The goal of the I WANT YOUR SKULL project is to band together and share in one of the oldest themes in art’s history: the skull.
We’re here to support and help promote artists, designers, toy makers and customizers, photographers, screen printers- anyone that has a creative interest and expression of the foundations under our skins.
I Want Your Skull was started in October of 2006 by Ryan August as a reaction against the gross commercialization and commodification of the sacred image of the skull. The backlash against skull imagery from popular design circles was fierce, noting the ever apparent watering down of this powerful image in popular culture as an excuse to discredit its merit. Of course, these same critics had no qualms about littering a nation of yuppies’ living rooms with octopuses and tree silhouettes in muted pinks, browns and blues.
The solution was easy: create a sanctuary where like-minded artisans could celebrate this ancient imagery free from these dotards. I Want Your Skull was born!
Print issues are compiled several times a year. Each issue features the work of dozens of artists from around the world; as well as, interviews and features on those keeping the tradition of skull imagery alive and vital. The website further promotes the efforts of these individuals, spreading the news of current accomplishments and conquests at the speed of our modern digital age.
Three years and counting…