Monday, November 28, 2011

Max Ernst's Dark Visions

Two variations called "The Entire City" (1935 and 1936) by the German Surrealist painter Max Ernst (1891–1976). I have no doubt that this city is an abandoned ruin, large dark and menacing, a remnant of a ancient times.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Country in Ruins

Surfing the web I stumbled upon this amazing video by Sarah Blackwood.
I didn’t know the music before, but when I saw this girl wandering through ruins, rescuing old dummies, I was immediately fascinated. And the music counts among the best what I have heard in the last months.


Friday, November 18, 2011

Post apocalyptic Western

Jeremiah is a Belgian comic book series by Hermann Huppen. In a post-apocalyptic world, where racial wars have destroyed the USA, Jeremiah and his friend Kurdy are facing a series of adventures. The post-apocalyptic USA are depicted as kind of Wild West with some modern weapons.
Despite Jeremiah was very successful in Europe the series never was a success in the USA. Maybe it’s despite all the Western scenery too European after all. Nevertheless there was made the American television series Jeremiah based on the comic books.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Forgotten Worlds

Some more of the impressive artwork by Frederick Catherwood, who visited and painted the ruins of the Maya civilization in the 19th century. His paintings have the enchantment of a long forgotten world.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Metro 2033

Metro 2033 is first-person shooter game elements. Based on the novel Metro 2033 by Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky. In a post apocalyptic world you have to fight mutants in the dark tunnels of the metro system.

Graphics and animation are really great. Maybe it’s a little surprising that a Russian computer game is still so strongly influenced by Stalingrad.