Daily Archives: May 3, 2007

Antikamnia: memento mori in advertising

Illustrations for Antikamnia Chemical Company Calendars, 1900 & 1897 Louis Crucius, ~1890 BibliOdyssey turned up this wicked advertising campaign by turn-of-the-century pharmaglomerate Antikamnia Chemical Company. The calenders were targeted at medical professionals, not the average consumer, for whom I presume … Continue reading

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The gig’s up!

Skulls found in man’s apartment | Chicago Tribune Uh-oh. I seriously hope the authorities aren’t going to start confiscating skulls, because I have one too. And yes, I boiled mine on my stove. That’s what you do to get a … Continue reading

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