Monthly Archives: June 2013

First unlooted Wari royal tomb found in Peru

A team of Polish and Peruvian archaeologists have discovered a 1,200-year-old royal mausoleum from Peru’s Wari civilization which has never been looted. Wari tombs with precious grave goods have been found before, but this is the first untouched Wari tomb that bears the marks of royalty. The site surrounding the royal burial chamber in El Castillo de Huarmey, four hours north of Lima, was not so fortunate — it had been looted repeatedly over years — but the royal mausoleum was buried under 30 tons of stone fill which kept it safe from intruders.

Maintaining that unbroken record was the first priority of the archaeological team. University of Warsaw archaeologist Milosz Giersz suspected there was a tomb on the spot when he saw the outline of it from in aerial photographs in June of 2010. Last September, the team found a room with a stone throne; underneath it was the thick stone fill. After doing what no looters had ever bothered to do, ie, dig deep into the fill, archaeologists found a large carved wooden mace and recognized it immediately as a tomb marker. They kept digging through the fill until they unearthed the mausoleum.

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Abducted by the Flying Spaghetti Monster, 1951


Illustrator Al Feldstein was divinely inspired to paint this piece of pastafarian religious artwork for the cover of the July, 1951 issue of Weird Tales, decades before the Flying Spaghetti Monster was revealed to the rest of humanity. Truly, he is a prophet! A 2005 artist’s replica of the painting sold at auction in 2008. (via Bonniegrrl)

    

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Jack Kirby double-spreads


Zack sez, “Why is Jack Kirby so often called ‘The King’ of comics? This Flickr page, compiling dozens and dozens of his double-page splashes from the 1970s, including sequences from 2001, the New Gods books, Kamandi, the Demon and more, provide a pretty compelling argument — pop art masterpieces, one after the other.”

    

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Nine Inch Nails video by David Lynch

Earlier this month, I posted about Nine Inch Nails’ new single “Came Back Haunted.” Here is the new video directed by none other than David Lynch.

    

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“Purity of Heart” in Denmark by El Mac

Three striking portraits grace the side of this orphanage in Denmark courtesy of the Los Angeles-based artist, El Mac. The new piece entitled “Purity of Heart” was influenced after Seren Kierkegaard’s book “Purity of Heart is to Will One Thing.” The artist is in Denmark for his exhibition at Galerie Wolfsen and had already completed another large mural previous to this one.

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Kilian Eng, June 2012

Kilian Eng, June 2012
One of our favorite artists of the past three years, Sweden-based Kilian Eng, just released his new book, Object 10, through Floating World Comics. Because we like any good time to check in with Eng and see what new works and projects he has going on, we look back on his interview in the print pages of Juxtapoz in June 2012, where we discuss science-fiction, other universes, and Ligne Claire. 

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Photographic Amusements, 1905

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Walter E. Woodbury’s Photographic Amusements (1905) is a guide for photographers to the many kinds of photographic manipulation. None of the effects would raise an eyebrow today but I was surprised to see what must be one of the earliest examples of a multi-person composite (see below), with the faces of twelve physicians combined to form a single portrait. Elsewhere some examples of “freak pictures” by a French photographer, M.R. Riccart, are presented as engravings which for me makes them more interesting. Browse Woodbury’s book here or download it here.

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