Sunday, August 23, 2009

"At the Mountains of Madness" Expedition Gear

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.

"Wings Over Antarctica" Miskatonic University Antarctic Expedition Patch.





This 4" (10 cm) 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.

The "Wings Over Antarctica" logo is as historically accurate as possible. The deco-influenced design features a stylized Dornier Wal (or "Whale"), the aircraft actually used by the expedition in the story. The silhouette of Antarctica is correct for 1930, before the true boundaries of the ice floes had been mapped, and the font used was first available commercially in 1928. Reader's of the story should also appreciate the symbolism of using a five-pointed star to mark the expedition's ultimate destination.

"Wings Over Antarctica" Miskatonic University Antarctic Expedition Lapel Pin.





This handsome reproduction of the "Wings Over Antarctica" logo is 1" (2.5 cm) in diameter. Constructed of solid brass with an antiqued finish and a butterfly clasp backing.

Both the patch and pin are short run, fan-based project based on H. P. Lovecraft's classic story "At the Mountains of Madness". There are a limited number available. Each patch is $5.95, pins are $8.95, and a set including one of each is available for $13.95. 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 pins please contact me at propnomicon@gmail.com about discounts for bulk purchases and shipping. Please feel free to email me if you have any other questions or concerns.


Update:
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4 comments:

P. S. Mangus said...

Great work! I am sure these new items will be very popular in the Mythos community.

Pnakotus said...

Hooray! I didn't miss this batch. Hopefully you'll have another run of the Australian expedition patches and pins at some point :)

Scott said...

Consider this an "official" second.

Now if only we could vote ;>

Bad Mynock said...

I'd just like so sign in and say that my package arrived safely (all the way to Norway) and the expedition gear is excellent.