Dery on disease and art

Over at Thought Catalog, BB contributor Mark Dery goes deep into the pathological sublime with Richard Barnett, author of "The Sick Rose: Disease and the Art of Medical Illustration": Read the rest

Anatomically correct bra and panties

Why Are You So Afraid Of Your Own Anatomy? is Eleanor Beth Haswell's senior art project, a feminist fashion intervention. Read the rest

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Human skull lyre

19th century, with antelope horn, skin, gut, hair; plucked from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Sadly, not on view at present. (via Kelly the Mortal Girl) Read the rest

Sculptures made from repeating human bone motifs

Czech artist Monika Horčicová makes beautiful, haunting sculptures comprised of repeated, 3D-printed human bones. They remind me of the Capela dos Ossos in Portugal, whose walls and vaults are lined with bones of 5,000 parishoners from nearby churches. There's something about Czech artists and bones, it seems -- witness Alice, Jan Svankmajer's classic taxidermy adaptation of Alice in Wonderland.

PRÁCE / WORKS | Monika Horčicová (via Kadrey) Read the rest

Human organs from plant arrangements

Camila Carlow's "Eye Heart Spleen" photo series depicts flower and plant arrangements in the form of human organs. Above: lungs; below: uterus and breasts.

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Skeletons in space-suits

The Skeletons in Space Suits is a fabulous collection from a very diverse set of sources. I'm sure they could use your contributions -- do you have anything that'd work? Read the rest

Knitted anatomical dissections: readymade or DIY

We've featured the lovely knitted dissections of Aknitomy before (previously), but its proprietor, Emily Stoneking, keeps on turning out whimisico-scientific knitted fancies that please the eye and tickle the mind. It's not just her classic knitted dissections of frogs, fetal pigs, bats, worms (surprisingly affordable!), and even Easter bunnies -- she's also selling all her patterns, and even kits! Read the rest

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Apex Predator Red Shoes with teeth

Red Shoes is a welcome addition to Fantich & Young's Apex Predator sculptures (previously) in which shoe-soles are studded with false teeth in a wonderfully gross echo of hyperdontia (warning, a bit icky). This seems like the kind of thing you could do yourself with some Sugru and some old dentures. In fact, I may have to give it a go. (via Crazy Abalone) Read the rest

Internal organs swimsuit

Black Milk, Australia's leading purveyor of anatomical womenswear, has released its Dem Guts Swimsuit, which features a glorious rendering of its wearer's internal organs.

Dem Guts Swimsuit - LIMITED (via Crazy Abalone) Read the rest

Great 8-bit gamer tees

8-Bitty does some extremely great pixel-art tees inspired by classic video-games. I like the two-sided, full-shirt screens the best, like the mummy wrappings and the skeleton (this one reminds me of the classic Skeletees and makes me wish it was as detailed as Leslie Arwin's original).

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Forensic reconstruction of a Crystal Head Vodka skull

Nigel, a Scottish forensic artist, did this facial reconstruction job on a bottle of Crystal Head Vodka, yielding up a glimpse of how the grotesque crystalline monsters whose skulls are harvested by the Crystal Vodka people might look.

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Clothing adorned with silicone nipples, trimmed with human hair

Human Furriery is an art project/fashion line by Argentinian artist Nicola Peleteria, comprising clothes sporting 3D silicone nipples, whose "fur" trim was made of human hair. Also in the set was a pair of men's shoes sporting puckered anuses. Read the rest

Korean plastic surgeon removes towering jars of excised jawbones after fine

A Gangnam, Seoul plastic surgeon who did a roaring trade in excising womens' jawbones to give them V-shaped chins was forced to remove the towering jars of thousands of jawbone fragments with which he decorated his office. Photos of the jars spread online, resulting in a visit from a local official, who fined the surgeon about $3000 and ordered the display removed. Read the rest

Odd, bilious guts (and porny donuts)

Scott Teplin posted Bile to the Boing Boing Flickr Group, along with a link to his wonderful series of watercolors called Future Trash, full of wolvertonian, anatomical oddments. This is my kind of grotesque! He also has a nice line of porny donuts [NSFD]. Read the rest

Futuristic armor for organs

Viaframe's renders of armor for your organs are sure pretty. I think they'd be a little terminal for everyday use, but they'd make great canopic storage for the old burial chamber-oonie. Read the rest

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