Archive for macabre

One Got Fat: Bicyle Safety Video, 1963

Posted in absurd, humor, macabre, music video, video with tags , , , , on June 20, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

This is one of the most disturbingly surreal videos I’ve ever seen. Classic mid century “music of the future” plays while a group of kids (in monkey masks) ride their bikes until, one by one, each meets an untimely end. The narration…the visuals…it’s all SO good. This is a must-see for fans of all things strange and unusual.

The names of the characters alone make this worth watching.
Rooty Toot Jasperson
Tinkerbell McDillingfiddy
Stanislaw Higginbottom
Phil Floogyl
Mossby Pomegranate
Trigby Fipps

(and more…I won’t give them all away)

If you’re interested, it was featured in a Boards of Canada video as well:

(Thanks for reminding me this exists, Cat Daddy-O!)

William Zdan

Posted in art, macabre with tags , on June 13, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

William Zdan paints evocative pieces that blur the lines between beautiful and ugly, peace and horror.

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It’s amazing what the color red alone can do in that respect, no? Adding red to anything makes it slightly ominous, particularly with the shining gleam of tears (or are they?) and lipgloss.
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His frames suit the subject matter well. Dark, industrial, in a strange middle ground between industrial and refined.
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Suspense, in a few square inches…
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William Zdan

Jeff Christensen

Posted in art, macabre, surreal with tags , , on May 22, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Check out the undead (and maybe dead) creations of Jeff Christensen.

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Many of his paintings have an “interdimensional” feel to them, as if his subjects are exploring strange worlds or navigating between them.

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Jeff Christensen

Dr. Dreadful’s Creep Show

Posted in animation, candy coated nightmares, macabre, video with tags , , , on March 30, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I’ve posted about Megan Petasky before. This video of hers is guaranteed to be one of the creepiest cartoons you see today (assuming you watch a lot. You watch a lot, right?).

Modern Eden Gallery: The Grotesque

Posted in art, exhibits, macabre with tags , , on March 16, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Though not quite for the faint of heart, the group show going on at Modern Eden Gallery right now is definitely worth checking out for those who can attend.

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Your can tour the online gallery of multimedia projects…so hideous…so hard to look away.
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A favorite of mine: the string bat.
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Has anyone gone?

Modern Eden Gallery: The Grotesque

Dave Oliver

Posted in art, macabre with tags , on February 18, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Today I give you Dave Oliver .

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Milky nightmares, impish grins and screams from the depths…
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Dave Oliver

Conjuruer’s Kitchen

Posted in anatomy, craft, food, macabre, sculpture with tags , , , , on January 28, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Conjuruer’s Kitchen makes the most majestic macabre morsels I’ve seen.

Yes, this is a cake. They all are.

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I find it very interesting…the crossing of gag-worthy subject matter with delicious confections. To eat or not to eat…
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The Osteologist’s dream cake:
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I was gifted a Conjurer’s Kitchen hand-sculpted white chocolate raven skull by the lovely and talented Tonya Hurley…it’s too beautiful to eat. I keep it on display.

Conjuruer’s Kitchen

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