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Crime & Punishment

April 8, 2009

Here are various mugshots from around the world. The dates on these range from 1920 to 1940. I love how precise the handwritten text is above each individual.  It’s clearly for identification purposes, but I like to thing of it as an embellished typographic element.   The composition of some of the shots are interesting as well. They could pass for serious portraits if murder or theft weren’t involved.

mug-1

mug-2

mug-3

mug-41

mug-5

For more:
Crime and Punishment Set @ juffrouwjo’s flickr

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