Doomsday Sympathizing

Stressed consumers find solace in depictions of worst case scenarios

Implications - The pop culture phenomenon surrounding a zombie apocalypse and the collapse of modern society appeals to consumers' sense of adventurism, which is being acknowledged with depictions of worst case scenarios. This comparison helps to offer release while denoting a preference for escapsim in the everyday.
SCORE: 4.1
Mild Top 5 Examples: 12,310 Total Clicks Mar 14 - Jan 15
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Dystopian Crusader Editorials - Caroline Brasch Nielsen Stars in Numero's #177 October Issue
SCORE: 4.7
Warm 3,845 Clicks Pub: Oct 1, 14
Dystopian Crusader Editorials
Caroline Brasch Nielsen Stars in Numero's #177 October Issue
Caroline Brasch Nielsen is a woman on a mission for the ‘Haute Tension’ editorial featured in Numero’s #177 October 2014 issue. Looking like a modern-day Katniss Everdeen,... [More]
Post-Apocalyptic Graphics - These Digital Paintings Imagine Famous Landmarks Taken Over by Fungus
SCORE: 5.3
Warm 5,500 Clicks Pub: Aug 8, 14
Post-Apocalyptic Graphics
These Digital Paintings Imagine Famous Landmarks Taken Over by Fungus
In honor of the remastered edition of ‘The Last of Us,’ a PlayStation game that is recognized for its realistic post-apocalyptic graphics, Naughty Dog artists John Walters and Peter... [More]
Apocalyptic Street View Images - Urban Jungle Street View Fills Google Maps with Endless Plants
SCORE: 4.6
Mild 1,163 Clicks Pub: Mar 18, 14
Apocalyptic Street View Images
Urban Jungle Street View Fills Google Maps with Endless Plants
Transforming regular Google Street View images into an urban jungle landscape, this experiment by Einar Öberg dives deep into the unknown depths of this program to give users an entirely new... [More]
Post-Apocalyptic Photos - Brooklyn-Based Photographer Lori Nix Imagines Post-Apocalyptic Urban Views
SCORE: 2.8
Mild 982 Clicks Pub: May 14, 14
Post-Apocalyptic Photos
Brooklyn-Based Photographer Lori Nix Imagines Post-Apocalyptic Urban Views
In her book ‘The City,’ Brooklyn-based photographer Lori Nix plays with ideas that are related in some way to the destruction and ruin of humankind. From meteorite showers and worldwide... [More]
Apocalyptic Artwork Captures - Apocalypse in Art Portrays Doomed Buildings
SCORE: 1.9
Untested 820 Clicks Pub: Jul 30, 14
Apocalyptic Artwork Captures
Apocalypse in Art Portrays Doomed Buildings
Apocalypse in Art is a series by the photographing duo Vitaliy and Elena Vasilieva. The images show various popular buildings on the edges of cliffs or stuck in a desert landscape. Each image is... [More]