These Vintage Dutch Safety Posters Aren’t Messing Around

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These Vintage Dutch Safety Posters Aren’t Messing Around

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Buzzfeed has posted some vintage Dutch work safety posters that are both scary and effective, especially this one: the electricity eel kills you, and the Grim Reaper catches you when you fall. Yikes!

Or this one, which definitely downplays the copious amount of blood that would be spattered across the table saw where you just cut off your entire thumb:

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“The cap was too high.”

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4 thoughts on “These Vintage Dutch Safety Posters Aren’t Messing Around

  1. Jeff Faust says:

    Well, there’s no getting around it: sawblade contact is not pretty.

  2. gdkonstantine says:

    I remember seeing some of these in a graphic design textbook. (They were shown in contrast to the more stylized images you usually see.) Although a little macabre, they are effective.

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