the breed is lovely, dark and deep...
July 13, 2003 7:43 PM   Subscribe

breed... an online, international community of digital artists, specializing mostly, it seems, in moody and dark post-modern imagery.
posted by crunchland (16 comments total)
wow. wow.

fun stuff, thanks!
posted by carsonb at 8:58 PM on July 13, 2003

[this rocks my socks]
posted by sigma7 at 9:01 PM on July 13, 2003

Cool. You're really rockin' on the linkage there crunchland. Thanks.
posted by WolfDaddy at 9:23 PM on July 13, 2003

I forgot to mention, they also publish post-modern skins (lots for winamp) and music, too.
posted by crunchland at 9:41 PM on July 13, 2003

Very cool, but the site is almost unnavigable...what leads to what?

;;clicks madly;;
posted by pemulis at 10:15 PM on July 13, 2003

Great stuff - I only wish they made skins for Winamp3, their stuff is good looking (albeit moody & darkly post modern!).
posted by jonson at 10:19 PM on July 13, 2003

while i have no idea what the hell about this stuff makes it post modern, it does remind me of the shit I used to make in high school before I realized I hate using computers to make art.
posted by atom128 at 11:41 PM on July 13, 2003

oooh. Awesome. Kicks the deviantart industrial wallpaper section in the ass.

Thanks a lot!
posted by azazello at 12:03 AM on July 14, 2003

Reminds me of Giger's stuff.
posted by crayfish at 12:55 AM on July 14, 2003

Also of note: Deaddreamer.
posted by sigma7 at 6:09 AM on July 14, 2003

This is quite a find, especially as my wife and I are planning our own quest for world domination through digital art. Lots of ideas to steal! Thanks.
posted by signal at 7:49 AM on July 14, 2003

Awesome stuff. I can't seem to get enough of this kind of art, no matter what it is called. Is postmodern the official name? Geigers work has been called "fantastic realism." While some of this is similar, much of it goes different directions.

I wonder how well this art transfers to a non-digital media. I mean, can I get a hard-copy of one of these for my wall or should I realize art is going digital and buy a bunch of flat panel screens to hang and display these images?
posted by jopreacher at 8:30 AM on July 14, 2003

"Official name?" Well, I guess when I think of post-modern, I think of the look in the NIN video "Closer," or some of the imagery in Marilyn Manson's videos. Or the book HOUSE OF LEAVES by Mark Z. Danielewski. But a quick google of the phrase, in terms of art at least, indicate that it was more of a movement that started in the 70's as a reaction against the modern art movement.

So classifying this stuff as strictly post-modern might be a bit of a stretch. But since the modern art movement was a reaction to the kind of art that was done at the end of the 19th century, and lasted from the early 20th century, apparently to the 60's, it's conceivable we could still be talking about the "post modern" era of art. More likely, it's a sub-genre...

How does "Post-Modern Gothic Industrial" grab you?
posted by crunchland at 10:43 AM on July 14, 2003

On closer inspection, that amazon link for HOUSE OF LEAVES uses the phrase "post-post-modern," so what do I know?
posted by crunchland at 10:47 AM on July 14, 2003

regarding the NIN "Closer" video: it's a pretty blatant lift of the imagery of photographer Joel Peter Witkin [NSFW], graphic and disturbing imagery.

cool link crunchland!
posted by erebora at 1:16 PM on July 14, 2003

How does "Post-Modern Gothic Industrial" grab you?

Sounds pretty accurate to me. Can we call it PMGI and stick our noses in the air while we say it?

There is quite a bit of variance in the work on the site, but still. The images that grab me are the more abstract ones, rather than the more anime/tool images. was the first place I encountered this type of art and they still feature alot of it. It's a blog that features quite a few design and digital art links. Their archives go back several years.
posted by jopreacher at 2:24 PM on July 14, 2003

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