Not my usual kind of post, I know.
But, these Creative Chaos paintings, done by Vadi Tkachev, kick a little ass! They’re created using acrylic, ink, spray paint, & markers.
Original post by Igor Ovsyannykov
If you’d like to see more of these, click HERE to view the original From Russia With Love: Staggering Illustrations by Vadi Tkachev post. Vadi Tkachev is an artist, designer, and illustrator from Moscow.
Working title: Feast or Famine
Deadline: August 1, 2013
Anthology Theme: There are individuals known as survivalists, or now known by the recently coined term: preppers. These people are making preparations to ensure their safety and continued existence in the occurrence of a catastrophic disaster or event. But what happens when the SHTF? Really? You will have a population of have and have nots. Those who were ready and prepared and those who are caught unaware and panicked. The struggle for available resources will be another catastrophic event in and of itself as humans fight to either defend and retain what they have established or to take what others had the foresight to store and prepare.
This is the end as we know it. For some, life and death hinges on acquiring basic human needs, while for others life is good, if not better in accordance with their due diligence.
The Zombie Apocalypse has arrived. Will it be feast or famine?
We are accepting short stories, poems, recipes, and artwork for this anthology. Written items should be edited to the best of your ability but they will be reviewed for any missed grammatical or sentence structure errors. In the case of glaring errors or obvious oversight, content change may be encouraged. Artwork should be submitted in a quality resolution jpg file no larger than 500×750 pixels.
Written submission requirements:
Must be a member of ZombieFans.com http://zombiefans.com/
All entries must be in a .doc or .rtf file.
12 pt., Times New Roman font
Approximately 5,000-10,000 words
Author’s name and email, story title, and word count must be on first page.
Only unpublished stories will be accepted
Artistic submission requirements:
Must be a member of ZombieFans.com http://zombiefans.com/
Color or black/white images will be accepted
No larger than 500×750 pixels
Rights remain with the author/artist. Upon submission, it is understood the item will not be published or shared elsewhere by the author/artist until after the Anthology is released. After publication, we encourage the author/artist to share their work as much as possible.
Creators of accepted items will receive a copy of the anthology, invitations to any events pertinent to the Anthology, and samples of promotional or marketing materials created for the Anthology.
1st publishing rights
The right to use the item as long as there is demand for the Anthology
The right to refuse an item which does not meet our standards or requirements
The right to edit accepted written work for grammatical and sentence structure errors
The right to encourage content change if there are glaring errors
The right to use the author/artist name and parts of accepted items for marketing and promotion purposes
Please submit your work to: email@example.com
For questions or comments visit the Anthology discussion on Zombie Fans:
For additional technical background groundwork see James Jackson’s group: Prepping 101: The Basics http://zombiefans.com/group/prepping-101-the-basics
These words may bring visions of museums and libraries to mind,
but that is not where I’m headed. Not this time.
“A MORTAL WORK OF ART”
In the summer of 2003, Shelly Jackson put out a call for people to be part of a 2095-word story published exclusively in tattoos, one word at a time, on the skin of volunteers.
The first tattooed word (SKIN, the story’s title) is on Jackson’s own wrist and subsequent words are slowly being issued in story order, based upon applications Jackson feels speak to her.
I’ve become obsessed with this project.
The story is a closely guarded secret and the volunteers are able to read it only after they’ve been inked. If she has her way, the complete text of SKIN will never be made publicly available, in print or online.
Once a chosen person has gone through the forms, contracts, non-disclosures, etc. & gets their ink, from that point on, they are referred to as ‘Words’. Participants will receive a signed and dated certificate confirming their participation in the work and verifying the authenticity of their word.
Tens of thousands of applicants for a 2095 word story makes me think that my chances of being accepted into the project are pretty slim, but, this project is… alive, for lack of a better term. And, as life is apt to do… it ends. The story may never be fully realised, as it seems possible that before the last word has been “born” one of the others may have died. The author is quite aware that many of her words could outlive her. But this seems to be part of her grand design, an integral part of her artistic vision: “As words die the story will change; when the last word dies the story will also have died.”
A side note on the death of her ‘words’ – “The author will make every effort to attend the funerals of her words.”
* Further information available here -http://www.ineradicablestainstain.com/
That is one version of combining art & literature.
The art becoming the literature.
And, although that is what inspired this post, I’d like to talk about different types of literary tattoos. There are a gazillion examples of this on the web.
Some beautiful, some horrendous, some inspiring, some fun…
Paying homage to a favorite author…
Or, a certain book that changed your life..
Some people choose poetry…
They may cause others to stare… But, you know why they’re there!
(I’m reluctantly adding pics of my vampire bite tattoo here, because I hate how it turned out. My love of vampire lit started at a young age, and my obsession took over with Anita Blake. Sadly, it has become my most hated piece. Especially when tweens approach me and say something moronic, like ‘Team Edward’. I hate those people.)
I wish I could find an artist to fix these, without making them bigger & uglier. ::sigh::
Literary quotes have become a huge market.
This is a tattoo from Stephen King’s Bag of Bones, from the quote: “When an imaginative person gets into mental trouble, the line between seeming and being has a way of disappearing.” I have always liked this quote, and, since it is one of my besties favorite books… I chose this example…
And, this ‘Fear & Loathing… ‘ one just kicks ass…
I could post hundreds of inspirational literary quotes…
“Question everything. Learn Something. Answer nothing.”
“One flew east, One flew west, One flew over the cuckoo’s nest.”
And, of course, one of the best…
The best tatts are ones with meaning. Something special, unique to the bearer. It could be something as simple as a date, or as elaborate as… something big and elaborate.
One of the coolest tatts I’ve seen lately is this –
Do you perceive it as the author’s skin being pulled back, to show the story within? OR, do you see it as the story bursting out of the author, too powerful to be contained? Either way… it speaks.
This one marks a special occasion, the authors first publication date –
I would love to see your ink! What, when where, why…
Post links in the comments.
Any authors wanting to duplicate Shelly Jackson’s project, I’m down!
One last thing… Grizz, how strange is this?! Unless I ran across a random picture of you while Googling… It’s bizarre!
The details are not the details. They make the design.
~ Charles Eames
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