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The Creatures and Ives Series Adds Monsters into Random Scenes

By: Carly Foy - Published: Jun 9, 2011 • References: creaturesandives and dudecraft
The Creatures and Ives art project is a unique concept by Chip Trout.

The series takes place over 91 days of the year (starting on April 1st). In these works, Chip Trout takes images and inserts illustrated monster graphics into them to make them more intriguing. The illustrations have a bit of a macabre feel to it, with the monsters appearing as though they're engulfing ocean liners.

Chip Trout said of his concept, "I came up with it after looking at a tattered Currier & Ives book we had sitting in a give away pile. [...] I noticed that many of the drawings had scenes and characters that were extremely active; ice skating, sled races, fire fighting, hunting, etc. The sledding scenes looked as though they were running from something rather than racing."

The Creatures and Ives art illustrations are a unique twist on old photos.