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Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 01/20/2012

London death festival features weird coffins

A festival of death is hardly a morose event when it involves coffins shaped like lions and a puppet show about a guinea pig’s death titled “Goodbye Mr. Muffin.” That’s why an exhibition examining the great unknown is called “Death: Southbank Centre’s Festival for the Living.”

One of the exhibition’s many events is a display of coffin art, but these caskets are far from what you’d see in Dracula’s castle. Strange coffins — including a dumpster, a guitar and a Mercedes — were created by Ghana’s Pa Joe workshop and Britain’s Crazy Coffins. Take a look:

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