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???
These oddly shaped neon skulls have been created by Portland-based artist Eric Franklin. This trio of skulls are lit internally by ionised neon, krypton and mercury, and have been created using a network of glass tubes, tightly sealed together in a vacuum.
I’m not really sure about the whole scientific procedure but the results are incredible and these skulls, as weirdly-shaped as they are, are another great asset to our society’s walls. Thanks to This is Colossal for blogging about them in the first place and to Eric for making them – you have our skull respect!
I recently went to Paris and found a few skulls which I wanted to share with you all – I do not know the names of the shops/artists/creators so if you recognise any then please share the names with us. I was hoping to find more but here are some of the ones I spotted, apologies for some of the blurry images.
Nickel carving originated in the 18th century and the coins themselves were referred to as Hobo Nickels – the name is derived from the great depression when unemployed artists spent their time carving these little pieces of art in the hope to make some extra money – there is even a Hobo Nickel Society!.
The craze really took off in the 20th century due to a softer metal being used to mint the coins known as Buffalo Nickel. There are many different coin designs and patterns from this era but we love these skull nickels the most, for obvious reasons!
We love it when our fellow skull lovers send us their skulls. This post will feature a variety of skulls sent in by you – keep ‘em coming and we’ll keep posting the best and coolest skulls from around the world.
This is a Giclee print on Matt Litho realistic paper. This paper delivers exceptional print results with the feel and longevity of a heavy matte offset paper. It’s ultra smooth like compressed chalk, holds colours amazingly, the blacks are rich, the colours pop and the detail is exceptional.
Skeletor was the arch nemesis to He-Man, the master of the universe. You have to be a hardcore bad-ass to be able to stand the onslaught from the man who harnesses the power of GRAYSKULL. To be honest I’m not sure why it has taken me this long to do this post, Skeletor’s skull is iconic!
Without further ado, here is the skull that used to give me nightmares when I was a wee nipper, but now sparks fond memories of my childhood – SKELETOR.
Just when you think you’ve seen skulls in every shape or form we bring you this bad-boy – a skull disco ball! I want this so bad, even if I don”t throw that many parties that involve disco balls, this one would be sure to bring the WOW factor.
I recently bought this Book of Skulls from Amazon and it’s the perfect little book for any skull lovers’ coffee table. The book tells a story of the skull and how, from around the 1970′s, it has enjoyed a renaissance and emerged as one of the most recognisable symbols in today’s contemporary visual landscape. It’s over 150 pages of skull porn – from skull prints to skull sculptures and skull fonts to skull tattoos, this book has it all.