The Art of Darkness

Yet Another Week of Link Dumps: Day 2

January 14th, 2014 by Cobwebs

Wu Zei – This art-installation giant octopus is certainly…ambitious. (Hat tip to Sisifo)

Gift Shrouds – Gothic gift wrap. Why did I not find this before the holidays?!?

Vintage Life Magazine – “The voice of vintage.” Great magazine for vintage-inspired fashion. (via WitchArachne)

Jules and Edgar – This cartoon from Hark! A Vagrant never stops being funny.

Cicada 3301 – Article about a fascinating cryptographical mystery on the internet. This needs to be the basis for a movie. (Update: There’s been a new puzzle released.)

Anatomy of the Rat – This made me squee. (Hat tip to xJane)

Old Calton Cemetery – The Wikipedia article has photos of some of the more interesting gravestones in this old Scottish cemetery. I love the John Gray one.

Through the Woods – I’ve previously mentioned Emily Carroll’s spooky webcomic “His Face All Red;” it’s included in this new collection of her work. Comics&Cola has a preview.

Jane Austen Temporary Tattoos – I love the metal “Imprudent” one.

I’m So Fucking Happy – The juxtaposition of the medium and the message is amusing. I’m not sure of the original artist on this; it resembles this piece by Farhad Moshiri, but I don’t see it in his gallery.

Bonus Links

Unspeakable Vault (of Doom) – Odd little Lovecraftian webcomic with a suspiciously cuddly Cthulhu.

Spiderweb Bracelet – I like this design, but if I were doing a DIY version I think I’d make the attached ring a spider.

The Octobunny – Adorably bizarre custom plush toy.

A Wedding Ring Experience – Design and create your own wedding/commitment rings with the help of a master jeweler.

Haunted Tree Cake – Lovely, spooky cake covered with twisted trees. Looks potentially DIY-able by mere mortals. (I couldn’t locate the original source for this, but whilst looking I stumbled upon this Pinterest board full of awesomely creepy cakes.)

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  1. Burning Prairie Says:

    Two things: first, I love knives and the knife sculptures are literally made of awesome; second, I wish that had been my wedding cake. If I ever have another wedding, it will be.

  2. xJane Says:

    Yikes. I think that octopus needs a vet to take a look at that glowing protuberance.

    Because now you can buy cheap and have it for next year! Also, how adorable are the widows-and-candy-canes?! I bet that just-after-Hallowe’en is the best time to buy appropriately gothy furoshiki fabric, too.

    Now that is a gravestone!

    Through the Woods looks positively delicious.

    Ooooh, I know someone who’s getting Jane Austen tattoos for their birthday!

    The second shot in the original link is the same as the third shot for Life is Beautiful. I think it’s safe to say they’re the same artist.

    While I do really like that bracelet (I like bracelet-ring combinations), I’m concerned by the word-salad that is its name: “Gothic vampire diaries sexy vintage black lace Spider web bracelet ring set of ornaments”.

    That is a SUPER cool idea for rings.

    Mere mortals, eh? You obviously can paint trees without making them want to kill themselves.

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