Two mythological serpents, symmetrical, bite at the other’s tail. In the book, they form an oval, and are not intertwined. One serpent is white and one is black. Each has an eye to correspond to the color of the book’s print, red and green. It may be noted that the film version has the two snakes in an “Infinity Knot”, a kind of grief knot which looks like a more intricate variation of the figure “8” infinity symbol and another sign of ouroboros. The two snakes represent the dual nature of the two worlds, Fantasia (German: Phantásien) and Reality, but also the twin nature of their mutual creation and destruction. On the back of AURYN are these words:
OMFG. I’m debuting this print at ECCC ~today~ in Seattle! I’ll list it on etsy soon, too. I adore this movie, and actually adore the book even more–but I’ll do a separate poster for the book, because it is sooo different and shouldn’t be in 80s-vision.