Spooky ex-votos (votive offerings to a saint or to a divinity) illustrating people that have miraculously survived the fall, due to Saint Mary that was present at the scene of the accident.
Check the full collection and more info in original post.
Check some more ex-votos here and here.
“Faces 5″ is a cloyingly morbid series of portraits by Utrecht photographer Ashkan Honarvar, whose work deals with the malleability of the human body. In these unnerving photographic manipulations, men’s mutilated faces weep sprinkles, frosting, and candy vines.
Previous posts on Ashkan Honarvar here and here.
A lovely engraved illustration by Theodor de Bry (1528 – 1598) describing the alleged cannibalistic habits of Tupinambá people of Brazil (and a Monday morning in a contemporary office) . The source of information was a best-seller written by Hans Staden (1525 — 1579) , a German soldier and mariner who voyaged to South America , got captured by Tupinambá and described his experiences in the book. Have a great week everybody!
Vintage safety manual called “It’s great to be alive” via How to Be a Retronaut.
Spooky bollards to slow traffic outside Compton primary school in Plymouth, UK.
They were designed to help keeping children safe, but they seem likely to scare them out of their wits as well.
Conceived from her research into the numerous recorded cases of accidental drowning in London’s Thames river, Australian artist Helen Pynor has created ‘liquid ground’, a series of large-scale photographs which capture various water-buoyed garments expelling human organs from within its floating form.
‘Stunt’ canpaign for “We Are Animals” series by Wrangler, featuring real life Hollywood stunts in action. More info & pics, here.
The world has seen worse ways to die, but few have been so sexy at the same time.
More clues about these Japanese drawings from 1950s can be found here.