When something cool crosses our path, we like to share, and today’s bit of cool is an art/history book entitled The Book of Skulls by Faye Dowling. It’s basically a “visual guide to the skull, charting its rebirth through music and street fashion to become today’s ultimate anti-establishment icon.”
The skull is one of the most recognizable symbols of today’s contemporary visual culture. Since its 1970’s renaissance in the iconic album designs of bands such as the Grateful Dead, the skull has found its way into the visual vocabulary of urban life, adorning T-shirts, badges, and rock memorabilia as the ultimate symbol of anarchy and rebellion. Repurposed and recast by artists, illustrators, and designers, it has become one of the most iconic cultural symbols of our time.
In response to this cultural phenomenon comes The Book of Skulls. From Black Sabbath to Cypress Hill, skater punk graffiti to Gothic tattoos, from haute couture to Hello Kitty, and Dali to Damien Hirst, this book is the ultimate collection of cool and iconic skull motifs. Drawing together artwork from music, fashion, street art, and graphic design, The Book of Skulls is a celebration of one of today’s most iconic cultural symbols.
Check out a few pages from The Book of Skulls below, and for more hit the EvilShop Amazon link at the bottom of the page.
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