Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Edition


I took a break from my day job for a few weeks to help out the art department at The Mortuary (a haunted house here in New Orleans) decorate for a private party at a St. Charles mansion. With fellow artists Brian Demski, Johnny Bullard, and John Marchiafava, we helped turn this home into a house of horrors. Which was made much easier by The Mortuary's amazing warehouse of horror props. Oh, and having a budget the size of most people's student loan debt.









The bar was made into a serial killer's lair:




The owner's inside basketball court was made into a small walk through haunt:




Did I mention The Mortuary's amazing horror props?


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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Schembartlauf

I came across an excellent article a while back linking Albrecht Dürer's artwork to Nuremberg's  Schembartlauf, a 15th -16th Century pre-Lenten festival similar to Mardi Gras. It led me to a beautiful archive of costume and float designs from the time, subsequently leading me down the google image search rabbit hole. Here's some of my favorite finds: