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New Tshirt Design: Frederik Ruysch Tableau

Pioneering Dutch botanist, surgeon, and obstetrician Frederik Ruysch built dozens of anatomical displays using genuine specimens, designed to aid both professional and lay persons in anatomy and nature. He used preserved tissues, bones and plants to adorn both jars of wet-preserved specimens and articulated skeletons. These dioramic displays presented tableaus that conveyed a message, a memento mori for the living, using the very substances of death. Rather than gruesome, his works used delicate and poetic means to relay this stern message.

This tshirt print represents one of his most famous tableaus, constructed of human fetal skeletons and the various tissues gathered from his obstetric practice for the royal dutch family. Printed in white plastisol ink on quality CANVAS brand tshirts.

Morbid Anatomy Flea Market

Come visit me and a dozen other vendors of the strange and unusual at the Morbid Anatomy Flea Market this Sunday, May 29th at the Bell House. I will have new patches and prints, newly prepared and preserved animal specimens, and some antique and vintage pieces. My friends The Skull Next Door, Purevile, Daisy Tainton, Obscura Antiques, Divya Anantharaman, Invisible Brooklyn Antiques and more will all be there with taxidermy old and new, natural history creations, vintage jewelry and objects, antiques, books, ephemera and more.
Time: 12pm to 6pm (11am for members) Hope to see you all there!!
Location: The Bell House, 149 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 (A block away from the Morbid Anatomy Museum)
weekendhttps://www.facebook.com/events/594566570707500/Mark Splatter at Morbid Anatomy Flea Market, The Bell House, August 30, 2015, photo credit Village Voice, NYC

Patches now available via Cvltnation Bizarre

Cat Skull Screen Print Patch by Mark Splatter, now available on CvltNationBizarre.comI have recently expanded my online vending presence to the music webzine http://www.cvltnation.com’s designer marketplace, Cvltnation Bizarre. You can buy a limited selection of my work there as well. It’s proved to be a good move so far, and during the month of May I have reduced prices on patches to $2 (available through Etsy for the regular price of $3. The audience at CvltNation is certainly more directly in touch with the aesthetic I have been cultivating in the images I print. Natural History, Morbid Anatomy and Deathpunk Streetwear. So visit their site and have a look at some of the other vendors they host, many of which make and sell a lot of enviable wares.

http://www.cvltnationbizarre.com/

Trepanation Gear T-Shirt

Trepanation Gear T-shirt by Marksplatter Printwerks, Silkscreen Print, Discharge InkThis is a diagram of the equipment used in the 18th and 19th century trepanation process, including several gauges of bores and a usage illustration. This is a public domain image taken from the book From Skulls to Brains: 2500 Years of Neurosurgical Progress, published in 2008 by The American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Print area is approximately 16″x12″.

Buy On Etsy

Printed on black ‘Canvas’ brand cotton jersey t-shirt for excellent fit and quality. The color is an eggshell white, printed with discharge ink, a special ink that permeates the fiber of the t-shirt. Unlike most inks such as plastisol or water base that simply rest on top of the fiber and are prone to flaking off or leaving heavy deposits, discharge effects and bonds with the very material of the garment. Also available in:

• white plastisol on black shirt
• black waterbase in on grey shirt
• red plastisol on black shirt

Pier Paolo Pasolini – No More Heroes

Pier Paolo Pasolini, RIP November 2, 1975, No More Heroes Tshirts from Mark SplatterPier Paolo Pasolini †2 November 1975

No More Heroes is a line of shirts providing memorial for a series of artists, inspirational and motivational to our studio; likenesses of icons and iconoclasts who have been my heroes and mentors – part reverence, part remembrance. Moved by the death of Dennis Hopper in 2010 the series began.

This is Pier Paolo Pasolini. Italian writer and poet, he moved into the film business where he reached the world with his graphic, explicit imagery and biting commentary on the status quo.

Currently no longer in stock on Etsy but available via special order/print on demand.

ANATOMICAL ARMOR, CENTURION

Anatomical Armour Tshirt from Mark Splatter Printwerk, Mike Sappol, Dream Anatomy, anatomist Juan Valverde de Amusco, engravings by Gaspar Becerra, gut viscera, Roman Centurion armor, anatomical atlas "Anatomia del corpo humano" Rome, 1559

This is a diagram of the human anatomy of the abdomen. After Andreas Vesalius’ comprehensive guide to anatomy in the 16th century revolutionized medicine and surgery, more detail emphasized on anatomical diagrams. From Mike Sappol’s ‘Dream Anatomy’: the anatomist Juan Valverde de Amusco (1525–ca. 1588) published these engravings by Gaspar Becerra (1520?–1568?). The artist drafted the gut viscera onto this illustration of Roman Centurion armor in his anatomical atlas “Anatomia del corpo humano” Rome, 1559. Copperplate engraving. National Library of Medicine.

Printed on black ‘Canvas’ brand cotton jersey tshirt for excellent fit and quality. The color is a burnt brown printed with discharge ink, a special ink that permeates the fiber of the tshirt. Unlike most inks that simply rest on top of the fibre and see prone to flaking off or leaving heavy deposits like plastisol or water base, discharge effects and bonds with the very material of the garment.

Available on Etsy: $28USD +shipping (worldwide)

Online Shop Now Operative

Damage Patch Deluxe n.001 - Zipper Heart, Bronze
Items and objects are now available from MarkSplatter.com more directly via a shopping cart service. The clutter of Etsy is no longer necessary. A select number of my designs and products will be lusted here as well, the Etsy market remaining online. 
The first offering on this site provided by Bigcartel is the classic, the design that started it all. Zipperheart. An object if design inspired by the viscisitudes of the hearts emotion. At one moment closed and then again open in the next. This serves as a vessel for the valuables and momentos you chose to tuck inside. 

http://marksplatter.bigcartel.com/

Lillies & Remains

Lillies & Remains, 2014 Artwork by Mark Splatter. Glass oblong enclosure, Dried Lillies and Human BoneDried Lilies, representing all the seasons, as I have a custom of collecting lilies at the first chance each season, from florists, discarded flowers or where ever they may be found. The flowers are enclosed with rib bones inside a glass and brass asymmetric oblong enclosure. All contents genuine. Bones are 20th century.

“In the marbled reception hall I received a three band gold ring, from Mark. A token of esteem.”





Bottle Imp

  Bottle Imp Vintage and repro novelty bottles from Brooklyn NY. Creators of Sed-A-Give. These are novelty relabeled glass bottles in amber, clear, green and cobalt. Actual vintage and antique glass, weathered and worn naturally, salvaged from Brooklyn’s Dead Horse Bay, then upcycled into custom novelty snake-oil and quack medicine designs.

No More Heroes – Rowland S. Howard

Rowland S. Howard, No More Heroes Silkscreen Print TShirt by Mark Splatter, 2014. Memorial Tees for Luminary 20th Century Artists and iconsRowland S. Howard († Dec. 30, 2009) is the fourth print in the No More Heroes series of T-shirts. Howard was the Australian guitarist from The Birthday Party, These Immortal Souls and solo artist in his own right. His luminescent guitar and lyrics left a profound effect on my travels across europe and America, burning their slogans into my heart and leading to ever more artists, F. Céline for instance. His mark was felt across the world and this is made for those who felt the music he created as distinctly as I did.
The print is a halftone treated photograph, all-over print with a heavy hand (thick at the seams for opacity). Printed in white plastisol on black Ultraclub ‘Canvas’ 100% cotton in sizes S – 2XL. Printed to order out of Brooklyn, USA.

No More Heroes – Rowland S. Howard on MarkSplatterPrintwerks Etsy