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Easter Image Roundup

Posted in absurd, cake, candy coated nightmares, craft, easter, food with tags , , , , , , on March 27, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Just some favorite Easter images from around the Web…

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Happy Easter!

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Posted in absurd, architecture, Books, candy coated nightmares, cats, humor, illustration, monsters, nature, photography, sci-fi, skulls and skeletons, space, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 9, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

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Let’s take a moment to ogle the beauty of nature…
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For some reason, people feel slightly uneasy in this chair.
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A tad crass…but definitely my favorite faux Rand McNally cover:
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Couldn’t they have thought of more appetizing adjectives than “semi-liquids?” I suppose it beats “lumpy, congealed and vomitous.”
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Dana, Don’t make a joke about this car being cheesy…Don’t make a joke about this car being cheesy…Resist!
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Did anyone have this as a kid? It looks awesome.
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How can I get my hands on this book? This woman absolutely has life figured out.
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Incredible building of unknown origin.
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Gorgeous modern interpretation of Danse Macabre!
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The old one was no fun at all…
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A children’s book illustration. I’m sure no one had nightmares or anything.
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David Chung

Posted in art, candy coated nightmares, monsters with tags , , on March 7, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

David Chung (aka “The Chung”) paints a rainbow menagerie of monsters and lovable outcasts.

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These colorful creatures, while undeniably hinting at the fact that we shouldn’t take ourselves too seriously, actually express a range of human emotions.

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Ah, it’s like the darker side of Lisa Frank characters.
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Nemo Soda

Posted in art, candy coated nightmares with tags , on January 23, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Nemo Soda draws us into a fairy tale world where the inhabitants are twisted, sickly and strange…

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The fine-lined detail is out of this world, nearly dizzying, inviting us to look closer…and closer still.
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These drawings contain worlds within worlds. I let my eyes wander over them slowly, delighting in the tiny surprises that eluded me at first glance.
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Holiday Desktop Goodies

Posted in absurd, anthropomorphic, art, candy coated nightmares, christmas, decoration, ephemera, food, humor, kitsch, krampus, meat, skulls and skeletons, TV, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 23, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

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Meaty-Christmas

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Most of the pics in this post require no comment…but don’t skip this androgynous, anthropomorphic pothead (see what I did there?). I find its lean, wiry body very disconcerting.
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Walter McDougall

Posted in absurd, art, candy coated nightmares, illustration, monsters, vintage with tags , , , , , on December 6, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Thank you, Monster Brains for posting a HUGE collection of Walter McDougall illustrations (click to enlarge).

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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.
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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.
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Somehow, these fragments coagulate into stories when I see them…hazy at first, but overflowing with possibilities.
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See the collection of images HERE.

Stefano Bonazzi

Posted in candy coated nightmares, photography with tags , on September 19, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

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.

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These strange portraits traverse the ominous open fields and enclosed spaces of a nightmare world.
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All of the characters are masked, mysterious, alienated; they conjure an odd sense of unease in the viewer.
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We find beauty, subdued and obscured…
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…identities lost…
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…a sense of the subject being consumed.
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Check out Stefano Bonazzi’s work and feed your nightmares.

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