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Where the Old Things Are

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  • Tikicobra said 68 weeks ago

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    Honestly I'm really disappointed. The name implies a mash up of Where the Wild Things Are and Cthulhu, which would be absolutely amazing, but this looks nothing like Where the Wild Things Are. I mean, it's decent on its own merits, but the title implies something much better in my opinion.
  • StoicPariah said 68 weeks ago

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    As much as I love the Lovecraft mythos, this just doesn't work. Cthulhu is the only great old one that has ever really been consistently depicted in art, and is the only recognizable Great Old One in the design. All the rest were just thrown on to fill in room and make it basically impossible to identify the theme of this shirt. Only 2 of the six figures are at all identifiable.
  • Nurgul said 68 weeks ago

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    I do belive this is the fisrt shirt i buy within moments of it going live, awesome shirt desgin! More Old Ones tees!
  • cloudshadow said 68 weeks ago

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    I don't know much about Lovecraft but this is completely awesome. I think my favorite part is their creepy pupil-less eyes. I like them even better than the actual WTWTA monsters.
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    Tikicobra
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    Honestly I'm really disappointed. The name implies a mash up of Where the Wild Things Are and Cthulhu, which would be absolutely amazing, but this looks nothing like Where the Wild Things Are. I mean, it's decent on its own merits, but the title implies something much better in my opinion.


    How are you NOT seeing Where the Wild Things Are in this?
  • StoicPariah said 68 weeks ago

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    Seriously, just try to identify the other 4. I dare you.
  • Wisnewski said 68 weeks ago

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    It's about time for a Mad Max tee. Print up that side art!
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    Wow, this is Awesome! HP as Max, and the Great Old Ones! I love HP's expression. It's perfect.
  • mirathekitty said 68 weeks ago

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    Why is there a guy on the back of onecof them and who is it? What are all these chars? Cthulhu and.....
  • Tikicobra said 68 weeks ago

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    @greenarrow82 The colors are too bright, Lovecraft himself looks nothing like Max, and the art style is completely different. The book had a hand-drawn art style that contributed to a lot of its charm and is probably one of its most recognizable features.
  • StoicPariah said 68 weeks ago

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    Tikicobra
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    The colors are too bright, Lovecraft himself looks nothing like Max, and the art style is completely different. The book had a hand-drawn art style that contributed to a lot of its charm and is probably one of its most recognizable features.


    Yep.
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MDRxT_NVM8A/T6stSlvEAHI/AAAAAAAAAFc/-ChPfMLVI3Q/s1600/where-the-wild-things-are+2-1.jpg
  • ImLizardking said 68 weeks ago

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    Normally I don't like anything too cartoony when it comes to Lovecraft but I really dig this. Gonna have to think about it
  • jourden420 said 68 weeks ago

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    holy smurf this is awesome. the heavy outlines and bright colors make me hate my empty wallet. please for the love of everything unholy print the 'evil dead' side art.
  • ckingphotos said 68 weeks ago

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    StoicPariah
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    As much as I love the Lovecraft mythos, this just doesn't work. Cthulhu is the only great old one that has ever really been consistently depicted in art, and is the only recognizable Great Old One in the design. All the rest were just thrown on to fill in room and make it basically impossible to identify the theme of this shirt. Only 2 of the six figures are at all identifiable.


    I know copy and past from Wiki because I don't know my about Lovecraft but thought I would read a bit about Old Ones after reading you post and it seems there is more than just one.

    "Throughout the weird fiction of H. P. Lovecraft, the term "Old Ones" is employed in various contexts. His first mention of the Old Ones appears in "The Call of Cthulhu" (1926), where he uses the term in reference to a group of primordial beings entombed in the mythical city of R'lyeh. At one point in the story, Inspector John Legrasse of the New Orleans police department raids a cult ritual gathering, capturing several of its members:
    They worshipped, so they said, the Great Old Ones who lived ages before there were any men, and who came to the young world out of the sky. Those Old Ones were gone now, inside the earth and under the sea; but their dead bodies had told their secrets in dreams to the first men, who formed a cult which had never died.
    Lovecraft also mentioned the Old Ones in "The Dunwich Horror" (1929), naming them as mysterious entities associated with the Outer God Yog-Sothoth. In The Shadow Over Innsmouth (1936), the Old Ones had the power to keep the Deep Ones in check. In Lovecraft's revision story "The Mound" (1940), the denizens of K'n-yan are referred to as "Old Ones".
    In Lovecraft's novella At the Mountains of Madness (1936), "Old Ones" was another name for a fictional alien species, the Elder Things. These creatures were said to have built cities around the world in ancient times, but were eventually relegated to Antarctica. At the end of their reign, they were all but destroyed by the shoggoths, a slave race of their own creation."
  • MrBezzantine said 68 weeks ago

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    Where the wild things are and what???
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    Man, lots of complainers around here lately!

    I think this looks great!
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    StoicPariah
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    Tikicobra

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    The colors are too bright, Lovecraft himself looks nothing like Max, and the art style is completely different. The book had a hand-drawn art style that contributed to a lot of its charm and is probably one of its most recognizable features.



    Yep.

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MDRxT_NVM8A/T6stSlvEAHI/AAAAAAAAAFc/-ChPfMLVI3Q/s1600/where-the-wild-things-are+2-1.jpg


    so, what, it has to be an EXACT copy for you to get it? it's just about the style of it, and if you're a Lovecraft fan you don't need to know the other names... you just need to know they are ancient and awesome.

    you don't like it, don't buy it. but don't complain about it, you're obviously not the target audience for it.
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    Gripe! Gripe! Gripe!
    I easily recognized a Gug (2nd from the end). While not an Old One, they are endlessly cool looking beasties! Love this shirt!
  • maraich said 68 weeks ago


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    Why is there a guy on the back of onecof them and who is it? What are all these chars? Cthulhu and.....


    That would be H.P. Lovecraft, the twisted mind that came up with the stories surrounding these beings.
  • MunkyTee said 68 weeks ago

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    The Black Goat, Cthulu, Yog Sothoth, Shub-Niggurath & Azathoth would be my best guesses but who knows. I wish I liked it more.
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    One of the best shirts I've seen on here in a while. Many of the commenters complaining about it obviously don't get the comparison between Lovecraft's mythos and the classic image from Where The Wild Things Are. An excellent MashedPotato of the two, which doesn't lean too much towards either idea.
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    Tikicobra
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    Honestly I'm really disappointed. The name implies a mash up of Where the Wild Things Are and Cthulhu, which would be absolutely amazing, but this looks nothing like Where the Wild Things Are. I mean, it's decent on its own merits, but the title implies something much better in my opinion.


    YOU TOLD IT...TOTALLY AGREE!!
  • marysgarage said 68 weeks ago

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    I totally understood this shirt from the moment I saw it :) Quit complaining, it is not constructive criticism. BTW, I love most of the side art, especially: Mad Max and the Evil Dead
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    ravnos
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    One of the best shirts I've seen on here in a while. Many of the commenters complaining about it obviously don't get the comparison between Lovecraft's mythos and the classic image from Where The Wild Things Are. An excellent MashedPotato of the two, which doesn't lean too much towards either idea.


    If that many people are complaining on the same topic, which is completely justified, then the artist clearly has fallen short in execution of design. Who wants to have to explain their shirt, all day long? At that point, it's no fun anymore.
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