The lenses of eyeglasses usually act as a kind of prosthetic device designed to convey to the eyes a distorted image of reality; the rims, which encircle the lenses, enframe that distorted reality. Hence, the main function of lenses is to distort; that of rims, to confine. This might give you the impression that spectacles create a subjective, confined reality for the wearer. Thus, glasses provide an illuminating example of how personal perception and culture frame experienced reality.
The purpose of culture is remarkably similar to that of a pair of glasses: its mission consists in conveying to the recipient…
Why do we hang posters on our walls? A poster makes the room cosier and it has also a special message, a special meaning which is important for us.
I spoke to the artist who designed the posters. Here is what he said.
As far as I remember, my dream always was to become a fashion designer. I started out drawing articles and whole collections of clothing. Then I switched to making fashion illustrations, something I enjoyed very much. I like doing that even more than designing. That’s why I applied to study graphic design. …
“What are we doing today?”
“Shopping. Visiting Grandma. Playing revolution down in the square.”
“Again?? Not me! I hate that!”
“Me too! Why do we always have to play that?”
“So that you know how to behave when you grow up. If you don’t, what’ll you do when you find yourselves oppressed, deprived of your rights, banned from speaking your mother tongue, humiliated, crushed — and I ain’t there with you any more!? Well? What’ll you be doing? When you have no mummy to protect you? You’ll have to stand on your own two feet, you two.”
“I ain’t wanna…
You can join us in our Discord storytelling channel. We are going to play an interactive storytelling game with members of our community. This will be an opportunity for you guys to connect with the creators of the collection while having fun going through the zigzags of a story in a room owned by our team.
If the room is filled when you try to join, you may watch the going-ons on Twitch stream.
It will take just an hour and a half — but I guarantee it’ll be an hour well spent.
Noisy neighbours are a nuisance. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you are the noisy one. Haha. If you know what I’m talking about and sometimes you are yelling and screaming with full resentment you can still be the noisy one. Hahaha.
There are direct neighbours and there are neighbours by viewpoint, by perspective, so to say, among Crypteriors. Such rooms can be paired up in different ways.
Like the same view from several windows.
Anyone got neighbours who vacuum hardwood floors and rearrange their furniture every single day? Oh, yeah. …
First, there was a hole. Then the mice came in. And where you have mice, you have cats. Thus it came about that Behemoth, Bulgakov’s demonic cat, hopped by. (Behemoth is a character in Mikhail Bulgakov’s novel The Master and Margarita.)
The Hebrew word behemoth (plural of behemah) has the meaning of “beasts”. In our Crypterior that beast is apparently just gambling, in an atmosphere of friendly joviality, with his unsuspecting neighbours.
There was a hole in our timeline — that’s how these neighbours had a chance to come to life. We had generated the artworks once (and for all…
It looked as if an airplane was racing on four wheels on the streets of Czechoslovakia, a country created in the wake of WWI in 1919. The car was named after the Tatra Mountains located on the then Czechoslovak-Polish border. The name Tatraplan referred to the shape and streamlining inspired by aircraft — at the same time, it celebrated the Communist planned economy. Manufactured from 1947 to 1952, a total of 6,342 Tatra 600s rolled off the production line. The model won the 2010 UK ‘Classic Car of the Year’ competition in the 1940s category.
The factory was founded in…
Here we are with some of our artworks for sale, unrevealed and at a lower price, in the secondary market. This is very confusing. Let me try and untangle our problem for you.
We are a team of 20 people from various fields of expertise working on a project which is quite a new area for all of us. Most of us have never ever been in the crypto world before. Frankly, some of us don’t get how it works even at this point into the project. Yet we’ve invested plenty of time and energy to create something of real…
In one single Crypterior, you’ll see half the body of a weird creature people have started to call the WORM. Should you wonder who this monster is, here is something for you to meditate on.
In Slavic mythology, vodyanoy is a male water spirit. Vodník in Czech fairy tales is the same creature as the Wassermann or nix of German fairy tales.
Vodyanoy is said to appear as a naked old man with a frog-like face, greenish beard, and long hair, with his body covered in algae and muck, usually covered in black fish scales. He has webbed paws instead…
Crypteriors’ Art Director on her intentions with the project
2020 was a nightmare for most of us and 2021 doesn’t promise to be any better. Living from day to day, getting more and more isolated, is the worst kind of prison.
Locked up with ourselves, we really have to be good company. I mean, really. We realize that if we are not good company then we suffer even more. Some of us are lucky to have family members close by; some of us are unlucky to have them as close as lockdown forces them to be. And yet hardly anyone…