Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Crazy creatures

I found these in Germany in a tourist spot at the bottom of the Black Mountains, they are something to do with German folklore but I can't remember what exactly. Anyway, brilliant bits of animals sewn to other animals.

Monday, 16 February 2009

A Day in the Life

"You wash the skin, just like you would a shirt. I normally use Daz, I think."

Grabbed a nice little article off the Guardian website talking to taxidermist Kim McDonald. He gives the basic day to day activities and views of a taxidermist and comes off as a very nice and funny chap. Check 'im:

Friday, 13 February 2009

Photographer Matt Shallenberger has got a nice little ongoing series documenting taxidermy over on his site. If you're also into the living, breathing side of wildlife then the 'zoo' series is well worth a look at too.

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Rat party!!

Tuesday, 10 February 2009


Remember these? 1980's bears that turned inside out to make another bear. Or even Ware Bears? Bears that seemed sweet but then had evil hidden features. Well here's the modern day taxidermy version of a popple, half small dog and half cat.

Monday, 9 February 2009

Cash in my hand, Squirrels in my wallet

If I wasn't such a pennyless loser, I'd be very tempted to purchase this little fella. He's going on cheap on ebay at the moment and comes with x-ray vision, superstrength and the ability to leap tall buildings in a single bound.

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Party Time!

These Dancing fellows reside in the window of a very expensive vintage shop in Brick Lane, London. On closer inspection they are actually quite crudely sewn together with parts of real animal and bits of leather, but sweet nontheless.

Friday, 6 February 2009

Jessica Joslin


On a wander through cyberspace I stumbled across the work of Boston based artist Jessica Joslin. She makes these amazing sculptures (see the little guy above, who i think is called Ludwig) using bits of bone, mental and other bits and bobs. Her website was down when I checked but she's got a profile and gallery at:
She met her husband when, during a discussion, they both revealed that they had dead birds in their freezers. Now thats romance....


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