Posts tagged
with anatomy


Christian Gonzenbach: Homo ab ovo

October 2, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Skulls formed from shattered ostrich egg fragments by Christian Gomzenbach entitled Homo ab ovo. Lots of other fun discoveries on his projects page, anatomical and otherwise. (images via the artist and guillotine)




Skull Nickels

September 4, 2011

Christopher Jobson

My friend Ben (previously) shot me a link to this article about carved coins called Hobo Nickels. Although the history of carving miniature bas relief sculptures into coins stretches back to the 18th century if not earlier, it was greatly popularized in the early 20th century with the introduction of the Buffalo nickel. This particular coin was minted using soft metal and was imprinted with the portrait of an indian with bold features, making it easier to deface and transform into the portraits of other people, animals, or even scenery. Add to that the idle hands of unemployed artists during the depression (thus, “hobo”) and soon a flood of curious numismatic treasures were born. Most of the images on hobo nickels are too folk artsy for my taste, however a number of artists etched away the flesh of the subject to reveal these awesomely macabre skulls. Hobo nickel carving remains a popular hobby today and it even has a society. Don’t you wish we had actual money that looked like this? Images linked to their sources, most of which are live Ebay auctions. (thnx, ben!)



Design Illustration

An Illustrated Alphabet by Jakub Konvica

August 20, 2011

Christopher Jobson

May is a gorgeous illustrated alphabet by Czech artist Jakub Konvica using words from a poem by Karel Hynek Mácha of the same title. See more over on Behance.



Art Design

Paper Skull Concept by D-Sturbed

July 29, 2011

Christopher Jobson

How wicked is this paper skull concept? It kind of reminds me of an origami Punisher logo. Details are scarce on what this actually is, but it was created by Matthieu Jacobs of the creative firm D-Sturbed. Please mass produce these.




Incredible Anatomical Sculptures by Maskull Lasserre

July 27, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Behold the breathtaking sculptural work of Canadian artist Maskull Lasserre who deftly extracts the most delicate anatomical forms of humans and animals from common objects. Lasserre was born 1978 in Calgary, Alberta and has lived in South Africa and Ottawa and now works and lives in Montreal. Via his website:

Lasserre’s drawings and sculptures explore the unexpected potential of the everyday and its associated structures of authority, class, and value. Elements of nostalgia, allegory, humor, and the macabre are incorporated into works that induce strangeness in the familiar, and provoke uncertainty in the expected.

His snake skeleton axe entitled Secret Carpentry is one of the most superb sculptural objects I’ve ever seen and don’t miss his work with computer software manuals, newspapers, coat hangers, and tree branches. Lasserre is currently part of a group exhibition at the Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain (PFOAC) in Montreal through August 6, followed by a solo show in the same space starting in November.




Eyes That Tell Stories

July 7, 2011

Christopher Jobson

The Singapore Eye Research Institute commissioned Jorg Sundermann to capture these abstracted photos of eyes to help raise awareness for eye research. See the entire series over on Behance.