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We have featured the the unreal work of Wayne Barlowe before on CVLT Nation. Today we wanted to take a bit of a different approach, meaning below you find many of his works with descriptions written by the artist himself! To say that I’m a fan would not explain how much

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Noriyoshi Ohrai was a very prolific illustrator and oil painter who created some of my favorite movie posters of all time! His resume is long – just peep some of the films he worked on: Star Wars, The Goonies, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior plus the Godzilla films. His use of color was so

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So PineNut is a Japanese visual artist whose lines conjure darkness and discomfort in a way that puts a lot of guts and gore metal illustrations to shame. His subject matter may not be satanic, nor does it feature your typical anti-establishment themes, but it cuts to your core with

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Today we’ve got a double whammy for all those OSDM heads! We’re very excited about the upcoming full-length from death metal connoisseurs MACABRA entitled …to the Bone, which will be rearing it’s maggot-infested head in spring/summer 2016 in LP/CD combo via Vonfrost Records and Morbid Visions Music. MACABRA’s two creators, legendary

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Not much is known about Carlo Charléno, the illustrator whose fascination with pony play, spanking, stilettos and bondage made him notorious for his illustrations in magazines and books in the early 20th century. His illustrations are playful and his style is very much of the era he was drawing in,

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If Satan rode a chopper, Zac Doom would build it. Zac combines his love for art, music, the occult and motorcycles in his demon spawn HEAVY Clothing, and the result are some seriously rad and heavy as fuck designs! HEAVY started out with Zac’s own artwork, but he’s expanded to work

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Excuse me as I pack a bong load before I write about the Post Apocalyptic Psychedelic artwork of Dan McPharlin. I actually feel high as fuck just looking at his images. I love his use of color and the way he draws from the past while pushing his viewer into the future. Dan’s work

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What would happen if you saw a book filled with images that reminded you of what you saw when you were fried on acid? This is just the case when I first saw the pages of the Codex Seraphinianus. These are the kind of visuals that take over my imagination

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My favorite books as a kid for were always Pop Up Books. So when I saw the 1661 pop-up book of medical illustrations entitled Kleiner welt Spiegel, das ist, Abbildung Göttlicher Schöpffung an dess Menschen Leib: mit beygesetzer Schrifftlicher Erklärung (Ulm, 1661), a German translation of Johann Remmelin’s Catoptrum Microcosmicum originally published

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Bird Ov Prey is a true connoisseur of the occult, and his eye for the esoteric runs through his line of dark and foreboding patches, pins, clothing and jewelry. His vision is clear, but his meaning is obscure enough that each piece he creates can make a personal connection to the wearer.

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There are only hours left for you to own a strangely unimpressive sketch drawn in the 1970s by none other than Doctor Anton Szandor LaVey! Far from being images of the Dark Lord inked in blood, these are weird doodles of animals and people that would be at home in any

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Last week when I was researching Dr. Richard Barnett’s book Crucial Interventions: An Illustrated Treatise on the Principles & Practice of Nineteenth-Century Surgery, I came across another book of medical illustration he had curated called The Sick Rose: Disease and The Art of Medical Illustration. While his book of surgical illustrations was

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