On our recent trip to Nashville to visit my lady’s friends and family, I was introduced to the main man behind the District 13 clothing label – a quality graphic designer who goes by the name Dave Walker – a Nashville-based clothing design company.
David has been working for Harley Davidson for a number of years and you can definitely some of that style coming through in District 13’s classic skull t-shirt designs, and rightly so as their main target market is bikers. Some of his new t-shirts are launching on the 4th of May and if you were smart you would order in bulk!!
This selection of skull sketches is from our other half, Mr Four Fingers. While on break at work and instead of hitting the pub or surfing net, we like to kill time by cranking out some fast and loose skull sketches. These are some of the latest ones we have created – Enjoy
This is a 3D printed life size skull that has been converted to a polygon wire mesh model. The skull reference belongs to a 6foot male and you can even order the rest of his skeleton finished in the same polygon wire mesh.
It’s very cool but will set you back a fair penny.
Deviant artist James Zapata brings us this subtly sinister digital skull illustration called ‘At The Heart of Winter’. The illustration depicts a skull facing skywards; submerged under the ice of a frozen lake . Or maybe it’s the spirit of icy death? .
James is a professional digital artist hailing from the USA.
We are more than a little shocked to find that we have yet to feature Jim Skull on The Skull Society. I mean he even has the word ‘skull’ in his name. He also happens to have some of the most beautiful skull creations we have seen. They are superb.
Jim’s skulls are a simplified version of a human skull that are often covered in beads, string and various other material. The material used on the skull often cascades down from the mandible to the floor. Instantly recognisable and utterly gorgeous.
Mr Skull has an impressive set of ambrotype (also known as collodion) photographs that feature skulls viewed from above. This unusual view makes the skull look like a giant fossilized dinosaur egg.
Jim Skull was also a part of our Celebrabis Vitae exhibition last year. His piece was donated on behalf of Live Life Give Life, an organ donor organisation. Jim’s piece was an ambrotype photograph of a skull (front view this time). It was damn fine.
This Rustic Skull Linocut is a hand pulled print created by Little Bunny Sunshine. As mentioned in a previous post about lino prints, these are created by inking up the original hand carved piece (carved into linoleum) and then pressing on to paper.
This piece measures 8×10 inches and is printed onto a 9.5×11 heavy sheet of paper. Little Bunny Sunshine is open to the idea of people buying a print and then drawing their own elements onto it. A collaboration of sorts.
This original ‘Rustic Skull Linocut’ print is available from her online ETSY store for £6.87.
Breaking news (5 years old that is): Real alien skull found in Africa. This curiously humanoid skull with distinctly extra terrestrial features is the fossilized remains found by archeologists. According to Takeshi Yamada.
This otherworldy skull is the creation of Mr Yamada who is a “rogue taxidermist” and eccentric. He is a Coney Island resident and can often been seen strolling along the beach in a suit wearing a considerable number of mardi gras beads.
This mummified woman was found in a hidden underground vault in the Amazon. Researchers say that she is around 600 years old and is in such good nick due to the embalming skills of her tribe. If she was embalmed why does she look so terrified?
These mummified remains are thought to belong to an Amazonian tribe called the Chachapoyas or Cloud Warriors (great name). They were a “ tall, fairhaired, light-skinned race that some researchers believe may have come from Europe”.They were eventually conquered by the Incas.
Being a horror fan he wanted to create a book cover that would draw attention to the eye and leave a reader inspired. Looking for books that would complement his illustration style and challenge his ability, he stumbled upon The Damned, a book written by Algernon Blackwood. This piece is the full un-designed version of the concept. This print has been hand detailed by the artist by drawing directly onto the print.
Size: appox 11.5″x 11.5″
Price: 60 USD
Color: lime green and black matte finish with white detail (hand drawn)
We partnered with an organ donor charity called Live Life Give Life during last year’s skull exhibition, Celebrabis Vitae. The charity asked a load of famous artists to get involved and submit some of their own skulls to the show. They contacted Joseph Marr, an Australian multi-media artist living in Berlin, to send in a #skulfie and got this. A fantastic, life-sized raspberry-flavoured sugar skull in support of #TheDayoftheLiving.
Here is more info on the Day of the Living Campaign, with options to sign up and donate
DAY OF THE LIVING
The Day of the Living is our new campaign to raise awareness of donation, remember those who donated, and celebrate those who are only living because of donations.
Taking inspiration from the colourful Mexican festival The Day of the Dead, in which ancestors are remembered with a vibrant and colourful festival; The Day of the Living campaign will raise awareness about the importance of organ donation with the same energy, optimism and joy.
Read more about what else is going on in their events page here. You can make a donation here or text SKUL14 £3 to 70070And if you haven’t already don’t forget to join the register.
Following on from a recent post about linocut skulls I stumbled across yet more. This time the linocuts come from Luca Bassi. Luca has quite a distinctive style, a combination of 50’s tattoo aesthetic and old woodblock prints/carvings.
Luca has a great portfolio of tattoo work and linocut prints.
These black and white skull drawings by Ivan Kamargio are simply lovely. I think the skull and rhino are rather more poignant considering the current dire circumstances that have befell these majestic beasts. These drawings were a part of his first solo exhibition, where he focused on the importance of all the small details that go into creating an elaborate piece.
Ivan is from Mexico and created all these skull drawings with pencil on paper. It’s his use of line and texture that transforms a simple ‘pencil drawing’ into something far more impressive
This impressive looking ‘Flower Skull’ was made from woodburning onto a kitchen table. This skull was found on Reddit, posted by Outadock who I’m guessing was the creator. The user account link has since been slapped with a 404, so there’s no knowing if more of these amazing skulls exist.
A bit more about the project – Artist & creator Luke Chueh — known for his parody-laden paintings & designer toys — presents a project very near and dear to his heart: Dissected.
Accompanies by human skull within, the iconic anthropomorphic bear character is more human than we previously thought, this vinyl sculpture measures 6″ [t] × 6″ [w] × 5½” [d] and will be factory painted to approximate Luke’s original “Anthropomorphized” painting.
The project is in partnership with Clutter Magazine, a 10 year veteran of the designer toy world, and Unbox Industries, a skilled and reputable producer of vinyl toys.