The headquarters of Mussolini's Italian Fascist Party, 1934


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/01/18/the-headquarters-of-mussolini.html


#2

Whimsical, uplifting, and thoroughly delightful…


#3

Those pursed lips and furrowed brow, a mix of perpetual confusion and antagonism, look oddly familiar.

Also, giving the public the choice between “my guys” or a “no” vote that put the public in the position of indefinite obstructionism? Ugh.


#4

Oh, Italy, with your design-conscious avant-garde fascism.


#5

That’s just creepy. A “Facist facade” indeed.

Any guesses about the gelato flavors next door?


#6

Heck! I’ll just put it out there: In certain images of Trump, he had a certain Mussolini-esque attitude/air about him. Each time, I wondered if anyone else saw what I was seeing.


#7

Trump’s favorite.


#8

That’s Italian futurism, right?


#9

I think this is the closest thing to a RL supervillian lair.


#10

So that’s where the Guardian from Ultima IV came from…


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#13

Does anyone happen to know if this was an inspiration for Jack Kirby’s Darkseid? It’s thematically appropriate, and the resemblance is striking.


#14

Christ almighty who died for my sins only be to resurrected and bodily ascend to heaven!

Is that real? That’s so fucked.


#15

Came here for this. Thanks for saving me the effort of finding a link.


#16

They called it “the Mega Dittos Building.”


#17

Pretty sure Fletcher Hanks sculpted that face.


#18

Any flavor you want, as long as it’s “Il Duce de leche”


#19

Adolfo Wildt


#20

There is no joy in fascism.