I went to the Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn over the summer, and every goddamn hipster artist ('cept for looba and nate, that is) had one of these octopi on either a t-shirt, poster, stuffed animal, or whatnot. It's totally the new praying skeleton of the poster world. I'm getting sick of it.
But it was the praying skeleton a while ago. This dude is in AR, so it takes time for the popular crap to travel inside the country. I guess he gets some slack for that.