THE VALDARO LOVERS necklace is a hand-carved original piece, created by Blue Bayer, was inspired by a recent archeological find. A collector of my work actually turned me onto this image. It’s really compelling. ” Love you to death……”
The so-called Lovers of Valdaro, also dubbed as the “Valdaro Lovers,” are a pair of human skeletons dating back 6,000 years discovered by archaeologists at a Neolithic tomb in S.Giorgio near Mantova, Italy, in 2007.
Magnus Snickars is a Swedish designer and illustrator who caught our eye through the skull submissions page, which resulted in his artwork being on show at the exhibition we keep on banging on about. Magnus submitted this design called Hibernate, which reminds me of a macabre-like playing card, and we absolutely loved it – It’s also available in the shop now! Just in case you were wondering, and yes we do post to anywhere in the world, including Greenland.
Artist Name: Magnus Snickars
Name of piece: HIBERNATE
Type: Digital Print
Print: 1 of 1
This bizarre look at popular yellow cartoon characters has been created by Egyptian illustratorMahmoud Refaat. His illustrative work features the skulls and skeletons behind popular household names like Homer Simpson, Spongebob Squarepants and Tweety Bird to name a few. The cartoon skeletons give a glimpse as to what is behind what are normally cute or funny facades, and give the impression of a more devious scheme at work. I for one fricken love them.
Loving these paintings by Takato Yamamoto and his innate ability to combine gore, nudity and skulls without being horrifying. Takato was born in Akita, Japan in 1960 and his style is one of immense detail and reminiscent of old Japanese watercolour paintings. Though his definitely involves more skulls and bondage.
These beautifully shot black and white images by Patrick Gries feature a collection of skeletons (and skulls of course). Patrick received helped from a number of natural history and veterinary museums in France and Monaco to put the series together. I love the stark contrast of the skeletons on the black background. The series is called Evolution and features over 300 images.
I try and space these out, but then as soon as I see another one I have to post it – so here are some more skull gifs! Again, I’ve taken these from Tumblr, and I do try and find the source, using Google images and the like, but these are tough to source. I you know who made them then comment below.
Probably not the most exciting title for a post but one thing is for sure that extracting these skull and bones was actually quite fun; in a weird CSI unearthing dead remains kinda way. It was pretty cool unveiling the first skull (leave a comment if you can name the critter), and as I was pretty thorough with each pellet I ended up spending about 4 hrs going through 30 pellets. Man it took ages!
I first saw Anthony Cozzi’s work on Street Anatomy’s website and loved it so much I had to get one for myself. The screen print, The Moment Before, now lives in my bedroom nicely framed and just being awesome. Anthony has recently launched another detailed screen print, this time spotted on Who Killed Bambi, and has called it – Pale Horse. The detail in these screen prints is amazing and I would love to see process shots of how he did it.
The reason we are featuring these prints is because they feature skeletons in them, and all skeletons have? SKULLS!!! BOOM. We love a good skull over here at the Skull Appreciation Society and we hope we get to see more of them in Anthony’s work!
Agus Suwage‘s skull-inspired artwork are all replica works of other famous art pieces, except Agus uses skulls in his work. If you know which pieces of art these are taken from please leave a comment in the comments section.