Inspired by the Handmaids Tale this design features the iconic words Nolite te Bastardes Carborundorum. This is a made-up Latin phrase which was a schoolboy joke written in the Commanders Latin schoolbook. It roughly translates to “don’t let the bastards grind you down.” Outside the world of the book and new TV series on Hulu, the phrase has become a feminist rallying cry for women.
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"Tale of the Mogwai". I would like to thank my friend Chris for the help with the Chinese. The design tells the tale of the Mogwai. The large Chinese symbol in the center says "Danger". As you can see the circle graphics (clockwise) lead from the "Mogwai" to "Water" to "Multiplying" to "Food" to "Gremlin" to "Sun". It's the circle of the Mogwai. If you read the Chinese writing to the right of each graphic they read "Good" to "Water" to "Life" to "Food" to "Evil" to "Punishment".
Although the artist for this illustration is unknown, the picture comes from the book entitled, "Under the Waves; or, diving in deep waters: a tale," written by Scottish author Robert Michael Ballantyne, and published by James Nisbet and Co., in 1887, in London, England. More about this book and it's author can be found here: http://pdtee.weebly.com/a-diving-tale.html
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