Sunday, June 14, 2009

Miskatonic University Australian Expedition Patches And Pins

In 1935 Professor Nathaniel Peaslee of Miskatonic University lead an expedition into the Great Sandy Desert of Australia to investigate ruins allegedly dating dating back thousands of years. For years rumors have swirled about what the party actually discovered buried there in the sand. Were the ruins the sole surviving evidence of a culture dating to before the accepted settlement of the continent? Or, as have some have speculated, were they all that was left of an ancient city intimately tied to Prof. Peaslee's own well-documented history of amnesia and strangely detailed dreams?

The world may never know the answers to those questions, but now you can own these commemorative reproductions of the embroidered patch and lapel pin worn by members of the Miskatonic Australian Expedition.

Both the patch and pin are based on the expedition's original logo design. The rayed sun motif of the Miskatonic University seal rises from from behind the deep-red stone of Ayer's Rock, while above them are two stylized Aboriginal glyphs- the horizontal parallel lines symbolizing a journey surmounted by the concentric circles marking a destination or campsite. Below that, the latin phrase "Ab Aeterno" or "From the beginning of time", the expedition's motto.

The embroidered shoulder patch is 4" in diameter and features a heat-seal backing so it can be ironed-on to clothing.

The 1" lapel pin is die-stamped from antiqued brass and features a butterfly clasp backing.

This is a short run, fan-based project based on H. P. Lovecraft's classic "The Shadow Out of Time". There are a limited number of patches and combined patch and pin sets available. Each patch is $5.95, while patch and pin sets are $12.95. Shipping is calculated when you checkout using PayPal and should run around $2.00 to $2.50 for US orders and approximately $1 higher for international orders. You'll receive a prompt notification when your package has shipped, usually in less than 24 hours.

If you would like to purchase multiple patches or patch and pin sets please contact me at for discounts for bulk purchases and shipping. Please feel free to email me if you have any other questions or concerns.

Update: Sold out!


Doc Atomic said...

Well done! Looking forward to receiving my sets.

Propnomicon said...

I think you're going to really like them, particularly once you get to see them with your own eyes. My terrible photography makes the patch design look too flat and lifeless, but the actual embroidery really pops out.

Emmanuel said...

I don't know The Shadow out of Time campaign (yet), but I've ordered one set as a thank you and support for all your work on Beyond...
And of course I know from experience the quality will be perfect.

Propnomicon said...

AFAIK, Chaosium hasn't done a scenario based on "The Shadow Out of Time". The closest they've come is a segment of the "Masks of Nyarlathotep" campaign that touches on some of the same material.

Doc Atomic said...

Patches and pins arrived today and you weren't kidding -- the photos don't even begin to do them justice. The metallic thread colors are so much deeper and richer in real life. The patches really pop.

The pins look fantastic, too. Nice and sharp, very pro. The coloration is perfect-- a nice, old quality without looking hokey.

Congratulations on another success, sir!

Propnomicon said...

I'm very happy to hear you liked them. The whole issue with my bad photographs has finally motivated me to get a new camera, so hopefully I can post some more accurate shots by next week.