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November 03 2017

00:20

Boris

Boris Karloff, The Mummy, 1932

September 10 2017

21:54

Hans Alfredson, 1931 - 2017

Hans Alfredsson by Per Åhlin

Today Hans Alfredsson passed away at 86 years of age. If you ain't a Swede or at least Scandinavian you would rightfully ask: Who?

Well, the importance of Hans Alfredson in Swedish culture and entertainment can hardly be overstated. It is however impossible to fully convey his importance to youngsters and non-Swedes who did not experience Sweden in the 1960s, 1970s or 1980s. Those were probably his most productive and successful years. He was, among many other things, a comedian, a showman, an actor, a writer, a director of movies, TV, theater and shows. Internationally he would have been most noted for his brilliant film The Simple-Minded Murderer (1982) in which Stellan Skarsgard had his break-through role outside Sweden.

Hans Alfredsson was also the father of directors Thomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and Daniel Alfredson (The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest )

Vila i frid Herr Lindeman, Herr Garbo, Don José m fl.

September 03 2017

10:55

H-day


This day 50 years ago Sweden switched from driving on the left-hand side of the road to the right. The 3rd of September 1967 was named  Dagen H (the H-day, with H standing for Höger (Right).
Apparently the transition went well, in parts due to a massive information campaign. You can probably spot the H-logo in the magazine cover above. Below you'll find other H-day related items.





August 31 2017

07:45

Janne ”Loffe” Carlsson

Swedish film and television actor, TV show host, musician Janne "Loffe" Carlsson died this morning. In the late 1960s he was the 'Karlsson' of the Swedish jazz fusion/psychedelic rock duo Hansson & Karlsson (with hammond organist Bo Hansson).




Janne ”Loffe” Carlsson (Jan Edvard Carlsson) 1937 - 2017.

August 27 2017

14:40

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Art: Bernie Wrightson. Image source: Fantasy Ink


Director of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Poltergeist William Tobe Hooper died yesterday. (January 25, 1943 – August 26, 2017). 

Hopefully they won't build a planned community on top of his grave.



August 20 2017

19:01

August 19 2017

11:33

Bo von Zweigbergk


Selfportrait, Bo von Zweigbergk, 1922.



Malmö hamn (Malmö Harbour), Bo von Zweigbergk, 1922. via Adventures of the Blackgang 



Vy mot Skeppsholmen, Bo von Zweigbergk, 1921. via Adventures of the Blackgang 


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August 14 2017

13:50

July 17 2017

18:30

TRAAAIIINSSS!!!

Toddler Zombies by Graham Annable - Grickle
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July 14 2017

11:42

Herons


Herons at Skansen. Poster by Staffan Wirén, 1949.
Can be bought here.

More by Staffan Wirén .
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June 23 2017

22:38

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.
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June 06 2017

17:52

June 04 2017

21:53

May 26 2017

19:38

May 14 2017

10:48

April 18 2017

19:49

March 31 2017

12:48

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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March 24 2017

14:00

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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