the simple design for this one was sort of inspired by reading Edward
Gorey. Sure, it's not obvious or anything, but... I loved his illustration
style, his stories, and... his dark sense of writing / illustrating
and his humor. Somehow, that's how the idea for this umbrella came
up, also the fact at how umbrellas "sort of" remind you
of bats sometimes... (or maybe it's just me)...
Another influence for this design, I'd say, is The Police's "Every
Little Thing She Does is Magic" where at the end of the tune
he sings "it's a big enough umbrella, but it's always me that
ends up... getting wet"...
(once again, what was I thinking...)...