Zombies Spawned from World’s Heaviest Pumpkin

What master sculptor Ray Villafane does with pumpkins is more than just carve a typical holiday jack-o-lantern. We’ve seen his past pumpkin sculptures before but his latest creation for The New York Botanical Garden is otherworldly. Or should we say… UNDERworldly! (Because he carved out zombies.)

Over the course of two days, Villafane used two giant pumpkins to publicly sculpt this masterpiece. Brant and Eleanor Bordsen’s 1,693-pound pumpkin was carved out to bring the zombies to life, while the world’s heaviest pumpkin, weighing in at 1,818.5 pounds, provided by Kelsey and Jim Bryson, formed the foundation. The zombie-infested gourd will be on display throughout the Halloween weekend or until October 30, 2011.

Ray Villafane’s website
The New York Botanical Garden’s website and Flickr
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November 29, 2016

Klimt-Inspired Golden Map of Manhattan Celebrates the Bright Lights of New York at Night

Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

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