Beautiful Macabre: Rare and Peculiar Posters 1862-1973 [Softcover]


Over seventy extremely rare and peculiar posters from the Century Guild archive are collected in Beautiful Macabre, the second book in Century Guild's 'Rare Artworks' book series. Sinister and sensual artworks spanning from 1862 to 1973 are shown in full color images, alongside historical commentary from historian and museum director Thomas Negovan. Posters topics include war, social hygiene, venereal diseases / STIs / STDs (notably syphilis), and advertisements for everything from automobiles to film!

While the internet is a magnificent repository of data, at Century Guild we still love curling up with books!  And many–if not most–of the images presented here are not available on the internet at all. Each image was captured from the original artwork, professionally photographed and meticulously color corrected, and printed for you to enjoy at the highest resolution possible.

5.5" x 8.5" softcover

88 pp full color throughout