The skull and crossbones is a symbol that consists of a human skull and two bones crossed together. Once used as a sign for poison, today it has taken on so much more meaning--mainly because the symbol was featured on the Jolly Roger, the flag of the pirates.
After finding an amazing panda and bamboo variation of the Jolly Roger, I found this blog that collects together variations of this symbol. Good times for me, great pictures for you. Everyone is a winner. The asparagus tattoo is nothing short of brilliant.
Pop Culture Adaptations of the Jolly Roger
1. Pop Culture Logos - Exploring new creative takes on popular symbols in different industries, especially bringing in elements of pop culture for a wider appeal.
2. Nostalgic Branding - Switching old symbols that speak to the inner child or reflect on past cultures, into logos and branding that resonates with modern audiences.
3. New Aesthetics - Creating new approaches to design and aesthetics that are low cost but emotionally appealing.
1. Fashion - In fashion, the use of pirate-inspired logos can add a sense of adventure and romanticism to collections.
2. Marketing - Marketers can exploit this pirate-themed branding style to create campaigns that reflect on rebellion, freedom, and individualism.
3. Music - Artists and music companies can use variations of this symbol to add a fresh and edgy vibe to branding, album art and merchandise.