Friday, February 5, 2016

The Land Down Under

Knick of Time has this classic-era atlas map of Australia available for download.  It would make a perfect handout for the Australian segment of "Masks of Nyarlathotep".

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Pages from the Black Book

Artist Jeff Russel has an entire gallery filled with Lovecraftian tome illustrations.  The creatures have a wonderfully Giger-esque feel.  Purists will be disappointed that the depictions don't always hew to the Mythos canon, but they certainly capture an appropriately other-worldy aesthetic.  That's complimented by the heavily stylized glyphs

I wish these were available as line artwork.  They'd make awesome pages for a prop tome.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Great Old One

Levus3D "sculpted" Cthulhu digitally, produced a master via 3D printing, and then cast this piece in resin.  Desktop manufacturing is incredibly exciting, but digital creation tools open up even more possibilities.  We're not too far from being able to model a true non-Euclidean world.  Just imagine  exploring R'lyeh and its bizarre physics in a virtual environment.  It could make for an amazing game...or the plot of a horror movie.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Cthulhu Fhtagn! Teleszynski Edition.

This distinctly non-humanoid take on Cthulhu comes to us from sculptor Scibor Teleszynski.  After seeing dozens hundreds of Cthulhu idols I find myself enjoying more extreme takes on Lovecraft's original concept more and more.  Conveniently, it seems artists feel the same way.  Rick Sardinha's African Cthulhu and Kezeff's heavily stylized art deco interpretation are good examples of sculptors building on the Old Gent's creation.

Monday, February 1, 2016

The Innsmouth Look

This Deep One hybrid prosthetic comes to us from makeup artist Matias Hagemann.

Sunday, January 31, 2016


My sincere thanks to everyone who helped identify the amazing Czech LARP in yesterday's post.  It was the MethanCity event that ran last Halloween weekend.  The dystopian, post-apocalyptic game's website is here in Czech.  Here's the Google translation in English.

Lynn C-H was kind enough to track down this gallery of shots taken by Lukáš Makovička. 

They had flamethrowers, people.  FLAMETHROWERS!

Alweron found another collection of photos from the event that I believe were taken by photographer David Szeliga. 

The production values on display are jaw-dropping.  The closest thing I've seen to a game like this in the US are some of the larger airsoft scenario games.  They're equally good in terms of having vehicles and well-developed locations, but rarely show the consistent level of costuming on display in MethanCity.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Dark Future

There are times I really hate a mystery.

I know these pictures come from a post-apocalyptic LARP in the Czech Republic.  Beyond that I have no idea what's going on.  The production quality is obviously through the roof.  Based on the costumes I'd say this was some kind of "Man in the High Castle" alt-future scenario.