Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is an ancient Mexican celebration that was started by the Aztecs over 3,000 years ago. Although the Spaniards would try and eradicate the rituals, they only partially subdued it. Over the centuries, this festive holiday of bright colors, macabre imagery and specially prepared foods has honored the dead and symbolized death and rebirth to peoples in Mexico and parts of the United States. It is celebrated from October 31st through November 2nd and as such has become greatly associated with Halloween.
Artist David Lanham has drawn inspiration from Día de los Muertos to create his latest freeware icon set for your desktop. This brightly colored collection of skulls, hard drives, folders and more are a perfect kick start to our month long celebration of all things spooky. Día de los Muertos is available today for your Mac, PC or as a handy Pixadex iContainer. Enjoy!