Skull Pencils

Noticed a collection of pencils and erasers in a store, which also featured images of skulls. The erasers also feature images of the Jolly Roger smirking or grimacing and the appearance also suggests that the target audience would be young children, especially boys around the ages of 9-10. The design also features a very simplistic representation of the skull, which also questions how these particular images of death influence younger the younger generation, especially children.

Miller, Anistatia. R, Jared. M Brown, and Cheryl. D Cullen. Global Graphics: Symbols: Designing with Symbols for an International Market.  Massachusetts: Rockport Publishers, 2000

Image: http://www.enchantedemporium.co.uk/toys-novelty-toys-c-21_22/pirate-pencil-with-eraser-p-291


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