Derby #245: Poetry Illustrated
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That is not dead which can eternal lie...

That is not dead which can eternal lie...
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bairdmandust


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"That is not dead which can eternal lie, and with strange aeons, even Death may die.”
-H.P. Lovecraft

Though Lovecraft's work's often evoke alien horrors to terrible to imagine, I remember thinking of this poem after hearing my friends describe living in England. Their house was near an ancient ruined castle where many battles were fought, and they found it strange and kind of funny that parks and playgrounds have been built right over top of all these years of medieval history. Who know's what lies just under our feet, not really dead, but dreaming...

melfox86


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This is great! I would be surprised if this doesn't fly to the fog. I do wish it was a bit bigger on the shirt though- so the detail shows up better.

tarmawolf


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"The Nameless City" is a horror story written by H. P. Lovecraft in January 1921 and first published in the November 1921 issue of the amateur press journal The Wolverine. It is often considered the first Cthulhu Mythos story.

This is a freaking AWESOME shirt, but it's not a poem.

bairdmandust


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tarmawolf wrote:"The Nameless City" is a horror story written by H. P. Lovecraft in January 1921 and first published in the November 1921 issue of the amateur press journal The Wolverine. It is often considered the first Cthulhu Mythos story.

This is a freaking AWESOME shirt, but it's not a poem.


I'm glad you like my shirt and are a fellow Lovecraft fan.

The shirt refers to these specific few lines of poetry found in "The Nameless City", and not to the entire story itself. From Wikipedia: The protagonist of "The Nameless City" states that "it was of this place that Abdul Alhazred the mad poet dreamed of" the night before he sang his unexplained couplet: "That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange aeons even death may die."

Some of my favorite poems are found tucked away within larger literary works rather standing alone, from stories like The Hobbit and The Jungle Book.

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samandliz09


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This shirt is poetry.

I heart it.

wehealthy


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The composition of this design is great. You divided the shirt with the ground plane then unified it with the skeleton.

straightshooter


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Reminds me a lot of Dan McCarthy's work. http://danmccarthy.org/PRINT.DETAIL/99189.tyrannosaur.html

bairdmandust


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Reminds me a lot of Dan McCarthy's work. http://danmccarthy.org/PRINT.DETAIL/99189.tyrannosaur.html


So, funny story- I remember seeing that poster a while back on itunes movie trailers and was WAY disappointed to find out that rather than a movie about a dinosaur it was a depressing drama about a guy with anger management issues.

amen87


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Wow that was a wonderful story! This shirt is really cool. It brings with it thought and wonder instead of the cheap laugh we've come to get from most shirts these days. Everything about this shirt is great! Good job! I'd buy it!

slinkskull


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Ugh shirts like this are what kill me that new ones are now way to big to fit, but I'm voting anyway because I am a Lovecraft fan this is a great design.

I may have to look into working it into a skirt of it get printed.

bairdmandust


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omarfeliciano wrote:Very cool design!


Thanks, your design is rad as well!

bairdmandust


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amen87 wrote:Wow that was a wonderful story! This shirt is really cool. It brings with it thought and wonder instead of the cheap laugh we've come to get from most shirts these days. Everything about this shirt is great! Good job! I'd buy it!


Thanks!!!

bairdmandust


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slinkskull wrote:Ugh shirts like this are what kill me that new ones are now way to big to fit, but I'm voting anyway because I am a Lovecraft fan this is a great design.

I may have to look into working it into a skirt of it get printed.


Um, a fossilized dragon skeleton battlefield would absolutely make an amazing skirt. If it does print I may just have to make one for my wife - thanks for the idea!

bairdmandust


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samandliz09 wrote:This shirt is poetry.

I heart it.


Wow, thank you!

incerity


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Definitely a shirt I would buy! Loving the colors and the fun design <3

shorvok


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Amazing design. Lovecraft fan and paleo nut, would buy no doubt.

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