Dark Inspiration

Dark Inspiration

Grotesque Illustrations, Art and Design

Published by Victionary
272 pages, Softcover
6 3/4" x 8 3/4" (171 x 222 mm)
450 color illustrations, English
ISBN: 978-988-19438-1-1


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The depiction of rage, suffering, gloom, depravity, and the supernatural in illustration and design is often seen as unsettling and offensive, but often these disturbing images elaborate the wildest dreams and subconscious desires of humans in richer form than any text analysis.

Not necessarily conflicting with the belief in a heavenly world, Dark Inspiration invites viewers to redefine the horizons for beauty and morality and savor the exquisite genre with a dramatic and bold compilation of artwork that touches the taboo areas of sex, death, destruction, perversion, and crime. This title features everything from macabre 3-D wall reliefs and hand-drawn illustrations.

Contributors include Kate MacDowell, Audrey Kawasaki, Zhou Fan, Fuco Ueda, Jesse Auersalo, Elizabeth McGrath, John Ryan Solis, and Richard Colman.

  • Akino Kondoh
  • Audrey Kawasaki
  • Bruno 9li
  • Chiara Attorre
  • Dan Hillier
  • David Ho
  • Eika
  • Elizabeth McGrath
  • Erik Mark Sandberg
  • Francois Robert
  • Fuco Ueda
  • Gary Fernández
  • Graphic Airlines
  • Heiko Müller
  • Hidden Moves
  • James Jean
  • Jasper Goodall
  • Jeff McMillan
  • Jesse Auersalo
  • Jim
  • John Ryan Solis
  • Jon Beinart
  • Jules Julien
  • Justin Nelson
  • Kate MacDowell
  • Kazuki Takamatsu
  • Kris Kuksi
  • Lala Gallardo
  • LostFish
  • Mamzelle Mamath
  • Mia Mäkilä
  • Oleg Dou
  • Olga Feldman
  • Revenge is Sweet
  • Richard Colman
  • Ryan Oliver
  • Tara McPherson
  • Tim Lee
  • Yosuke Ueno
  • Yuka Yamaguchi
  • Yury Ustsinau
  • Zhou Fan