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July 02 2018


World Cup

1958 FIFA World Cup in Sweden. 

May 08 2018


M.C. Escher

The Boston Public Library has digitized their collection of M.C. Escher prints. 

Via Kottke.org.

April 21 2018


Sound Effects

BBC Sound Effects

"These 16,016 BBC Sound Effects are made available by the BBC in WAV format to download for use under the terms of the RemArc Licence. The Sound Effects are BBC copyright, but they may be used for personal, educational or research purposes, as detailed in the license."


April 08 2018



Germany Travel Poster. Art by Jupp Wiertz, 1927. Via Luis Cesar's FB page

February 28 2018


February 16 2018


January 19 2018


Sture Johannesson

Friheten på barrikaderna II, 1968 

Sture Johannesson 1935 - 2018

December 23 2017


Better Than Beard

A tie? I'm not so sure.

November 26 2017


November 03 2017



Boris Karloff, The Mummy, 1932

September 10 2017


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



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


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


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


August 19 2017


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 


August 14 2017


July 17 2017



Toddler Zombies by Graham Annable - Grickle
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