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Product Details

  • Paperback: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Lark Books; 1ST edition (October 7, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600593755
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600593758
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #913,734 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Noah Scalin is a Richmond, Virginia based artist/designer/activist. He is the creator of the Webby award-winning daily art project Skull-A-Day. His fine art has been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally including the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia and the International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago. Noah also founded the internationally recognized, socially conscious design and consulting firm Another Limited Rebellion. In addition, Noah often gives talks on the subject of generating creative energy at conferences and universities, and he teaches a course on socially conscious design at Virginia Commonwealth University. His first book, Skulls, was honored by the New York Public Library and as a "Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Teen Readers" by the Young Adult Library Services Association and was featured on The Martha Stewart Show. His latest book, 365: A Daily Creativity Journal, from Voyageur Press, is designed to help people reap the benefits of making a yearlong daily project.

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Noah Scalin's book SKULLS is delightful on many levels.
Jo Lord
An inspirational book that motivates the reader to look at a subject from a variety of perspectives and create a multitude of different results.
artsy dude
I bought a copy for all my friends - it is the perfect gift.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By - Kasia S. VINE VOICE on October 15, 2008
Format: Paperback
The first time I have stumbled upon this magnificent little book was during lazy browsing on Amazon, it looked cute so I added it to my wishlist. Few weeks later I was browsing my favorite bookstore and lo and behold, this was near the Halloween section ( my favorite section haha) and of course I had to at least take a look at this but after seeing 4, 5 pages I simply had to have it so home with me it went.

I remember the first time I became fascinated with the actual image of the skull, it was a superficial moment when one of my favorite fashion designers, Chloe, ran a tee shirt with a glittery gold bunny skull with a bow, the shirt was made famous when Sex and The City (love the show) had one of the characters wear it and I went gaga over the image. Ever since I liked the shape, I think most people consider it morbid or scary but in fact I agree with the author of the book, it represents respect for life and the mystery of it all. Every human being has a skull (now whether most people have something inside it is another topic) so why not deem it as something worthy of attention? Art all over the world represents it in fascinating ways and each culture has its own way of admitting its beauty and rendering it immortal, whether for Halloween or any other holiday.

This book is absolutely amazing, the first time I sat down and read it cover to cover I wanted to make my own project, in the end there is a section that lets the reader download or accomplish something from this book and make it themselves. Noah has made one skull a day for a year from some of the most random items in the house and on the street. There is the rice skull arranged with chopsticks, one carved out of an old computer mouse, even toy soldiers arranged to look like a skull.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A. Janney on September 22, 2008
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This book is a series of examples from the author's blog where he creates a skull a day out of various materials. He's incredibly creative using such items as computer keys, bubble wrap, petroleum jelly, army guys and more to create skulls. I bought the book two days ago and I've already gone through it three times, and it's inspired me to start a daily art project of my own.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Phil on November 9, 2008
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Whether you are a casual reader or fervent fan of Skulladay.com, this book is a much needed addition to anyone's coffee table. The book's many pictures are beautifully laid out, documenting many of Mr. Scalin's original work from the first half of his year-long project.
Included in this book is Mr. Scalin's thoughtful introduction to the project, as well as "Do It Yourself" skulls that allow the reader to experience Skull-A-Day at home.
What impressed me most about this book was Mr. Scalin's inclusion of projects his readers completed after being inspired by his work. This gesture illustrates Mr. Scalin's reverence for his readers and shows the development of his project into a communal movement in which he was inspired by others as much as he inspired them.
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By Suzann Collins on January 26, 2014
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Most creative use of many many many mediums. I would recommend this to any of my wild and crazy friends!
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By Vicki Jurica on January 3, 2013
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I used Noah's 365 Skulls as inspiration for my own year long project. I missed his blog as he did his project so I am very glad to see his skulls in book form. Thanks Noah for sharing your project with all of us!
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By Mike on December 14, 2012
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The book itself is awsome, but it's price is ridiculous. I saw this book at Barnes & Noble for around twenty-five to thirty dollars.It's better to get it in the store than on the internet.
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By artsy dude on December 11, 2012
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An inspirational book that motivates the reader to look at a subject from a variety of perspectives and create a multitude of different results.
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By J on November 26, 2012
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Too bad this book is out of print. Noah Scanlin's endless creativity is very inspiring. A great book for artists, Halloween enthusiasts, or anyone wanting to see what imagination can do.
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