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Noah Scalin

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Artist Noah Scalin is a living human being from Richmond, Virginia who has a Wikipedia article, which never fails to impress me. Along with himself, his design and creative consulting firm is based in Richmond.

Noah Scalin’s best known work is an impressive exercise in somehow not repeating oneself (often), pursued over the majority of 2007, in which he made a skull a day for 365 (.25) days. The website for Scalin’s Skull-A-Day project is well worth visiting a number of times. The archive of the original 365 skulls (and bonus skull) alone can be explored at length, containing a wealth of surprising and creative approaches to visual production (not to mention the puns.)


The project is an inspiring one, an amazing example of the driving force of arbitrary parameters. The single subject, set timeframe for production, and sheer volume of works the project required be made invites innovation and extension outside of an artist’s given comfort zone. With that much momentum, something brilliant is bound to happen (which in this case would be the entire project).

Written by Lee

September 10th, 2013 at 2:05 am

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