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Jan Saudek was born in the legendary city of Prague in 1935. He lived a controversial life for his time; his biographical notes on his site are a strange read, with reminiscences like, “1950 – I penetrate a woman. But only for a moment. I have to wait a good three years

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When we are not blogging/making clothes/full time hustling for a living, we are also parents of some awesome little humans. As a family, we all love to watch the reality show FACE//OFF, which is about aspiring FX makeup artists. Our 5 year old digs the show so much that when

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Kate C. – aka CarrionKate – is an artist/musician from Oakland, CA, who, when not working as an Elementary Educator, riding bikes, reading science fiction, making vegan food, being outdoors in the beautiful wilderness of Northern California with their dog, or at local punk/metal shows, likes to decorate animal skulls. Kate has been doing

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In February of this year, I got the chance to head down to L.A. for the book fair at MOCA to help out with an exhibit of the FER YOUZ crew’s out of this world punk collection, curated by Arthur Fournier, who also put out a book of their collection called FER YOUz: The L.A. Hardcore

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Being a parent with macabre interests, it stuns me how sanitized a version of reality we share with our kids today. For example, my kids have both the original Beatrix Potter books and reprints that were done in the 2000s. In the reprinted version of Squirrel Nutkin, there are so

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When the Japanese decide they are into something, they go fucking HARD! Junji Ito is a Japanese horror manga artist who has mad fans worldwide, and many of them will find interesting ways to prove their love for his work. Ikura is a young coplayer from his native country, and boy oh

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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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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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Max Ernst (1891 – 1976) was a German born artist and sculptor. He was down with two of my favorite art movements of all time – Dada and Surrealist. His paintings give me the feeling I just dropped two hits of white blotter acid and the universe is just the

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A few months ago, at stupid o’clock in the morning, I was mindlessly scrolling through Instagram (story of my life right there, folks) when a piece of dark landscape art popped up. In a mere moment I was transported from my bedroom in England, and dropped among vast, silent, snowy

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Description: Asahina Saburô Yoshihide struggling with two crocodiles on the seashore, watched by the Shôgun Yori-ie from a rock, with Mt. Fuji in the background
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Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861) was one of the great masters of Japanese woodblock printing and painting the ukiyo-e style. Some of his best known work are his triptychs of Samurai warriors in battle, sometimes against one another, sometimes against nature and sometimes against supernatural forces. His prints and paintings are full

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