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 »
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