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January 19, 2013

Hara Kiri's Covers: The Stupid and Evil French Magazine in the 1960s

Hara Kiri was the highly controversial satirical French magazine published by humorist Georges Bernier, author François Cavanna and comic artist (and artistic director) Fred Aristidès in the 1960s.

The magazine's subtitle “Journal bête et méchant” which literally translates to “Stupid and evil magazine” and this was not an understatement. They were renowned for sticking it to the powers that be and at times during their publishing history, their controversial attitudes saw them being temporarily banned by the French Government.

Their front covers were famously perverted, bizarre and highly creative and at the time, and in fact even by today's standards in a league of their own... Below is a collection of some of these strange covers.



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