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Reblogged from G R I M E S.
December 19, 2013, 5:31pm
Phantasmagoria was a form of theatre which used a modified magic lantern to project frightening images such as skeletons, demons, and ghosts onto walls, smoke, or semi-transparent screens, frequently using rear projection. The projector was mobile, allowing the projected image to move and change size on the screen, and multiple projecting devices allowed for quick switching of different images. Invented in France in the late 18th century, it gained popularity through most of Europe throughout the 19th century. Étienne-Gaspard “Robertson” Robert, a Belgian inventor and physicist from Liège was known for his phantasmagoria productions and is the most imitated.
December 09, 2013, 5:40pm
Build your own skeletonWith a bit of patience, a few split-pins and some very thorough folding, this brilliantly bony book mutates from a fine flat-packed fellow into your very own skeletal sidekick. Each page is conveniently perforated so that you can easily pop the bones out – no scissors or glue required (Hallelujah!).
Covered in anatomical labels in both English and Latin (for all you valde populo astutus out there), it’s an ideal teaching aid but best of all it’s the perfect jangly centrepiece for your Halloween party!
December 07, 2013, 5:40pm