The Vegvísir magical stave, for the Viking Mythos project. I was going for something clearly Norse in origin, but slightly twisted in interpretation. As we all know, evil is spiky so...yeah. You can download the full sized version by right clicking on the image and opening the link in a new tab.
This is a clean version since I was too lazy to roughen it up in Illustrator. For some reason the program determines the level of distortion based on the size of an element, which means long lines and large symbols get jagged while smaller details are barely touched. When I have time I'll go through and give it the appropriate level of distressing.
The staves, or runic sigils, are the most visually striking elements of Norse magical practice. I plan on working up a small library of re-interpreted versions for use on items and documents.