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February 27, 2014 11:14 AM   Subscribe

Hoogspanning. 50 Watts updates itself with more delicious Dutch Safety Posters (previously).
posted by grateful (22 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite

 
KoolMonoxyde!

I can see the problem - with a name like that, everyone's probably doing it!


Still not sure what to make of the "Don't spit on the nuns" poster. Was that a serious problem? And what exactly makes it unsafe? Is it a wrath of the almighty kinda thing?
posted by nubs at 11:20 AM on February 27 [4 favorites]


Oh dear God, these have somehow combined with memories of that safety film Shake Hands With Danger to make me wonder what a PSA produced by Ingmar Bergman would look like.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 11:26 AM on February 27


What's going on in "Bescherm Je Ogen"? Protect your eyes so you can check out ladies?
posted by Rock Steady at 11:34 AM on February 27


God damn, every one of these would be a killer t shirt. Every. single. one.
posted by Think_Long at 11:42 AM on February 27 [1 favorite]


T-shirt? I want them all framed on my wall.
posted by Rock Steady at 11:44 AM on February 27


These are wonderful!
posted by Confess, Fletch at 11:49 AM on February 27 [1 favorite]


I literally cannot stop going back to the "Hoogspanning!" poster. That word, that jet, those trees...
posted by Rock Steady at 11:56 AM on February 27 [1 favorite]


"Hoogspanning!" would be a great name for a music festival.
posted by Think_Long at 11:57 AM on February 27 [2 favorites]


It's been done.
posted by MartinWisse at 12:02 PM on February 27 [2 favorites]


On the Amstel Light Festival Stage: The Afschermen and Niet Spuwen

On the ING Main Stage: Levensgevaarlijk, Kool Mo Noxyde and headliners Zet 'M Op
posted by Rock Steady at 12:02 PM on February 27


When you spit, you spit with Hitler! /notgodwinning
posted by The Tensor at 12:05 PM on February 27


Early 20th-c. poster art makes me tingly in my happy place. And the Dutch penchant for double-vowels only adds to the tingle.
posted by LMGM at 12:05 PM on February 27


I love this sort of thing. I adore the spare, strong, graphical illustrations.

So, so good.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 12:08 PM on February 27


Dodelik!
posted by Jode at 12:13 PM on February 27


nubs: "Still not sure what to make of the "Don't spit on the nuns" poster. Was that a serious problem? And what exactly makes it unsafe? Is it a wrath of the almighty kinda thing?"

Running the text underneath through Google Translate seems to indicate that the danger is in spreading infection. There's another "no spitting" poster further down that doesn't have a nun in it. I guess the probably was spitting in general, maybe not just at clergy.
posted by mhum at 12:24 PM on February 27


Very Devo.
posted by benito.strauss at 12:39 PM on February 27 [1 favorite]


These are fabulous. I'd love to see all of our university safety announcements like this!
posted by korej at 12:41 PM on February 27


I first read this as "hogsplaining" and was really wishing for a male pig doing a condescending eyeroll and saying "It's pronounced OINK."
posted by middleclasstool at 1:20 PM on February 27 [3 favorites]


The second poster reminds me of a great German(?) electrical safety booklet from around the same time that I used to have a scanned copy of but unfortunately can't seem to find again online.
posted by Venadium at 1:41 PM on February 27


suh-weet!
posted by bird internet at 1:57 PM on February 27


I loved the ones with fingers missing, and the hair caught in the electric drill, but the little acorn dood wearing those huge gloves and covering his eyes while someone cuts off their foot with an ax is the best.

They're absolutely correct in suggesting that everyone wear gloves when handling irate black cats.
posted by BlueHorse at 7:55 PM on February 27


I sure do wish I'd seen the hair-in-the-drill one before that one time in college...
posted by Adridne at 11:40 AM on February 28 [1 favorite]


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