Dec 4, 2015

Hara Kiri: Using Hair to be Satiric & Offensive

The 1960s satiric French magazine Hara Kiri is known for its outrageous covers, sporting the subtitle, "Journal bête et méchant" ("Stupid and vicious magazine").  As a predecessor to Charlie Hebdo -- published by humorist Georges Bernier, author François Cavanna, and artistic director Fred Aristidès --  a number of the cover images, as one might imagine, portrayed hair as grotesque, repugnant, or distasteful.

 "The mode for summer has hair on the beach" - July 1974

  "Is the hair obscene?" - March 1972

  "What, aren't you gagging? Ben, and that, then?" - March 1989

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