Your Very Own Hex Sign

Pennsylvania hex sign painting is a type of traditional folk art that is alternately viewed as a decorative tradition and as talisman fashioning. The symbols and designs on the signs may represent a family line or locality or they may have magical power to protect a barn from lightning or ensure a bountiful harvest. Check out these great images of Hex Signs and follow the links to eBay to find one of your own.

What the hex?

JoeNolan

Joe Nolan was born under a bad sign on June 13th in Detroit, Michigan in the last Metal Year of the Dog. Polymath, provocateur, inter-media artist, his tell-tale signs have turned up in music, visual art, journalism, poetry, fiction, video and film. A double Gemini, his interests range from the pharmacology of phenomenology to fly fishing; from mysticism to mixed martial arts; from chaos science to chaos magick. Joe Nolan's Insomnia blog republishes to some of the most read counter-culture sites on the web and the Coincidence Control Network podcast which he hosts has been downloaded more than half-a-million times.He is recording his fourth CD in Nashville, Tennessee where he lives to the east of the Cumberland river on a little wooded lot dubbed Bohemian Walnut Grove.

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12 Comments on "Your Very Own Hex Sign"

  1. please learn the difference between “your” and “you're” before you post something on a website for people to read…terrible.

    • InternetGrammarFairy | Nov 9, 2009 at 1:28 am |

      LoL, “your” an asshole. Please learn the difference between tactlessness and good manners before engaging with other humans… thanks.

      • when did good manners ever have anything to do with the internet?

      • bad-mannered person | Nov 9, 2009 at 10:56 am |

        It got fixed! Anyway, if being disgusted at someone failing to remember their third grade english lesson makes me a tactless asshole, then I'll gladly embrace it. I'm glad you're so concerned about people's feelings getting hurt from random comments to their shitty posts. Now, go drive into a bridge abutment.

    • who cares! If that picky bet you are very difficult 2 live w/-feel bad 4 your relatives.

  2. girlmachine | Nov 9, 2009 at 1:22 am |

    I really like these. There are no more of the full-size signs on eBay right now, but there is a good amount of vintage hex sign jewelry. Very inexpensive, too.

  3. I like these too. Something very zen-like about them.

  4. joenolan | Nov 9, 2009 at 6:35 pm |

    I'm confused…

    Was there a typo in my post? Certainly wasn't trying to offend anyone if I let something slip through that wasn't perfect. These posts tend to be sort of impulsive in nature and I may not always be as careful as one could be.

    I was just excited about these great designs. I also posted one about a book of Pennsylvania Dutch folk magic that is on the main page currently.

    • Hi Joe, yes in the headline you wrote “you're” instead of “your” but I fixed it for you thanks to the comments above 🙂

  5. who cares! If that picky bet you are very difficult 2 live w/-feel bad 4 your relatives.

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