OK so this may be one of the most awesomely random things that have come out of the Skull-A-Day project... A little while back our friends at Nerd Merit Badges asked for permission to use my Skullphabet font skull for a special patch for a conference. The patch caught the eye of Melissa, a Girl Scout troop leader in California, who wondered if she could get a special patch made for her girls. Needless to say both I and the Nerd Merit Badge folks were happy to oblige and a special Skull-A-Day Troop Crest was created! Then just a couple of weeks ago the troop finally received their patches and here's what Melissa had to say about it:
We had our end of the year awards ceremony, and to commemorate the new troop crests, we decided to hold it in the local Victorian cemetery. As part of the ceremony, each girl listed a few things on her personal bucket list! We hiked back to my house and enjoyed snacks and Brianna Ariel's Whimzkulls cookies. Thanks so much to the guys at Nerd Merit Badges and of course Skull-A-Day for giving Troop 202 a crest that truly matches the group personality!
What can I say, I am just honored that my work will be gracing the sashes of clearly the coolest Girl Scout troop around!
P.S. I actually ended up with a small amount of these patches myself, and I would like to give them away, but like the Girl Scouts you have to earn them. So here's the deal, the first five people to get June 4, 2011 officially recognized as "Skull Appreciation Day" in your city, state, or country (and send in proof), will get one!