Here are a selection of skulls the I found on the wonderfully macabre Midnight Gallery Tumblr. As they are Tumblr images I will spend some time tracking down the artists/photographers/creators if I can and create a post for each of them with any extra historic information. I recommend that you check out Midnight Tumblr blog if you are into the dark side as there are some amazing images many of which are pretty freaky.
Ok we have dubbed Godmachine the Skull King and I’m sure many of you will agree that he is a master. I’m not sure why it has taken me so long to feature him on the Skull Appreciation Society but here he is all the same. Having a look through his portfolio you will notice his love for skulls goes unmatched and I’m sure he sneaks more into the design that you don’t notice at first. Another thing I love about Godmachine apart from his amazing illustration skills is the fact that his screen prints are amazingly affordabe, that being an understatement. He generally sells A2 screen prints in the range £15 £25. Yes please. That also means they sell faster than Willy Wonka bars.
My advice is that if you like his work then follow Godmachine on Facebook as he is always updating and you get to know as soon as prints are released. I was able to nab ‘Monk’ (2nd image) from his Disturbia Stockist. It’s fucking lovely.
With Halloween fast approaching it’s time to start thinking of some ideas and if you are like us then I’m sure you don’t have any yet. So being skull lovers it seems only right that we represent! So here are a few Halloween skull Mask (face paint to follow) ideas we have collected that you can either purchase or take inspiration from. There are of course many more skull masks out there so please feel free to add any links in your comments and we will be sure to check them out.
Metal skull mask in case you get knifed or shot in the face. Normally used for Airsoft games but fuck it. Available from Evike for $89.99
Keep it traditional with this oddly named Death Sock Skull Mask from Caufields Novelty for $41.99
Great custom leather masks created by Merimask. Make sure to check out the other non skull designs as they are very nice indeed.
Not available for sale or human size compatible but blady awesome skull mask idea from Kessen-Chu
Sabertooth skull by Miss Monster (sold out)
Jason Soles Excarnate Mask available from his Etsy store for $500. Not sure his is for wearing but good idea if you can make similar from rubber latex.
Awesome punisher skull mask from Mike Loh (sold out)
Go big or go home. Deer skull mask made from paper mache by Custom Fairy Wings
Mistic Unicorn custom Death Skull mask (not for sale)
Metal-esque Horned Deaths ceremonial mask by Dragon Armoury (not for sale as far as I can see)
Throw in some more bones with this Skeleton with neck skull mask from Spirit Halloween for $29.99
Pretty weird one aptly names Fin Skull Mask .$34.99 from Spirit Halloween
Simple elegance with this piece by Joji Kojima. I can’t find this piece for sale but if it was it would probably be around $1600 going by the store prices of some of the other pieces.
Red skull mask from Horror Emporium for £9.99. The same red freaky red skull dude from Captain America that I could not quite take seriously.
This metal filigree skull mask is definitely one of the finest skull masks I have seen. Created by Masque Boutique and costs £65. This will look amazing when worn or framed.
From one extreme to another with this watermelon mask from Haw Haw James.
Jan Fabre is one seriouly talented fella with his creative flair applied to many areas, including stage direction, scuplture and designing to name but a few. Good to see that this multi faceted artist has included some skulls to his already immaculate CV.
These skulls are a part of recently launched exhibition called ‘Pride comes before a fall of the lash’. These skulls have their jaws clenched around various stuffed critters and are covered with the remains of insects with a dazzling array of colours. If you are near Gallery 604 in Busan Korea then check it out.
Subtly wicked and dark skull illustrations by Total Lost. By the looks of it most illustrations are printed on high quality 150g paper with a small white border for framing. They also have a skulltastic Mickey Mouse to wear proudly on your chest.
Have not checked out the awesome art by Ryohei Hase in a while and was pleasantly surprised to find one of his latest pieces feature skulls. This piece which remains untitled is powerful and only upon close inspection can you see that the creature is ripping out the mans skull and spine. Reminds me of a character from a game called MDK when he soars and destroys everything that moves.
As strange as it may sound, this illustration was drawn for an article called ‘The Anatomy of Hacking’ for Playboy magazine.
Check out the rest of his work here.