Category Archive: Artwork

Artwork of any kind.

Oct 13 2012

Free Spooky Pictures

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There’s nothing like a few creepy paintings to spice up a dimly-lit hallway at a haunted house or Halloween party. But if you don’t have the skills or monetary resources, setting up a ghoulish gallery can be a problem. That’s where I come in. For today’s update, I’ve assembled a collection of public domain paintings …

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Oct 09 2012

Unconventional Carvings

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The year was 2008. As Gravedigger’s Local 16 was in its early stages, Strange Jason and I were in constant communication about fodder for the Halloween countdown. So when Jason found out about a contest about making Jack O’Lanterns from things other than pumpkins, we immediately agreed that I had to enter. Originally, I was …

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Jan 31 2012

Tuesday uEtsy: The Art of Chuck Hodi

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[For those who are searching for unique horror items, one can’t beat Etsy.com. Each Tuesday, Gravedigger’s Local 16 aims to highlight one seller. If you’re looking to spruce up your look, redecorate your sanctorum or get a gift for that special something in your life, Etsy.com is your place for spooky econo.] The Art of …

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Jan 17 2012

Tuesday uEtsy: Albino Alligator

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[For those who are searching for unique horror items, one can’t beat Etsy.com. Each Tuesday, Gravedigger’s Local 16 aims to highlight one seller. If you’re looking to spruce up your look, redecorate your sanctorum or get a gift for that special something in your life, Etsy.com is your place for spooky econo.]   Albino Alligator …

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Oct 14 2011

The People Behind VHS Cover Art

The last time I discussed VHS cover art, I had wanted to include a video featuring artwork by a British artist. As I was unable to remember his name, I was unable to find, let alone include, it. Thankfully, diligent searching has paid off and I finally remembered his name: Graham Humphreys. British readers will …

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Oct 08 2011

Grzegorz Domaradzki’s Night of the Living Dead

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I’m pleased to share news with you about your next home decoration. We here at GdL16 have received word of this print by artist Grzegorz Domaradzki, brought to you from Kryptonite Prints and Apparel. Just in time for Halloween, Domaradzki’s rendition of the famed horror classic, Night of the Living Dead, has been silkscreened into a limited run. Though …

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Sep 29 2011

Even More Cool Cover Art

Like many of you reading this, I love old school VHS cover art. Since I recently found a bumper crop of websites devoted to showcasing 80’s VHS cover art, I just had to share. Although most of these focus solely on horror/sci-fi, a few do feature cover art from other genres: Video Cultures 80’s VHS …

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Jul 29 2010

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Shag! and The Art Of Tiki

With all of the focus on Tiki music here at the Local, it’s all too easy to forget its artistic side. Thankfully, Google Books makes it just as easy to jog one’s memory on the subject. Let’s start with Tiki Art Now! by Otto Von Stroheim and Robert Williams. In addition to its great information …

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Feb 28 2010

Custom Cover Art

Maybe it’s due to the dream I had awhile back about a video store’s VHS clearance sale, but I’ve been thinking about custom cover art for VHS and DVD lately. More specifically, covers created by rental store employees after something happened to the original cover. I’ve only seen this happen a couple of times, with …

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Jun 29 2009

Cool Cover Art

I love looking at the cover art on old horror movie VHS tapes. From lurid paintings to goofy staged photographs, they have a unique style that today’s DVD covers rarely match. So you can imagine my delight to discover Critical Condition Online’s cover art gallery. Not only does it have tons of cover scans, but …

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Apr 04 2009

Bob Eggleton Rules

Who is Bob Eggleton? He’s a renowned sci-fi/fantasy/horror artist whose work has appeared on countless book and magazine covers. He’s won the Hugo Award for Best Professional Artist a whopping eight times, along with snagging the Chesley Award for Artistic Achievement. He’s even got an asteroid named after him! To see why he’s received such …

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Oct 14 2008

BEST PICTURE EVER

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This amazing Frankenberry picture was drawn by Mark Poutenis, creator of the “The Thinking Ape Blues” and these awesome costumes. Special thanks to Mark Poutenis for allowing use of this picture.

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