Saturday, June 30, 2007
Friday, June 29, 2007
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Quand certains sélectionnent des « sites du jour », d’autres s’aventurent dans le pari d’« une tête de mort par jour », Skull-a-day en anglais.
Plus drôle que morbide, le blog - lancé le 1er juin par le collectif de design Another Limited Rebellion - est donc dédié à la représentation du crâne de squelette sous toutes ses formes et matières : en navet, en pixels, en tampon bleu, en livres, etc.
(image: Skull design spotted in Paris, Fall '06)
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Friday, June 22, 2007
- Marilyn says, "Maybe you can do something with motorcycles"
- Josh says, "Try a skull wearing Disney Mickey ears or a skull made out of bones from other parts of the body."
- Napi says, "A really curious image would be a skull made of feet" and "X-rays make us aware that skulls are not just on dead creatures, but walking around in us all. Guess that lends itself to interpretation of a crowd scene, or a busy city sidewalk, with all the skulls showing under the baseball caps & sunglasses &amp;amp;amp;amp; make-up & hairdos"
Joy sends this camera phone pic from the Pittsburgh Arts Festival:
and Christian sends this image (and several others) from a street fair in Dresden:
Plus a big thanks to Teddy for including a link to Skull-A-Day on Design Observer.
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
1. Baby Animals (preferably kittens).
2. Japanese Stuff (especially cartoons).
3. The Color Pink.
4. Rounded Corners.
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
Slightly retouched photo of actual cloud over Maymont Park last weekend. It really did look like a skull to me before I brought it into Photoshop see for yourself.
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
P.S. This is now available as a limited edition T-Shirt!
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Also folks have started sharing their own skull discoveries...
- Kris says, "1. Garden Skull (naturally,with flower petals if possible) 2. Kitchen Skull (bits of food, spices laid out on the counter top?) 3. Bathroom Skull (toilet paper, bit of old soap, sponge, etc) 4. First Aid Kit Skull (sure to be fun with Band Aids!) 5. A month of mono-printed Skull (make a linoleum block and print it 30 different ways one for each day of the month. 6. Chuck Skull (collaged debris) 7. Mim Skull (sewn maps, knitting debris) 8. Facial Hair Skull (with all the varieties: the VanDyke, Soul patch, Mutton Chops, etc) 9. Soil Skull - (have people give/send you soil samples from assorted neighborhoods and make 'paint') 10. Travel / Vacation Skull (cut up photos from your trip to Istanbul - or wherever) 11. Phases of the Moon Skull (the eyes maybe could be in the shape of the waxing/waning)"
- Christian says, "I was gazing through the aparment and my eyes fell on a pair of electrical outlets. Sockets as eye sockets - eh?"
- Dave says, "how about the real estate section of the newspaper? Old toilets/fixtures? Sand, leaves other temporal natural/unatural stuff summoning Andrew Goldworthy!"
- Kathleen says, "spirograph skull"
- Grá says, "Oh, i also want to see a 3 or 4 panel skull comic strip (dialog? no dialog? same picture in every frame? or two skulls talking to each other?) And a skull made of either lint or felted wool. And take some (#6?) non-recyclable plastic, cut it into various skull shapes and make shrinky-dinks in your oven. And, two words, "wood burner" (otherwise known as pyrography, remember summer camp?) Clear plastic, drilling. Oh, and get a bunch of your hot friends to recreate Dali's skull (or it might be funny with a bunch of not so hot dressed goth types.)"
- AND more from Grá, "8-bit computer graphics skull, ascii art skull, collage skull, "negative space" skull or optical illusion skull, lego(tm) skull, meta-skull (a skull made of skulls, either by mosaic software or a collection of small images), racquetball skull, pumpkin skull (obviously next
halloween), a skull made literally of bones (from a taxidermist?, uh...), shadow art skull, 3-D computer generated skull, ice sculpture skull, ..."
Lindsay sent this image of a happy skull she spotted at a house show the other night.
And Brad sent this bit of skull amusement he found.
Saturday, June 9, 2007
Friday, June 8, 2007
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
- From Jen, "How about a teddy bear skull, or a dog skull full of confetti?"
- From Kathleen, "make one out of squash"
- From Sherry, "Maybe icing?"
- From Sarah, "you could do one in diamonds a la Damien Hirst..."
- From Tere, "macaroni skull!"
- From Marc, "how about a recent portrait of Iggy Pop"
- From Joy, "pour out liquid acrylic paint onto paper as you lift and wiggle it, which makes lovely color elements as it swirls and mixes, then cut it into shapes, in your case, skulls."
- From Grá, "Well, clearly you need a 70's pencil crosshatch that is the word "skull" shaped into a skull. Then you should sign it 'crâne' which is French for 'skull'"
- From Russ, "Dude, castle Grey Skull! The building [in Richmond, VA] right across Harrison St. from Pollack. It's totally got a giant skull in the side! Once you see it, it's so obvious and impossible to see it normally ever again! Check it out!"
- From Leah, "Care bear skull, wholesome cereal box skull, unicorn skull (that's right), vegetable skull, skull sundae with cherries on top, troll skull, candy skull, bamboo skull, skull of Anna Nicole Smith's mortician, magnetic skull, Magnetic Fields' respective skulls, skull's best friend, skull after a bad date, uber-femme skull, quintessential american skull, Paris & Tinkerbell behind bars skull..."
- From Brad, "If I may offer, if you create a fist with your fingers extended, the wohle thing facing towards you - you draw two eye holes on the back of your hand and it creates a natural skull image (with fingers down to the knuckle defining the teeth)."
- From Yoshika, "it might be interesting to find an accidental-skull too, instead of making? maybe? well, actually one day I saw foam from beer ended up looking like a skull on a glass... just an idea..."
You'll definitely be seeing some of these before a year is over. And yes, as far as I'm concerned, photographing an accidental skull definitely counts as creating one for this project. Thanks again and keep sending ideas!
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Monday, June 4, 2007
Fast forward to March 2010...After months of getting to know Noah, Citizen Agent and Tatman and participating on the blog by submitting my own skull art, the guys asked me to join the team for the 4.0 year. Citizen Agent came up with the name "Dia de la Abby", because of my obsession with Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).
During the 4.0 year, I, Abby aka Azurafae made 53 skulls (a skull a week) using a variety of mediums including paper, paint, fabric, accessories, clay and food. I like teaching people how to make things, so there are separate tutorials for 27 of 53 skulls. There are some tutorials included with the Dia de la Abby posts.
During the 5.0 year, I made skulls at least once a month. Some of the skulls will also have tutorial. I have included a link to each coordinating tutorial.
During the 6.0 year, I will make skulls at least once a month. Some of the skulls will also have tutorial. I have included a link to each coordinating tutorial.
54. Wooden Skulls
55. Linocut Skull
56. Russian Matryoshka Skull Dolls
57. Skull Buttons
58. Feathered Skull
59. Woven Skull
60. Calavera Skull
61. Anatomical Skull Makeup - Tutorial
62. Skull Nails - Tutorial
63. Skull Papel Picado - Tutorial
64. Pumpkin Skull Cookies w/Tutorial
65. Raven Skull Pumpkin - Tutorial
66. Skeleton Family Portrait
67. Embroidered Skull Ornament - Tutorial
68. Confetti Skull - Tutorial
69. Skull of Seasons
70. Skull Mail - Tutorial
71. Snow Skulls
72. Cut Paper Skull Pendant
73. Fallen Petals Skull
74. Spilled Skull
75. Skull of Triangles
76. Skull Target
77. Spicy Skull
78. Stacked Skulls
79. Tea and Coco Skull
80. Dia de los Muertos Skull Makeup - Tutorial
81. Skull Baby Quilt
82. Papel Picado Pumpkin
83. La Calavera Catrina Makeup - Tutorial
84. Sugar Skulls and Marigolds Sneakers - Tutorial
Citizen Agent took up co-editorial responsibilities at the start of Skull-A-Day 3.0. During Year 3.0, Agent C posted ‘C-Rations’ every Monday and a few more during the following year. In Skull-A-Day 4.0, as part of the ongoing Flashback Friday feature, C offered a peak behind the mask when they counted down their favorite skulls from the original project with new commentary including Citizen Agent’s origin story.
1. C-Rations: 0C1
2. C-Rations: 0C10
3. C-Rations: 0C11
4. C-Rations: 0C100
5. C-Rations: 0C101
6. [BONUS] C-Rations: 07·08·09
7. C-Rations: 0C110
8. C-Rations: 0C111
9. C-Rations: 0C1000
10. C-Rations: 0C1001
11. C-Rations: 0C1010
12. C-Rations: 0C1011
13. C-Rations: 0C1100
14. [BONUS] C-Rations: 08·26·09
15. C-Rations: 0C1101
16. C-Rations: 0C1101
17. [BONUS] C-Rations: 09·09·09
18. C-Rations: 0C1111
19. C-Rations: 0C10000
20. C-Rations: 0C10001
21. C-Rations: 0C10100
22. C-Rations: 0C10101
23. C-Rations: 0C10110
24. C-Rations: 0C10111
25. C-Rations: 0C11000
26. C-Rations: 0C11001
27. C-Rations: 0C11010
28. C-Rations: 0C11011
29. C-Rations: 0C11100
30. [BONUS] C-Rations: 12·19·09
31. C-Rations: 0C11101
32. C-Rations: 0C11110
33. C-Rations: 0C11111
34. C-Rations: 0C100000
35. C-Rations: 0C100001
36. C-Rations: 0C100010
37. C-Rations: 0C100011
38. C-Rations: 0C100100
39. C-Rations: 0C100101
40. C-Rations: 0C100110
41. C-Rations: 0C100111
42. C-Rations: 0C101000
43. C-Rations: 0C101001
44. C-Rations: 0C101010
45. C-Rations: 0C101011
46. C-Rations: 0C101100
47. C-Rations: 0C101101
48. C-Rations: 0C101110
49. C-Rations: 0C101111
50. C-Rations: 0C110000
51. C-Rations: 0C110001
52. C-Rations: 0C110010
53. C-Rations: 0C110011
54. C-Rations: 0C110100
Citizen Agent- “C-Note”
Think Small 5
Being able to see the daily posts from almost the beginning has been an extreme pleasure throughout these past years. Being asked to be a co-editor starting with year 3.0 was a thrill since it allowed me to get involved with so many great artists making great skull art. When Noah posed the challenge to Citizen Agent and myself to make a weekly skull for the 3.0 year I felt obligated to accept. I titled my posts "Tuesdays With Tatman" because I got to share them with all of you. Here's the list of those weekly skulls, including more that I will be adding as I get them done.
1. Tuesdays With Tatman #1- Flag
2. Tuesdays With Tatman #2- Golf Ball
3. Tuesdays With Tatman #3- Grill
4. Tuesdays With Tatman #4- Etched Candle Holder
5. Tuesdays With Tatman #5- T-shirt
6. [BONUS] Tuesdays With Tatman- Etched Drinking Glass
7. Tuesdays With Tatman #6- Cigarette Packs
8. Tuesdays With Tatman #7- Etched Rock
9. Tuesdays With Tatman #8- Dirty Window
10. Tuesdays With Tatman #9- Stained Glass Paint
11. Tuesdays With Tatman #10- Fridge Magnet
12. Tuesdays With Tatman #11- Scrap Metal
13. Tuesdays With Tatman #12- Grass
14. [BONUS] Tuesdays With Tatman- Cigarette Filterss
15. Tuesdays With Tatman #13- Oats
16. Tuesdays With Tatman #14- Eraser
17. Tuesdays With Tatman #15- Vinyl Siding
18. Tuesdays with Tatman #16- Shovel
19. Tuesdays with Tatman #17- Sunflower
20. Tuesdays with Tatman #18- Maize
21. Tuesdays with Tatman #19- Clock
22. Tuesdays with Tatman #20- Cacti
23. Tuesdays with Tatman #21- Cotton
24. Tuesdays with Tatman #22- Sorghum(Milo)
25. Tuesdays with Tatman #23- Pecan
26. Tuesdays with Tatman #24- Carpet
27. Tuesdays with Tatman #25- Pocket Knives
28. Tuesdays with Tatman #26- Golf Tees
29. Tuesdays with Tatman #27- Christmas Tree Ornament
30. Tuesdays with Tatman #28- Diaper
31. Tuesdays with Tatman #29- Candy Canes
32.[BONUS] Snow Day With Tatman- Snow
33. Tuesdays with Tatman #30- Spatula
34. Tuesdays with Tatman #31- Tribal Design
35. Tuesdays with Tatman #32- Monkey Ball
36. Tuesdays with Tatman #33- Bottle Caps
37. Tuesdays with Tatman #34- Olives
38. Tuesdays with Tatman #35- Balloons
39. Tuesdays with Tatman #36- Candy Hearts
40. Tuesdays with Tatman #37- Canada Flag
41. Tuesdays with Tatman #38- Candle
42. Tuesdays with Tatman #39- Cow Bell
43. Tuesdays with Tatman #40- Iron Cross
44. Tuesdays with Tatman #41- Shamrock
45. Tuesdays with Tatman #42- Billiards Ball
46. Tuesdays with Tatman #43- Frisbee
47. Tuesdays with Tatman #44- Night Light
48. Tuesdays with Tatman #45- Baseball
49. Tuesdays with Tatman #46- Zig Zag Paper
50. Tuesdays with Tatman #47- Flip Flop Sandals
51. Tuesdays with Tatman #48- Finger Nails
52. Tuesdays with Tatman #49- Place Mat
53. Tuesdays with Tatman #50- Glow In The Dark Stars
54. Tuesdays with Tatman #51- Urinal Cake
55. Tuesdays with Tatman #52- Thank You Card
56. Tuesdays With Tatman #53- Quilt Square Skull
54. Tuesdays With Tatman #54- Etched Iron Cross Skull Glass
55. Tuesdays With Tatman #55- Skeleton Glass Etchings
The weekly skull challenge was a real eye opener to the true dedication that a daily 365er endures. Keeping creative and motivated was tough and I give tons of kudos to any and all of you who try and/or accomplish such a feat. Thanks to all of you who have supported me, the Skull Team, and the Skull-A-Day project and thanks for checking out my skulls.
After a few months of living in Richmond again, I meet my now husband and fell in love. We got married and had a surprise daughter. As the years have passed and she has grown, I've been refining my art skills which include, machine sewing, hand embroidery, pattern making, pattern alteration, fabric manipulation, crocheting, wire wrap jewelry, beading, drawing and recently painting. I've been applying my skills to new mediums like embroidery and beading on canvas and drawing with paint canvas to produce visually stimulating art pieces.
I'm influenced by Betsey Johnson, Elsa Schiaparelli, Rudy Gernreich, Paco Rabanne, and Issey Miyake. I love the sculptural and quirkiness of their creations. Their innovations and design techniques make me continue to think of new and interesting ways to make my creations come to life. I am fascinated with Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos, Catrinas, Papel Picado (Mexican cut paper), Sugar Skulls and related aspects to the three day ancestral festival. I have no Mexican heritage, but the bright colors and beautiful flowers mixed with the skeletons and skulls is an intriguing thing. I love the fact that they remember their ancestors in such a beautiful and positive way. It's a celebration of life.
I started my blog, in March 2009 to document my art as well as other fashion, art and history related interests.
In October 2009 I opened my ETSY store, Azurafae, to start selling my hand made fashion accessories and soon my art.
In December 2009, I made a Facebook fan page, so people could keep track of when I make new things to sell and when they are listed on ETSY or available for custom order.
Citizen Agent who remains anonymous chose to give his bio in Q&A format:
1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
I have NATO to thank.
2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
June 3, 2008
3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
Depends on the hand doing the writing
4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD?
5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
What is this an interrogation?
6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
My therapist keeps telling me I first need to be friends with myself
7. DO YOU USE SARCASM?
No, never, that would be wrong
8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
Yes, but they are promised to someone who needs a transplant
9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
When I jump off a building, there is reason for me not wanting to go back up
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
Whether they look suspicious
15. RED OR PINK?
What are you a bunch of Communists?
16. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
17. WHAT DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO COMPLETE THIS LIST?
What are you part of homeland security?
19. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
a voice inside my head said don't look back, you can never look back
22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE
23. FAVORITE SMELL(S)?
Red Mr. Sketch markers
24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
That's on a need to know
25. DO YOU BELIEVE IN GHOSTS?
Sure the CIA uses them
26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
27. HAIR COLOR?
28. EYE COLOR?
29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
Those eyes don't change themselves
30. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
Something the government filmed
31. SAD OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
I already told you I like Ice Cream
32. FAVORITE JOB?
That's a bit too personal
33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
34. FAVORITE SEASON?
35. HUGS OR KISSES?
Hugs don't give you herpes
37. WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE CLASS IN HIGH SCHOOL?
Home Economics, it taught me to cook and sew
38. FAVORITE ACTIVITY?
Commenting on Skull-A-Day
39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
I'm on the computer now
40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
A "Computer-Aided Display Control". (duh)
41. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT?
42. FAVORITE SOUND(S).
One hand clapping, trees falling in the woods when no one is around to hear them
43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
You said you want a revolution
44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
I'm never far from home at a computer
45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
I am good at all I do
46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN
47. FAVORITE REALITY SHOW?
48. PAPER OR PLASTIC?
Sunday, June 3, 2007
Justin Lovorn (a.k.a. Tatman) is your typical/not so typical skull loving guy. He is a big fan of music, tattoos, art, sports, and friends. He especially loves skulls, not just because they are a universal symbol of death, but because they can be so much more. He thinks a skull can make you feel and think of so many different things (not just death), depending on how it's presented. Skulls are Tatman's daily memento mori. A skull asks him, "Did you remember to live to the fullest today? Did you need to be reminded that life is short? Do you feel like your skull has made a difference?" It's only a matter of time until our own skulls will be laid to rest...FOREVER. Use these skull images to remind you that every day is made for living. Every day is made for Skull-A-Day.
Saturday, June 2, 2007
My name is Noah Scalin and I made a Skull-A-Day for a year. I started by making an orange paper skull on June 4th, 2007 and posting it online saying, "I'm making a skull a day for a year". I made my 365th skull on June 2nd, 2008 (and even posted a bonus skull the day after since it was a leap year!).
June 3rd, 2008 marked the start of year two of the project (called Skull-A-Day 2.0) and featured daily submissions from readers.
In October 2008 a book based on the Skull-A-Day, featuring 150 images from the first half of the project, was published by Lark Books. It's called SKULLS and you can buy it from your local independent bookstore or online via Amazon.com or Barnes & Nobel or Powell's Books.
June 3rd, 2009 marked the start of Skull-A-Day 3.0 in which the project continued to feature daily skull submissions, but with the addition of two new site editors: Skull-A-Day überfans Tatman and Citizen Agent, who both made a year of their own original weekly skulls as well (see them HERE and HERE)!
June 3rd, 2010 marked the start of Skull-A-Day 4.0 in which the project continues to feature daily skull submissions, but with the addition of one more site editor: Abby AKA Azurafae, who is also making her own year of original weekly skulls (which you can see HERE)!
June 4th, 2011 is scheduled to be the first official international Skull Appreciation Day (with your help!).
To see my original skulls follow the links below:
From time to time I make additional skulls and add them to the count (along with a special one was made by the biggest fan of the site). You can keep track of the new ones here: BONUS SKULLS 366 and counting
To read some nice things said by others about the project and the book check out the Skull-A-Day PRESS.
And to find out what I do when I'm not making skulls check out my socially conscious design and consulting firm Another Limited Rebellion.
You can contact me directly at:
However if you want to send your skull art please follow the directions on the Submissions page.
Friday, June 1, 2007
- ONLY submit images you've made yourself . Photos you've taken of Simulacra (found objects or items in nature that unintentionally look like skulls) are acceptable. [UPDATE 1/4/09] The only exception is if you are showing off your personal collection of skulls in a group shot to be considered as a "Skull Fanatic".
- PLEASE NOTE: We do NOT post commercially produced items, however if you want to give away one or two of a skull item to our readers we will consider making a giveaway post please contact us for more details.
- Do NOT send in items you have found online
- Do NOT send photos you've taken of art/logos/graffiti/products made by someone else!
- Do NOT send Tattoo pictures unless you are the tattoo artist.
- Do NOT add any text to your image (i.e. your name/website/copyright). We will credit you in the body of the post.
- Do NOT send images with Date Stamps on them.
- Be sure to include your name and location as you would like it to appear on the site.
- Let me know if there is a website you would like your name linked to.
- Please attach the actual image to your e-mail and NOT just a link to your image.
- Larger file sizes are recommended/encouraged (a minimum of 640 x 480 pixels is preferred).
- If you send multiple items we may only pick one or two to include, so be selective.
- Do NOT hurt any animals (or people!) to obtain a skull! Seriously not cool.
- Please keep things family friendly, kids frequent at this site. We won't show Not Safe For Work (NSFW) images on the site, but will link to them occasionally if they are tasteful.
- PLEASE NOTE: When you submit work to Skulladay.com you agree to release it under a Creative Commons Attribution No Derivatives License. This means that we have the right to publish your work (on the website and in possible other places, like books, without any payment to you), but the work still belongs ultimately to you and we must credit you if we use it. But don't take our word for it, read the Creative Commons license before submitting anything!
Please be patient it may take up to 7-8 weeks for new submissions to be posted and due to the large number of submissions NOT ALL WORK CAN BE SHOWN (sorry!). However, you can see any and all items in the sidebar if you post them to Flickr and include the tag "skulladay".
PLEASE NOTE: No permission is necessary to repost images from this site to your own blog, we just ask that you please give proper credit to the artist that created the piece and provide a link back to Skull-A-Day and/or the specific post it came from. The more links the merrier! Thanks for your support of the project.