In 1927, Lovecraft wrote a history of his famed Necronomicon, the evil grimoire that first appeared in his short story "The Nameless City." He described how it was written originally as "Al Azif" (meaning apparently "that nocturnal sound (made by insects) supposed to be the howling of demons") by Abdul Alhazred, the infamous "mad arab" from Damascus. Alhazred was later torn to bits by an invisible creature on a busy street, which is probably a reference to Ambrose Bierce's story "The Damned Thing." This famed couplet appears in both "The Nameless City" and "The Call of Cthulhu": "That is not dead which can eternal lie, and with strange aeons even death may die."
This shirt features the famous Necronomicon couplet, printed in vintage-style mottled dark gray ink, with a red eye opening in the center and H.P. Lovecraft's signature at the bottom. Printed on a quality black cotton shirt with discharge inks (a process that actually re-colors the fabric, instead of laying plastic-feeling ink on top), this large print is super soft to the touch and a pleasure to wear.