Since its revival in the 1970s, the skull figure has emerged as one of the most remarkable symbols of the contemporary visual landscape. Revived by alternative culture through music and art fashion, it has detached itself from its spiritual and religious origins to become an icon of a postmodern society eager to stand out.
From African talismans to Mayan sculptures, from Greek mythology to Aztec legends, from Buddhist deities to Catholic martyrs, from Shakespearean verses to Gothic novels, the skull are omnipresent in the myths and legends of human societies. Sacred of luck or knowledge, protection or fear, body or soul, death or resurrection, divine or evil, it has always fascinated humanity with its mystical and spiritual powers. It has established itself as an emblem of human consciousness, a memento mori reflecting our fascination and questioning of the ephemeral life, death and the soul.
Revisited by artists, illustrations and designers, it then found its place in the urban visual vocabulary. Its macabre and mystical resonances have seduced a disillusioned youth who have reappropriated it as a timeless symbol of anarchy, revolution and rebellion. From Misfits to Massive Attack, from Andy Warhol to Alexander McQueen, from hello Kitty to Mighty Boosch, from Dali to Damien Hirst, skull has seized art and popular culture to become an icon of non-conformism, a tribal emblem synthesizing the spirit of rock, punk, gothic skate and street art cultures.
By bringing together works and images from cultures and the visual arts. CREWSKULL, The skull shop pays homage to the incredible skull phenomenon, the most revered icon of our time. The Crew Skull online store is full of skull products, and whether they belong to religion, art, gothic fashion, tattoo or rock music... all skull fans will find what they are looking for. Buy yourself a skull ring, a skull shirt or a skull painting to offer for any occasion and a perfect decorative element for your office or living room.