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May 6, 2013 12:54 PM   Subscribe

Fifty years of workplace safety posters courtesy of Geheugenvannederland.nl (Memory of the Netherlands).
posted by Think_Long (8 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

 
Anybody have some translations? I didn't see any on the site and would love to know what they say!

But regardless, these are very cool. It's so interesting to see how graphic media has grown over time.
posted by chipolux at 12:59 PM on May 6, 2013


These are awesome.
posted by dobbs at 1:05 PM on May 6, 2013


Geweldig! Dank u wel!
posted by trip and a half at 1:15 PM on May 6, 2013 [1 favorite]


Birds are nothing to sneeze at (I think that's what it says).
posted by idiopath at 1:22 PM on May 6, 2013


Surely this was later the logo for a grindcore band
posted by bendybendy at 1:31 PM on May 6, 2013 [1 favorite]


Birds are nothing to sneeze at

That's "birds are not for the cat", a pune or play on words in Dutch, as "niet voor de poes" also means something good or incredible you wouldn't want to waste on a moggy.
posted by MartinWisse at 2:02 PM on May 6, 2013 [1 favorite]


Everything is more frightening in Dutch.
posted by GuyZero at 4:16 PM on May 6, 2013


Everything is more frightening in Dutch.

Unless it's in German...
posted by Eekacat at 6:25 PM on May 6, 2013 [2 favorites]


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