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Devil in Design: Krampus (Krampus)

4.29 of 5 stars 4.29  ·  rating details  ·  34 ratings  ·  3 reviews

A collection of vintage Christmas cards for very bad little girls and boys.

The Devil in Design is a fascinating, full-color compendium of extremely rare, late 19th and early 20th-century Krampus postcards culled from key postcard collections from around the world. Lavishly illustrated with over a 150 striking and stylized full-page examples, the book also includes a short...more
Paperback, 168 pages
Published May 5th 2004 by Fantagraphics Books
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Dec 11, 2007 Jeff rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes weird stuff!
The Krampus is an interesting concept that originated in Germany. He is a demonic creature who "helps" Saint Nikolaus. While St. Nick brings toys and candy to good, children, the Krampus brings switches and whips the bad children and sometimes even carries them to Hell.

Other than some background info, there is not much actual reading to be done in this book, but it is a wonderful (some would say horrific) collection of postcard images from the early 20th century. Great stuff!
This gives you the history of the devil image and is chock full of cool old devil postcards. The devil lives!
Mar 03, 2009 Erika rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Creepy and cool.
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