The Book of Skulls



ISBN: 9781856697002 Category:

Faye Dowling


The skull is one of the most recognisable symbols of today’s contemporary visual culture. Adorning T-Shirts, badges, and rock memorabilia as the ultimate symbol of anarchy and rebellion, the image of the skull has found its way into the vocabulary of urban life.

In response to this cultural phenomenon, The Book of Skulls presents a cool visual guide to the skull, charting its rebirth through music and street fashion to become today’s ultimate anti-establishment icon. From the Grateful Dead to skater punk graffiti, from high-couture to Damien Hirst, this book is the ultimate collection of cool and unusual skull motifs.

Packaged in an amazing “skeleton” binding and drawing together artwork from music, fashion, street art, and graphic design, The Book of Skulls is a celebration of one of today’s most iconic cultural symbols.

Additional information

Weight 277 g
Dimensions 13.9 x 18 cm
Publisher name Laurence King Publishing Ltd
Publication date 1 June 2012
Number of pages 160
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 13.9 x 18 cm
Weight 277 g
Faye Dowling is a freelance editor, curator and art buyer specializing in photography, illustration, design, and contemporary visual culture. She has worked for magazines including Dazed & Confused, Varoom, Frieze, Eye, Edit and Pictured.