2017-07-14

2017-06-24

Old Stockholm Pharmacies




These beautiful sculptural signs says that here lies or used to lie an old Stockholm pharmacy. The Moose, The Raven, The Angel, The Elephant, The Phoenix, The Crown, Saint Erik, The Dragon, The Owl, The Stork, The Leopard, The Marten.

For the Swedish reader: Historiska apotek i Stockholm
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2017-03-31

The Art of Hidden Faces

The Public Domain Review: The Art of Hidden Faces: Anthropomorphic Landscapes: "These images — particularly where landscapes are given the form of human heads — appear to be somewhat of a meme of the 17th century, with examples cropping up again and again, especially in Netherlandish painting."

Thanks to Stationsvakt 
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2017-03-24

Boris Bilinsky

Metropolis poster (1927) by Boris Bilinsky. Text in top left corner removed by me.

A couple of articles on Boris Bilinsky:
- MUBI: “Metropolis” and the posters of Boris Bilinsky
- Boris Bilinsky French Metropolis Posters & Montages 1927
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2017-03-16

Chocolate For My Sister


This is an illustration by Hans Arnold for an episode of the short story series ”Veckans Chock” (Shock of the week) in the Swedish magazine Veckorevyn. The story was written by Pat Stadley and in translation (back to English, I guess) the title would be "Chocolate for my sister". It was probably published in the late sixties or early seventies, is my guess.

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2017-03-14

Only 7 Days To Go!

There is a kickstarter campaign for a documentary about The Swiss-Swedish artist, illustrator and animator Hans Arnold (1925-2010). Most of those who know of him will associate him with his terrific horror images or with his illustrations for children's books.

- Hans Arnold illustrations previously in this blog.
- Hans Arnold in the Monster Brains blog

The kickstarter starter is an editor and director with the national Swedish TV company and he has filmed many hours of interviews and has collected hours of other material. What is left is basically editing everything together. The goal was 65.000 SEK (about 7.000 USD) and it has happily just now been reached. However, additional money is still welcome!




If you are, like I am, a fan of Hans Arnold and would like to see this documentary made in the best possible way - here's your chance to contribute!

Unfortunately the Kickstarter description is in Swedish but you might be able to figure it out with Google translate.




PS. I have personally nothing to do with this project. I just want to see the documentary completed.
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2017-03-08

They Call Her One Eye

Christina Lindberg in Thriller – en grym film, also known as Thriller: A Cruel Picture, They Call Her One Eye, Hooker's Revenge (1973). IMDb, Wikipedia. The film has been restored and will be screened today in Stockholm. Christina will be there.
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Here are some gif animations from the movie
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