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Doctor Who thing: elegant Gallifreyan design rings

I prefer fannish stuff that’s like a secet code. A tee, for instance, that doesn’t blare a logo but sports a simple, elegant design that no one who isn’t in the know will see as a geek thing but that those who are clued in will appreciate. So I adore the designs by etsy jeweler FANaticCreations, who engraves tungsten rings with beautiful geeky symbols. Such as this one, of Gallifreyan writing:

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And this one, with the seal of Omega:

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And this one, in a TARDIS design:

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Artist Haylee Barber has lots more (including in other fandoms). Go check ’em out.

Via GeekAlerts.

(If you stumble across a cool Doctor Who thing, feel free to email me with a link.)


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  • RogerBW

    Yes, I very much agree; I don’t want a thing that says to the entire world “I am a fan of Programme X”, I want something that’s attractive in itself and that other fans may recognise. I want to find fellow fans, not proclaim an allegiance.

  • althea

    These are marvelous. I’m with you on the subject too. Design has to stand on its own merits. I think that’s why people who create successful logos are sought after and can command big bucks. The Coca-Cola logo isn’t iconic because it’s Coke, but because it’s been great to look at for decades.

  • althea

    Ooh, there’s a Firefly ring!

  • bronxbee

    i can waste hours and hours (and lots of money if i had it) on Etsy just on the clever DW stuff alone…

  • Jess Haskins

    These look very nice. The first one reminds me…

    I’ve recently started working in an office in the Empire State Building, and everywhere you look — the walls, the ceilings, the elevator floors — are these beautiful deco designs that make it look like the building is written over in secret Gallifreyan code. Fun to contemplate on those long elevator rides up.

    http://glassquarterly.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/lei-med-res-5988-2c.jpg
    http://evergreene.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Empire-State-Building-Lobby-Detail-425×425.jpg

    http://theurbanearth.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/entrada-lateral-esb3.jpg

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