We were recently contacted by the talented Nicola Murray De Jager, a fellow South African artist with a passion for creating great embroidered skulls. Nicola creates these uniquely beautiful skulls and sells them under the name of Calavera.
These embroidered skulls are available in mainly two sizes, that being medium ( W305mm H350mm) and Large (W380 H450). Each finished skull is then placed in a drop box frame behind glass. As you can tell from the images the frames have an unusual elliptical opening that looks really good. International orders are posted without glass but the frames are designed in such a way that the back can be removed, the glass cut to size and then placed inside on a specifically routed ledge.
Visit the Calavera website to contact Nicola with regards to prices and bespoke sizes.
This colourful skull illustration was initially spotted on Pinterest but after a quick search I found it on Behance under the user – Fly Design Studio. The Mexican skull illustration, Happy till the end, is extremely busy but it totally works and who doesn’t love a bit of colour?
These exquisite floral skulls have been created by French artist Noon and K.Olin tribu. The floral patterns have been imprinted onto the porcelain and they look amazing. The series is limited to 50 pieces and each skull comes in a posh wooden crate.
The black and white series is known as Fleurs Noires but they have already sold out (sorry!) but you can still get your hands on the red series – Fleurs Rouges.
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
This neon-styled digital skull art has been created by Chuck Anderson, AKA NO PATTERN. Nothing else to say really except holy-shit-balls-WTF, this is one seriously awesome skull and we are a appreciating.
Jacky Tsai, a designer who used to work for Alexander McQueen, is currently working on his own fashion line. These decorative floral skulls are stunning and are part of a larger body of work which includes a number of prints, sculptures and drawings.
We’re glad to see you doing your own stuff Jacky. Hopefully we’ll be seeing more skulls from him in the future!
Mr Tree, Joseph Motas, is a Spanish designer currently living in Barcelona. He has a very diverse portfolio ranging from simple pattern making to lighting and furniture design. One of the styles which sets him apart is his patterns and the repitition of these which we will show you below.