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Oct 24, 2012

How to: Carve a Pumpkin Skull with an Exposed Squash Brain

Artist and designer Noah Scalin of Skull-A-Day provides a detailed tutorial for carving this clever take on the Jack-O-Lantern.  … read more

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Jun 25, 2012

Crazy Body Art: Skull Implants in Back of Hands

created at: 07/22/2012

I'm as intrigued by body art as the next guy, but this is taking it to a whole new (probably really painful) level. These are the hands of Jason Traeger, who had skull-shaped subdermal implants put into the back of his hands. Because, you know, a skull tattoo just wouldn't be creepy… read more

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May 16, 2012

A Skull Chandelier Made from Freely Hanging Crystals

created at: 05/15/2012

Sometimes I worry that writing too many posts about skull art will make me seem like a…morbid weirdo…but I couldn't help it this time. This skull chandelier by Kelly Lamb was just too cool to pass… read more

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Feb 15, 2012

Seeing Skulls: Trompe L’oeil Installations by James Hopkins

created at: 12/01/2010

British artist James Hopkins arranges related, everyday objects to create these trompe l’oeil perspectives of skulls...

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Oct 31, 2011

Star Wars Skulls!

Society 6 artist RLHoffman has created this minimalist and mostly adorable series of Star Wars characters imagined as skulls.

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Oct 10, 2011

Tissue Paper Skull

created at: 10/09/2011

Skull art is pretty popular in the blogosphere these days, but never before have I seen one so delicate. This skull, created by Polly Verity, is made out of tissue paper.

I can barely imagine how difficult it would be to make a three-dimensional object out of such a tenuous… read more

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Aug 29, 2011

How To: Make a LEGO Skull

These days, it's more common to have several series of specialized LEGO contraptions (pulleys, gears, ray guns, etc), rather than a collection of bricks to be assembled into all sorts of shapes and… read more

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Mar 25, 2011

An $11,000 Skull

created at: 12/01/2010

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Sep 27, 2010

How To: Skull Soap-on-a-Rope

 

Skull soap-on-a-rope. We'll be the first to admit, this certainly isn't a super innovative project, pushing the boundries of materials and creativity. BUT! Checking out this super-quick (fifteen second) tutorial does share some pretty cool maker nuggets - like the fact that they make super-easy-melt-and-pour soap, and you can use shaped ice-cube trays to make all sorts of cool projects.  Plus, when it's all over, you've got skull-shaped soap on a rope. Which is… read more

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Sep 23, 2010

Amazing Skulls Carved from Produce

 

Artist Dimitri Tsykalov has carved this juicy and creepy series of skulls from fresh fruits and vegetables.

Whether the images point out the results of the wasteful attitude we take towards food, the evils of the factory farming system, or its just that the freshness makes them look crazy scary...we're… read more

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Sep 21, 2010

Three Words: Skull Cake Pan

 

a skull made of cake staring straight at the camera

This Halloween season, get a head start on your anatomical baking with this new 3D skull pan from cake masters Wilton. I spied this dude over the weekend at the craft store, and was delighted to see it put to use in this great feature from Megan at Not Martha.

The pan comes with a pumpkin spice cake recipe, and while making it I rediscovered how much I like the color orange. I had two types of cinnamon to choose from to use in the cake. The cake was good but too sweet for my preferences. I hope to change it a bit and then maybe add a cream cheese frosting brain surprise inside. Or, oh oh!, cream cheese frosting maggots. Ew.

I'm in love with this face.

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Aug 30, 2010

Free Download: Papercraft Robot Skull

For years, Noah from Skull-A-Day has been offering this great free, downloadable papercraft skull . Recently, he gave the outline a fun robot skin that plays with the balance between technology and… read more

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Aug 11, 2010

Silver Skull Spoons

created at: 08/11/2010

Sometimes, a fellow blogger just nails the summary paragraph. My man Sean has done just that in this onceover, so I'ma just let him do the talkin'.

"It's a portmanteau playground! "Skoons" is better than "spulls," I think. They're made from vintage silver by Tom Sale, aka Pinky Diablo, and are available in both tea- and table-skoon sizes. Of course, the numerous holes limit their utility as spoons; I wonder if the details could be embossed instead of pierced? Also, if the teeth were made a bit sharper they could double as tines, and the whole utensil would become a "skull spork." I'll leave that one to your own imaginations to skoonerize...er, I mean,… read more

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Aug 04, 2010

How To: Craft Some DIY Skull Dishes

Beauty skull plate 2

Whether the skull-and-crossbone motif atop these craftily stenciled plates make you question the poison-content of your meal, or just indicate some badass culinary work coming out of your kitchen, we just think these are plain cool. They're stenciled with fabric or lace to create a geometric pattern, and then embedded with a toner image that's sealed on.

And the best part - you can choose to use whatever image you can get into your computer and onto paper via a laser… read more

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