Noah Scalin Of Skull-A-Day

During my recent trip to Richmond, VA I got a chance to hang out with Noah Scalin the creator of, one of my new favorite websites. Noah is creating a new skull every day for an entire year. He makes them out of everything he can find from thread to pop corn to digital illustration. He told me he spends between 4 and 8 hours every day working on his skulls. I first met Noah after he created a video for The Gaskets using only stock footage. He invited the Gaskets and I over to his apartment to show us the video. I remember being very impressed by all the weird amazing things he had in his apartment. After I found out about his site I sent him an email and found out that he had not yet received a copy of the Gaskets DVD I produced which featured his video. So when I was in Richmond this weekend I stopped off quickly to give him a copy of the DVD on my way out of town. Two hours later we had talked about everything from How She Move to turn of the century web design. We talked about fashion merchandising, Planet Of The Apes as social commentary, and how I could get him a real human skull (I know a guy…). At the end of our exhaustive talk I asked Noah if I could photograph him and his skulls. He graciously accepted. I took photos of the skulls he created for the project, the skulls he has collected over the years, and the countless skulls people just keep giving him since he has started this mission.

So check out all the photos of Noah Scalin and his amazing collection of skulls.




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Comments (7)


  1. February 20th, 2008 | 4:36 pm

    Nice. I like peeking under the hood.

  2. February 20th, 2008 | 5:02 pm

    Awesome project. I’ve been following this girl’s blog recently who does something similar – one piece of design each day for a year – but in a much more girly cutesy way. It’s called 25 Project.

  3. February 21st, 2008 | 12:00 am

    i think anything where you have to sit your self down and create every day is going to turn out amazing as long as you put a lot of effort into it. both these projects are great, although i have to say, i am way more into the skulls..

  4. February 21st, 2008 | 8:34 am

    Congrats, Noah. You’re famouser!

  5. February 21st, 2008 | 12:49 pm

    The Skull-A-Day project is awesome I check in everyday to see what new wonders await me, I have even sent him some of my own skull artworks, which I was chuffed to see included!!

  6. February 21st, 2008 | 7:19 pm

    Hey DBB – I am a longtime skulladay fan, and just linked this post from I love your pics!

  7. hamilton
    February 21st, 2008 | 7:55 pm

    Great article and photos!

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