Nemo Soda draws us into a fairy tale world where the inhabitants are twisted, sickly and strange…
Archive for candy coated nightmares
McDougall was a prolific newspaper illustrator in the late 1800’s. His work is sublimely imaginative and bizarre, dancing on the border of surrealist children’s fiction…and nightmares. The captions are brilliant.
I confess, I saved all 86 images in the post because I plan to read them like bedtime stories. Each image is a vignette unto itself, often with a single sentence presenting a strange predicament and/or creature.
See the collection of images HERE.
As September draws to a close, I’m always tempted to shift into full Halloween mode (but I try to restrain myself because, surprisingly, not everyone is obsessed with Halloween). Let’s start setting the mood with some evocative photography from digital photography artist Stefano Bonazzi.
Check out Stefano Bonazzi’s work and feed your nightmares.
This looks like the Codex Gigas.
Stefano Cerio has an interesting photo series taken at a water park in China during the off season (that anthropomorphic mile high sandwich with all the fixin’s, including…goldfish…is tops!).
Cerio’s photos remind me of Banksy’s new creation, Dismaland (which is excellent and may get its own post, but I’m skipping it for now due to the massive coverage it’s already getting).
Stark, raw, real…stripped to bone without the hoards of happy travelers that pepper the grounds in warmer weather…we see the gloomy haze of winter transform these attractions into something disquietingly lackluster.
Ironically, I haven’t posted about many of my very favorite artists here. I tend to post new links as I come across them, or scan the hundreds of websites in my bookmark queue. Artists like Leslie Ditto have been bookmarked in my “artist” folder (a separate entity with upwards of 1,000 links) for many years and consequently, despite their brilliance, get glossed over.