This is Stately Type Germany Week, which means I'll be furiously designing and sharing Germany-themed t-shirts all week.
Since I've never been there, I've been soaking up your suggestions (thank you!) and taking a internet-fueled crash course in German culture, history, symbolism, and art. It's nowhere near enough, but hopefully it'll get me through the week without embarrassing myself.
I know you guys already know this, but Germany is AMAZING. A few things that have jumped out at me so far:
- The SWEET two-headed black eagle that has been used as a symbol for the region since Roman times.
- The insanely ornate and utterly beautiful traditional Black Forest cuckoo clocks.
- The simple shapes, bold colors, and intricate arrangements of German folk art. (I especially love hex signs—do they count as German?)