Apr 22 2010

Zombie Inspiration: 50 Awesome Artworks

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Zombies have been portrayed using all types of media, from books like H. P. Lovecraft’s ‘In the vault‘ and comic books like the ‘Bombie the Zombie’ in 1949, to movies like the brilliant ‘Evil Dead‘ series, timeless music  videos like ‘Thriller’ and more recently first-person shooter games like, ‘Left 4 dead‘.

It is widely considered that zombies orginated in Haiti. Even now stories are told of local witchdoctorsor or bokor who were controlling people by means of a psycho drugs. Although the earliest documented Zombies were actually found on stone tablets from 1000 BCE describing the “Epic of Gilgamesh”, the tale mentioned the goddess Ishtar who was commanding an army of undead creatures threatened to devour the world with them unless her father gives her the Bull of heaven (the things girls do for a hamburger).

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In fact, over thousands of years zombies have been mentioned in history books, from Mary Shelly’s ‘Frankenstein‘ to Ambrose Bierce’s The Death of Halpin Frayser and even in the fantasy trilogy ‘His Dark Materials’ by Philip Pullman. Vampires had already broken away from these tales to become the sexy brooding creatures of the night we know and love, while Zombies were left to stumble through peoples minds as laughable shuffling decaying corpses. For some time it even seemed as if our undead friends might shuffle away into oblivion. Yet then the film maker George A. Romero came along, and became the father of a new breed of Zombie movies. He was heavily inspired by the novel ‘I Am Legend’ (orginally considered to be the first vampire novel). It is said that Romero “bred the zombie with the vampire, and what he got was the hybrid vigour of a ghoulish plague monster”.

He created a film which is now seen by most Zombie fans as the classic genre breaking Zombie movie, his 1968 film ‘Night of the living dead‘ took cinemas by storm. Romero came back again a decade later and put the word Zombie back into Fashion with his 1978 classic ‘Dawn of the Dead’.

Zombie fans now span the globe and from them the Zombie genre has broken the ranks of page and screen and spilled out into fashion, product design and style and it’s this inspiration we will be looking in this showcase.

Zombies Are Back: Awesome Artworks

Zombie Rockstar Fashion

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Zombie Vector Graphics

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Zombie steampunk

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Geeky Zombie icons

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Zombie infographics

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Zombie shoe designs

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Cool Zombie Art dolls

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Zombie Lover Portraits

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Zombie toys

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Broadway Zombie Poster Spoofs

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Zombies in Clothing Adverts

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Undead Celebrity illustrations

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Gory romantic greetings cards

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Inanimate Anatomy was born out of Zombie ideas

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Undead Fashionography

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Zombie Models

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Zombie beautorials

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Zombie clowns

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Zombie editorials

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2009 Zombie Walk in Paris</span>

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Zombie Road Signs

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Gruesome confectionary

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Zombie Children

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Zombie pillows &amp; cushions

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My Zombie Pin-up

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Cool zombie t-shirts

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Zombie headphones

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Zombie spock

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Monopoly resident evil

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Zombie Tableware

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Disney Zombies

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Zombie Christmas

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Zombie Starwars

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Zombies and Jesus

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Cute Thriller Dolls

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Zombie drinks

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Zombie Mario Mushroom

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Zombie wedding cake

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Lego Zombies

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Zombie Wii

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Decaying fleshtography

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i zombie

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Zombie packaging

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Zombie tote bags

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Zombie food

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Zombie Simpsons

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Video Game Zombies

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Comments and Discussions
  • Nice artworks. these days most of the artworks are used in horror movies and and vector graphics plays an amazing role in it. Love it

  • Cook, 22 April 2010

    very nice post….keep up the good work

  • Justin Carroll, 22 April 2010

    This post is badass. ;)

  • Lena Tailor, 22 April 2010

    BLAAARGH!

    Those are groossss.. but cool. The Zombie T shirt is really awesome…

    • narong, 06 May 2010

      I wan’t make friend

  • Zombitastic! But I think it really needs this one:

    http://www.threadless.com/product/2280/Zombie_at_Tiffany_s

    zombie style breakfast at tiffanys tee! :)

  • lava360blog, 22 April 2010

    less scary but awesome personalities these zombies has :-) love it

  • esranull, 22 April 2010

    i?renç yarat?klar bunlar bi de resmini çizmi?ler

  • toribloger, 22 April 2010

    Zombieeeeeee! I am delighted… Thanks

  • Saman Sadeghi, 22 April 2010

    Speaking of Disney Zombies, check this out: disneyzombies.blogspot.com/

  • Jo Dean, 22 April 2010

    Amazing, Zombies Rule!

    Lou

  • Zex, 22 April 2010

    Humans love the undead, but they never seem to love us back.

  • Trex, 22 April 2010

    The My Little Pony one was amazing. They should start selling those!

  • Zex, 22 April 2010

    The My Little Pony one was amazing. They should start selling those!

  • Tem, 22 April 2010

    Under the rural one it mentions going with a “biker, student, veteran, and systems analyst”. L4D reference? Or some movie I missed?

  • vijay, 22 April 2010

    nice art i like horror art oops dabger!!!

  • bobcat9696, 22 April 2010

    i want that resident evil monopoly board

  • Jordan Walker, 23 April 2010

    very creative for a thought so provoking as the undead.

  • rocco passaro, 23 April 2010

    wow , fantastic collection

  • scantypuss, 23 April 2010

    Just a quick note to suggest that John Polidori’s Vampyre (1819) might be considered the first vampire novel, rather than Matheson’s excellent I am Legend. More to the point of the blog, though – great zombie images!

  • Jamie, 23 April 2010

    Fantastic! Loving the zombie Braaaaaaaaaaaaaains cupcakes.

    Can I add my own zombie photos? :)

    http://www.3songsnoflash.co.uk/blog/2009/02/15/zombies-attack-london-bridge/

  • Ben Sky, 23 April 2010

    Massive collection!! Twitter bird and Brad and Ange are my favs!

  • If the Twitter Bird ever did get zombified, would that become the virus that kills us all?

  • nancyyoo, 24 April 2010

    i like the post

  • Web Risorsa, 24 April 2010

    I think you have missed an important message at the start of the post, “Kindly please children’s and Weak heart peoples don’t read this post. Highly dangerous.”. It’s really a Great Great Collection of Zombie images…

  • Martina, 24 April 2010

    These are awesome …
    Nice Job.

    I love it… :)

  • pratham dutta, 25 April 2010

    Its really horrible

  • vectorpimp, 26 April 2010

    Here have a look at these zombified films by The Zombie Cookbook!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/31203343@N02/sets/72157623310907935/

  • burntfeather, 27 April 2010

    Thanks so much for including my weak at the knees zombie love art!!!!!

    Fee
    xoxoxox

    • claire stokoe, 04 May 2010

      You designed those, they are awesome. have you made more??

  • thekevbot, 01 May 2010

    I did a few Zombie Survival PSA’s for my design course, you can see them on my deviantART!

    http://thekevbot.deviantart.com

  • meredith foldedpigs, 04 May 2010

    lovely collection of all things ZOMBIE! thanks for including my zombie dishware…
    foldedpigs.etsy.com
    i love you more than zombies love brains,
    meredith (foldedpigs)

  • Lance Taylor, 27 March 2011

    BadAss says it all.

  • zstalker, 23 May 2011

    very nice art. thanks for that.

  • Ricardo, 19 June 2012

    hey there, how can i contact the authors from the drawing since i m looking to print them on a tshirt

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