Terrible Idea

No bookmark, just wanted to share this horrible book cover I came across today:




Images from "Alcoa's Book of Decorations." Published by the Golden Press, 1959.

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23 comments:

  1. LOL! That is too funny!

    In fact, it's so ugly it's cute.

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  2. Ok, maaaaybe the horse is cute.

    The turkey?

    Terrifying.

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  3. I wonder just what special occasion one has to wait for before that hideous thing gets set out on the buffet.

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  4. That really is terrible. I can't imagine who would think that turkey? is nice decoration. I think woman in the fifties were drinking too much sherry.

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  5. Oh, my gosh...I think I remember my Grandma having this book!!!

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  6. Anything to sell some aluminum foil!

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  7. I have that book! It is truly special.

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  8. Wow, I'm a crafter and I dig some retro craft projects but this is gross. This an ugly you can't un-see, our poor eyes.

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  9. If you look at the mermaid, I think I know the inspiration for Nightmare Before Christmas.

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  10. No fibbing, I had a bad dream about that thing at the top last night. It's a Dia de los Muertos/Marabou Stork/Drag artist from Hell and It haunted me in my sleep.

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  11. Closer to 'Alcoa's Book of Desecration!'

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  12. send me that book, it's totaly awesome. devon would shit his pants for that thing.

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  13. aw, Jessamyn - I shipped it out this morning.

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  14. "click to enlarge photos"
    no thank you.
    wow those are creepy, wonder if it sold any copies.

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  15. I just bought this from Amazon for two bucks. I can't wait!!!

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