Skulls in Contemporary Art and Design

Skull Style is a beautifully designed book that presents not only one of the most ancient symbols used in the history of mankind but how it is utilized in the most surprising and modern way today. Formerly an emblem of evil and mortality, the skull has been transformed into an avant-garde design element used in the most cutting-edge art, chic interiors and vanguard style of the moment. Whether embellished on costly T-shirts, woven on limited edition chairs, and even encrusted with diamonds sold at an art auction for $100 million, the skull is no longer just a daunting memento of our frail mortality but a contemporary figure of fashion. This 500-page book shows how this once morbid trinket of death has been reinvented into the much-desired decoration by the trendsetters of tomorrow. View The Limited Edition.

Patrice Farameh

Lucien Pellat-Finet

496 pp. glow-in-the-dark
hardcover in special box
525 color photos
34.3 x 24.8 cm / 13.5 x 9.75 inches
$125.00 USD / € 90.00 / £ 80.00
Camouflage ISBN 978-0-9830-8316-0
Neon Camouflage ISBN 978-0-9830-8313-9
Neon Snake ISBN 978-0-9830-8317-7
Metallic Black ISBN 978-0-9830-8318-4


Patrice Farameh, an internationally published editor of over 40 luxury coffee table books and the creative force behind the The Curated Collection, is using her expert knowledge of the contemporary art and design industry to curate this beautifully illustrated book on the proliferation of the powerful skull symbol in fashion, design and art with personal interviews with over 100 fine artists and contemporary designers who use this ancient symbol in the most surprising and modern way today.

Lucien-Pellat Finet designed four different bold cover designs with a special embossed glow-in-the-dark skull incognito.