I wish my cat had a gas mask too


From Canadian artist Francis Koch at Uberbrain, art that mixes Art Nouveau design, steampunk elements and a post-industrial grit. It’s like Alphonse Mucha with sinister animals instead of languid nymphs.




  1. #1 PhysioProf
    August 10, 2008


  2. #2 Irradiatus
    August 10, 2008

    Those are beautiful! The overall design and palette, the earth tones and use of strange overlays of splotches (is that a coffecup stain in the top right corner?) are all cool elements.

    The birdbot thing is my favorite, though the X-ed out eyes of the other birds are a bit freaky.

  3. #3 Tracey
    August 14, 2008

    We saw a horse gas mask at the AMNH…apparently they were all the rage during WWI! Nothing as artistic as these though…=)

  4. #4 Hungry Hyaena
    August 14, 2008

    It’s interesting that the “illustrations” are so much stronger than the “paintings.” I notice, too, that your selections are drawn from the former pool. What’s my point? Dunno.

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