The Magical Forest Sculptures of Spencer Byles

If you’re like me and a huge Game of Thrones fan, then maybe you’ll understand why Spencer Byles’ sculptures are so captivating. The forest holds such beauty and mystery, and Byles’ work in the French forests of La Colle Sur Loup, Villeneuve Loubet and Mougins is like something created by the Children in Martin’s books, as a tribute to the ancient gods that flow through the veins of the trees like sap.

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Feast of the Damned… Black Breath Destroy Vancouver!

On January 16th, 2015, Black Breath took their first steps onto Canadian soil. Many of us in the Great North were worried that the border pigs would stop them from coming through, but when our co-presenters Nothing is Heavy sent out word that they had made it over, we all breathed a black sigh of relief. It was one of the more packed nights I’ve been to at the Astoria…

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Stacy Kranitz Captures…
The Real Side Of Skatopia Skate Park

In the backwoods of of Ohio exists a world of skaters that live by their own rules, and this place is called Skatopia Skate Park. This is a place where the only rules are that there are no RULES! The photographer Stacy Kranitz has explored this insane place and now we all can see what goes on there through her lens. Her style of photography is so up close and personal I can almost smell the stench coming off these skaters!

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Final Days…CVLT Nation Captures CULT OF YOUTH in Seattle

Text and Photos by Robert Hanna Cult of Youth live at Highline Bar 1.22.2015 Touring in

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James Woodman’s Amazing Aurora Borealis Photos

In my 20s, I spent a lot of time in the northern reaches of British Columbia. When it comes to human activity, it’s a desolate area of the world, but it is teeming with wildlife and vast forests. I wish I could say much of it is untouched, but sadly that’s not the case – I was there planting trees amongst the remains of unimaginable destruction.

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Vermibus’ Street Art Intervention for Berlin Fashion Week

It’s amazingly refreshing when an artist truly comes from their own place, both in style and subject matter. This can be said for Berlin-based street artist Vermibus, who is well known for his anti-advertising street interventions, having altered bus stop and subway advertising all over Berlin.

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Urban Exploration: Tanner Douglass’ Abandoned Buildings Photos

Tanner Douglass is one of our favorite photographers, and we’ve posted his work many times on CVLT Nation. Now he’s started a new photographic project, exploring abandoned buildings around his native Pittsburgh.

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CVLT Nation Favorite Tumblr… Fuck No Stick & Poke!

OK – first off, let’s get one thing clear: I am generally not a fan of stick and poke tattoos. If you’re going to have ink jammed into your epidermis, you might as well get it done well. There are too many amazing tattoo artists in the world for people to be covered in shitty ballpoint pen drawings.

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Thomas Woodruff’s Turning Heads Art Spotlight!

You know those drawings that you can look at from two different perspectives, and what you see first is supposed to say something about your personality? A famous example of what is known as “pictographic ambiguity” is a face where you see both an old lady and a young beauty.

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2014 Music Explosion – Top 50 Records of the Year!

These were my favorite recordings that were released in 2014. Listed in reverse alphabetical order covering

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CVLT Nation Captures The Flesh Eaters & Mudhoney

Photos and Text by Robert Hanna To celebrate the reissue of their iconic (and long out

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The Realms of the Unreal: The Afterlife of America’s Strangest Artist

Every day for forty-three years, Henry Darger would leave his single room apartment at 851 W. Webster Avenue on Chicago’s North Side to attend mass, then head to work as a hospital custodian. He barely spoke to anyone – his only friend had left town years before, and the occasional letter was a poor substitute.

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