Loving Bones

A woman in Sweden is being charged ” disturbing the peace of the dead” by stashing human bones for sexual use. Now I can imagine a femur being used as a phallic device but a skull? Does the skull watch?

This woman from Gothenburg denied all charges, saying that she bought them on the internet as she has an interest in history and archaeology. Her flat however told a different story as the police found digging tools, body bags and instructions on how to open graves.

Article found on Times Live


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Straight up Sexy Skulls

Random Flickr find has unveiled these sexy skulls photgraphed by Christina Chirtes. The image of the broken skull would make a great large scale painting or print. Be sure to check out the rest of her Flickr photos, there may not be more skulls but there are loads of great images (especially loving the dead flowers).

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Identifying Skulls

We were recently contacted by one of our fellow SAS followers about identifying a certain animal skull which we are, ehum, in the process of finding out. One our searches on the interwebs we found this cracking website called Skulls Unlimited. The collection of skulls on this website is mind boggling whether they are real or replicas I’m pretty sure you will find what you are looking for.

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also works closely with the Museum of Osteology, Americas only skeleton museum located in Oklahoma City where they have over 300 skeletons on display. If you live in that area, then check it out and tell us all about it.

Whilst perusing their skulls I also realised that fish skulls are pretty damn weird, many with bones like interlocking plates of armour. Below are some of the fish skulls and some other unexpected finds.

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Taxidermy Emporium

If you are like us and have always fancied owning a real human skull, other than your own, then check out these skulls at The Taxidermy Emporium. There are loads of human skulls , most without mandibles and many without teeth. What is really interesting about the collection is the diversity of the skulls not only in age and condition but the appearance of each skull seem to have their own personality.

Prices range from from about £400 to £650. Visit the the Taxidermy Emporium website as not only are there human skulls but there are loads of other weird things available as well.

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Dreamlike Anatomical Illustrations by Alfonso Elola

I spotted these surreal and dreamlike anatomical illustrations, as described by Vanessa Ruiz, on the Street Anatomy blog and was actually blown away. These skull-themed anatomical illustrations by Alfonso are incredibly beautiful and tell the story of an out-of-body experience. I absolutely love them and the more we write about skulls in art the more money I want to spend buying all of them. One day…

You can find more of Alfonso Elola’s work on his Behance profile.



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Win a Skull Appreciation Day Poster

Street Anatomy and Skull-A-Day are giving away one signed FACE OFF gallery show poster to a lucky fan! The poster is the feature image for Skull Appreciation Day 2013.

Reflecting the theme of the show, Face Off, the skull poster features the digitally fused skull artwork of both curators, Noah Scalin and Vanessa Ruiz.

Win a Skull Appreciation Day Poster! 

HOW TO ENTER: The FACE OFF show is unique, in that it combines the skull artwork of two different artists into one final piece. To enter this give-away, leave a comment below answering this question. What two artist’s work would you combine?

WHERE TO ENTER: All entries must be made on this blog post, on streetanatomy.com.

PRIZE INFO: 1 Poster from the FACE OFF gallery show, signed by Noah Scalin and Vanessa Ruiz. The poster measures 11″ wide by 17″ tall and is printed on extra thick 100# gloss paper. The poster will be signed a the show opening on May 31, 2013 and shipped to the winner afterwards.

CONTACT INFO: The winner, chosen at random, will be contacted via email by Street Anatomy within 7 days of the end of the contest. If that winner doesn’t respond, another winner will be chosen. With your comment, please INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS! Entries are only valid with this information.

CONTEST CLOSES: 11:59:59 PM Eastern USA Time Friday, (May 31, 2013).


PRIZE SHIPS: This contest is open to all skull lovers around the world. The poster will be shipped after it’s signed at the opening of the FACE OFF show, May 31st.

IF YOU DON’T WIN: Don’t fret, the poster is available for purchase in the Street Anatomy store. There is a 20% discount for the FACE OFF posters, until June 4th. Enter FACEOFF20 at checkout!

via The Street Anatomy Blog


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Skull Paintings by Mike Egan

These interestingly morbid skull paintings are by Mike Egan. Mike is a Pitsburgh-based artist and I found him through the latest Street Anatomy and Skull-a-Day Skull Appreciation Day show. There is definite reference to religion and death in his works, so not big talking points or anything, and his pastel-colours add to the sombre feel of his work. Visit Mike’s blog here and go check out his work in Chicago at the Skull Appreciation Day exhibition.

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My Skull Tattoos

I went to South Africa a few months ago to spend my 30th with my friends and family and had arranged with my younger brother to get matching skull tattoos. It was my bro’s first tattoo and I had already convinced him that skulls would be the best first tattoo to get! We also wanted to get a tattoo which represented our family and thought 3 skulls would be perfect to represent our dad, mom and each other.

We made a few phone calls and managed to book a slot at SA Hardcore Tattoo in Parkhurst. The team of guys there were very helpful and did a sterling job – cheers guys!

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54 Free Human Skulls Images for Download

Media Militia have created this amazing downloable file of human skulls for you to use as reference for illustration and other creative projects. It can be used for personal and commercial purposes too. Heck, how amazing is that?

The file contains 54 human skulls, from fetal skulls through to decrepit skulls, and all skulls are photographed in a number of positions on a black background. Have I mentioned it’s free???

Download the free file here.

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Human Skull With Hair

There is something entirely creepy about a human skull that still has hair on. This photograph can be found on Fine Art America and can be printed on a variety of products like canvas prints, greeting cards, art prints, framed prints, acrylic print and metal print.

This skull photograph was taken by internationally known National Geographic photographer Ira Block.


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