If you braved the crowds this weekend to visit the Renegade Craft Fair in Hipsterville, you may have noticed an extraordinary abundance of octopus, squid, and tentacle-based designs. The image above comes from the horror-friendly seller, Alternate Histories. The craftsman of this booth assured me that “octopus” is the unofficial theme of crafters this year, just as “mustache” was last year.

I don’t believe him. Something darker is afoot. Does anyone else think Loftcraftian alien monsters from the ocean depths are invading the minds of artists in preparation for an attack on the human race? There are just too many tentacles for this to be a coincidence.