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Pulp Corner: The Fashion Of The Flash Gordon Newspaper Strip

As I get older I find myself more interested in what goes into artists’ costume designs for superheroes. So when I stumbled upon this it was a godsend. Apparently, Flash Gordon creator Alex Raymond had released these in 1934 as more or less toys for kids. Essentially, they were paper doll cutouts which you could dress up in various apparel. I’ve always appreciated Raymond’s gorgeous art so seeing these is a real treat. Despite their original intention they work more as a document of Flash Gordon intergalactic fashion from the 1930’s and Alex Raymond’s forward thinking futuristic sense of style.

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About Biff Tannen

Film Noir, Pulp, Comic Books and Hitchcock.

Posted on January 19, 2015, in Clothes, Features, Nerd Art, Pulp Corner and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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