The Gothic Art of Toon Hertz – 25 Bewitching Examples

the gothic art of toon hertz

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

The Magnificently Macabre Photography of Miss Lakune.

macabre photography of miss lakune

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

Zombies, Motorcycles and Poker: Zombie Riders Playing Cards By Gavin Rooney.

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Perfect for this time of year, with Halloween around the corner and all, are Gavin Rooney’s Illustrated Zombie Riders Playing Cards. Read more

Bewitching Promos For American Horror Story’s Coven Are Spectacularly Spooky.




Two nights ago, the first real promo for the upcoming third season of the FX Network’s American Horror Story: Coven began running. Preceded by five 20 second teasers (all of which are also shown in this post), the latest promo, Initiation, is the first to reveal the cast and is absolutely impossible to ignore. Beautifully shot and accompanied by an eerie rendition of House Of The Rising Sun, it is compelling enough to get just about anyone to tune into the premiere on October 9th.

The 30 second promo features stylishly dressed young women walking into a special school that we know, based upon the synopsis, will be where the young girls are sent away to learn to protect themselves from mysterious and dangerous happenings in New Orleans. Young witches Taissa Farmiga and Gabourey Sidibe are amongst the attendees.

Also in “Initiation” is Evan Peters looking on from a window in the school as Sarah Paulson, who plays Jessica Lange’s daughter this season, opens the entrance to the school.


At the end of the promo, the young witches then come upon actresses Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, and Angela Bassett.

The Five 20 second promos preceded Initiation and each are shown below:

Staircase:

Detention:

Coffin:

Stakes:

Pins and needles:

Like the previous seasons, American Horror Story season 3 will include many well known actors such as Jessica Lange, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Taissa Farmiga, Kathy Bates, Gabourey Sidibe, Angela Bassett, Patti LuPone, Emma Roberts, Denis O’Hare, Alexandra Breckenridge, Christine Ebersole, Danny Huston and Lily Rabe.

Coven, Series Premiere Wednesday, October 9 at 10p on FX.

Lado Alexi’s Hauntingly Beautiful Amazones.

lado alexi amazones

Russian-born and German-based fashion and beauty photographer Lado Alexi has many stunning images to his credit. His impressive clients include Vogue, Estee Lauder, Swarovski, YSL, Tush Beauty, Triumph Lingerie, HYPE and Icon Magazine to name a few. But his series of portraits titled Amazones II blends beauty with incredible makeup and styling for such hauntingly gothic portraits, I wanted to share them with you here. Read more

Plenty of Poe for Halloween. Edgar Allan Poe Poems, Art, Housewares, Toys & Links.

Red Nose Studios Poe
above: A sculpture of Edgar Allan Poe by Chris Sickels of Red Nose Studio.

Few historic figures conjure up the macabre as well as the 19th century author, poet and literary critic Edgar Allan Poe. A heavy drinker, Poe was preoccupied with death, decomposition and premature burial (possibly because of his wife’s early demise) and is best known for his Gothic style of fiction. Tim Burton and Edward Gorey are a just two of the well known personalities whose work is inspired by The Master of the Macabre. Read more

The Desirably Disturbing Digital Art of Ray Caesar. A Look at over 30 of his Works.


above: Ray Caesar, Self-Examination, 2011

I like to feature an artist whose work has a sort of Goth or macabre style around this time of year, in honor of Halloween. This year, it’s digital artist Ray Caesar. Read more

Guns, Bones & Steel: The Gothic Reliquaries Of Al Farrow – A Detailed Look.

reliquaries of al farrow

Look closely at these incredible sculptures and you’ll notice the mosque and church-like structures are created with guns, gun parts, bullets, artillery, gears, chains, bullet shells and bone fragments. Read more