Sunday, November 30, 2008

Miskatonic University Antarctic Expedition Patches

In 1930 an expedition from Miskatonic University arrived in the Antarctic. Shortly thereafter a remote survey camp began exploring a newly discovered chain of mountains and radioed back the details of an incredible discovery.

Hours later, every man in the camp was dead.

The controversy over what happened to the poor souls in that isolated outpost still rages today. Where they killed by a freakishly powerful storm, as the official inquiry ruled? Or were they the victims of a mass, homicidal rage induced by tainted food, as some have suggested? And what of the mysterious discovery they claimed to have made shortly before radio contact was lost?

Those questions may never be answered, but now you can own a small piece of that ill-fated expedition's history: the famed "Wings Over Antarctica" Miskatonic University Expedition Patch.

This is a limited-run fan project based on H. P. Lovecraft's classic horror story "At the Mountains of Madness". Based on feedback from the first run of patches the design was tweaked to bring it more in-line with what a period patch would actually look like, including the use of a contemporary font. The deco-influenced logo features a stylized depiction of Antarctica surmounted by the Dornier Wal amphibious aircraft that was flown to the Mountains of Madness...and beyond.

Each 4" (10cm) patch is embroidered on a tough cotton twill backing that will last for years of use, and the heat-sensitive adhesive makes it easy to iron it on to the garment of your choice.

With each patch purchase you'll also receive a 3" vinyl decal featuring the expedition logo, perfect for customizing your gear.

Your order will be sent out in a protective mailer within, at most, 24 hours of your purchase via First Class mail. You'll receive email confirmation that your package was shipped within minutes of it's posting. U.S. orders should arrive within five business days, while international orders will likely take longer.

If you're purchasing multiple patches you'll find there is a discount on every patch after the first. If you would like to order more than three patches even more significant discounts are available. If you have any questions, or encounter any problems, please don't hesitate to email me at

Update: Sold out as of 4/24/2009. Thanks to everyone that ordered.

You might also be interested in the "At the Mountains of Madness" Prop Photo Set.


Anonymous said...

I'm so bummed to have missed out on these... Any chance of another run?

Doctor on a bike said...

Indeed, a whole new cycle of readers have discovered Lovecraft since these were made in '08.

PLEASE, PLEASE consider another batch!!

Anonymous said...

I agree, please consider another run. I am gutted that i missed out too....

Carlos Restrepo said...

I agree as well I have the original patch as well as the new Australia Expedition patch that I have just ordered I would love to get this one to complete my collection.

Thank you again for all your amazing work

anvilplanet said...

Dammit. First time I've seen this. Sure would like one. Dammit.--Alan from Sacramento.

Bjarke said...

Please make another run. I would love to buy 5 of those. And I bet you could easily sell more than a hundred. Maybe a Kickstarter? :)

Anonymous said...

i´m in 2

Tremaine Lea said...

I, and more than a few friends, would love to get these! Pretty sure I could round up an order of 20+ - please consider another run!

Jason Hess said...

I just picked up a copy of "Beyond the Mountains of Madness" and so I'm wondering... any chance for another run of these patches?

Razorfish said...

Its 2017! Please run another batch??