I’m a big fan of the illustrative work of Virginia Mori. An Italian artist and animator whose drawings are reminiscent of Edward Gorey in terms of the macabre subject matter and monochromatic sketching style – only they’re executed in a more graceful manner and not accompanied by words.
Last year around Halloween I treated you to the freakishly fabulous side show art of Ransom & Mitchell. Given that their work is perfectly suited to this time of year, I wanted to share with you more of their hauntingly beautiful photographic-based digital art. Read more
Belgian born artist Toon Hertz keeps his real name a secret, but luckily not his work. His digitally manipulated images combine photography with illustration to result in surreal and dark, but sweet portraits. With their big eyes and tiny noses, his subjects resemble Bratz dolls if Tim Burton were to design them. Read more
Dolls, in general, freak me out. As they do many people. So do clowns, birds, bones and taxidermy. Now, combine all of those and you have the haunting mixed media sculptures of Brooklyn born, now Venice, California-based artist Stefanie Vega. Read more
Wishing a very Hip Halloween to all my wonderful loyal readers and new visitors, too! Have a wonderfully spooky holiday. With love, If It’s Hip, It’s Here.
Just a little extra Halloween art for you. A series of “Zombified” portraits of popular cartoon characters from Buzz Light Year To Waldo by Andre de Freitas. Read more
If Heaven and Hell could be combined in an artistic photograph, the beautiful and talented Miss Lakune, has done so with her ethereally disturbing Gothic photographs. The perfect images for the month in which Halloween lies, her work is both simultaneously repelling and compelling. Read more
Perfect for this time of year, with Halloween around the corner and all, are Gavin Rooney’s Illustrated Zombie Riders Playing Cards. Read more