Customizable Runestone Poster | White

10.0050.00

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Create your unique Viking runestone print!

Select the poster size, design color and get your very own message translated into Elder Futhark runes* – The maximum amount of letters to include is 130.

If you need ideas for your custom message, scroll down and you will find a collection of phrases based on those found in real runestones. Otherwise, feel free to write whatever you have in mind!

Please, be aware that this poster is printed by hand using a linocut design, so each poster will be unique.

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Description

*DISCLAIMER: Runemasters used the Younger Futhark alphabet to carve their runestones, but the variety of sounds and runes in it are very limited to adapt it to other languages, other than Old Norse. Because of this, I decided to use the Elder Futhark alphabet instead. Even though it isn’t historically accurate, it has enough correlations with the Latin Alphabet, so it’s more practical for this purpose.

Viking Runestone Carving Examples

If you need ideas about what to write in your personal Viking runestone, here are some examples of real carvings that might spark your imagination. Feel free to change the names to adapt the message to your situation or create new phrases altogether!

  1. Stone Dr 212: “Eskill Skulkason had this stone raised to himself. Ever will stand this memorial that Eskill made”
  2. Stone U 160: “Ulvshattil and Gye and Une ordered this stone erected in memory of Ulv, their good father. He lived in Skolhamra. God and God’s Mother (feel free to add the deities of your choice here) save his spirit and soul, endow him with light and paradise.”
  3. Stone Sö 101: “Sigrid, Alrik’s mother, Orm’s daughter made this bridge for her husband Holmgers, father of Sigoerd, for his soul”
  4. Stone N 68: “Gunnor, Thythrik’s daughter, made a bridge in memory of her daughter Astrid. She was the most skilful girl in Hadeland.”
  5. Stone U 1011: “Vigmund had this stone carved in memory of himself, the cleverest of men. May God help the soul of Vigmund, the ship captain. Vigmund and Åfrid carved this memorial while he lived.”
  6. Odendisa Runestone: “The good husbandman Holmgautr had (the stone) raised in memory of Óðindísa, his wife. There will come to Hassmyra no better housewife, who arranges the estate. Red-Balli carved these runes. Óðindísa was a good sister to Sigmundr.”
  7. Stone U 240: Danr and Húskarl and Sveinn and Holmfríðr, the mother and (her) sons, had this stone erected in memory of Halfdan, the father of Danr and his brothers; and Holmfríðr in memory of her husbandman
  8. Björketorp Runestone: A I, master of the runes(?) conceal here runes of power. Incessantly (plagued by) maleficence, (doomed to) insidious death (is) he who breaks this (monument).

What are the Viking Runestones?

Runestones were big rocks with runic inscriptions carved in them, usually erected with the intent to honour a family member (although there are some of them that are the exception to this rule). It started as a way to mark graves, but as Vikings travelled and conquered different places, Runestones were used to commemorate a lost family member or in memory of those who didn’t come back.

About the Viking Runestone Poster

This poster is printed to order by hand on high-quality 150gsm cotton rag sheets, using the lino printing technique, which means that each poster will look a bit different. Once the ink is dry, I translate and handwrite each message using the Elder Futhark Alphabet.

You can choose to buy the poster by itself or with a magnetic wooden hanger, so you can

We also have this poster available in black cardstock or as a tapestry!

Additional information

Poster Size

A5, A4, A3

Runestone Color

Black, Red

Poster Finish

Runestone print only, Runestone + Custom message

Poster Hanger

No hanger, Natural Wood Hanger, Black Hanger