Artist Imagines Spilled Coffee As Monsters

Stefan Kuhnigk is a German illustrator and copywriter who works at an ad agency by day and turns coffee stains into monsters by night. Prompted by his love for coffee (and can we blame him?) and clumsiness, he created his first character during a boring meeting when he accidentally spilled a cup of coffee. Continue reading »

Artist Drew 50 Monsters Over The Last 2 Years Based On Kid Drawings, And Here’re The Results

According to Aaron Zenz: “For the past two years, I have been inviting kids all around the state of Michigan to send me monster designs. I provided four simple shape prompts for them to build their monsters off of. To date, over 17,000 drawings have been submitted. For my process, I look through all the entries and pick out designs that inspire me. I then work up fully rendered pieces of “fan art” based on their amazing designs in colored pencil, with the same techniques I use when illustrating picture books. Continue reading »

Godzilla And Fellow Kaiju Monsters Apologise At Japanese Press Conference For Acts Of Destruction

The world of gachapon vending machine capsule toys just got even weirder with a new lineup of figurines from top Japanese toy producer Bandai. Called the “Godzilla Toho Monsters Press Conference”, the series depicts Godzilla, along with three other kaiju monsters from the acclaimed movie production and distribution company Toho, all appearing at fictional press conferences, complete with microphone stand and name plaque. Continue reading »

Awkward Vintage Japanese Movie Monsters

The kaiju eiga (literally “monster movie” in Japanese) was born in 1954 with Ishiro Honda’s landmark masterpiece Godzilla. Its immense international success spawned a chain of sequels, numerous imitators, more than a few rip-offs, and a slew of strange, bizarre cinematic creatures arising to threaten the existence of humankind. Continue reading »

Finger Monsters: Make A “Monster Mash” Of Your Fingers

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“Here’s the church, here’s the steeple, open up the door and here’s all the… finger monsters!” Finger Monsters are one of our best selling products of all time. If you had them as a kid, you probably still have one stuck on a pencil on your desk at work. These 2″ tall fiends are perfect for low (and we mean really low) budget puppet shows. Each one has a different excited facial expression ranging from a panic-induced menace to a menacing panic, so the possibilities are endless. Set of eight (one of each style). Continue reading »

This Artist Adds Monsters To Everyday Life To Make It More Fun

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Jasper is an animator, designer, illustrator, creative and art director with over 10 years experience working across feature films, television series, advertising, music videos and branded content. Continue reading »

Artist Uses Coffee Spills To Create Cute Coffee Monsters

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Little accidents and oopsies can be serendipitous sometimes. Stefan Kuhnigk is a copywriter and artist from Hamburg, Germany, who spilled a cup of coffee one day and – much in the same way that we used to see monsters in the dark when we were kids – saw a monster staring back at him from within the deepest depths of that cheerless puddle of java. The monster implored Stefan to free it, so Stefan picked up a pen and did, witlessly opening a dimensional portal for hordes of other monsters to keep coming over to our side: the Coffee Monsters have come. Continue reading »

Anatomical Illustrations Of Japanese Folk Monsters

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In 1960, the great manga artist Shigeru Mizuki took on the task of illustrating anatomical versions of over 80 monstrous members of the yōkai—a group of monsters who, according to Japanese folklore, inhabit the countryside of Japan. Continue reading »

Makeup Artist Turns Herself Into Creepy Monsters That’ll Give You Nightmares

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Andrea De La Ossa, a cosmetologist and beauty vlogger, definitely doesn’t have problems choosing her Halloween looks. Using her incredible make-up skills, she can turn herself into any creepy character she wants. Continue reading »

These Photos Of Children Fighting Monsters From Their Nightmares Are Adorable

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Photographer Laure Fauvel has brought to life monsters that haunt children’s nightmares. Armed with sticks, wands and swords, the eight- and nine year-olds appear to be getting the upper hand against their foes. Continue reading »

The Woman Who Turns Models into Monsters

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Flora Borsi was fed up of seeing perfect fashion photographs – so instead of retouching them, she started ‘detouching’ them, morphing the models into surrealist portraits that she calls her ‘little monsters’ Continue reading »

Monsters Have Problems Too

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“I like to draw cute and silly things. This is a project I’ve been working on for a while now. I call it ‘Monster Issues’. It’s about monsters and their feelings. What if they’re more than just big, mean, scary creatures? What if they have worries, problems and stuff they have to deal with, just like the rest of us? I thought it would be a fun idea to illustrate.” Continue reading »

Netherworld Monsters Take a Staycation at W Atlanta Hotel

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Hagatha the Witch from Netherworld Haunted House with hotel guest Lonnie Austin, from England, at a gym at W Atlanta Downtown hotel on Thursday, October 7, 2014. A self-guided, dark attraction known for its over-the-top special effects, intense make-up, costuming and stunt actors as well as unique monsters, unusual themes and chilling detail, Netherworld Haunted House in Atlanta is taking over the Halloween holiday this season for its 18th season. (Photo by Hyosub Shin/AJC)
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No More Nightmares: Kids Show Monsters who’s Boss!

Every child fears the monsters lurking under his or her bed as soon as the lights turn off. But now Paris-based photographer, Laure Fauvel, is helping kids battle those scary, hairy and creepy ghouls one nightmare at a time. “I wanted to show the nightmares in a different way, with children fighting fears and not being victims”, Fauvel, 22, said. (Don’t worry. No monsters were hurt during the making of these photos, Fauvel assured).

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Christo fights a monster with a “gun” in his bedroom in Laure Fauvel’s “Terreurs”, 2014, in Paris, France. An imaginative photographer has brought to life monsters that haunt children’s nightmares. Armed with sticks, wands and swords the eight and nine year-olds appear to be getting the upper-hand against the villains. Parisian photographer Laure Fauvel, 22, said: I wanted the children not be victims and to fight the monsters. (Photo by Laure Fauvel/Barcroft Media)
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