The Art of Darkness

Stuff I Found While Looking Around

June 11th, 2013 by Cobwebs

As in previous editions, here’s a bunch of images I’ve run across which I want to share but might not be able to hang a whole post on. Some of them have no attribution, so if you happen to know the source for any of these please leave a note in the comments. (Click to view larger.)

Tea Set

“Poison” Tea Set

This was a set called Treacherous Tea Party from Etsy shop BurkeHareCo. The set has sold, but it’d be possible to DIY something similar with ceramic paint.
Cthulhu Cross Stitch

Cthulhu Cross Stitch

I tracked this back to Reddit, but no information on where the original pattern came from; a few comments indicate that it might be a digital image instead of real cross-stitch. Regardless, the pattern is simple enough that it should be easy to replicate.

Update: In the comments, Jay says that his wife made this for him, without a pattern. Most awesome.

Ouija Tattoo

Ouija Tattoo

This is the work of Emmanuel Hele from Martian Arts Tattoo Studio in Portland, OR.
Pentacle Braids

Pentacle Braids

This is a scan from a book on Wicca that an acquaintance posted. It’s an interesting hairstyle.
Caution Sign

Caution Sign

I can’t find an original source for this, but it’s certainly good advice.
Ghost Sideshow

Norman’s Ghost Show

This vintage sideshow attraction was the work of Orton and Spooner, major 19th century ride-builders and decorators.
In Case of Zombies

In Case of Zombies

If you don’t enlarge, it’s hard to see that on the end it says, “or yard work.” I don’t have an original source for this, but it’s an amusing idea for a garage or garden shed.
The Power of Books

The Power of Books

This photo series by Mladen Penev is wonderfully evocative.
Lovecraft Box

Lovecraft’s Secret

Cute little tentacular treasure box. This is by Trolladriel’s Creations on Etsy. You can see more photos (and buy the original if you so desire) here. Something reasonably similar might be DIY-able with polymer clay and an inexpensive wooden box.
In Case of Vampires

Vampire Emergency Sign

The sign actually says, “Break Off In Case of Sparkly Vampires,” but I think it would be infinitely more amusing to simply have it read, “In Case of Vampires” and let the broken-off stake speak for itself. It’d be reasonably easy to DIY this using a dremel tool on balsa wood (or even styrofoam).

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