Tuesday, November 22, 2011
The Book of Skulls - Faye Dowling
Why can't we stop posting about skull related ephemera? This is a question we keep positing to ourselves, and have come up with a number of possible reasons, but really no definitive answer. There is just something that draws us to an image of a skull, regardless of the medium or style. This is why we were so excited when we discovered this little gem of a book that seems to feed the monkey...so to speak. The Book of Skulls presents a cool visual guide to the skull, charting its rebirth through music and street fashion to become today's ultimate anti-establishment icon. From Black Sabbath to Cypress Hill, skater punk graffiti to Gothis tattoos, from high-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 and recognizable cultural symbols. Available at finer book stores and online everywhere.