Last year while creating a label for a special Krampus-themed ale of my own concoction, I decided to also use the design for paper lanterns to be displayed in my home on Krampusnacht itself (December 6th) but also during the first annual Krampuslauf Philadelphia. However, when I shared the design with some friends, the reaction was so overwhelmingly enthusiastic that I decided to make prints available, too. This year, I turned the second lantern design — a striding Krampus with a child in his basket — into a second print. Perhaps next year I will also make these available in t-shirt form — but for now, you can adorn your walls instead of yourself.
|New for 2012: Gruss vom Krampus poster print by James G. Mundie|
For those unfamiliar with Krampus, he is a goat-like horned devil with a long red tongue traditionally associated with St. Nicholas — however, this kinky Germanic yuletide spirit's folkore tradition actually predates the Christian era. The people of Europe's alpine regions had been marking the annual arrival of Krampus for many centuries before the concept of Christmas came along, and well before a certain former bishop of Turkey stole the spotlight. Traditionally, Krampus serves to punish naughty children by whipping them with switches or tossing them in icy rivers. Like Black Peter, Krampus is the "bad cop" to St. Nick's "good cop".
This large print professionally printed on heavy stock is perfect for the naughty child (of any age) on your holiday list.
Order yours today at www.mundieart.com/swag2.htm. You can get this and last year's design togther for one low price.