For Sale: Arthur Machen & HPL: Celebrate Aklo-berfest!

This is what I was referring to earlier: An Aklo / Oktoberfest; or Akloberfest, if you will…

In 1899, Welsh author Arthur Machen coined the term ‘Aklo’ (among others) in his short story The White People; years later it would be used by H. P. Lovecraft and others as well in their works. HPL used it in The Diary of Alonzo Typer, The Dunwich Horror, and The Haunter of the Dark. This art is my parody / mish-mash of traditional Oktoberfest and Welsh colors and motifs.

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The colors are inspired by traditional Oktoberfest colors (blue + white, and possibly brown and gold) and the German flag (black, red and gold (which is not accurate to 1899, but I digress)) and the colors of the Welsh flag (red, white and green (which I also don’t think existed in 1899)). The dragon is from the Welsh flag. The type is set by me in a couple of tasteful German fonts.

The German text below the dragon reads:

Die weißen Menschen • Das Grünbuch

Caerllion, Sir Fynwy, Cymru

Gegründet a.d. 1899

Which means (in German and Welsh):

The White People • The Green Book (the chapter in the short story)

Caerleon, Monmouthshire, Wales

Established AD 1899 (when the story was written)

I do prefer the ‘dark’ shirts, because the will print the white in the design, which they don’t do on the ‘light’ shirts.

Anyway; your choice of some shirts and stickers.

*Also, if I have butchered the Welsh, please let me know and I will correct it.

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Author: Staff Writer

Thirty-something graphic designer trapped in a boring part of Florida.

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