Laurent Durieux

Laurent Durieux
Laurent Durieux Laurent Durieux

Laurent Durieux doesn’t actually live in a retro-futuristic world imagined by H.G. Wells and designed by Raymond Loewy. In Durieux’s world, gigantic robots tower over forests populated by mythical beasts such as Bigfoot and King Kong; city skies are thick with airships shaped like Snoopy, while Buck Rodgers-like vehicles whiz by on slender monorails; and movie monsters are portrayed as sensitive creatures, victims of their grotesqueries rather than revenge-fueled fiends.

Though Laurent spent two decades as a designer and teacher, the 42-year-old Brussels illustrator and graphic artist was only recently discovered in the United States, thanks to a number of high-profile awards and marquee commissions, including a 2013 screenprint of “Jaws”, which caught the eye of the film’s director, Steven Spielberg. The climb from relative obscurity began, though, in 2011, when Durieux was named one of the world’s 200 Best Illustrators by the influential international advertising magazine Lürzer’s Archive.

In 2011, his short animated film, “Hellville,” was selected for screening at several prestigious film festivals.
In: Art, Classics

International Steampunk City

International Steampunk City
International Steampunk City International Steampunk City

Steampunk is a whimsical genre based around the Age of Steam. Steam City is a little like a Renaissance Faire, only focused on a 19th-century world of mad science and madcap advanture. All are welcome!! Come dressed any way you’d like – and you don’t need to know anything special or be part of any group or organization. Come out, bring your family, have some fun, meet nice people, and support a fantastic cause!

The International Steampunk City is a concept developed and created by Jeff Mach. It is a blueprint for creating a charity benefit to help museums and historic buildings gain visibility, funding, and enthusiastic visitors, as well as bringing tourism and good times to a historic town!

Steam City at Speedwell is an interactive festival in the park, on a beautiful Autumn weekend, when people can come out and have a good time. Feel free to dress however you’d like, bring family and friends, and get ready for a great time!

Images by Pete Amachree and Spiegellicht.

October 11-12, 2014 / $10 Get Tickets
Historic Speedwell, Morristown, New Jersey View Map
In: Conventions, Events

Los Angeles Horror Show & Music Fest

Los Angeles Horror Show & Music Fest
Los Angeles Horror Show & Music Fest Los Angeles Horror Show & Music Fest

A Horror/Sideshow/Vaudeville/Steampunk themed Music Festival mixed with talented Vaudevillian Entertainers inside a 2 story Hollywood prop fixed building “The Mansion” located at Haunted Hollywood Sports in city of Bellfower in Southern California. This show is a one of a kind Festival! Haunted Hollywood Sports also offers extended interactive mazes, adrenaline pumping interactive killhouses where you shoot the Zombies and Monsters, thematic terrifying scarezones, and many other sideshows and side attractions.

HHS has 2 Killhouses and 1 Shoothouse for 2014; the famous nerve-wrecking “Zombie Killhouse”, the cajun themed “Voodoo Killhouse” and the all new “Last Stand Shoothouse”. What makes a Killhouse different from a regular walk-through maze is that, instead of simply walking through, defenseless against the terrors throughout, we immerse you into a storyline, arm you with a loaded Airsoft gun, Paintball marker, or laser tag gun that you can use to defend yourself against any of the monsters located within each Killhouse. That’s right, for just a small additional fee per play, we give you the chance to actually shoot the attacking monsters. These Killhouses are extremely intense, can get physical, and not for the weak of heart. And no, the monsters wont be able to shoot back.

October 18, 2014 / $20-35 Get Tickets
Haunted Hollywood Sports / Bellflower, California View Map
In: Events


Cavitycolors Cavitycolors

I've always been inspired by 80's pop culture, mostly horror movies, skateboarding, and weird monster toys. A lot of this inspiration spills over into the things I create for Cavitycolors. Combining all of these influences together, Cavitycolors is here to maybe bring you the same nostalgic feeling you get while eating a slice of birthday cake with icecream on top and watching your favorite monster movie after midnight, or throwing on your favorite werewolf costume for Halloween. I love making monsters, and sharing them with friends.
In: Apparel, Art, Shops

Shain Erin

Shain Erin
Shain Erin Shain Erin

For the last several years I’ve been preoccupied with dolls: I see them as a long under appreciated art form with virtually unlimited expressive possibilities. I’m inspired by traditional world art figures (kachina, bochia, nkisi, namchi, shadow puppets, etc.) while working to push the boundaries of what a “doll” is as far as my imagination and skills will take it.

These are not comforting toys; they can be challenging and defiant, disturbing and enchanting, irrational and frightening, beautiful and sad. They have stories they yearn to tell, and they hold secrets they will never give up. I like to think of dolls as spirit vessels and the making of a doll a kind of offering or invitation. It’s always a collaboration between me and whatever spirit comes forward.
In: Art, Sculpture

Vampire Kingdom

Vampire Kingdom
Vampire Kingdom Vampire Kingdom

I love vampires, and I have a special perception of them, they are beautiful, innocently cruel, so close to all of us, imperceptibles, present, without suffering, they are what they are, they are not covered under any appearance, they are far from good and evil, they are its very nature. My gallery and my art is a tribute to them
In: Art, Vampires

Lucas Soriano (23 Images)

Lucas Soriano
Lucas Soriano Lucas Soriano

Lets make it short so no one gets bored...

Lucas Soriano Beltrán is an artist and illustrator from Spain who studied fine arts at the UPV college of Valencia. His work reflects his comic book compulsion and being a dangerous movie maniac.

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In: Art, Galleries

Doctor Monocle

Doctor Monocle
Doctor Monocle Doctor Monocle

Tomfoolery abounds! Spectacular moments of wonder with Doctor Monocle.

I started this blog as a place to keep reference material and artwork that influenced me/inspired me while I wrote the first Dr. Monocle book. It’s mainly steampunk stuff, but also includes dieselpunk (like steampunk for WWI and WWII), Victorian era stuff, weird west genre stuff, and, every once in a while, a bit of sci-fi or fantasy work.
In: Blogs, Oddities, Steampunk
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