America’s vice presidents have never looked so awesome. These tentacular ink and watercolor portraits are the work of Los Angeles-based artist and writer Jonathan Crow. His ongoing Veeptopus series depicts each US vice president with an octopus hanging out on his head (although he made a slight, yet somehow very appropriate, exception for Dick Cheney).

The portraits often accompanied by interesting historical tidbits and sometimes Crow deviates from straight cephalopod-VP portraiture to create wonderfully weird(er) pieces such as President Taft riding a badger.

Prints of the Veeptopus series are available via Jonathan Crow’s Etsy shop.

[via io9]

Cthulhu fhtagn and oh boy, that sure is some swell cosmic dread!
This dreadfully awesome mash-up of Mickey Mouse and our embodiment of ancient cosmic evil, aka Mickthulhu Mouse, is the work of BeastPop, Hickory, NC-based freelance artist and conduit of ancient evil (previously featured here).

"Hiya, folks! In a clever scheme to better equip humanity to embrace and serve the Elder Gods, an adorable mascot was created to represent the great cosmic entity Cthulhu and sell heaps of merchandise."

T-shirts available here.
Visit BeastPop’s Facebook page or follow him here on Tumblr at beastpop to check out more of his monstrous artwork.
[via Neatorama]

Cthulhu fhtagn and oh boy, that sure is some swell cosmic dread!

This dreadfully awesome mash-up of Mickey Mouse and our embodiment of ancient cosmic evil, aka Mickthulhu Mouse, is the work of BeastPop, Hickory, NC-based freelance artist and conduit of ancient evil (previously featured here).

"Hiya, folks! In a clever scheme to better equip humanity to embrace and serve the Elder Gods, an adorable mascot was created to represent the great cosmic entity Cthulhu and sell heaps of merchandise."

T-shirts available here.

Visit BeastPop’s Facebook page or follow him here on Tumblr at beastpop to check out more of his monstrous artwork.

[via Neatorama]

Ramona, CA-based LEGO builder Ryan Rubino created this tentacularly awesome LEGO diorama entitled Predator & Prey: Battle of the Leviathans.

"One of the most fascinating forms of predation in the natural world has never been seen by man but is often depicted in art. The contest of survival between the Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus) and one of its favorite preys the Giant Squid (Architeuthis dux) has long been of interest to me.”

This awesome piece of LEGO art is featured in the upcoming book Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark [pre-order on Amazon] by Mike Doyle, author and amazing LEGO artist (previously featured here). It’s a 325 page collection of dark LEGO masterpieces created by 140 LEGO enthusiasts from around the world. The works range from nightmarish and creepy to black humor to sculptures of dark chocolate. It’s the sequel to Doyle first and wildly popular LEGO book, Beautiful LEGO [Buy on Amazon].
Head over to Colossal to preview more pieces from Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark.

Ramona, CA-based LEGO builder Ryan Rubino created this tentacularly awesome LEGO diorama entitled Predator & Prey: Battle of the Leviathans.

"One of the most fascinating forms of predation in the natural world has never been seen by man but is often depicted in art. The contest of survival between the Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus) and one of its favorite preys the Giant Squid (Architeuthis dux) has long been of interest to me.”

This awesome piece of LEGO art is featured in the upcoming book Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark [pre-order on Amazon] by Mike Doyle, author and amazing LEGO artist (previously featured here). It’s a 325 page collection of dark LEGO masterpieces created by 140 LEGO enthusiasts from around the world. The works range from nightmarish and creepy to black humor to sculptures of dark chocolate. It’s the sequel to Doyle first and wildly popular LEGO book, Beautiful LEGO [Buy on Amazon].

Head over to Colossal to preview more pieces from Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark.

Don’t worry, Cthulhu is still fast asleep and no one has heard from the Kraken for centuries. This nightmarish maw is the beak of a female colossal squid, one that weighed 770 lbs (350 kg), measured nearly 11.5 feet long ( 3.5 m) and was recently dissected by scientists during a live webcast from the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington, New Zealand. The squid was found by Captain John Bennett and his crew in Antarctic waters back in December 2013. She’s only the second intact colossal squid specimen ever recovered, providing an extraordinary opportunity for scientists to learn more about this mysterious species.

The squid’s eyes measured nearly 14 inches in diameter. The better to see you with, my dear. She also had three hearts, all the better to love you to tiny, bite-size pieces.

Click here for additional images, courtesy of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Learn more about the colossal squid here.

Click here to watch the entire dissection.

[via Business Insider Australia and The Huffington Post]


"After vigintillions of years great Cthulhu was loose again, and ravening for delight."

Wherever you happen to be when Dread Cthulhu finally emerges from his deep slumber, if you’re lucky, you won’t be there long.
This geektastic piece of embroidery, emblazoned with the wish plea “May Cthulhu take this house first,” was recently given to Maika, co-editor of the Geyser of Awesome, to hang near her Cthulhumas tree. It was created by Brita, a Portland, OR-based craftstress, in hopes that the tentacular Great Old One won’t take our annual celebration of Cthulhumas as a sign of disrespect.
Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn

"After vigintillions of years great Cthulhu was loose again, and ravening for delight."

Wherever you happen to be when Dread Cthulhu finally emerges from his deep slumber, if you’re lucky, you won’t be there long.

This geektastic piece of embroidery, emblazoned with the wish plea “May Cthulhu take this house first,” was recently given to Maika, co-editor of the Geyser of Awesome, to hang near her Cthulhumas tree. It was created by Brita, a Portland, OR-based craftstress, in hopes that the tentacular Great Old One won’t take our annual celebration of Cthulhumas as a sign of disrespect.

Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn

Belgium-based street artist ROA (previously featured here) recently spent some time in Djerba, Tunisia where he participated in the Djerbahood project, an open-air museum project featuring the work of hundreds of artists from thirty different nationalities, all organized by Galerie Itinerrance. ROA made wonderful use of the city’s numerous domed buildings to create fantastic creatures in his signature monochromatic style.

Visit the Djerbahood website to check out many more pieces from this awesome project.

[via StreetArtNews]

Today the Department of Awesome Parenting checks in on the work of Nina Levy (previously featured here), the Brooklyn-based artist and mother of two lucky sons who’ve been receiving beautifully illustrated napkins with their boxed lunches every day since 2006. Nina used waterproof markers and paint pens to transform plain white napkins into vibrant works of art and notes of affection and encouragement for her sons.

Nina recently won the TUACA Liqueur Company’s napkin art competition for her entry featuring two lions enjoying a drink at a bar.

Visit the Daily Napkins blog or Facebook page to check out more of Nina’s amazing illustrated napkins.

[via Lost At E Minor and Bored Panda]

We love this tentacular Cthulhu chess set. This is the work of Kelsey of LittleFatDragons based in Clayton, North Carolina. Kelsey handmakes each playfully evil piece without using casting or molds, so the chess set is one-of-a-kind.

He may be evil, but Cthulhu is just too stinking cute in this handmade chess set. The Little Fat Cthulhu Custom Chess Set is made to order so you can go with the traditionally evil green and purple or change it up with colors of your choosing.

Here’s what you’ll find on your Cthulhu chess board.

Pawns – Little Fat Tentacles
Rooks – Rhogog
Knights – Zvilpogghua
Bishops – Chaugnar Faugn
Queens/Kings – Little Fat Cthulhu

Visit the LittleFatDragons shop to check out more of Kelsey’s awesome creations. 

Cthulhu fhtagn

[via Nerd Approved]

These tentacular Octopus and Giant Squid tables are the work of San Francisco-based bronze sculptor Kirk McGuire. The beautiful bronze cephalopods are so lifelike, we wouldn’t be surprised if you felt phantom tentacles tickling your ankles while sitting at either of these tables.

Visit Kirk McGuire’s website to check out his standalone bronze sculptures and more of his awesome undersea animal tables.

[via Neatorama]

Los Angeles-based artist and baker Christine McConnell (previously featured here) just shared a fantastic selection of truly monstrous baked goods over on Reddit.

Here you see a batch of waffle cones that turned into a nest of ferocious be-tentacled beasties, a terrifyingly realistic facehugger made of sugar cookies (glued together with caramel and glazed with milk, sugar and nutmeg), an adorable chicken pot pie (with beak and feet carved from carrots), a fiery Danzig birthday cake, tarantula cookies prepared like Girl Scout Samoas, and a spectacular birthday cake created for a Voodoo-Bayou themed party. The tongue of the snake atop the cake is a handmade candle.

Click here to view even more of Christine McConnell’s awesome edible creations.

[via Reddit]