Illustration

CVLT Nation interviews: visual artist John Howard

Besides having some incredible concerts – like Slint, Jesu and Godspeed You! Black Emperor – the 2014 Primavera Festival in Barcelona also gave me the chance to get to know a bunch of amazing visual artists. I was so impressed

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Unicorns, Serpents and Mermaids…
Medieval Sea Monsters

One of the things that is a window into the past is imagination, and medieval imaginations were vivid. Despite living in an age of Church oppression, people found ways of bringing their fears and superstitions to life. Medieval cartographers treated

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Monsters & Madness… The Drawings of Ulisse Aldrovandi

Ulisse Aldrovandi (Bologna, 1522-1605) was an Italian scholar of natural history, and considered a pioneer of the study of modern natural history. Aldrovandi is also credited with inspiring the naturalist movement in Northern Italy and Flanders through his connection to

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Street Art & Graffiti…
As Weapons Of Mass Protest!

For millions of years, humans have used graffiti as a way of communicating. It has also been used as a weapon for social justice. All over the world, people feel the need to get whatever they want off of their

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ROA Street Art Reigns Supreme!

Walking down differenct streets around the world, one thing never changed for me. I would always look at the walls around me to take in the street art and listen to how it spoke to me. There have been times

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Brutal!!!
Drawings from the GULAG

Pictures from the book “Drawings from the GULAG” by Danzig Baldaev, a retired Soviet prison guard. Depictions of the Soviet genocide. A prisoner who went on hunger strike is being forcefully fed through his nostril. According to laws of Soviet

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That’s What Wives Are For…
Super Sexist Vintage Ads

People who don’t believe that sexism towards women exists are like people who believe in creationism – you have to ignore all context and history in order to make the case for one of these ludicrous claims. Sexism today may

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CVLT Nation Interviews:
TOM IS THE BASTARD

Many consider themselves artists, or designers, Some are good at what they do… I think he is So go ahead and check out TOM IS THE BASTARD: What made you start doing design work? Did you draw before, or did

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Death by Fright
Vintage Horror Movie Posters

Watching an epic, hour-long battle scene on Game of Thrones the other day, it occurred to me how immune I had become from scenes of violence. Graphic slayings, beheadings, throat-cuttings and flayings no longer made me squirm or look away.

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Metal/punk posters from Spain:
Interview with Münster Studio

I ran into the works of many great visual artists at the Primavera Festival in Barcelona last month. And the one that most caught my attention was Dani, the mind (and hands) behind the spanish Münster Studio. After buying a

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