Skull Bracelets by Danijela

We’ve launched an online skull shop through our Skull Appreciation Society blog and we have just been making sure that everything is in working order before doing a big announcement. These skull bracelets are a few of the new additions to the shop and have been created by Canadian skull creator Danijela. They are authentic with regards to the materials – 1 is 14K gold skull chain with Swarovski Pearls and the 2nd is a sterling silver skull chain with Swarovski Pearls and are £34 and £28 respectively.

14K Gold Skull Chain With Swarovski Pearls

14K Gold Skull/Chain with Swarovski Pearls, £32

Skull Chain With Swarovski Pearls

Sterling Silver Skull with Swarovski Pearls, £26

Hand Drawn Skulls Pack – 11 Free Skull PSDs – from Media Militia

We’ve got free skull PSDs for you too download! After the popularity of the other free skull download post I did a while back, courtesy of Media Militia, I had a rummage through their site again to find this amazing free tool – Hand Drawn Skulls Pack – 11 Free PSDs! These guys are so generous! This time these are PSDs of hand-drawn skulls so you can change colour and background, plus they are amazingly detailed. I’m not sure whether they can be used for commercial use so you will have to contact Media Militia directly and ask them yourself.

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Click here to download the free skull PSDs.

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Click here to download the free skull PSDs.

Giant Dragon Skull Found on Beach

This is a obvious sign that Daenerys Targaryen, Queen of Dragons, is coming for the British Crown. Or maybe she has already been and we defeated her and her dragon-army and this bad-boy skull just washed up on the shore, after evading fossil hunters for years and years…

Actually the dragon skull is part of a publicity stunt by BlinkBox promoting the fact that they have the Game of Thrones series available on their new video-on-demand service. The 40-foot dragon skull was left on Charmouth beach, along England’s Jurassic Coast, which has been the site of many fascinating dinosaur-fossil discoveries over the years.

Dragon SkullThere is also a short video on how they made the dragon skulls.

White Lady with Black Glove Doll

Christine’s husband left a comment in our contact section with a link to her work and we were happy to do a post about it. Christine Polis does a variety of things including creating dolls, stop-motion puppets and illustrations. Her work has a similar feel to some of Tim Burton’s movies so I wonder if she got any inspiration from those calibre of films.

This particular doll is called ‘White Lady with Black Glove’ and features a skull on top as the head.

Excerpt take from Christine Poli’ website:

“The white ladies appear for centuries, in castles on the battlefield or at the roadside. Some are ambivalent, they announce a good presage if they wear white gloves but also death if they are black”
2012 / 45cm tall / Single piece, cast resin, silk, thermoformed, organza, polymer clay, old lace.

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WHITE LADY WITH BLACK GLOVE Doll by Christine Polis

Skull Helm From Dark Heart Armoury

I wonder what the reaction would be if you turned up at one of those fantasy/medieval battles they have in parks (not actually sure where), wearing this skull helm , kitted out in full armour astride a massive warhorse. Shitting all round I’m guessing.

This amazing skull helm was created by DK Wickstrom – Armourer and Chief Thingmaker over at Dark Heart Armoury.

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Originally found on Fuck Yeah Skulls

Skull USB Hub

We certainly like to find a good variation of skulls for this blog! This skull USB hubs is one of those and it really is pretty cool. I personally don’t have space for a skull USB hub, but if my desk was big enough then I might change my mind.

You can get yourself one of these Skull hubs from Amazon for around $19.

* Works with Windows or Mac
* USB cord included
* 2 USB ports on each side of its jaw will keep all of your gadgets connected simultaneously.
* 4 Port High Speed 2.0 USB Hub

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Bearded Skull T-shirt up on Threadless

We were sent this Bearded Skull t-shirt design by a fellow skull-lover called Art Never Dies. It’s up on Threadless in one of those competitions which require t-shirt enthusiasts to vote on the submitted illustrations.

You only have 1 or 2 days left to vote so follow this link now.

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Pistonhead Beer with Calavera Skull Branding

Pistonhead beer is everything you would expect from a beer, barley malt, water and hops, and calavera skulls. Of course. The packaging is amazing and all bottled and canned beer features a version of their skull logo and I’m guessing any skull lover would love to cheers a couple of these brewskis.

For the lucky few you can find Pistonhead on some ferries, at the German border trade and even Australia.

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Skull Desktop Background – JUNE

I spotted this skull desktop background for the month of June, for computers, mobiles and tablet, on the Skull-a-Day website. The design was done by Canadian artist, Dan Springer, who was also featured in the recent FACE OFF exhibition for Skull Appreciation Day.

Click on the images to download them.

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Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Wallpaper by Emily Evans

Emily Evans is a extremely talented anatomical illustrator who creates drawings for anatomy books and more recently home-wares - see her anatomical plates here. This is one of her latest creations - Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Wallpaper - which is available through the Street Anatomy Store.

Available at the Street Anatomy Gallery Store!

We’ve been lucky enough to also go Brazilian dancing with Emily in Brick Lane, but that’s a story for another time. I can confirm that her dancing skills are nearly as good as her drawing skills :)

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Skull Workshop by Lauren Baker

What a great idea! I wish I had thought of it first TBH but I guess I’ll just have to get over it and go have some fun creating a cool skull at the Lauren Baker Skull Workshop.

Lauren’s skull workshop was a huge hit at Tate Modern where 200 participants decorated skulls. Plus her previous workshops at Hoxton Hotel, Shoreditch House and Museum of Pathology were all fully booked. You should probably go.

 The Workshop includes:
  • 3.5 hour workshop includes materials and refreshments
  • Learn about the use of skulls in art
  • Hear about Lauren Baker’s journey of skull art
  • Use a diverse range of materials to paint and embellish your skull
  • Take your finished skull art home
When: Saturday 27 April 2013
Time: 14:00 – 17:30
Where: Barts Pathology Museum
How Much: £60

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Baby Skull Lamp by Norrin Radd

I actually shared this on our Facebook page already but added it to the list as it needed to feature on the society wall of appreciation. This sculpted baby skull lamp has been created by Norrin Radd and is cast in herculite plaster, brass or silver paint finish. The lamp consists of 33 unique skulls in total – the detail shot below shows one of the skulls, which actually looks like a tortoise!

You can visit Norrin Radd’s profile here on Etsy. His collection also includes a lamp which consists of boobs, which is pretty cool too.

Baby Skull Lamp by Norrin Radd Lamp detail by Norrin Radd

Malin Isaksson’s Skull

This gorgeous golden melting skull is by Swedish-born artist Malin Isaksson. It was spotted at the Stockholm Furniture Fair and is called ‘He Who Laughs Last, Laughs Longest.’

The skull was water-gilded with 23.75 karat gold and made of plaster, clay, gesso and bole.

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