Game of Thrones’ three-eyed crow is real, thanks to taxidermy

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 17 April 2014

All Men Must Die. But not before a crow gets taxidermied into a piece of fandom art. Taxidermist Allis Markham of Prey Taxidermy and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles created this haunting replica of the Game of Thrones’ three-eyed crow. Yes, the three-eyed crow is now on a random shelf somewhere, aside from […]

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A taxidermy mice chess set! We interviewed its creator, Rachael Garcia

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Thursday 6 March 2014

The taxidermy mice chess set the bar high in terms of strange novelty gifts. Because, you know, it’s not every day you find stiff dead rodents wielding swords and wearing crowns. So we interviewed Rachael Garcia, the woman behind the mice, to shed more light on this bizarre piece of art. [Read our original post about this chess set here]

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Risto Todoroski makes bagpipes from taxidermy goats

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Trends on Monday 20 January 2014

Like any form of art, taxidermy has its fair share of disturbingly wonderful pieces. One of the most disturbing, and most wonderful, pieces of taxidermy we’ve seen was made right in Sydney – multiple times over. Risto Todoroski makes bagpipes from deceased goats. That’s right, bagpipes from deceased goats. Hmm, wonder what he’d do with […]

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Bad, taxidermy! Bad!

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 19 November 2013

Don’t know about you, but we can’t find much reason to be hooked on a site that showcases ‘the absolute worst of the taxidermic art’. It’s just one of these things you can’t tear yourself away from because it’s so unbelievably bad. However, when you finally do look away, it’s amazing how anything you set […]

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Roadkill shadow art by Tim Noble and Sue Webster

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Thursday 5 September 2013

We’re pretty big fans of shadow art. We also appreciate artists who create beauty from unexpected materials. This amazing sculpture by Tim Noble and Sue Webster is made from 34 taxidermy animals (6 rats, 1 mink, 8 carrion crows, 8 rooks, 11 jackdaws, to be exact).

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Faux octopus taxidermy makes for cool home fixtures

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Friday 23 August 2013

Wow, this is amazing. Think of taxidermy, and you’ll probably think of wall-mounted deer heads and what-not. Well, how about sea monster tentacles for a change? To be precise, faux taxidermied 24″ octopus arms crafted from sturdy urethane that extend 181/2″ from the wall? Thanks to California-based Etsy seller ArtAkimbo, you can now get a […]

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Fashion accessories made from animal roadkill

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By Hunter Oatman-Stanford in New Fashion on Thursday 7 March 2013

Reid Peppard, of RP/Encore, creates stunning fashion accessories featuring taxidermied creatures. Peppard only uses found animals, but adorns this roadkill with such exquisite materials that it somehow becomes sexy. The result is as beautiful as it is haunting, drawing particular attention to the violence in our quest for style.

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Star Wars Taxidermy

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Trends on Friday 25 January 2013

Okay, so maybe these are Phototohopped. But you can’t deny that they’re pretty cool. Who wouldn’t want a wall mount inspired by Star Wars creatures? As long as you’re not the one who has to hunt them down. May the force be with you, and with them, of course.

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Atomically Incorrect Creatures: plush faux taxidermy

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By Matt Warren in New Products on Thursday 17 January 2013

As a taxidermy addict, I have become mildly obsessed with Atomically Incorrect Creatures. The funky hand stitched sculptures of unique hybrid creatures are the brainchild of Los Angeles-based artist Bree Y. The faux taxidermy resemble decapitated children’s cuddly toys mounted on walls, which will appeal to anybody with a sense of humor.

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Pennsylvania home displays 150 dead animals

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Thursday 10 January 2013

If you’ve ever wanted to live in the Museum of Natural History, then just take a look at this guy’s house. This prolific wild gamekeeper has a house filled with 150 dead animals, making his home more of an exhibit than a cozy living space. However, this controversial Pennsylvania home is well-organized and each animal is beautifully displayed.

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Bicycle Taxidermy

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Thursday 13 December 2012

Bicycle Taxidermy started out as a sort of symbolic memento mori gesture by London-based architectural designer Regan Appleton for his dad’s discarded mountain and road bikes. It’s elegant and elegiac. If you have a beloved broken-down bike that will never be ridden again, it’s time to salvage it from the storeroom: mount its handlebars on a plaque and on the wall as your very own commemorative bicycle taxidermy. You had good times together once. Show some respect.

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Deyrolle: a taxidermy shop in St. Germain

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By Lost At E Minor in Cool Travel on Friday 2 November 2012

Next time you’re lost in Paris and you’re sick of watching stylish old people flick butts into the street, get yourself into one of the best taxidermy shops I have ever visited. Deyrolle in St Germain is very unassuming from the outside, yet wait till you get up stairs when all is revealed. Sneak a photo if possible. Check the limited edition taxidermy posters: epic if you have 400 euro spare to buy a bat skeleton print. Or buy a full stuffed water buffalo for 18,000 euro.

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Taxidermy: bear (and other) essentials revitalised

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By Cheyenne Tulsa in New Events on Monday 1 October 2012

The mammals at The American Museum of Natural History in New York are coming back to (near) life. A team of taxidermists, conservators and designers have been restoring the museum’s diorama by re-coloring faded fur, refreshing background paintings and installing less-damaging lighting. Aptly, the renovated display is set to open on October 27, the same day as the 154th birthday of the late President Theodore Roosevelt, after whom the teddy bear was named.

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Man, these are some really badly stuffed animals

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 7 September 2012

What happens when amateurs try their hand at taxidermy? They end up with undignified-looking stuffed creations with suitably deranged expressions and poses. Which means a lot of giggling action for the rest of us. Somebody should curate a traveling exhibition out of these badly stuffed animals — they are proof that life after death ain’t as cracked up as it might look. 

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Faux taxidermy mounts by Chloe Harrison

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Saturday 21 April 2012

Studio Gnu’s premiere series eschews taxidermy mounts for unflinchingly lifelike faux animal trophies of Scottish wildlife sculpted out of harris tweed, embroidery detailing and the such. The brains behind the studio is Glasgow-based Chloe Harrison, who uses traditional craft and stitching techniques to make these equally crafty creatures. Very impressive.

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