Dead Rodents Rule the Board of Taxidermy Chess Set

taxidermy chess set

It’s a war between brown and white mice, and technically speaking, none of them have survived. They would however, be in eternal war as pieces of a chess set. The taxidermy chess set is the work of Rachael Garcia, featuring white and brown mice as the opposing sides. The mice were sourced from a captive breeding facility that sells frozen rodents for snake feeding.

Portraits Show The Human in Chess Pieces

Black Queen

Chess is one of the oldest board games in existence and has a good share of imagination. Something that touches up the imagination should be even more interesting, like the moving, animated pieces in the Harry Potter movie. Italian photographer Francesco Ridolfi stepped up on the imagination and gave Chess pieces the very human forms that each piece is supposed to represent.

Nixie Tube Chess

Nixie Tubes should be something of a universal symbol of cool, because they have the unlikely habit of making everything look way better than it actually is. The chess set has ’80s era nixie tubes with scientific symbols on top of them, which become very well usable for marking pieces as well.

Chess Set is a Cityscape Unto Itself

Commissioned by Tiffany & Co, architect Frank Gehry created this wondrous chess set whose pieces mimic a cityscape sculpted by the architect. Gehry drew inspiration from the pieces and their roles, gave them a touch of his architectural genius and created this lovely, funky chess set where each piece has a role to play, not just in the game but also in terms of architectural aesthetics.