No, this isn’t some made up holiday by the Hollywood studios. Krampus is actually a piece of German/ Alpine folklore. There is a film coming this December (two days before Krampusnacht). However, a new book displaying Krampus themed art of 70 artists is coming this October. Check out the press release from Phrenology Press below.
Press Release: For the 1st time ever, Contemporary Krampus gathers more than 68 diverse artists from around the globe to create new images of Krampus. From renowned artists like Angus Oblong to up and comers like Peter Skullkid, each image has been hand selected by curator of curiosities and Krampus aficionado Mike Drake.
Behold the wages of sin as naughty and misbehaving children are beaten, shackled, and shoved into Krampus’ basket to be carried off.
Gather your gingerbread, sharpen a candy cane, secure the windows, bolt the door, Boil the cocoa, summon all your courage, and let the artists of Contemporary Krampus show you what lurks in the shadows on cold winter nights.
Contemporary Krampus is in bookstores on October 21st, 2015.
This 8.5 x 11 inch tome is printed using luxuriant hi-gloss stock and contains a hefty 124 pages. The perfect gift for both those on the naught and nice lists, and an indispensable addition to any library.
It is also available for pre-order on Amazon.
(pictured above curator Mike Drake, photo by Peter Keehn. Art work above from featured in Contemporary Krampus)