Surreal Collages of Animals, Plants, and Body Parts Are Subtly Creepy

Put these on your walls for a classier Halloween vibe than the one at my home. (I once recreated the X-Files "I Want to Believe " poster entirely in pumpkin.) Seriously, though, these are somehow scarier than the fake blood handprints that just won't come off the walls. (Another decorating decision I've made in the… » 10/07/14 1:30am 10/07/14 1:30am

Animals Made From Unbelievably Intricate Fabric Collages

The work of Sophie Standing is incredible. She uses her collection of fabrics from around the world to create very colorful interpretations of the animals of Africa. All the remains is for her to take on the painted turtle, at which point art will have lapped nature. » 7/15/14 1:30am 7/15/14 1:30am

When spacewalking becomes a spectator sport

Aquilla trained her entire life for synchronized spacewalk event, but after Dorna broke her back in a freak stratojump accident, she decided to perform their routine alone. Thousands of spectators swarmed the orbital skybox, gawking as she floated and flailed, untethered in space. A collage by Joseba Elorza. » 11/17/13 5:00pm 11/17/13 5:00pm

Photographs of gruesome injuries made out of cake and ice cream

Collage artist Ashkan Honarvar's Faces 5 series shows faces that have been torn apart in violent ways. But instead of seeing human gore and bone, we see candy and frosting. » 10/27/13 4:00pm 10/27/13 4:00pm

How Dave McKean created Sandman's multidimensional covers in an era…

One of the hallmarks of Dave McKean's early Sandman covers were the photographic elements framing the central painting, as if you'd stumbled across the piece hanging in curio cabinet or against an overstuffed bookshelf. But before Photoshop made adding these elements as simple as clicking a mouse, McKean decided not… » 12/09/12 4:00pm 12/09/12 4:00pm

Concept Art Writing Prompt: Hunting the Transdimensional Whale

Pests in the apartment are enough of a pain when they're tiny mice and cockroaches, but what do you do when a whale shows up in your bathroom? Come up with a flash fiction story based on this week's concept art, and post it in the comments. » 4/14/12 12:00pm 4/14/12 12:00pm

Drive your turtle-tank over the amber waves of ham

Collage artist Nicolas Lampert takes innocuous, old-timey photographs and chops them up in such a way that the mundane becomes the casually horrific. Insects are cross-bred with construction equipment, and putrid, megalithic piles of liverwurst dot the American heartland. » 6/22/11 7:30am 6/22/11 7:30am

Superheroes photographed through the ages

Watchmen's masked men in WWI Germany. Spider-Man in military garb. General MacArthur in a Stormtrooper helmet. The Avengers driving a super dairy truck. Danil Polevoy's photo collages place heroes and villains in unlikely eras. » 12/18/10 7:00am 12/18/10 7:00am

The Space Age Isn't Over, As Long As We're Making Cool Art

The 1950s were a decade when science, space, and concepts of the future were celebrated within fashion, architecture, and design. Artist Mark Weaver takes advantage of the fantastic imagery and aesthetics produced during this era to inspire some breathtaking artwork. » 12/30/09 10:00am 12/30/09 10:00am

Alien Windmills and Cyborg Prostitutes Invade Amsterdam

Collage artist Sam Van Olffen takes the Holland's most iconic features — its windmills, its tulips, its bicycles, and Amsterdam's Red Light District — and meshes them with dieselpunk elements to create strange, overstuffed scenes of the Netherlands' unlikely future. » 10/12/09 8:20am 10/12/09 8:20am

An Alien Invasion You Can Write Home About

Artist Franco Brambilla combines combines vintage postcards with computer-generated images of aliens, flying saucers, and giant robots, to give your next alien invasion the same quaint, cozy feeling as your grandpa's Alpine vacation. » 7/22/09 8:20am 7/22/09 8:20am

WWII Leaders Get a Dieselpunk Makeover

What if the nations that fought in WWII were led not by mere men, but by diesel-powered cyborgs? It might resemble Sam van Olffen's faux propaganda posters, featuring the likes of Rooseveltron, Stalinator, and Benitobot Mussolinoid. » 7/21/09 8:40am 7/21/09 8:40am

A Future of Hot Air Balloons and Giant Elephant Robots

In this strange city, whose buildings are a hodgepodge of history, a passenger balloon floats across your field of vision. Miles away, a bus sails through the air and a giant elephant robot is engaged in some inexplicable construction project. » 6/26/09 2:18pm 6/26/09 2:18pm