Saturday, July 13, 2013
T-Shirts for Non-Existant Colleges & Universities
Naturally, this sweatshirt (and the white Oxford shirt beneath it) are available for sale -- although no retailer seems to get the font quite right.
"Don't be that guy."
Another clever film reference, that seems to have faded with time.
T-shirts for both Faber College and Port Chester University are available from Zazzle and Café Press...and possible others.
Faber's slogan is "Scientia est Bonus" (Knowledge is Good) PCU's is "Sic Mentem proba di Rectanus"
which isn't nearly as filthy as you might think...(Proof of Mind of the Gods is the Rectangle).
Given the huge number of Lovecraftians, there are a lot of different takes on the seal and graphic design for the fictional Miskatonic College in Arkham, Massachusetts. There are also several different designs for attire and other terrifying memorabilia.
Miskatonic has several mottos, some cannonical some less so. The one on the seal above is roughly "Unknown Causes should be Feared."
Not to be outdone by Cthulu fans, Ayn Rand fans have made t-shirts for the fictional Patrick Henry University, which I believe is referenced in both The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged as the alma mater of several characters. Although, it's a really subtle nod.