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What would happen if you saw a book filled with images that reminded you of what you saw when you were fried on acid? This is just the case when I first saw the pages of the Codex Seraphinianus. These are the kind of visuals that take over my imagination

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My favorite books as a kid for were always Pop Up Books. So when I saw the 1661 pop-up book of medical illustrations entitled Kleiner welt Spiegel, das ist, Abbildung Göttlicher Schöpffung an dess Menschen Leib: mit beygesetzer Schrifftlicher Erklärung (Ulm, 1661), a German translation of Johann Remmelin’s Catoptrum Microcosmicum originally published

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Bird Ov Prey is a true connoisseur of the occult, and his eye for the esoteric runs through his line of dark and foreboding patches, pins, clothing and jewelry. His vision is clear, but his meaning is obscure enough that each piece he creates can make a personal connection to the wearer.

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There are only hours left for you to own a strangely unimpressive sketch drawn in the 1970s by none other than Doctor Anton Szandor LaVey! Far from being images of the Dark Lord inked in blood, these are weird doodles of animals and people that would be at home in any

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Last week when I was researching Dr. Richard Barnett’s book Crucial Interventions: An Illustrated Treatise on the Principles & Practice of Nineteenth-Century Surgery, I came across another book of medical illustration he had curated called The Sick Rose: Disease and The Art of Medical Illustration. While his book of surgical illustrations was

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Read Part I here. You have been more open to appear in the press – in photo, documentaries and on social media – in last few years, and you even have your own Instagram account now. I know that for the most part, this is a totally normal thing, but

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This feature is about two things: one, that I love the early DC punk scene; and two, the DC punk flyers. I remember that collecting show posters was a part of the experience of being young and going to shows. These pieces of paper sometimes had really rad art on them that would

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When we saw that Stanford had uploaded a massive collection of images and propaganda from the French Revolution, we thought that a reminder of the strength and revolutionary spirit of the French was in need. This revolution inspired the world, and although the oligarchies have rebuilt themselves under the guise

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Normally calendars are pretty cheesy gifts, but this is one calendar that’s tailor made for The CVLT Nation – John Coulthart‘s Lovecraftiana Calendar. Coulhart’s artwork is seething with grotesque movement, and captures the classic Lovecraft characters and settings with reverence and beauty. It’s a calendar that would hang on your wall as a

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It’s our first sale as the CVLT Nation Bizarre, and it’s a good one! From Friday, Nov. 27th to Monday, Nov 30th, more than 30 of our U.S. vendors will be offering FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING on all of their items! This means free shipping on items like patches and pins,

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No matter how important or lowly we are on this earth, we will all dance the Dance of Death. This was the message behind the depictions of death in its many forms that rose to popularity in medieval times. Death was a very close companion of the poor, as it

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Mental illness is something that has plagued humanity for as long as we know. Back in the day, mentally ill people were often misdiagnosed because of the lack of knowledge about the illnesses. Drawings from the 1800’s that depict humans dealing with mental health issues classify them as mania, hysteria or demonic possession. Even

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