Hekaton 100 Design

Came up with this last night. Strikes me as kinda Weta-esque.

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The Hekatonkheires were ‘Hundred-handed’ giants of ancient Greek myth. They also had fifty heads. Awesome name, incredibly bizarre-looking, and a glancing reference to Masamune Shirow’s Appleseed? Done!

Grecophiles line up here:

HEKATON-100 Shirts & Such

If you would like to see this art on a Zazzle product, just ask.

 

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Aliens: Ripley’s Reeboks

Called ‘Alien Stompers’ by Reebok, these were made as hi-tops (Ripley) and low-tops (Bishop) for the film, and mass-produced as low-tops as a tie-in in 1986. They were recently mass-produced in extremely limited numbers in 2016 in both versions to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the film.

Retouched screencaps below the jump:

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Hunt for Red October: Replica Orders

Retouched HD screencaps:

Appears to be two sheets, double-spaced, stapled together in the upper left hand corner.

I’ve recreated this in two sheet sizes: US Letter, and Metric A4:

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A4  •  US Letter with A4 Proportions

Not dead accurate, but close, given the reference material. The US Letter with A4 Proportions has trim lines on the edges.

Museums Mentioned in HPL’s Fiction

This is the result of a quick search of HPLovecraft.com for the word “museum.” Very exhaustive, and fool-proof, I’m sure. The following are museums (but not libraries), real and fictional, mentioned by name (or implied specifically enough to ID) in the written fiction of H. P. Lovecraft:

The Australian Museum, Sydney, Australia. Holds the “Alert” Cthulhu idol from The Call of Cthulhu. Real.

The British Museum, London, UK. Holds a copy of the Necronomicon, as stated in The History of the Necronomicon. This is curious, as The British Library would seem to be a better custodian of such a rare book. Real.

The Cabot Museum of Archaeology, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Greatest collection of in mummies in America, as mentioned in Out of the Aeons. Fictional.

Captain Orne’s ‘marine museum,’ Martin’s Beach, Massachusetts, USA. Short-lived museum built on a boat, containing the remains of a sea monster, from The Horror at Martin’s Beach. Fictional.

The Miskatonic University Museum, Arkham, Massachusetts, USA. Contains some Innsmouth jewelry, as mentioned in The Shadow Over Innsmouth. Fictional.

The Newburyport Historical Society, Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA. Innsmouth jewelry, The Shadow Over Innsmouth. Fictionalized version of The Museum of Old Newbury.

The Paterson Museum, Paterson, New Jersey, USA. Local and natural history, mentioned in The Call of Cthulhu. Real.

The Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. Art modern & historical. Mentioned as containing materials related to the local witch trials in The Shunned House. Real.

Rogers’ Museum, London, UK. Wax figures / monsters, from The Horror in the Museum. Fictional.

Alien Day Stuff

Not on sale, but still for sale, many silly shirts:

Aspen Beer Red Logo

Aspen Beer White Logo

Balaji Imperial Pack Art

CM88B Bison Promo

USCM PT Shirt

Narcissus E1 Shirt

Nostromo Boot Screen

I’m Ready for Ripley

Refreshing 7-Eleven

An Unofficial Logo Design Experiment

All this digging into 7-Eleven’s graphic identity (BTTF II & Lucky Dragon) has made me want to do my own version of a futuristic 7-Eleven logo.

I tweaked the 7 in numerous subtle ways, adding a hint of italics. I then tweaked the text to match. Because I like what Burger King did with their logo recently, I thought I’d try to do the same thing here: take something previously rectangular, and shape it into a circle. The resulting shape can also suggest a crescent moon, implying their late-night hours.

7-Eleven Experiment
An unofficial logo redesign experiment.

4/26 = Alien Day!

4/26 has been declared to be Alien (movie franchise) Day!

426 Blaze It
I regret nothing.

This is, of course, due to the name of the planet (LV-426) from Alien & Aliens (& Prometheus?), as established by dialogue in Aliens.

426 Blaze It Queen
I may have some regrets.
426 Nuke It
I regret everything.