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Düsterkeit Zwei by Steve Leadbeater

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I have noticed a lot of French gothic inspired work lately (gargoyles and sexy typography). As a reaction to this I am celebrating the unromantic language of Germany with one of my favourite mythical creatures – the griffin.

Griffins are often portrayed as guardians of treasure (the wearer of the T-Shirt?). I have treated the design with a crude lack of sentimentality. ‘Düsterkeit’ (pronounced ‘do-stir-kite’) means greyness, gloominess or shadowy darkness in German.


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  • Penny Hetherington
    Penny Hetherin...about 5 years ago

    Like this one too

  • Glad to hear it

    – Steve Leadbeater

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