Dan Hillier Replaces People's Appendages with Squid Limbs

By: Jason Soy - Published: Mar 7, 2012 • References: danhillier & artforadults.tumblr
If you thought eating calamari was gross, you probably don’t have the stomach for these Dan Hillier illustrations. The talented artist has crafted a collection of bizarre images using old Victorian renderings and adding in tentacle appendages where people’s hands, arms and legs should be. The concept literally qualifies as a nightmare for most people, but these depictions are so overwhelmingly intriguing that viewers can’t help by sift through Hillier’s impressive portfolio in its entirety.

Dan Hillier alters Victorian drawings using a dip-nib pen. Often times, the changes he makes are so seamless, you’d think the images were the original artists’ intended work. It’s this kind of brilliant execution, coupled with a wild imagination, that has garnered Hillier solo and group shows in London, Paris, New York and Turin. Stats for Tentacled Victorian Illustrations Trending: Older & Buzzing
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