proteesiukkonen:

I Am a Bride

A short comic inspired by Finnish werewolf folklore in which it is many times the wedding couple and/or the entire wedding party that is bewitched to turn into wolves by a resentful guest or family member.

Fictional geography is an integral part of some writers’ palettes. William Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha County comes to mind, as does Dempsey, New Jersey, setting of many of Richard Price’s novels. There’s an art to this: building a place that might be real but isn’t, but fits seamlessly into what we know, a space that feels like somewhere we could visit, rather than an overly contrived municipality, its geography stylized to a heightened point that removes all sense of drama and verisimilitude from the experience of reading a story set there. There are other fictional cities, which reside on a strange fault line, jostling them out of the realm of possibility and into something more surreal. Often, these exist in works that dip into the realm of the speculative: the twinned city-states of Besźel and Ul Qoma, found in China Miéville’s unorthodox detective novel The City & The City; Hav, the setting of a pair of novels written in the form of travelogues by Jan Morris. There is something deeply familiar about these fictional nations: Miéville supplies a plausible account of his nations’ twentieth-century history in his novel, while Morris’s first book about Hav prompted a rash of would-be tourists to attempt to journey there.

bloombergphotos:

New Era of Civil Disobedience                              

Anti-government activists gather during a protest in Hong Kong, China, late Saturday and in the early morning hours of Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. 

Pro-democracy protesters kick-started an occupation of central Hong Kong after students clashed with the city’s police, prompting thousands of people to take to the streets in support. 

China said last month that candidates for the 2017 leadership election must be vetted by a committee, angering pro-democracy campaigners who say the group is packed with business executives and lawmakers who favor Beijing. 

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Photographer: Lam Yik Fei/Bloomberg     

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mymodernmet:

When photographer Sandro Miller decided to do a project to honor the photographers who had inspired him and shaped his career, he called on his longtime friend and frequent collaborator John Malkovich to help him. The result is Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters, a brilliant series of 35 recreations of iconic portraits, all starring the actor as the subject.

kalidraws:

My piece for the Fifth Element artbook, which will be released soon! Check in later with their tumblr for details on how to get your own copy. I will have poster prints of this at SPX next weekend—I’m at tables W80-81 with Sam and our pals Andrea & Jimmy. (I’ll be putting up a comprehensive SPX post in the next few days!)

The Fifth Element is one of my favorite movies ever, it came out when I was in middle school and I even bought the soundtrack for it—Leeloo was my hero. It was actually pretty hard to single out what I wanted to draw for it, but I think one of the strong suites of the movie is its distinctive costume design, so I went with that angle!

Man, vintage posters are great, and when I saw this Delta poster I loved the composition and knew I wanted to do something similar with the FE stewardesses. I was inspired by all the fun type and stylization in David Klein’s iconic TWA posters too. You can see my color sketch as well—I have a fair amount of darker prints, so I wanted this one to be light and airy. Now I just need more excuses to make fun sci-fi posters!

You’re born alone and you die alone and this world just drops a bunch of rules on top of you to make you forget those facts, but I never forget… I’m living like there’s no tomorrow, ‘cause there isn’t one.

(Source: roseivrs)

oldbookillustrations:

The Lambton worm now became the terror of the whole country side.

Herbert Cole, from Fairy gold, by Ernest Rhys, London, New York, early 20th century (illustrations dated 1906, book reprinted in 1919, 1922…).

(Source: archive.org)