Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Sugar Skulls

I have researched sugar skulls in a bit more depth, so that I can get a better understanding of what they are and where they come from.

Sugar Skulls are given to the living and to the dead, made of chocolate or of sugar, and are inscribed with the name of the recipient.  These skulls are the icon of the of The Day of the Dead, and they are thought to have good luck.  Traditional Sugar Skulls are decorated with feathers, glitter, foil, icing, and are not meant to be eaten, but are a sweet offering none the less.

Illustrations, aztec style skulls and sugar skull art.

Calavera prints from London based design studio Telegramme


I really like these illustrations, and think that something along these lines would work really well for our project. I particularly like the focus on human anatomy, which ties in well with our subject matter.

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