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Black Calavera Facebook Page

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Hey Everyone,

I know I haven’t been posting that regularly, however I’m determined to get back into it! I’m posting and updating the Black Calavera Facebook page with contemporary artworks or designs that depict the human skull. In fact there are so many different designs / illustrations, Ive decided to use Facebook as well as the WordPress Blog in order to remain updated with the latest trends or styles. 

The actual design and layout is expected to change very soon! 

If you wish to follow Black Calavera on Facebook, please click on the link below. 

https://www.facebook.com/BlackCalavera22


The Black Calavera Facebook Page

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Ok so the other day, I created a Facebook Page for Black Calavera, I had this planned for a while, although I was incredibly busy at the time. At first I wasn’t quite sure what to add to the page, although I decided to include a photograph of the Mexican beaded skulls that I received as a birthday present. The photograph I have taken is displayed next to the logo that Sean has designed, Sean is also apart of Black Calavera who does quite a lot of the design work.

So you are properly wondering….doesn’t Black Calavera already have a logo? it sure does, although the logo on the Facebook page is specifically designed for both our design and photography work, you could say the skulls project has become a sub brand of Black Calavera.

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The page is primarily used to advertise the Skulls Project and Sean’s blog, Art&Stuff is also linked to the Facebook site aswell. I guess you could say the page contains everything all on the one site so the viewer can visit various social media profiles.

We’re still currently working on an official website, which should be finished in the next week that will contain a range of work associated with the skulls project as well as other design / photography projects. The Facebook link is attached below if you would like to have a look, if you would please be able to like the Facebook page that would be fantastic! Don’t forget to tell your friends, enjoy! 🙂

https://www.facebook.com/BlackCalavera22


Skull & Crossbones Doona Cover found on Sugar Skulls Facebook Page

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While I was casually browsing my Facebook page, I discovered a very interesting photograph that I just had to share with the rest of the world! The image features doona and sheet sets with the skull and cross bone printed onto the very front; as soon as I found the image I had to refrain myself from buying the entire set. What isn’t there to like about the quilt cover and the pillow cases? The skull and crossbones do create a very interesting pattern and design on the front, I mean how can you go wrong with skull printed quilt covers?

At the moment, I just become excited at the thought of having this particular quilt cover in my room, it would match my bedroom perfectly as the walls are decorated with photographs, paintings and illustrations featuring the human skull. So many of you are properly wondering where I have found this particular image, well as you may know by now, Facebook has the capability to combine very interesting and very useless information all in the same place. Well Sugar Skulls is a very interesting Facebook page that sells products and merchandise online, the items for sale are skull related which does make internet shopping rather entertaining.

Sugar Skulls also sells a range of t-shirts, jackets, jumpers, handbags and other fashion accessories, there’s even baby clothes available for sale! If you like skulls or sugar skulls, you’ll definitely enjoy browsing through this site, in fact my Facebook wall is constantly updated with photographs and illustrations that I find rather inspiring.

I have wondered why there is such a large demand for a skull printed quilt cover? Don’t get me wrong, I am in love with this particular design, especially the colour! I began to read the comments and there were several Facebook users who were hoping to order the quilt cover online, the skull has become a popular symbol and it’s used absolutely everything, I have even seen telephones in the shape of a skull!

Well anyway, if you love the quilt cover as much as I do, I would recommend visiting the Sugar Skulls Facebook Page for further information.

http://www.facebook.com/SugarSkulls.com.au?fref=ts


Sugar Skulls Online Store / Facebook Page

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All Images displayed on the Sugar Skulls Facebook Page

6/2/13 – Recent Online Discovery leads to more skull Printed T-Shirts, Dresses and other Visual Merchandise. 

 A few weeks ago, I discovered a new Facebook page that sells a range of skull printed t-shirts, dresses, skirts and other fashion accessories. Sugar Skulls is an online store that often features images and photographs of their recent collections; the updates do make my Facebook rather interesting. The site also features a range of skull printed dresses and skirts; the colourful patterns and designs are visually interesting and they also remind me of tattoo art. The dresses feature a vintage style, something you would normally see from the 1950’s; I am just in love with all the different designs, they are just so stylish!

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Sugar Skulls also sells skull printed t-shirts in men’s sizes, the level of detail is just incredible! Almost every single photograph features a skull; it’s interesting to see how the skull is used in fashion, advertising and product design. In a way the skull has become a fashion accessory; I don’t normally think about death when i’m wearing all my skull printed t-shirts; it’s become another commodity, another necessity just like the new ipad or the latest xbox game.

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There isn’t a great deal of information about the company on the website; I’m assuming the skull has been used as product branding, who can blame them really, the skull does make a fantastic logo! I have also noticed the site also features a range of products and fashion accessories that are inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead and the sugar skulls that also feature some fantastic patterns and illustrations. If you are interested in skulls, tattoo art and vintage style clothing, I would recommend viewing the Sugar Skulls Facebook Page.

For more information please click on the link below.

http://www.facebook.com/SugarSkulls.com.au

 


Pulp Kitchen

3/8/12 – Pulp Kitchen use Facebook for Research: Image of the Skull used for Denim Jeans.

There are several Pulp Kitchen stores around Melbourne, which sell clothes, accessories and other miscellaneous items. Pulp Kitchen have recently updated their Facebook profile with new denim, which features the image of the skull. I regularly visit Pulp Kitchen in Melbourne Central and the entire store is constantly saturated with skulls, which is not a bad thing at all. There are dresses, t-shirts, jeans, shoes, bags and other accessories, which have used the skull  in order to attract a young demographic.

The items for sale may question whether the skull is used for commercial and financial gain in the visual culture. Before long just about everything in the market will have used the skull, although will the consumer move onto something else or will the image of skull remain a popular fashion icon?

It is hard to tell because the image of the skull fluctuates in style especially in contemporary fashion and popular culture. The Book of Skulls by Faye Dowling illustrates contemporary appropriations of the skull from artists, designers, photographers, sculptors and musicians. Dowling also articulates cultural and historical depictions of the skull with a close reference to traditional European art, the Mexican Day of the Dead and the Crystal Skulls. (Dowling, 2011 p. 7 – 13)

Dowling’s publication clearly identifies that the skull has been used as a popular art form across different styles such as punk, goth and rock, which may imply that the skull will always captivate the interests of the modern population.

The denim at pulp kitchen features a retro – punk style that would definitely appeal to a young adult audience. When Pulp Kitchen has uploaded their image of the denim on their public Facebook profile, many users had expressed a strong interest for the skull denim, which may indicate that there is an ongoing demand for the image of the skull in fashion.

The denim skull jeans are definitely on my wish list, although I cannot help but wonder whether these manufactured goods has reused the skull to the extent where there is no valid meaning or significance. Perhaps society is able to come to terms with death through the modification of the skull, which is projected as a commercial item rather than a symbol of mortality.

Has the Western culture suppressed the subject of death through contemporary representations of the skull? In the visual culture, the skull now features a minimal or a basic style, which allows any age group to become familiar with the image of the skull.

Pulp Kitchen have also used Facebook to their advantage especially for market or consumer research, which is quite clever. The profile asked consumers for their own thoughts or opinions on the denim that they were currently working on. Pulp Kitchen have also used the internet and social networking sites as a source of research and documentation, which also exemplifies that the image of the skull receives positive comments or feedback from consumers worldwide.

Pulp Kitchen, http://www.facebook.com/pulpkitchen

Dowling, Faye. The Book of Skulls. Laurence King Publishing Ltd, 2011 p. 7 – 13


The Iconic Image of the Skull within the Consumer Culture.

Earth Skull by Malcolm Wee

13/7/12 – Facebook uses the skull as an effective marketing strategy 

Indeed Facebook is continuing to advertise artists, designers, gallery spaces and companies who explore the image of the skull. The advertisements are posted to my wall on a regular basis, which invites one to question whether the skull has become a ‘virtual’ image through the world-wide web.

Is the modern population left to rely on the image or the representation in order to familiarize ones self with the actual structure of the skull and the internal elements of the body? One could argue that the mass media and the consumer culture has modified one’s perception of the skull through continual reproduction.

In reflection, I have never actually seen a real human skull, although I am confronted with the representation of the skull through popular culture, television, music, art, design and interactive media. Can one apprehend the actual concept behind the skull without having to find one?

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Perhaps the image of the skull initiates a closer connection to death or perhaps the skull reflects society’s desire to connect with the dead. It is quite hard to tell because those who have passed away are not alive to reflect upon their own experiences of death. One could argue that the subject of death is quite subjective and there is no right or wrong answer. According to Margo DeMello there are different cultures or lifestyles that have their own interpretations of death, although one may struggle to find a definite answer for the meaning of life itself.

There are hundreds, thousands, even millions of artists and designers who have provided a different interpretation of the skull, which also indicates that the contemporary culture is strongly interested in the subject of death that will continue to inspire millions of consumers worldwide. Has the skull become cultural phenomenon through internet sites such as Facebook or Google?

Facebook’s effective marketing strategies does prove how one social networking site can cater for different interests, styles or trends. I am now in the last few months of my research and I’m using Facebook to accumulate research rather than Google, which is quite an interesting observation.

Earth Skull by Lena Ah-Tune

Kult Facebook page

I must admit my Facebook page is definitely interesting now that I have skulls appearing onto my page almost every hour. Instead of finding the research, the research is automatically provided through Facebook’s clever marketing and advertising.

I have found an interesting site on my Facebook page also known as Kult, which promotes contemporary artists and designers within a public domain.According to the site, Kult explores “global issues” within a creative or an artistic manner, which exceed beyond commercialisation.
One could argue that the Facebook page is a form of commercialisation, which  attracts followers on a mass scale, although the website features a range of contemporary art, which also explores the globalisation of the skull.

Artists have submitted work onto the site, which features various representations or depictions of the skull through different mediums and artistic formats. The artworks do appear on my wall on a regular basis, which has provided a level of inspiration for the project and it would interesting to see what other images or representation appear on my Facebook page within the next few months.

Earth Skull by XOTL

DeMello, Margo. Faces around the World: A Cultural Encyclopedia of the Human Face.  California ABC – CLIO, LLC, 2012. p. 56 – 60

http://www.facebook.com/kult3D