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Rotting Skullptures

Macabre and Bizarre Cranial Art is Both Feminine and Freaky

— January 26, 2009 — Art & Design
These skulls by a skull artist known as Jim are some of my favorite... ever. There are several series of these skulls in different colors and textures.

Some are really morbid and have a feel of rotting flesh. But others, such as the skull in blue, manage to make this macabre shape fairly feminine and soft in appearance.

Implications - The skull is a shape of fascination for most consumers, as it represents death, darkness and the simple fact that underneath all of the makeup and material things, human beings are just beings. Use of the skull and associated imagery in ad campaigns or products creates an instant sense of edginess.
Trend Themes
1. Morbid Art - Creating morbid and bizarre art is becoming increasingly appreciated by audiences and buyers alike.
2. Feminine Macabre - The juxtaposition of feminine elements with macabre themes creates a unique aesthetic that is growing in popularity.
3. Skull Iconography - The use of skulls and associated imagery in various industries is being adopted as a symbol of edginess and authenticity.
Industry Implications
1. Art and Design - Artists and designers can incorporate morbid and bizarre elements into their work to create unique and edgy pieces that resonate with audiences.
2. Fashion and Accessories - The fashion industry can experiment with incorporating skull iconography and macabre themes into clothing and accessories to appeal to edgier consumers.
3. Advertising and Marketing - Companies can use skull iconography and associated imagery in their brand campaigns to appeal to consumers who embrace edgy and alternative aesthetics.
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