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.
I 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.
This 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″.
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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 †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.
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)
Sunday, August 30th is the next Morbid Anatomy Flea Market, where I will be vending my waters. This will be the Summer Market Redux! Since the prior event called for an encore! My sikscreen products like patches, tshirts, totes and postcards will be just one focus. I will also have as usual some wet-specimen preservations, both large, small and even teeny-tiny ones. Some curios, constructed from Dead Horse Bay and other Natural and vintage/antique repurposings and upcycled goods. I will also have a few other vibtage odds and ends to add to the flea market aspect of the day, rather than solely my own crafted goods.
This time however, the Morbid Anatomy Museum will be holding the event for the first time OFFSITE! At the Bell House, where Secret Science Club also held the annual Rogue Taxidermy Contest where in 2013 I walked away with the Belle Of The Ball trophy!) on the other end of the block on 7th Street towards 2nd Avenue. This means more space, more beverages, and more vendors! My next scheduled vending event is in October at the Death Salon taking place at the Mütter Museum, Philadelphia on October 5-6th.
Date: Sunday, August 30th
Time: 12pm to 7pm ( Morbid Anatomy Members will be able to enter at 11am; become a member at http://bit.ly/1HuhNVf )
Admission: $1 ( add $4 to go to see our Museum Exhibition )
Location: The Bell House, 149 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 ( A block away fro the Morbid Anatomy Museum )
More information can be found here!
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.
Rowland 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
Damage Patches are decorative elements for streetwear apparel, but also attractive framable wallpieces. They developed out of the band logo and graphic patches that are the basis in the punk, deathrock and heavy metal scene jackets and clothing accesories. Damage Patches are purely decorative curios with no affiliation to bands or brands. Using anatomical, dadaistic and sometimes iconographic elements (Alfred Hitchcock, Dennis Hopper, Jeffrey Lee Pierce etc.) they offer a buffer between such strong statement pieces, or alone, as purely graphic elements.
The Damage Patch is rough-cut and offers a degree of imperfection or blemish to an other undesirably perfect garment like a jacket or totebag. They are textile collages using multiple layers of screenprinted imagery, sewn together. The stitching also incorporates design elements in color and line. Sometimes additional Material is added for texture, such as Constructiuon Netting salvaged from building sites across the world on my travels, from Berlin to Athens, Bucharest, Los Angeles and New York City, to recall a few. Lace, faux fur, and fishnet have also been stitched in to some specimens.
The materials used are nearly all upcycled garments and objects, from thrift store jeans and cast away clothing to destroyed jackets, curtains, and sweaters. My trusty industrial scissors are always at the ready when it comes to preparing fabrics. These were obtained in the Berlin Turkish Market from one of their many vendors in the early 2000s and run nearly the length of my forearm.
Damage Patch Deluxe is a further take on the idea and upgrade the Damage Patch with an element of functionality or design complexity unobtainable with simple layers of fabric. Functional Zippers adorn the Zipper Heart line of patches, effectively forming a pocket the size and appearance of an anatomical heart split down the middle by an opening and closing zip.