Macabre Animalism

Critters in design are taken from cutesy to dark for added sophistication

Implications - The use of animals in design used to signify a cutesy, meme-friendly tone. In today's society, where consumers are more concerned with individualism than pleasantries, this has shifted toward a darker tone. The use of animalism in a more macabre context questions the concept of humanity, providing what consumers crave: more meaningful experiences.
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V. Hot Top 6 Examples: 72,344 Total Clicks Jul 14 - Apr 15
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SCORE: 7.8
Viral 20,438 Clicks Pub: Apr 15, 15
Temporary Watercolor Tattoos
Elizabeth Laneville's Ephemeral Body Art are Clouds of Color
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SCORE: 6.8
Viral 12,355 Clicks Pub: Feb 4, 15
Mystical Emotive Portraits
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SCORE: 7.2
V. Hot 23,623 Clicks Pub: Jul 29, 14
Animal Hybrid Ads
Smokaccino's Ads Combine Land and Sea Critters to Make Weird Animal Hybrids
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SCORE: 6.9
V. Hot 8,840 Clicks Pub: Feb 12, 15
Watercolor Cat Paintings
Artist Endre Penovac Creates Ghostly Images of Furry Felines
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SCORE: 6.7
Hot 4,849 Clicks Pub: Dec 23, 14
Robotic Spider Dresses (UPDATE)
Anouk Wipprecht Designs an Outfit that Protects Its Wearer
Originally released in black, the Spider Dress has been given a wintry update with an all-white version. Although still has futuristic as the original, it could easily pass off as creepier thanks to... [More]
Fantastical Macabre Sculptures - Artist Roxanne Jackson Creates a Grisly World of Surreal Art
SCORE: 4.4
Warm 2,239 Clicks Pub: Jan 17, 15
Fantastical Macabre Sculptures
Artist Roxanne Jackson Creates a Grisly World of Surreal Art
The work of Roxanne Jackson may not be for everyone, but it would be hard for people to deny the level of skill and talent needed to create such intricate sculptures. Revolving around a macabre... [More]