The Boston commute has always been a nightmare, but by the later 19th century it had reached its high mark. The city was experiencing a massive population surge that pushed its transportation infrastructure to the very limits of sustainability. Hundreds of new immigrants were arriving daily and settling in the
While the pin-up craze was reaching it’s height of popularity in America, things were a little less vanilla in France thanks to the Biederer Brothers. Czech immigrant Jacques Biederer got his start doing simple nudes, and then over time began creating his own brand of risqué storytelling. It started off
Germanic Neo Paganism is also often referred to as “heathenry.” Odinism, and paganism that includes the worship of Odin, really needs little introduction when it comes to Scandinavian Black Metal. Unfortunately, when a bastardized version of North European paganism known as Ásatrú came into popularity in the United States in
Everyone dreams, more or less, but few people trust themselves to relate or present their dreams, because they are inhibited from making public their perverse thoughts. The words of H.R. Giger ring true to this day, just a couple of days past the one year anniversary of his death.
Although poster art is enduring, it used to be the most powerful advertising vehicle there was, especially for performers. Illusionists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries relied heavily on their posters to impart a sense of mystery and suspense in their potential audience. Illusionists like Harry Handcuff Houdini,
Austin Osman Spare was an English artist and occultist born in 1886. After beginning to draw at the age of twelve, Spare quickly became recognized and awarded for his art. He was recommended for a scholarship to the Royal College of Art, and in 1903, being only seventeen, he won