From Skeletal Droid Drawings to Death-Loving Collections

 - Nov 6, 2011
Whether you celebrate the holiday or not, these Day of the Dead innovations show why Día de los Muertos has inspired so many works in various art forms.

The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated through Mexico and different parts of the world. The idea was to gather friends and families to pray and remember loved ones who have passed on. One of the most iconic images from this holiday are sugar skulls that represent a departed soul. Many are decorated with elaborate outlines and designs that have become iconic in tattoos, fashion and other artistic mediums.

These Day of the Dead innovations are just a few examples of how several creative artists have put their own twist on this unique holiday.