Skull Artist Announcement – Amy Napper – Celebrabis Vitae

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At this rate I will run out of days before I can post about all the skull artists we are featuring at Celebrabis Vitae! Amy Napper, founder of The Decadent Decline, is the next exciting artist to join the growing list of amazing talent on show.

Amy adores all things gothic and is obsessed with skulls, skeletons and the portrayal of death, shrouded in the remnants of our decadent history… She has a very distinctive style and her piece looks great! It’s not the one I am sharing with you now though as I don’t want to ruin any of the surprises! You’ll just have to wait and see what skull masterpiece she has created :)

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Michael’s Guide to Life

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‘Michael’s Guide to Life‘ is not some sort of skull themed Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy  but rather a sum of personal experiences by Michael Pharaoh. Designed to look fucking cool, this book details the experiences and good advice that he has experienced so far in life.

To further bring his idea to life, the skulls and various other elements were implemented across a range of collateral from business cards to tote bags. It all looks quite lovely.

Michael Pharaoh is a Graphic designer from New Zealand.

Originally found on Adweek

2 Weeks Until Celebrabis Vitae


There are just 2 weeks to go until our inaugural skull art exhibition, Celebrabis Vitae, and the whole thing is coming together nicely! Lots of the artists are finalising their artwork and all will be ready, fingers crossed for opening night.

There are just 50 tickets left, it’sa big vnue, so please make sure you buy yours ASAP to avoid disappointment.

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Skull Sketch by Lisa Moran


Sometimes the nicest drawing can simply be a loose sketch, one of the ideas that leads up to the ‘final piece’. This is one of those times.

This skull sketch was created by Lisa Moran of Ireland, and was actually a process shot. The final was never saw the light of day as somewhere along the line a mistake was made. Going from this sketch I reckon Lisa definitely needs to create more with the intent of not finishing them as these sketches are pretty sweet.

This hand painted skull is pretty damn well executed.

Lisa Moran Sketch

Originally found on Skullspiration

Scratchboard Skull

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This fantastic skull was created on a scratchboard. Now that may sound simple enough but reading E-Tahns description on how she created this piece makes it sound like a war of scratchboard attrition. The white scratchboard was painted black, scratched, painted, shaded , scratched, inked, scratched, painted….

The result, called Dead Head, is utterly ghoulish and leaves me wanting to see more. Yes E-tahn, get scratching.

Skull Artist Announcement – Mr Four Fingers – Celebrabis Vitae

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With 16 days to go until our inaugural skull exhibition I thought it best to do some serious self promotion, and that is by announcing the involvement of our very own art brand, MR FOUR FINGERS, in this massive collection of skull art. We are honoured, and bit star struck, to be included among some of our favourite artists and we hope you can join us, and them, for a celebration of life and art through in appreciation of this iconic symbol.

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Skull Artist Announcement – Raf the Might – Celebrabis Vitae

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Oh yes! In the build up to this exhibition I have been watching my emails like a hawk, in anticipation of hearing from some of the coolest skull artists I know. And most of them come with good news, like the latest announcement – RAF THE MIGHT will be exhibiting some artwork at Celebrabis Vitae! BOOM.

His work is powerful and extremely graphic and ranges from Day-of-the-Dead inspired designs to some serious heavy metai-styled skulls, it is some of the best illustrative work I have seen. I wonder which one we’ll have to show you? Best you come by and see for yourself. You can like Raf the Might’s Facebook page and you’ll have the honour of seeing his fantastic skull creations on a daily basis.

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Wasanbon: Skull-Shaped Japanese Sugar

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These black and white sugar skulls are made from Wasanbon (和三盆), a fine-grained premium Japanese sugar, traditionally made in the Shikoku prefectures of Tokushima and Kagawa.

They were designed by artist Nobumasa Takahashi and come in 18 pieces of black and white (9 each). The black sugar is made all naturally from bamboo charcoal and can be used just like regular sugar. Perfect for a Halloween party, or for just sweetening your tea or coffee when you’re in a ghoulish mood.

– Designer: Nobumasa Takahashi
– Size: Box Size: W 100 × H 38 × D 120 mm / Wasanbon size: φ 15mm
– Ingredients: Wasanbon premium suger, bamboo charcoal
– White 9pc, black 9pc
– Made in Japan

Copy and images courtesy of Spoon and Tamago.


Something to do on Halloween 2014

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By now you would’ve noticed that we are running an event on Halloween, the upcoming Celebrabis Vitae. If you haven’t then WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?! Under a rock? Exploring the North pole with limited 3G? For those of you new to our society – The good news is for those based in London we are hosting a kick-ass skull art exhibition and party on Halloween!

I also wanted to share with you some of the work that will be on show at this skull art exhibition featuring some of the skull illustration big dogs including; Noah Scalin, Alfonso Elola, Ben Allen, Paul Alexander Thornton, Sneaky Studios and Mr Four Fingers (That’s us!).

So if you are looking to do something on Halloween, 31st October 2014, then do join us for an evening of skulls, art, cocktails and just general celebration of life as we pay tribute to our past loved ones. For more info on the event, and to buy tickets, please visit our Celebrabis Vitate Event page.

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Skull Book Display Courtesy of Noah Scalin

Noah Scalin Skull Book Display

If there is one man who knows how to create a skull it’s Noah Scalin. He created this skull window display at Chop Suey Books store with his latest Skull-A-Day book in anticipation of his Skull-a-Day book release party tonight!

Word on the street is that The Skull Appreciation Society will potentially be the sole distributor of the Skull-A-Day book here in Europe and the UK!! Watch this space. details to follow.

Skull Artist Announcement – Dan Hillier – Celebrabis Vitae

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So it finally happened. After weeks of waiting for Dan Hillier to return from his adventures and many many emails to his inbox he finally replied to say he’d love to be involved in our skull art exhibition! You see we’ve been following Dan’s illustrative journey for many years and he’s always been one of our favourite artists so I am overjoyed that he has confirmed his place alongside our list of illustrious artists!

Dan Hillier is a London-based artist and illustrator who ‘makes pictures all come out of his hands.’ He has taken part in a number of solo and group shows and has had work featured in the Saatchi and Saatchi Gallery as well as the ICA.

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Skull Artist Announcement – Paul Jackson Lives – Celebrabis Vitae

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We’ve been so busy planning the most amazing skull art exhibition ever that we’ve been slack on our blog updates! But don’t worry, we won’t slack again!

Talking about our exhibition, Celebrabis Vitae, it brings me great pleasure to introduce to you a fellow UK-based artist and illustrator – Paul Jackson. I originally found Paul’s work a day before we started planning our show and immediately got him on board! His style is graphic yet playful at the same time and I find the contrast really pleasing on the eye.  We’ve featured more of his illustrations on the SAS wall of fame before so be sure to visit and share!

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Pencil Drawings by Hakuchi

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I certainly love finding amazing pencil drawings created purely in black and white, with the occasional flash of colour.

These amazing drawings by Hakuchi A.K.A. Shohei are bursting with detail and fantastically rendered tonal curves of bone and flesh alike. If you venture into his earlier work then be warned as there are some interesting drawings, some of which include a couple of octopuses.

Skull Masks by Santani

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Amongst the horde of small creatures with sharp fangs, fur and large staring eyes you will find these fantastic looking skull masks. These death mask creations made by Santani.

As I mentioned Santani, who resides in Russia, mainly creates amazingly detailed creatures that are adorable. Yes that’s what I said and there is no going back. So best head over to her Deviant account to check them out.