Tuesday, 9 October 2012

The Book of Skulls

Skulls are one of the most overused symbols of around today. Once seen as sacred religious and spiritual symbols,  they stumbled into pop culture's mainstream and have long since been an icon for anarchy.

From Dia De Los Muertos sugar skulls,The Misfits and The Grateful Dead's logos and the skull emblems adorning the catwalks of Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen to Damien Hirst's infamous "For The Love of God" diamond-laden masterpiece, the contemporary visual culture landscape would be a far less interesting place were it not for the humble skull.
The Book of Skulls by Faye Dowling celebrates the Skull in all it's glory, featuring an array of skull-inspired pieces in the fields of fashion, music, street art and graphic design. Including work by Shepard Fairey, James Joyce, Alastair Mackie, KAWS and Mike Giant, this little book is chock full of all kinds of weird and wonderful works of Skull art.  

The Book of Skulls by Faye Dowling is published by Laurence King and available here.
All images are courtesy of Laurence King Publishing.