Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Earthrise

Cover and two nice screenshots of the post apocalyptic video-game Earthrise, released in 2011.




Friday, December 14, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012

Definitely the USA


Two covers of the post apocalyptic comic Mighty Samson where the hero fights some strange enemies. It's easy to see that all happens in the USA. There are the emblematic ruins of the Chrysler Building and of the Capitol.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Apocalyptic Rain



A nice post apocalyptic city by Gkaster studio. I like especially the dog, the good old post apocalyptic companion.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Post Apocalyptic Paris


These beautiful illustrations of a post apocalyptic Paris are from the French comic book series Les Eaux de Mortelune by Philippe Adamov. I don't think that there is an English edition.

Friday, November 2, 2012

British Post Apocalyptic Scene


Devil's Playground (2010) is a post apocalyptic movie were the world is overrun by zombies. A hardened mercenary is chasing the one person who can provide a cure. Sure not a great movie but because it's British the scenery is London.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Damned by the Apocalypse

I Dannati Della Catastrofe (Damned by the Catastrophe) is an Italian comic book published in July 1975. Despite it's a real bad, bad comic the cover is quite good.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Ruin Monuments



In the French village Oradour-sur-Glane a German Waffen-SS company massacred all inhabitants including women and children in Summer 1944 and burned the village down. The ruins of the village were later preserved as a permanent memorial. It's kind of an eerie place, death and devastation still present. But to achieve that effect the ruins have artificially to be kept clean, meaning the streets swept, the lawns cut and much more. Without this work nature would have taken over and covered all with trees.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Deus Irae

Deus Irae (Wrath of God) is a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick and Roger Zelazny. It was published in 1976. It's much about religious fanatism after a nuclear war. Anyway, the cover is impressing

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A New Beginning



A New Beginning is a adventure game for Microsoft Windows. It takes place in a post-apocalyptic scenario, where earth has been destroyed by forces of nature. I think it's more for children, so there aren't zombies and stuff like this and it's more about reconstruction and building.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Dark Tower



This fascinating matte paintings are by the Polish artist Darek Kocurek. I suppose they served as cover illustrations for a Polish edition of Stephen King's post apocalyptic series The Dark Tower.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Nuclearicious Fashion



These fashion photos with the title "Nuclearicious" in a nice post apocalyptic setting are by Paco Matteo Li Calzi.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Hombre and Lady Liberty

Some more illustrations from the fascinating comics series Hombre written by Antonio Segura and drawn by José Ortiz. Here our hero is smoking on the ruins of Lady Liberty while the vultures are circulating above New York. But it's no peaceful world at all.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A Boy and His Dog


The film A Boy and His Dog (1975) is based on a science fiction novel by Harlan Ellison. In a post apocalyptic world a boy communicates telepathically with his dog as they scavenge for food and sex. This dog was probably the pattern for many other post apocalyptic companions to follow.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Mysterious Ruins

An illustration by Frank Frazetta for a Tarzan novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzan is approaching the mysterious ruins of Opar the forgotten city in the jungle. The ruins are promising adventures and spoil.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Jurassic Park Ruins

MosaTrajectum is a Golf Resort with villas and apartments near the Spanish city of Murcia. The whole village is walled in by some pseudo ruins. It looks like the architect took his inspirations mainly from Jurassic Park.


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

DMZ: Dystopian New York



DMZ is a comic book series written by Brian Wood, with artwork by Wood and Riccardo Burchielli. The series is set in a dystopian future. After a second American civil war the island of Manhattan is the DMZ (demilitarized zone) in the battle between forces of the United States of America and secessionist Free States of America.
Whatever, I like the dark artwork and always wonder less why 9/11 had to happen in New York.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Head of Medusa

"Ruin with Head of Medusa and Landscape" by the Spanish painter Salvador Dalí in 1941.
Nice, a ruin as a menacing face!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Avalon


Avalon (2001) is a Japanese-Polish science fiction film. The film is set in a dystopian future, where the population is hooked on an immersive illegal virtual reality video game called Avalon. One player of the game, Ash wants to reach a secret level hidden within Avalon. The film follows her quest to find the level.
There are a lot of scenes with derelict cities in decay, filmed in nice sepia tones.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Post-Apocalyptic Novel

Two covers of the novel "Vault of the Ages" (1952) by Poul Anderson,


500 years in the future after a nuclear holocaust, there is Carl, a young man the son of the Chief of the Dalesmen, a community of peaceful farmers. This community is threatened by the Lann, a tribe of warriors from the north who are fleeing their increasingly cold homeland. On their way they are conquering and subjugating all other communities. Looking for help, Carl enters the ruins of one of America's ancient cities, which are inhabited by ragtag groups of people whom everybody calls witchmen or worse.
All in all a good old post-apocalyptic action novel, where people has fallen back on a kind of sword and sorcery.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tomb Raider Ruins



Some nice ruins from Tomb Raider: Underworld. A good example what gorgeous decorations ruins are still providing.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Post-apocalyptic Pin-Up


The erotic model Jenny P aka Penny Mathias in a post-apocalyptic setting. I never understood what this high heels could be good for in the figh for survival, but anyway it’s already an obligatory commonplace.
It should be considered furthermore that these photos originate from the same origins like Beyoncé’s video, the photos are only a lot less pretentious.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Beyoncé: Run The World



I never was a great fan of Beyoncé. Now she made this video "Run the World Girls", where all this high-heeled chicks are claiming their rights in a a post-apocalyptic world. Kind of ridiculous, already years ago Julie Strain was way better than this shit. Moreover I don’t understand why Julie Strain don’t ask for copyright.