Woarwulf

Wilkołak to oryginalna grafika zaprojektowana jako nadruk na koszulki. Zobacz więcej moich odręcznych ilustracji i grafik na t-shirty.
Woarwulf | Elder Terrors | Krzysztof Wroński for Medicine

POMERANIAN MONSTER.

Woarwulf (werewolf) is one of the first projects I made for the MEDICINE everyday therapy. Elder Terrors collection it is not only illustrations but also a piece of long-forgotten, dark culture. This creature comes from the Commune of Postomino, near the town of Sławno. Do you want to know this legend?
Pomeranian werewolves had a strong relationship with places of execution, such as the girders decorating the city's surroundings. It was believed that fragments of the hangers' bodies or shreds of their clothes were useful in black magic, which made it possible to transform a man into a werewolf. The belief in the supernatural significance of places of execution was so strong that in many a legend there was a thread of the evil forces residing there. And looking through the old maps of Pomerania, you can see that every second village had some mysterious Gallows Hill in its area, even if no one ever hanged there.
Woarwulf | Elder Terrors | Krzysztof Wroński for Medicine

MY LEGEND ABOUT A WEREWOLF

"He appears at night, circling among quiet huts. He hunts for the loners, but also he hunts for those in a large company. He murders without mercy, and black magic burns in his cold, wolf eyes. Because it’s black magic that makes him feel alive, turning a man into a wolf. Belt of strange power is the cause of his strength, with devilish incantations sewn from skin stripped of the body waving on a gallows rope."

K. Rosenow, Sagen des Kreises Schlawe, Rügenwalde 1922, p. 92.

MAP OF LEGENDS

Adventure Time for the summer! Here is an interactive map for anyone who would be interested in where to look for places from the legends that I have presented in the Elder Terrors collection. Many marked places are far from the main roads and traveling through rural and dirt roads do not happen to meet the living soul (especially those who are motorized).

ELDER TERRORS

Thanks to the cooperation with Medicine, I managed to implement an idea that was in my head for a very long time. The "Elder Terrors" collection is, in brief, Pomeranian fears. The ones that have been told about one hundred and fifty years ago, and which intentions were to give people goosebumps. These are often forgotten or little-known legends and stories about witches, wild hunts, giants, ghosts, and demons, coming mainly from the area between Lębork and Koszalin, collected for over a century among the oldest inhabitants of the local area.

GRAFIKI NA T-SHIRTY

"Tell me what you wear and I’ll tell you who you are". I would describe my style as a folk horror. It is a concept well known in British literature and filmography, exploring the myth of the wild, haunted province, where the horrors lie in the very landscape, captured in rural traditions and old stories. Write to me if you need climatic graphics.