Art

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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Life Before Death…
Walter Schels’ Portraits of People
Before and After Death

via Beautiful Decay At the end of life: a camera lens, desperately recording and archiving the fears of the dying. For the series Life Before Death, the photographer Walter Schels captures the terminally ill in anticipation of the unknown and

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Blood, Brains and Stuffing… UndeadTeds

When Sean and I found the UndeadTeds tumblr, we knew we’d stumbled on to something awesome. When we watched the video (below) of his mechanized “Peek-a-Boo” UndeadTed and our 3 year old said “awwww…so cute!!” we knew we’d done something

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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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Portraits of…
English Punk Culture From
The 80′s & 90′s

We received a really cool email from the UK this morning from Andrew Bannerman Bayles, who happens to be an unreal photographer. He said he checked out some of our past photo essays about the punk scene and said we

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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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Musical Shamanism 101

Not long ago, I was challenged to write a guitar instruction book. It was apparent to me, and to others I spoke with about this matter, that the books that are currently available on the market all approach music instruction

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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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Photographer Captures…
The Inside Of Homes Where Domestic Homicides Occurred

via Beautiful Decay Angela Strassheim is photographer who used to capture crime scene images for forensic study. Her series, “Evidence,” documents the inside and outside of homes where domestic homicides have occurred. While the homes’ outside images ring familiar in

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