Apocalyptic Post Blog
Musings on the Apocalypse since 2009
The Apocalyptic Post my first themed blog – I was really into (and still am!) the Post Apocalyptic and dystopian genre! I covered quite broad spectrum of this theme including: art, film, science, technology, real estate, survival guides and much more. This blog began in 2009, and was a blogger hosted site on the domain domain ApocalypticPost.com. I have since redirected that domain here, including all comments! I have not actively contributed to this blog for a few years, however, it was the inspiration for an apocalyptic beer we did with Outlier Cartel in New Zealand.
Please note – there are several broken links and missing images. The many earlier videos posted on here have gone to the ether, but I have done my best to find facsimiles of them. You may find some of the missing media by looking going to the apocalyptic post archive.org page.
From the original ‘About’ page:
What’s so bad about the end of the world? There has been a tremendous interest in the post apocalyptic genre over the past 10 years and it doesn’t look like this trend will slow down anytime soon. Being interested in impending doom is not necessarily a bad thing, that is why I created this blog.
First of all, it forces us face the music. Whether it is climate change or nuclear annihilation, by peeking through the post apocalyptic looking-glass, the worst case scenarios are revealed to us. It is by acknowledging these outcomes that we can find solutions to make our world a better place to live.
Secondly, necessity is the mother of invention. Some of the greatest achievements of mankind have been done during the ‘sturm und drang’ of war and catastrophes. German wartime rockets led to founding of the space exploration. Even today’s Internet originated from ARPANET, which in turn was designed to help the military against nuclear attacks. The real possibility of human annihilation has led to improvement many aspects of our lives today.
Finally, post apocalyptic-ism is a type of escapism. It allows us to start with a clean slate; a world destroyed also means another world can be born. Ancients legend of Ragnarök and the visions of Saint John on Patmos give us a picture of a new earth purged from all the atrocious aspects of humanity. Post apocalyptic-ism gives us a fresh start.
So in the end, my love of the post apocalyptic genre is that it merges both bleak reality of a defective world with the potential for all of us to reach loftiest heights to what it means to be human.
- Apocalypse Revelation TV Series (5/29/2011) - For those of you more religiously inclined, you can watch the ‘Apocalypse Revelation‘ featuring Richard Harris. The production seems slick for the genre and it is based on ‘John of Patmos’ vision of the Apocalypse. Taking place in 90 AD, the Roman Empire is being run by the Domitian, who has declared himself to be […]
- Apocalyptic Forecast: Sunny with chance of electromagnetic radiation (5/27/2011) - Just when you thought it was safe to go outside and soak up a few rays, the Solar Storm Warning website brings news of epic solar flares coming to an Earth near you in 2012. And as Ned Ryerson would say, its a doozy! Here’s an extended blurb from the site: Astrophysicist Alexei Dmitriev says that both […]
- Doomsday Bunkers Sales up by 1,000% (4/19/2011) - Previously I posted about a Lincolnshire nuclear bunker for sale for about $11, 000 USD. Thats an absolute bargain, opportunists in the US are selling their ultra deluxe doomsdoay bunkers for up to $20 million dollars. Here’s the latest article from CNN. Vivos, a company that sells rooms in 200-person doomsday bunkers, has received thousands of […]
- Own your own Nuclear Bunker for less than $15,000 USD (4/19/2011) - Need your own cosy little spot on the British Isles? Check out this nuclear bunker in Lincolnshire, UK. As written on the mirror.co.uk, here is what 7000 quid will get you: Set in a “stunning Wolds location” in Lincolnshire, this decommissioned Cold War bunker can withstand a nuclear attack. And the new owner will get a […]
- Abandoned Detroit Homes (4/18/2011) - Previously on Apocalyptic Post, I wrote about Detroit’s ‘Police State’. Today, we’ll look at the abandoned homes left behind by America’s once golden industrial age. These pictures where all taken from http://www.100abandonedhouses.com/, where you can also buy prints from these haunting images.
- Modern Nuclear Shelter (4/18/2011) - Atelier Van Lieshout designed this series of modern post apocalyptic house. It comes complete with rust and wear, and looks like it comes out of worn out industrial park. Link taken from Dornob via LovelyListing.
- Throwing the lawbook at doomsday (2/26/2011) - Seems like we can’t get rid lawyers even after Apocalypse. Lawmakers in New York have their own legal manual script if a disaster hit. From the New York Times: So this month, an official state legal manual was published in New York to serve as a guide for judges and lawyers who could face grim questions […]
- Lori Nix – Post Apocalyptic Diorama (2/26/2011) - I thought I posted this here before but apparently I haven’t!. Ceck out the Post Apocalyptic dioramas of Lori Nix, which I found via the art blog, hey mammoth. From Hey Mammoth: The City is the newest series by photographer Lori Nix. Over the course of a 7 month period Nix meticulously crafted each of these tiny […]
- Romancing the Apocalypse (1/3/2011) - Romantically Apocalyptic is an unusual site with some sharp post apocalyptic comic with a bit of sardonic humour. Illustrated by Toronto Artist Vitaly S Alexius, Romantically Apocalyptic tells the story of Captain and his squad in a post nuclear holocaust. Sample of his work here:
- On the Beach – Post Apocalyptic Movie Review (12/29/2010) - I’ve recently found the Post Apocalyptic movie “On the Beach” in the bargain dvd bin of my local discount store. I’ve heard about this movie for years, so for $5 I thought I would give it go. With going to much into the movie, I would highly recommend it. Being filmed in 1959 – you’d […]
- Secret History of Atomic Explosion Cinematography (9/15/2010) - Upon browsing Metafilter the other day, I discovered an interesting article about a secret USA Film studio used in California for the cold war. Check out this article from the New York Times: While many of the scientists who made atom bombs during the cold war became famous, the men who filmed what happened when […]
- Bunker Mentality By Ofri Ilani (9/11/2010) - This is an interesting article about Nuclear Apocalypse from an Israeli perspective. Here is an excerpt but please read the entire article by Ofri Ilani here: Last year, Israel’s ambassador to the U.S., Michael Oren, stated that “an Iranian bomb can wipe Israel off the map in a matter of seconds.” Others are less pessimistic. […]
- Missile Silo Home – The Ultimate in Fallout Shelter Luxury (9/11/2010) - Who said that fallout shelters had to be boring? Silo Home offers the best fallout shelter home for a cool 2.3 Million USD. From their website: Bruce Francisco and his cousin Gregory Gibbons found a very unusual home with an equally unusual past in upstate New York. The two turned an Atlas F-series missile base […]
- Connected – Apocalyptic Short Film (9/6/2010) - Here is a short film I’ve found via Divers and Sundry. Its quite well done, and well worth the 7 and half minutes if you are into the Post Apocalyptic genre: Set in the distant future, Connected is a story about survival and greed with a post apocalyptic wasteland as its backdrop. Survivors of an […]
- Post Apocalyptic Food Packaging from FEMA (9/4/2010) - The Package Design Blog showcases interesting design packages and often highlights student work. The one below is an imagined response from FEMA during apocalyptic event in the USA (judging by FEMA’s press, ‘imagined’ in probably an appropriate term). This design was done by Ludvig Bruneau Rossow.