Sunday, December 16, 2007

Braincase XXI

More super submissions from all over...
(received 11/5 - 11/11)

Dr. Caleb Leeke from Durham, U.K. sent an awesome collection of photos...

From a cemetery in Granada, Spain...

From Bywell, Norhumberland U.K....

From Halifax, Yorks U.K....

From the Bowes Museum, Co. Durham, U.K....

Rabbit bones, Co. Durham, U.K....

from a bicycle...

and a plastic simulacrum!

Scorched-Nemesis showed off his terrific new tattoo in process and finished.

jqmark spotted another nice yarn skull by Ben Cove

Terry Border (of Bent Objects fame) made this absolutely wonderful bread!

Amazingly Chris from Cambridge, MA managed to spot a skull in Istanbul that hasn't been posted yet!

Shawn from MAKE/CRAFT found this terrific sculpture made with beetle bodies and a budgerigar by Jan Fabre via bookofjoe.

Kim pointed out this cute, yet dangerous looking frog.

Bridgitte shared this happy picture of Mr. Bones!

Bonni Reid showed off more of her wonderful work!

My friend Sherry showed me this amazing chandelier in Amsterdam at the sfgirlbybay blog.

Lisa showed off her absolutely splendid Halloween costume which she got from the Arena Stage costume sale in Washington D.C.

Marin knitted this terrific scarf from a pattern at Knitty called "Yorick"!

Joseph made a couple of fantastic Lego skulls, including a cyclops one with hinged jaw!

...and also shared some of his own artwork!

Shazam in France sent a bunch of great images including his own artwork...

a dust skull he made...

a flea market painting...

and a car in his neighborhood!

Christiane pointed out this fabulous mirror ball skull at a club in Switzerland
 well as this fun bento art by kawaiikiki

...and this swell theater poster

She also suggested the following skull ideas for me...
-fluffy tapestry-skull
-cotton candy
-you could try to convince the inhabitants of a (big
enough) building to light their windows according to
get a skull
-paper marbling
-hard boiled egg (with or without the eggshell)
-glass bead weave (flat like the bracelets or 3d like
the animals on this site.
-a tissue paper hot-air balloon

Lee shared these wonderfully decorated sugar skulls!

Anthony sent this awesome baseball drawn on by student Tobey!

Lex10 sent these lovely albino pumpkin photos!

willy g. found this spooky simulacrum in Sydney, NS, Canada!

Mim spotted this Parisian skull at a T-shirt shop in Montmartre.

moreism+re shared this spiffy animation by the designers at Frack.

Tracy Edmunds in Yorba Linda, CA discovered this sneaky unintentional(?) skull advertisement!

Larry Pearson showed off his superb long horn skull!

Garage of Evil discovered this terrifying bubblegum skull!

My friend Carlos was left this skull by a bird on his windshield!

Kurt pointed out this excellent 3-D medical display illustration via Endgadget.

Jimmy at Salty Dog Kustoms in O.C.N.Y. made this awesome Dia de Los Muertos bowling pin!

Angelique shared an image of her cool doll!

Eric Reinertson was inspired by Skull-A-Day to draw this keen skull in MS Paint!

Roman75 in California was inspired by Skull-A-Day to make this genius "Windows Application Skull"!

Doug shared this great pic from his local Dia De Los Muertos celebration!

My friend Christi made this nifty pipe cleaner skull during a corporate training!

Pam sent this note...
"I want to start by saying how much I love your blog. I'm a huge skull fan for sure - tats and everything - but you are sooo damn talented and that's what makes your blog so great! The set up is beautiful and easy to read too.

Just one complaint. You seem to feel that you must preface your description of every submission with a complimentary adjective - EVERY one! To wit:
amusingly appropriate
and excellent.

That's all from the last group. It therefore becomes impossible to read the descriptions as they feel forced. You thank submitters in the beginning before the posts and they know you're grateful - please cut down the flowery speech:)

That said - I still love your blog!"

Moose shared the fine work of Biddy Maroney

...and this tough bottle opener via

Arbyn Incubus let me know about this super cool free dingbat font!

Maeda Mameo in Japan shared this great image!

Vrinda made this neat image in Photoshop!

Frances spotted a sensational skull hiding on a ship in the former Aral Sea via this photo by lambro shown in geography class!

My friend Alex shared this awesomely icky image from Spiderz Rule!

Lautaro Mazzitelli saw this fantastic sculpture at a marathon in the Palermo neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Thanks again everyone!

Submit your own found/made skulls at the address in the upper right-hand corner of the site. Please be patient it will take around 5-6 weeks for new submissions to be posted. Be sure to include what name and link you would like included and if you found it online a link to the source as well. Also if you're sending tattoos be sure to include the artist's name and location, so we can give them proper credit. I won't repost items I've received before so be sure to check previous Braincase posts.

Don't forget you can see your items in the sidebar right away if you post them to Flickr and include the tag "skulladay".


Haute Cute said...

Awesome! Thanks for showcasing Mr. Bones!

Anonymous said...

wow, thanks for showing it =]

Anonymous said...

A superlative collection!

Anonymous said...

So I see this is no longer your blog, so I guess you must watch your use of adjetives in here, apparently they're upsetting to readers eyes!

And also your skulls sometimes look too much like...skulls.....very upsetting.

Monster-Maniac said...

That animation is fab.