Tuesday, 24 August 2010

ITS Mini PVC Patch

ITS Mini PVC Patch 04
Originally uploaded by ITS Tactical
My buddy Bryan over at ITS Tactical just received a whole pile of these wicked PVC patches featuring his ITS Skull Logo.

I've always been a fan of the ITS logo and I've just recently discovered this new PVC trend in patches and so am doubly excited to get my hands one.

Be sure and check out the ITS Tactical blog, pick up some cool skull patches and stickers at the store and add ITS over at Flickr!

Cheers! Stay Tasty!


Monday, 23 August 2010

Skull Belt Buckles by Jon Watson

Freaking. Awesome. These have to be some of the nicest buckles I've seen. Tons of cool styles this guy is crackin' out.
I will definitely be scoring one of these bad boys, available in Single, Double or Triple, in a variety of colors.
The buckles are made by WATTO husband and wife team, Jon & Mary Watson.
If anyone decides to pick one up please let 'em know Zook at Skull-Nation.com sent ya and send us some pix of your new swag when you get it sorted! Peace! Stay tasty ~Zook

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Let's Get Murdered

Just found this gem, quite by accident, on flickr and instantly fell in love, not only with this individual piece, but with the style in general. I don't know much about the artist at this point, other than his flickr member name, Matthew-Ryan-Sharp, and that fact that he hails from somewhere near abouts Chicago (Double awesome points for Chicago!).

Go check out some of his stuff!

Skulls @ Deviant Art!

Ya know. I don't think I ever thought to look for skull images at Deviant Art. Silly Zook!

So. Now I have! Some really sweet stuff over there.

I don't know why it is that I neglect Deviant Art so much. There really is some excellent art, and they seem to have a very dynamic social aspect running through, but flickr has always been my preferred website to showcase my doodles at (though I DO have a DA account; it just rarely gets updated).

So, anywho! Thought somebody might like to look through the DA Skull Search!

Cheers! Happy Tuesday! Stay Tasty!!!


Tuesday, 10 August 2010

DollarSkull- The Return

DollarSkull- The Return
Originally uploaded by Zook74
In just one short week, the first of the circulated Skull-Nation DollarSkulls has returned. Originally spent at a Taco Bell in Janesville, WI and then given in change to a co-worker at an Ace Hardware, also in Janesville, who then brought it in to work today to show me.



Sunday, 8 August 2010

Skull Patches

Skulls and patches go together like beer and breakfast! So I decided to turn to ebay to see what kind of wicked-killer skull patches I could add to my collection BEHOLD!
I know I've seen this around before, but tonight it struck me in particular.
Being a biker dude I kind of have the perfect excuse to collect lots of skull patches and I think this is a great example becaise I really love putting equal parts biker and geek into the blender together. I think I may be creating a whole new sub-genre of nerd. Like, "Don't cross me or I'll gut you, or maybe we can just go back to my place and watch "Firefly" or "Dr. Horrible" or play some Munchkin".
But seriously. Don't mess with me cuz I'm still a biker...

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Dollar Skulls!

George Skullington
Originally uploaded by Skillcrane*

So. Our first official Skull-Nation.com collabortive art project kicks off today with Skillcrane's "George Skullington".

Grab a dollar bill. Doodle a skull on it and submit it to the Skull-Nation flickr group wtih the tag "dollarskull". We'll be blogging about the doodled dollars as we go along.


Stay tasty!


Wednesday, 4 August 2010

It's the CLOR!

Anything with a skull on is good in my book, but when it's the cover to a lovingly hand crafted publication it's even better.

CLOR is a screen printed art zine that features 12 international graphic artists in its initial issue. The focus is on the handmade and handcrafted part of the project, classic ink illustrations, vector art and some other interdisciplinary forms of illustration methods are combined in a fully hand-screen-printed and -bound mag. Every issue and page of these 200 magazines are unique, unlike the flood of conventionally printed art-books.

Do your eyes a favor and check it out over here.

The Skull-Nation

Skull image by Matt Rea

I just wanted to take a moment to reiterate that The Skull-Nation is, first and foremost, a COMMUNITY art project. We'll be blogging about skull-related stuff here just cuz it's what we like, but in the end this is really about everyone out there that's doing any kind of skull-related art.

Please. If you have any interest in being a part of The Skull-Nation, do drop us a line. There's a contact link up here on this page somewhere (I can't see it from where I'm standing, but you should be able to). Or you could just send me some mail directly @ zook@whitestudiosltd.com or head over to the Skull-Nation flickr page.

Contributions, suggestions, ideas, cool skull products or sites, anything skull-related to share would be welcome. Or, ya know, you could just send us some e-mail telling us how awesome we are. We already KNOW we're awesome, but we can always handle a little more ego-stroking.

Cheers, y'all. Stay tasty!

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Crystal Head Vodka

Like gettin' your drink on?

Like skulls?

How about Vodka? In a skull?

Maybe you've seen it at the liquor store or maybe you've been sleeping your way through life. I've seen this time and time and time again at my local store. I'm more of a beer geek than a vodka guy, but come ON! It's in a freakin' skull-shaped bottle!

So I finally got my hands on one and the vodka was good. But then again I really don't KNOW what makes a vodka "good", but it didn't give me a nasty hangover like cheap vodka does (and at $50 a bottle Crystal Head does NOT qualify as "cheap" in my world).

The best part about Crystal Head Vodka is finishing the bottle, though. Now I have a wicked-cool glass skull bottle to play with. Haven't decided what to do with it yet... Fill with colored sand? Fill with a red, viscous liquid? Fill with skull beads?

What would YOU do with that beautiful glass skull bottle, huh?

Crystal Head Vodka product site

Skull-Themed vodka recipes


Originally uploaded by crankmaggot
Just found this blokes works over on flickr and this piece in particular stood out and fit very well, I thought, into the Skull-Nation.

The artist, know as crankmaggot, does an amazing array of art pieces and they're all wickedly insane (in the nicest way possible).

Check him out. Some of the images on his stream may qualify as NSFW, so I warned ya. Don't come whining to me if you're busted looking at demon crotch!


Monday, 2 August 2010

Holes Geological Tectonic Skull

So I blogged about Skullhouse a little while ago, and featured a wicked-cool skull Cyrus had done and immediately after posting I asked myself, "Why in the hell are you blogging about this instead of buying it?".

I didn't have a satisfactory asnwer, so. It's mine!
This little bugger is AWESOME! Smaller than I had anticipated, but it's a beauty. He looks awfully lonely, though, so I may have to score another one or three and make a nice little display out of them. He also came with a nice little base made out of reclaimed wood, which was a nice touch. I just used the word "nice" three times in this paragraph (four if you count my usage of the word in THIS sentence). Why would I use that word so much in a single paragraph? Is my vocaublary truly so shallow? And why am I obsessing over it now? This paragraph now sports two wholly divergent themes, lacks a single, cohesive point and is now 217% longer than it needed to be. Moving on...
Please excuse the crappy photo quality. Taken with my Palm Pre, uploaded to Facebook (which converts images to .bmp for some reason, dl to my 'puter and then uploaded to skull-nation). See what I go through for you people? I sure hope you're appreciative of all my hard work! But I know you're not, cuz you suck that way. Just kidding! I love you! But really.
Go check out some skulls at Skull House!! !!! !