Artist Darren Cullen

The dark-humoured and controversial Irish artist and his new anti-military recruitment comic

by Sabine Zetteler Throughout his career, artist Darren Cullen has forced his audience to question their views of social acceptability and culpability. Citing the “Spitting Image Komic Book” as one of the most formative influences on his work, he continues to embrace some of the most difficult moral and ethical quandaries within contemporary society. In characteristically tongue-in-cheek fashion, Cullen acknowledges his need to constantly question …

Osama bin Laden’s Compound

Surveying the design details of the world's newest notorious hideout

Like any media-obsessed normal person, we’ve been riveted to the coverage surrounding the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, and especially interested in the descriptions of whereabouts that overnight went from “cave” to “McMansion.” Curious about what exactly goes into sheltering an international terrorist for six years, we focused on what architectural details have surfaced so far. In other words, what kind of a …

TerrorBull Games

Take control of world politics with a British line of satirical board games

British gaming start-up, TerrorBull Games, takes some of the world’s most serious and complex issues and turns it into entertainment with satirical board games that may or may not be family friendly, based on your definition of quality family time. The company’s first board game, War on Terror, made headlines when it debuted with mixed reviews from the public as either being satirically amusing, or …