I’ve been working with the gang over at Folklore Film Fans on Twitter, a fantastic project exploring and celebrating folklore in cinema, to create a series of designs – which are now available as stickers over on my Etsy store!
Thought I’d share the six designs with you – here they are:
Medusa – inspired by modern feminist reinterpretations of Greek mythology, Caravaggio’s Medusa painting, and of course Ray Harryhausen’s Clash of the Titans!
Death – inspired by medieval fonts from religious texts, the unrelenting cycle of the natural year, and the various fictional Deaths who are melancholy, weary, resigned.
Onibaba. Inspired by the stark black and white terror of the 1964 classic horror film Onibaba, the clever use of masks in Noh theatre to depict different emotions, and R.L.Stine’s Goosebumps book The Haunted Mask.
Shield Maiden – inspired by ancient runes, archaeological excavations of female Viking burial sites, and a whole host of badass fictional ladies with swords.
Vampyre – inspired by the Curse of Strahd Dungeons and Dragons adventure, the wonderful and awful 2004 Van Helsing flick, and gorgeous Gothic architecture from around Europe.
Baba Yaga’s Hut – inspired by bizarrchitecture – everything from cosy hovels to impressive Russian towers – and the witch’s all-seeing eye.
Sales of these stickers support Folklore Film Fans and help keep the project going!