Category: Apocalypse Art

Art of the Plague: Images of the Black Death

When scientists announced today they have reconstructed the genome of the Black Death, one of the most notorious killers in history, it brought to mind images from the time of that plague.   The medieval bacteria that wiped out half the population of Europe prompted hundreds of  artists to […]

Surreal Animated Short Film about Hope

This short film by Andrea Malus came about because of her fascination with surrealism, her interest in symbols and the requirement that she produce her first animation for a course at Canada’s Sheridan College (often known as the Harvard of animation).  I generally love the theme, but it […]

Atomic Bomb Aftermath, 1950s Style

These specially commissioned illustrations are from Pageant magazine’s February, 1951 edition, produced by Alexander Leydenfrost,  famous for realistic impressions. The edition took a look at what would happen in America if an A-bomb (atomic bomb) hit. The exodus illustration is especially good, and the whole layout realistic.  It’s […]