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Anorak Spots: Steinbeck on love, hairy Victorian women, kinky Medievil books, Russian criminal tattoos

by | 2nd, September 2015

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On Flashbak this week we covered:

Fifteen Beautiful French Art-Deco Travel Posters by Roger Broders Roger Broders was born in Paris in 1883. A brilliant illustrator he is best known for his travel posters, many of them commissioned by the French railway company Paris, Lyon, Mediteranée (PLM). From 1922 to 1932 he dedicated himself to poster art, although producing fewer than 100 posters in that time.

John Steinbeck: A 1958 Letter To His Son On Falling in Love : John Steinbeck was a Nobel laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner. In addition to his great work an oeuvre taking in Mice and Men, East of Eden (a book orginally addressed to his two young sons) and The Grapes of Wrath he wrote letters.

The Horror of Guy N Smith : Guy N Smith was not considered suitable reading for English class when I was a kid, his gory tales of horror were the kind of frowned-upon fictions lumped beside such other verboten authors as Sven Hassel or Dennis Wheatley or Timothy Lea and his smutty Confessions of a… series.

Russian Criminal Tattoo Police Files: Decoding The Mark Of Cain 1960-1989 : From the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s, Arkady Bronnikov, a senior expert in criminalistics at the USSR Ministry of Internal Affairs, checked on prisoners in the correctional institutions of the Ural and Siberia regions, a beat that included St. Petersburg’s notorious Kresty Prison. As he did his rounds Bronnikov took photographs of convicts and their tattoos.

Watch A Bleak Film Of Every Atomic Explosion Since 1945 :  Walt Disney taught us to love the atom and

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