THE FUNNY BONES CALENDARS 2020 14 Months, December 2019 - January 2021.
// WALL CALENDAR // BOOK CALENDAR // POSTERS // POSTCARDS //
Drawn by Louis Crusius 1893 for the Antikamnia Chemical Company // Completely restored and retouched.
Louis Crusius (1862 - 1898) practiced medicine and was a lecturer in anatomy and histology in the 19th Century. Drawing was a hobby for Crusius, and he produced a vast number of humorous works. Almost his last conscious act was the completion of an 1898 New Year's card shortly before his death .
WALL CALENDAR SIZE: 42X30CM (A3)
A short sneak peek on our rewards...
His drawings frequently incorporated a humorous and satiric view of the medical profession. Most of his works were given to friends and family. A few, such as The Diagnosis, were sold to be included in a calendar published by the Antikamnia Chemical Company of St. Louis or to be used for other advertisements.
The Antikamnia Chemical Company – the name is a cod Greek word meaning opposed to pain – was founded in the late 1880s and registered in 1890 by a couple of drug store owners in St Louis, Missouri.
The little white tablets they produced were described in their adverts as “little short of an inspiration”. Users were given helpful instructions, “also advisable to administer with a little water, diluted whisky, wine or hot toddy”. And what was it supposed to cure? The advert, naturally, gave the answer, “this combination is particularly useful in La Grippe, Influenza and all Grippal Conditions, Pneumonia, Bronchitis, Deep Seated Coughs, Neuroses of the Larynx etc, etc”.
The Wall Calendar has two Extra special sheets: 1 about the Antikamnia medicine Campaigns ....
... and 1 with "Pain Boy", the later legandary Main Character of the satirical Magazine MAD: Alfred E. Neumann! So you can hang the Calendar before December 2019 and can let it hang after February 2021.. if you can stand that weird face :-D
The Funny Bones Book Calendar. With 150 pages in total
Every week on two pages with a monthly overviev. Introduction of every month is an original Funny Bone Drawing and the monthly overview sheet, where you can note Birthdays and other important things on one page.
THE BOOK SIZE: HARDCOVER // 21,5 X 15,5 CM (A5)
Softtouch Cover with golden Hot Foil Stamping!
Extra Pages with funny documents of the Antikamnia Advertising Campaigns until 1908!
The weird original Antikamnia accessories..
Although the medicine was never patented and wasn’t a prescription drug, the Company marketed it aggressively through direct mailing and promotional products to doctors in the hope that they would be persuaded to recommend it to their patients.
There were the Funny Bones Calendars, tin cans and other promotional stuff...
THE FUNNY BONES POSTER ART PRINTS. SELECT FROM 20 FUNNY BONES CHARACTERS!
Printed on 200 grams matte Archival paper in Museum Quality.
All motifs were completely restored and retouched. We deleted the old calendar graphics completely and draw parts of the images completely new and integrated new vintage typography styles to the posters with the original wordings. On some Posters were the original Antikamnia Logos, so we let them like in the original image..
The signature of Louis Crusius was obtained on all Calendar pages and Posters.
The Art prints 30x40 (framed and unframed) come without white Border!
The first 12 completely restored "Funny Bones" Characters. You can make your final choice later.
SPECIAL POSTER " IT DIDN'T HURT A BIT"
Scanned and retouched from an original Antikamnia Promotion Calendar Card!
THE POSTCARD SET WITH 20 CARDS 10x15 cm // COMES WITH A NICE CARDBOARD BOX.
And last ..but not least.. Thank you all for watching and hopefully backing : )
Some Backer reviews from previous projects:
“The box in silver edition is just stunning! The texture of the paper is just perfect for suggesting the moon's surface. Thanks Tim for this wonderful project!” / “Very good! And thanks for including the PDF version with the physical book, it's nice to have both”/ “Very good as always”/ “My books and slipcase came today. They’re absolutely gorgeous”/ “I've also received my copy. Very well packaged, beautiful books.” /“Just hanged them in my medical practice. They look amazing, with a vintage feel. Got many compliments on them. Thank you!”/ “I received my prints today. They look great!”/ “I just got my prints in the mail today. They look amazing! Can’t wait to get them framed and up on the wall. Thanks!”
Some former projects of us:
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All images are Public Domain.
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