Friday, July 21, 2017

The Box of Astaroth

Dan Baines returns to our pages with the Box of Astaroth, a seemingly innocuous mantle piece display that contains some very dark items.
The strange occult fetish is a fetus skull adorned with bells and bones. Spells and curses have been hammered into the head with coffin nails; reminiscent of rituals past. The dark history that surrounds this box and the evil it has witnessed are up to the client to fabricate but I think I've given him enough mileage for a convincingly disturbing tale.



Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Camping Uruk-Hai

This wonderfully unsavory band of blackhearts comes to us from Martin L N.  He's part of an orcish troupe in the Danish Valhalla LARP.  That includes not only detailed costumes, but a fully themed encampment.





Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Cthulhu Totem

This unique take on Cthulhu comes to us from professional sculptor David Igo.  I like how he's taken the basic features and pose of Lovecraft's sketch and turned it into something very different.  The sculpt has a very Giger-ish feel, and I mean that in the very best way.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

A Clutch of Cthulhus

The talented Jason McKittrick returns to our pages with just a few of his excellent Cthulhu idols.  You'll find his extensive Mythos offerings, along with some very cool pop horror items, at the Cryptocurium website.



Monday, July 17, 2017

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Unidentified Specimen

And I really mean "unidentified".  This sketch of an Elder Thing is a beautiful piece of work.  It looks like a diary or notebook page from one of the scientists on the Miskatonic expedition to the Antarctic, including print-through from the opposite side of the paper.   Sadly, no one seems to identify who actually made it.  It pops up a few times on Pinterest, each ultimately pointing back to this address. I've run it through TinEye, Google reverse image search, etc., but can't find a match.  Would anyone happen to know who the original artist is?

Update:  Thanks to  Terror of Death 42 and gndn  for noticing the watermark pointing to the apparent artists website at robertsoo.com.



Saturday, July 15, 2017

Functional Ethereal Compass

By "functional" I don't mean you can actually navigate between dimensional realms with it, but "Nathanel's Fob" from artist James Ewing will do just about everything else.  It unfolds from a decorative watch fob into a fiendishly clever navigational device with all sorts of interactive fiddly bits.  This is easily one of the most creative and well engineered original props I've ever seen.