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60 Apocalyptic Abandoned Artworks

A 'Snowmageddon'-Inspired Collection of Desolate Photos and Art

— February 2, 2011 — Art & Design
Humanity has always been fascinated with the idea of our civilization's downfall, and this dark and foreboding collection of apocalyptic abandoned artworks highlights how that fascination often transcends into hauntingly beautiful photography and art.

Fram captivating photoshoots of abandoned buildings, to vivid and darkly humorous digital images of a post-apocalyptic world, the awesome and sometimes unsettling pieces in this assortment of apocalyptic abandoned artworks are a must-see for anyone who is fascinated by the end of the world as we know it.
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Secret Urban Wildernesses
Secret Urban Wildernesses
'Teach Me to Disappear' Documents Life in an Abandoned Zoo
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Desolate Urban Illustrations
Desolate Urban Illustrations
Alex Lukas Envisions a Bleak Future in his Works
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Apocalyptic Alcohol Ads
Apocalyptic Alcohol Ads
The Guinness 'Dark Life' Advertisement Brings the World Together
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Vast Vista Photography
Vast Vista Photography
The Kevin Saint Grey Landscapes Book is a Great Coffee Table Addition
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Desolate Shipyard Photography
Desolate Shipyard Photography
'Nowhere' from Maciej Leszczynski Features Solitary Settings
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Deconstructed Construction Installations
Deconstructed Construction Installations
Claire Fontaine's 'Unbuilding' Explores Debilitated Space
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Desolate Desert Photography
Desolate Desert Photography
Chris Sisarich Finds Beauty in an Austere Egyptian Landscape
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Ghost Town Canvases
Ghost Town Canvases
'The Ghostvillage Project' Offers a City-Sized Work of Art
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Misty Abandoned Metropolises
Misty Abandoned Metropolises
Kim Holtermand's Deserted City is Ghostly Intriguing
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Desolate Dreamtography
Desolate Dreamtography
Michal Giedrojc's 'Dreams' Catalogues the Creepier Side of Sleep
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Abandoned Urbanscapes
Abandoned Urbanscapes
Empty L.A. Photgraphs Capture the Isolation of City Life
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Post-Apocalyptic Naturescapes
Post-Apocalyptic Naturescapes
Roxy Paine's 'Maelstrom' at the Met
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Catastrophic Classic Canvases
Catastrophic Classic Canvases
These Impressionist Travelart Ads Encourage Cultural Excursions
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Desolate Landscape Photography
Desolate Landscape Photography
Peter Ainsworth Makes it to the Converse/Dazed Shortlist
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Sinister Ocean Photography
Sinister Ocean Photography
Chris Anthony's 'Venice' Exhibition Depicts an Overcast, Eerie World
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Abandoned City Photography
Abandoned City Photography
The Instance of Latency Photoseries by Sebastien Tixier
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Artistic Apocalyptic Avoiders
Artistic Apocalyptic Avoiders
The 'Climate Capsules: Means of Surviving Disaster' Exhibition
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Post-Apocalyptic Cartoons
Post-Apocalyptic Cartoons
'Epic Mickey' Sees Disney's Most Iconic Character Get a Creepy Makeover
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Lonesome Landscapes
Lonesome Landscapes
'Lost Time' from PXY Stirs Up Strong Emotions
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Apocalyptic Railway Shoots
Apocalyptic Railway Shoots
Antoni Szczupal Finds Beauty in the Desolate for 'Ghost Train'
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Desolate Suburban Photography
Desolate Suburban Photography
N. Salventiu's 'Portraits VI' Features People-Free Landscapes
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End Days Entertainment
End Days Entertainment
ThreeA Toys Are Apocalyptic Fun
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Abandoned House Photography
Abandoned House Photography
'Island Feelings' Shows the Beautiful Side of Summer's Spoils
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Chaotic Destruction Imagery
Chaotic Destruction Imagery
Benjamin Lowy Photos Capture the Harsh Realities of Conflict
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Post-Apocalyptic Animals
Post-Apocalyptic Animals
Creatures Battle & Morph in the Art of Nicholas di Genova
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Miniature Apocalyptic Photography
Miniature Apocalyptic Photography
Lori Nix Photographs Tiny Models of Disastrous Scenes
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Abandoned Swimming Pools
Abandoned Swimming Pools
'Watermark' by Carlo Van de Roer Features Lonely Landscapes
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Isolation Photography
Isolation Photography
Michel Rajkovic's ‘Nowhere' Features Abandoned Areas
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Historic War-Torn Photography
Historic War-Torn Photography
Jonathan Andrew Captures Abandoned Bunkers from WWII
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Capturing Abandoned Abodes
Capturing Abandoned Abodes
'Deserted Homes' by Sigal Ben David Takes Us to New Orleans
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Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Fashion
Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Fashion
The Vergi Freelance Fashion Collection is Mind-Blowing
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Apocalyptic Atmosphere Shoots
Apocalyptic Atmosphere Shoots
The 'London Futures' Expo Frames Climate Change
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Apocalyptic Consumerism
Apocalyptic Consumerism
Carl Bender Creates End-Of-Days Style Products
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Armageddon-Inspired Photoshoots
Armageddon-Inspired Photoshoots
Roman Pciolko Transforms Fashion Photography into Art
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Apocalyptic Photoshoots
Apocalyptic Photoshoots
Lori Nix Creates Abandoned Displays to Mimic a Disaster Aftermath
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Post-Apocalyptic Romanticism
Post-Apocalyptic Romanticism
Social Commentary Street Art from Boxi
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Creepy Abandoned Homes
Creepy Abandoned Homes
Abandoned Homes Become Popular on Facebook, Green Websites
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Abandoned Pictorials
Abandoned Pictorials
Felicity Sagoe's 'No Destination Home' Depicts A Women Left For Herself
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Vivid Abandoned Photography
Vivid Abandoned Photography
Urban Exploring by Simon Christen is an Eerily Cool Collection
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Post-Apocalyptic Romances
Post-Apocalyptic Romances
The Dark Comic Series from Illustrator Vitaly S Alexius
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Abandoned Bank Photography
Abandoned Bank Photography
Jonathan Castellino Revists the Bank of Toronto
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Epic Apocalyptic Photography
Epic Apocalyptic Photography
Julius Bramanto's 'Odd and Ends' Editorial for Amica
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Post-Armageddon Illustrations
Post-Armageddon Illustrations
'Life After the Apocalypse' by Vladimir Manyuhin
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Unsettling Imagery
Unsettling Imagery
'Dyssomnia' by Andrey Rogach Gives Me an Uncomfortable Feeling
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Creepy Urban Exploration
Creepy Urban Exploration
Abandoned Ruins by Tom Kirsch
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Asian Apocalypse Illustrations
Asian Apocalypse Illustrations
Tokyo Genso Re-Imagines the Japanese Capital After the Apocalypse
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Apocalyptic Architecture
Apocalyptic Architecture
The Endangered Seed Archive Looks Like An Ice Palace
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Apocalyptic Artwork
Apocalyptic Artwork
The ‘Great Flood Predictions' Collection Bears Grim Tidings
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Ghostly Shipwreck Photography
Ghostly Shipwreck Photography
Jan Smith Captures Nouadhibou Bay's Ship Cemetery
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Abandoned Building Photography
Abandoned Building Photography
Visually Brilliant Derelict Power Plants Captured on Camera
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Abandoned Photography
Abandoned Photography
Fabiano Parisi Focuses on Human and Industrial Waste
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Dilapidated Hospital Photography
Dilapidated Hospital Photography
Reiss Cleal Captures the Abandoned Severalls Mental Hospital
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Abandoned Asylum Photography
Abandoned Asylum Photography
Jenny Hardcore Stays True to Her Name
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Abandoned Future City
Abandoned Future City
San Zhi, Taiwan
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Post-Apocalyptic Disney Art
Post-Apocalyptic Disney Art
The Jeff Gillette ‘Dismayland' Collection is Shocking and
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Fallen Angel Photography
Fallen Angel Photography
Matteo Rosin Captures Hot Heavenly Sadness
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Futuristic Desert Editorials
Futuristic Desert Editorials
Eugenio Recuenco Captures Beauty on Desolate Sandy Plain
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Architectural Corpses
Architectural Corpses
‘Stages of Decay' by Julia Solis Captures Abandoned Theaters
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Abandoned Shopping Malls
Abandoned Shopping Malls
Brian Ulrich Captures Recessionary Fallout and Urban Decay
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Modern Ghost Towns
Modern Ghost Towns
10 Recently-Abandoned Cities
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