Our Fave Images of the Mysteries, Histories, and also Heroines of 2022 

December 28, 2022

We inform a great deal of uncommon tales at Atlas Obscura, and also a few of them offer a special difficulty: Just how do you make a tale regarding blood jam, contaminated pet cats, or a lanky, bird-like hill beast come to life aesthetically? Well, we hired the creative abilities of musicians worldwide to bring these based on life. They bring a wide range of designs to our job, yet never ever fall short to provide on something jailing and also expressive. Right here are a few of our favored detailed tales of the year.

by Kate Golembiewski

These unearthly radiant pet cats (over), attracted by Anna Sorokina, in some way take care of to be both weird and also lively, much like our tale guessing exactly how future generations may be cautioned of contaminated websites.


by Tom Ward

For this tale regarding bold circus entertainer Miss La La, illustrator Michelle D’Urbano made a vivid picture that glows and also dancings with motion. D’Urbano additionally computer animated various other lobbyists for our collection on non-traditional females in background, every one dynamic and also filled with shade, as component of our protection of Female’s Background Month.

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Landis Blair for Atlas Obscura

by Mark Hay

Illustrator Landis Blair’s peaceful still-lifes, with their complex linework and also cross-hatching, nicely and also unnervingly welcomed visitors right into the all at once dark and also enlightening background of the method of consuming and also alcohol consumption human blood.

Harshad Marathe for Atlas Obscura

by Sam Schipani

For this short article regarding the sensational mythological guard of Penobscot tradition, illustrator Harshad Marathe really did not have anything accurate to make use of as an aesthetic referral, just a summary from tale: “ugly and also birdlike, with spindly legs, long arms, a sharp beak, and also a fierce personality that requires regard for it and also the hill it lives on.” His use fragile shade and also linework in no other way reduce the fierceness of the spirit.

Natasha Donovan for Atlas Obscura

by Gemma Tarlach, Elder Editor/Writer

Illustrator Natasha Donovan’s energised shades assist emit the toughness of our tale’s heroine, Leydy Pech, a typical Maya beekeeper that combated to secure a spiritual honeybee in the Yucatán. Donovan highlighted our whole collection on exceptional females in preservation, component of our month-long party of Female’s Background Month.

Rodolfo Reyes for Atlas Obscura

by Greg Christensen

The remarkable images of Rodolfo Reyes, with their striking lights, geometry, and also make-ups, highlight the scary, unusual fact of the enigma of Kay’s Cross in Utah.

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