The world's most morbid pinup girls: Scantily clad models pose next to COFFINS in an annual calendar to advertise caskets
- Polish company Lindner has been producing the racey calendar annually since 2010
- Each one features 12 photos of semi-nude woman posing with 12 wooden caskets
- Calendars have been criticised by the Catholic church but sales continue to soar
They say that sex sells and clearly one Polish coffin manufacturer is hoping that's the case with its rather morbid annual calendar.
Lindner has made a name for itself by arranging a controversial shoot each year featuring naked or half-naked female models posing against caskets.
And this year is no different, as women pose provocatively in vintage-style images that show them draped over coffins, posing while holding a gun with one, and even sitting down to enjoy some fruit by one.
Lindner has made a name for itself by arranging a controversial shoot each year featuring naked or half-naked female models posing against caskets. This year, it has gone for a vintage pin-up theme, pictured
The company has been producing the controversial calendars since 2010 and this year sees the women pose in sexy lingerie in vintage surroundings harking back to the 'old times' when 'gentleman wore top hats and ladies wore lace' - pictured, the calendar cover
Twelve models - harking back to the 'old times' when 'gentleman wore top hats and ladies wore lace' - pose alongside 12 wooden caskets, each of which is sold via the company.
Of its latest calendar which takes on a vintage pinup feel, the company said: 'The Lindner Calendar is an one-of-a-kind phenomenon: this limited edition, exclusive product is a treat for collectors and beauty connoisseurs. Twelve unique coffins, twelve beautiful models – they can now belong to you too.'The first calendar appeared in 2010 - causing eyebrows to be raised - as each month of the year displayed a very risque photo of female models dressed in sexy outfits.
The calendars have not affected sales with Lindner remaining the largest producer of coffins in Poland. Here a model poses in lace underwear and a fur stole to kneel beside the coffin and a bowl of fruit for the 2016 calendar
Following the release of the 2011 calendar, which saw the women take to movie settings with the caskets, the Catholic Church expressed their outrage. Here a model stands in front of the coffin in a ring master costume for its latest offering
The following year the 2011 calendar showed ladies in sexy lingerie draped over caskets recreating movie scenes from films such James Bond, Reservoir Dogs and The Godfather.
But the calendar sparked controversy in Catholic Poland with a church spokesman calling it tasteless and shocking. The Catholic church in Poland condemned Lindner's calendar saying human death should be respected and not mixed with sex.
The church said the calendars were 'inappropriate' but Zbigniew Lindner, the firm's owner, defended them.
The Catholic church in Poland condemned Lindner's calendar saying human death should be respected and not mixed with sex. Here a model paints a still life of her accompanying casket
Defending the calendar, Zbigniew Lindner, the firm's owner, said: 'My son had the idea of creating the company's calendar so that we could show something half-serious, colorful, beautiful; the beauty of Polish girls and the beauty of our coffins'
Following the release of the 2013 calendar he said: 'My son had the idea of creating the company's calendar so that we could show something half-serious, colorful, beautiful; the beauty of Polish girls and the beauty of our coffins.
'So much work goes into our coffins that are only seen for a few moments at the funeral. We wanted to show that a coffin shouldn't be a sacred object - it's furniture, it's the last bed you'll ever sleep in. It isn't a religious symbol. It's a product. Why are people afraid of coffins and not of business suits, cosmetics or jewellery?'
Last year the calendar appeared to coincide with the release of the 50 Shades Of Grey movie with black and white photos depicting nude models tied up in ribbon and accompanied by suited men.
Last year's calendar appeared to coincide with the release of the 50 Shades Of Grey movie and featured black and white photographs of nude models posing with suited men. Here a model flashes her bare bottom while using a coffin as a flower bed
However, it would seem that this controversy hasn't been enough to deter the company from producing this style of calendar - or, clearly, to stop people from buying them.
The company has been making wood products since the 1940s, and, following the fall of Communism a little over two decades ago, Linder has become the largest producer of coffins in Poland.
Nowadays the company not only sells coffins in Poland but to the rest of Europe of well.
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