The nine circles of hell from Dante’s Inferno recreated in Lego by Mihai Mihu
I. LIMBO: A place of monotony, here the souls are punished to wander in restless existence while they moan helplessly in echoes between the ruins of a temple.
II. LUST: Surrounded by erotic representations, those overcome by lust are forced to watch and experience disgusting things, ultimately being condemned to drown in the menstrual river.
III. GLUTTONY: The circle itself is a living abomination, a hellish digestive system revealing horrific faces with mouths ready to devour the gluttons over and over for eternity.
IV. GREED: This pompous place is reserved for the punishment of the greedy ones.
V. ANGER: In this depressing place the souls are trapped in the swamp, they can’t move and they cannot manifest their frustration which is making them even more angry.
VI. HERESY: The giant demon watches closely over his fire pit, dwarfing the damned that are dragging the new arrivals in the boiling lava. Those who committed the greatest sins against God are getting a special treatment inside the temple where they are doomed to burn for eternity in the scorching flames.
VII. VIOLENCE: A place of intense torture where the horrific screams of the damned are eternally accompanied by the hellish beats of drums.
VIII. FRAUD: In Fraud the Demons enjoy altering the shape of souls, this is how they feed.
IX. TREACHERY: Lucifer lies here chained by the Angelic Seal which keeps him captive in the frozen environment.
An Ironman inspired photo series where I experimented in combining glamour portraiture with Sci-Fi conceptualism in order to create a Heads-Up-Display for each color of the rainbow. The virtual interfaces were not constructed randomly. Each suit display was designed uniquely to fit that suit’s specific function.
- Monarch (Red) - Interstellar Flight
- Paladin (Orange) - Heavy Weapons
- Vulcan (Yellow) - HazMat
- Jackal (Green) - Ground Combat
- Mark 9 (Blue) - Air Combat
- Genie (Violet) - Stealth
- Gemini (Pink) - Neural Link Prototype
The Mark 9 is my favorite. Incredible job, Stephen!
Using countless transparent layers of gouache, Japanese artist Kazuki Takamatsu(featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 16) creates paintings that mimic 3D depth mapping technology. Takamatsu executes this holograph-like effect entirely by hand, giving his viewers a glimpse into an illusory world populated by ghostly, Lolita-esque figures. Takamatsu recently opened his solo show, “Japanese Ideology of Puberty,” at Culver City’s Corey Helford Gallery. Take a look at some opening night photos courtesy ofTheonepointeight to view the exquisite level of detail in Takamatsu’s paintings. The exhibition will be on view through May 11. See more Here!: http://hifructose.com/2013/04/19/opening-night-kazuki-takamatsus-japanese-ideology-of-puberty/
Chinese artist and student of chemical engineering Gaikuo-Captain combines Manga artistry and photo manipulation to create awesome images that depict himself, armed only with his trusty drawing pen, interacting with his inked creations. According to GeekTyrant, this project began simply to make a personal profile photo, but evolved into the epic series where comic book characters appear to have crossed over into our own world.