From Bohemian Hell Hole: “Vintage German Picture Books Are Amazing”

by | Posted July 19th, 2013


These illustrations are amazing because they’re incredibly detailed. Check more out here and prepare to be momentarily distracted.

There is also a German picture book similar to the slightly disturbing Grimm’s Fairy Tales (not the kid-friendly Disney versions) that relay stories of morality, originally published in 1845. Considered a “bedtime classic,” author Heinrich Hoffman wrote tales of “children who are — with gleeful abandon — immolated, humiliated, and mutilated by men with giant scissors” and many other more gruesome – sometimes fatal – tales. That sounds like a great story to scare the dickens out of children, right? Check out the illustrations here. Proceed at your own risk.

Source: Bohemian Hellhole