'Harry and Gretal' Walls by Cale Mason Blend Skulls and Retro Imagery

 - Jul 25, 2010   Updated: May 31 2011
References: calemason & behance.net
Designer and art director Cale Mason is the artist behind this morbid mural for the walls of Harry and Gretal, a fashion boutique. Integrating images of faceless pin-ups and smiling, gold-toothed skulls, the mural is at once whimsical and eye-catching.

See more images of Cale Mason's morbid mural above, including close-ups. I'm particularly fond of the eerie grin found on the portrait-style skull illustrations.

Implications - With many consumers feeling a sense of loss during the recession, expression is seeping its way into artwork in a creative fashion. For companies that are looking to capitalize on the feelings of discouragement that come along with an economic downturn, they should find ways to imbue their products with a sense of disappointment and nostalgia.