Mythical Creatures: Vampire (Romania) By Aaron Johnson, Joel Anderson, 2022


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Vampires were thought to be humanoid creatures who fed on the blood of the living, mainly other humans. Vampires were believed to be undead, meaning they had been humans who had died but then came back to “life” to feed on the living. The early-18th century mass hysteria regarding vampirism in eastern Europe resulted in the widespread popularization of the myth. Vampires have taken on different forms and cultural significance over the centuries. Today, vampires are a significant presence in pop culture. From the early Slavic folk stories of vampires to the famous 1872 and 1897 novels Carmilla and Dracula, this mysterious beast has cropped up in cultures throughout Europe and the world. Anderson Design Group poster artists hand-rendered a vintage-styled poster of what we think vampires might have looked like. This classic monster design and vintage poster art is available as a poster print, canvas, metal sign, mini-canvas, or as a notecard or postcard. To learn more about these creatures, check out this full review of vampire history at the History Channel.

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