Noah Scalin

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Noah Scalin
Born (1972-06-02) June 2, 1972 (age 43)
Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
Occupation Artist/Author/Graphic Designer
Parent(s) Chuck Scalin
Mim Scalin

Noah Scalin (born June 2, 1972) is an American artist, known for his creation of the award winning Skull-A-Day art project weblog. He runs the socially conscious design and consulting firm Another Limited Rebellion (ALR Design) in Richmond, Virginia. Noah is the author of several books on creativity, art, and design.

Noah was an invited guest speaker at the 2009 Gel conference.

His next project is the multi-platform science fiction universe/band League of Space Pirates.


Skulls, published by Lark Books in October 2008. The book features 150 images from the Skull-A-Day project and was named one of the "Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Teen Readers" by the Young Adult Library Services Association in 2009.[1] Skulls was also selected by the New York Public Library to be included on its 2009 Stuff for The Teen Age list of recommendations.[2]

365: A Daily Creativity Journal published by Voyageur Press in December 2010. The book is a functional handbook which encourages the reader to create their own daily project using 365 creative cues and includes interviews with 13 other people who have done their own daily projects, including musician Jonathan Coulton.

Unstuck: 52 Ways to Get (and Keep) Your Creativity Flowing at Home, at Work & in Your Studio published by Voyageur Press in November 2011. It features 52 projects arranged by time (from 30 seconds to several hours), along with interviews of 12 other professional creatives who their tips on getting unstuck, including Improv Everywhere's Charlie Todd and musician Barry Louis Polisar.

The Design Activist's Handbook, which is being co-authored with writer Michelle Taute, is an introduction to the world of socially conscious graphic design and will be released by HOW Books in 2012.

In popular culture[edit]

Noah Scalin was featured in a segment on the Martha Stewart show, in which he shared several of the pieces he created for Skull-A-Day, discussed the book Skulls, and made potato stamp skulls with Martha in a craft segment.


  1. ^ YALSA Top Ten Quick Picks 2009
  2. ^ NYPL's Stuff For The Teen Age 2009

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