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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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Read Part I here. You have been more open to appear in the press – in photo, documentaries and on social media – in last few years, and you even have your own Instagram account now. I know that for the most part, this is a totally normal thing, but

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This feature is about two things: one, that I love the early DC punk scene; and two, the DC punk flyers. I remember that collecting show posters was a part of the experience of being young and going to shows. These pieces of paper sometimes had really rad art on them that would

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When we saw that Stanford had uploaded a massive collection of images and propaganda from the French Revolution, we thought that a reminder of the strength and revolutionary spirit of the French was in need. This revolution inspired the world, and although the oligarchies have rebuilt themselves under the guise

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Normally calendars are pretty cheesy gifts, but this is one calendar that’s tailor made for The CVLT Nation – John Coulthart‘s Lovecraftiana Calendar. Coulhart’s artwork is seething with grotesque movement, and captures the classic Lovecraft characters and settings with reverence and beauty. It’s a calendar that would hang on your wall as a

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