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We love all Game of Thrones heroines. Russian artist Andrew Tarusov must love them too, because he made this gorgeous vintage tribute to the Game of Thrones girls and where we can see among others Cersei, Sansa, Ygritte, Brienne and of course Daenerys and her baby dragons.

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The end of an English institution

Nuts closure largely due to ‘tsunami of internet porn’

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Nuts, the weekly that along with arch-rival Zoo shook up the men’s magazine market a decade ago but attracted criticism for their sexist portrayal of women, is now closed. It’s hard to believe, but if you need to see with your own eyes go to the site www.nuts.co.uk and you’ll see this:

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Nuts launched in January 2004, just ahead of Bauer Media’s Zoo, and at the height of its popularity had an average weekly circulation of more than 300,000. However, both magazines have suffered years of sales decline, along with most other paid-for titles in the men’s sector. Nuts had a circulation of just over 53,000 in print in the second half of 2013, according to the latest official ABC sales figures, plus nearly 9,000 digital editions. Zoo, which has always lagged behind Nuts in sales terms, had a circulation of less than 30,000 in the same period.

Nuts and Zoo’s circulations dropped by one third year on year in the second half of 2013, after both titles’ publishers pulled them from Co-op stores. This came after they refused the supermarket chain’s demand that both magazines be distributed with modesty bags to shield pictures of naked women from shoppers. The retailer said it was acting on the concerns of its customers when it ordered Nuts, Zoo, Front and Loaded to hide their lurid front covers or be taken off its shelves.

Nuts and Zoo were defined from the outset by publishing more overtly sexual content than more expensive monthly rivals such as Loaded and FHM, which were forced go more downmarket in response. However, after 2007 sales of both weeklies went into longterm decline, not least because readers who wanted to look at scantily clad, topless or naked women could find far more risqué material online for free.

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top-posts-all-that-i-loveThe closure of lads’ magazine Nuts is largely down to a “tsunami of internet porn”, which is in itself a reason for “slight despair”, according to one of the UK’s most senior female journalists. Eleanor Mills, editorial director at the Sunday Times, said the demise of Nuts was “a sign of progress” in terms of representation of women in the media, “but the reason it’s closing fills me with slight despair”.

“Unfortunately the reason why Nuts and those lad mags are not doing well is because of the absolute onslaught, tsunami of internet porn out there,” Mills said during a Women in News session at the Advertising Week Europe conference in London on Tuesday. “Why do you need to buy Nuts magazine when with two clicks you can see a million images of tits much more graphic than you can see in Nuts?”

The end of the printed edition of Nuts Magazine as well the website nuts.co.uk also means no more posts like these on All That I Love: Nuts 100 Sexiest Babes 2012 and Nuts 100 Sexiest Babes 2013. The two posts together have over 2,500 hits on this blog only in one week (at right).

Source: www.theguardian.com.

The Final Issue

Warning: curves ahead (+18 or NSFW)

As sales are dropping, it’s getting more difficult for printed magazines to survive. This month the curtain for the famous British Nuts Magazine also falls. Say goodbye with this final photoseries… Click to enlarge the images.

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SW Picture of the Day

Posted: February 8, 2014 in photo, pin-ups, women
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May the Force be with you! Have a nice weekend!

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Hilda is a master piece of Duane Bryers, one of the best commercial illustrators of the 50′s and 60′s years. Bryers earned a living as a commercial illustrator until his early fifties and gradually found himself garnering a nice amount of attention as a fine artists who specialized in western theme paintings.

Bryers initially made his name back east where, in 1942, he won a National War Poster competition in New York and then went on to illustrate the syndicated comic strip “Cokey.” He continued his colorful career as a commercial artist in Chicago, but by 1956 was back in New York creating what would become the ever-popular images of “Hilda,” a plump pin-up girl, for the Brown and Bigelow calendar company. Hilda was converted in a pin-up fetish until 90′s when the series stopped. But Hilda never was a conventional pin-up, like the word makes us understand, but she is very very sexy, anyway. With a difference: she never poses to photos, she doesn’t use make up and she is always happy and having a lot of fun.

For more posts about Hilda, please click here and here. Enjoy Hilda one more time. I love her.

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One year and seven months ago, I published my first post on this blog. It was about Duane Bryers and his most famous creation, the pin-up Hilda. Well, today I updated that post and I’m posting the “Part 2” with more pictures of Hilda. To see the Part 1 of this post, please click here.

duane-240x300Hilda is a master piece of Duane Bryers, one of the best commercial illustrators of the 50’s and 60’s years. Bryers earned a living as a commercial illustrator until his early fifties and gradually found himself garnering a nice amount of attention as a fine artists who specialized in western theme paintings.

He was born in the upper peninsula of Michigan in 1911 on a farm with his three brothers and two sisters. At the age of twelve his family moved to a village in Northern Minnesota called Virginia (five miles north of Duluc according to Duane) where he lived until he left in 1939.

Bryers initially made his name back east where, in 1942, he won a National War Poster competition in New York and then went on to illustrate the syndicated comic strip “Cokey.” He continued his colorful career as a commercial artist in Chicago, but by 1956 was back in New York creating what would become the ever-popular images of “Hilda,” a plump pin-up girl, for the Brown and Bigelow calendar company.

Hilda was converted in a pin-up fetish until 90’s when the series stopped. But Hilda never was a conventional pin-up, like the word makes us understand, but she is very very sexy, anyway. With a difference: she never poses to photos, she doesn’t use make up and she is always happy and having a lot of fun.

Duane Bryers died on May 30, 2010, in Tucson at the age of 100.

Enjoy Hilda one more time. I love her.

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