Archive | May, 2011

31 May 2011 0 Comments

June 4: Art of Bleeding’s Hospital Clown

This Saturday, June 4, The Art of Bleeding will present a living (but in critical condition) art piece: “The Hospital Clown” at the Hive’s “Circus Circus” themed show.  The installation will be up throughout the night. Further info on the show provided by The Hive… The Hive Gallery Group show and Performances- “CIRCUS, CIRCUS” Themed […]

31 May 2011 0 Comments

A Few Cautionary Comics

After a long holiday weekend, your heads are probably a bit fuzzy and perhaps you’re overwhelmed with work, so it seemed safe to stick with something simple, i.e., comic books.   So today we offer four lovingly executed illustrations of things not to do in emergency situations.  Their original source  — presumably some sort of Red-Cross-issued faux […]

25 May 2011 0 Comments

The Party He’d Rather Forget

This one is from a while ago, our Las Vegas “after show.” Just a single picture today, but this one speaks volumes and somehow never got uploaded.  See what happens when you don’t pay off the blackmailers, Abram?? (Photo by Phil Glau)

24 May 2011 0 Comments

Achtung! Electrocution Graphics

The last posting about Soviet industrial safety posters got us thinking about some other safety graphics from dark days gone by. These handsome renderings of electrocution are from the book Electrical Safety in 132 Pictures, published in Germany just a few years before Hitler made his power grab. They were originally scanned and uploaded by roboticist and […]

23 May 2011 1 Comment

Careful There, Comrade!

Judging by these safety posters from the site English Russia it seems Soviet-era Russia was not quite the Workers’ paradise it was cracked up to be. At least we all got some handsome graphics out of all those industrial accidents they must’ve been struggling with. Which is your favorite way to be maimed? Translation: “Don’t […]

20 May 2011 0 Comments

Book Surgeries 2: Anthropodermic Books

Our last entry on book surgeries got us thinking about a more grisly nexus of books and anatomy, in particular: anthropodermic bibliopegy, or the use of human skin in bookbinding. If you thought such things only existed in concentration camp mythology and The Evil Dead movies, think again. Genuine examples can be found in museums the […]

19 May 2011 0 Comments

Book Surgeries: Brian Dettmer

The delightful science/culture blog Biophemera pointed us to the work of artist Brian Dettmer who creates his astounding altered books via a strictly subtractive process involving no more than an X-acto knife and creative vision. Though Dettmer performs his surgeries on old books on a variety of topics, we’ve chosen a few favorites with a […]

Tags: ,
18 May 2011 2 Comments

Ape Bran Cereal Commercial Shoot

On May 8, Abram the Safety Ape and “friend” showed up at the Broadway Fiesta in downtown Los Angeles to convince festival-goers that his new Ape Bran cereal is a proven means of promoting regularity (hence the sidekick) AND “fighting cancer with great taste.” Footage shot there will be part of an advertising campaign launching […]

16 May 2011 0 Comments

Never Too Much of a Bad Thing

Feedback 0n the recent face-transplant blog entry got us searching the topic a bit more, and we didn’t have to search long. Think this pretty much says it all: “Face Transplant Pictures Dot Com” (not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach obviously)  

14 May 2011 0 Comments

We’re Not Candy! (So they say)

We’re Not Candy!  (So they say)

More retro health & safety PSA goodness. Sing along with the singing pills: “We’re not candy. This is serious..serious, we could make you Delirious.” Really? If your pills are singing to you, isn’t there a good chance delirium has already set in?

Tags: , , , ,