Sunday, October 4, 2009

An Eyeball Feast

Artist Matthew Kirscht is inspired by vintage Halloween postcards and decorations. He recreates and builds on that early 20th century style of mass-produced seasonal art that, to modern eyes, can feel at once both more innocent and spookier than modern Halloween d├ęcor.

Black cats, skeletons and jack-o-lanterns -- faces frozen in manic grins -- dance and conduct creepy business that sometimes involves anthropomorphic candy and vegetables. If you have the cash to spare, Kirscht sells prints and originals. Otherwise, point your peepers at his Website, and his Flickr photostream.

[Kirscht has plenty of non-Halloween work and his morbid comics are funny too.]