges to public prosecution for disturbing the peace of the dead, as he presumes that the work is made of plastinated human skin. (Thomas Frey/AFP/Getty Images)
Jag Diamonds is an installation for the luxury brand Jag Zoeppritz. This video mapping has been release for the “Nomads Days”, an artistic journey organize by the city of Paris.
Technic is video mapping on paper shapes. It plays with minimalist graphic design and a very colorful range. Purpose was to create a scene with geometric shapes having a lot of facets, where graphics and colors can wonder between them, giving life to a whole.
Two security guards are unimpressed with the graffiti and tributes dedicated to michael jackson on an external wall of the national gallery. The one on the right referred to it as “a load of shit” that would cost the gallery hundreds of pounds to have removed.
On 25 June 2009 the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, died aged 50.is from Trafalgar Square, 27 June 2009, where passers-by and tourists stood and refelcted upon the many tributes written on the lower wall of the National Gallery. Staff from the National Gallery were less impressed.
Anatomical Theatre: Depictions of the Body, Disease, and Death in Medical Museums of the Western World
Anatomical Theatre is a photographic exhibition documenting artifacts collected by and exhibited in medical museums throughout Europe and the United States. The objects in these photos range from preserved human remains to models made from ivory, wax, and papier mâché. The artifacts span from the 16th Century to the 20th, and include examples from a wide range of countries, artists, and preparators. Continue reading »
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