Why do snakes appear in so much artwork? Maybe it’s their history as a mythological symbol, or their popularity within heavy metal and tattoo cultures, but somehow they manage to slither their way into all kinds of graphics. In today’s inspiration showcase I round up a variety of designs and illustrations that feature serpents in some way, including posters, t-shirt designs, product packaging and even some great brand designs. There’s a mix of different visual styles, from meticulously detailed hand drawn illustrations to simplified vector art.

Sasha Boole by Krzysztof Iwanski

Sasha Boole by Krzysztof Iwanski

Skull and Snake by Sapip Tenktai

Skull and Snake by Sapip Tenktai

Gramophone-Dephect by Pedro Oyarbide

Gramophone-Dephect by Pedro Oyarbide

Snake by Fiasco Art

Snake by Fiasco Art

Kobe-24 by Hello Shane

Kobe-24 by Hello Shane

Gasparilla Music Festival by Conrad Garner

Gasparilla Music Festival by Conrad Garner

Kill the Closest Snake by Scott Naauao

Kill the Closest Snake by Scott Naauao

Tijuana Sweet Heat by Pale Horse

Tijuana Sweet Heat by Pale Horse

Snake by Javier Vértiz

Snake by Javier Vértiz

Forbidden Knowledge by Pale Horse

Forbidden Knowledge by Pale Horse

The Oracle & the Serpent by Pale Horse

The Oracle & the Serpent by Pale Horse

The Dark Mark by Denis Pakowacz

The Dark Mark of You-Know-Who by Denis Pakowacz

It Came From the Jungle by Ian Jepson

It Came From the Jungle by Ian Jepson

The Serpent by Blial Cabal

The Serpent by Blial Cabal

Everythings Right by Nebojsa Matkovic

Everythings Right by Nebojsa Matkovic

Medusa by Nestor Marinero Cervano

Medusa by Nestor Marinero Cervano

Straight Terrible by inkcorf

Straight Terrible by inkcorf

Snake Eater by Guillaume Morellec

Snake Eater by Guillaume Morellec

Esteno by Tavo Montañez

Esteno by Tavo Montañez

Grass Snake and Nettle by Ella Ginn

Grass Snake and Nettle by Ella Ginn

Thy Art Is Murder by Thockz Art

Thy Art Is Murder by Thockz Art

Sky Crumbles by Markus Wiriahadinata

Sky Crumbles by Markus Wiriahadinata

Ciclo by Luis Qviroz

Ciclo by Luis Qviroz

Serpens by Abraham Flores

Serpens by Abraham Flores

Death Dimention by Adiasa Pollen

Death Dimention by Adiasa Pollen

WISDOM by Robert W. Cook

WISDOM by Robert W. Cook

Poison Navy by Maleficio Rodriguez

Poison Navy by Maleficio Rodriguez

I’m Going to… by Eric Way

I'm Going to… by Eric Way

Strike Hope by Drew Melton

Strike Hope by Drew Melton

Snake & Dagger by Benjamin Garner

Snake & Dagger by Benjamin Garner

Watch Your Heals by Nicholas D’Amico

Watch Your Heals by Nicholas D'Amico

Pale Fire Deadly Rhythm by Emrich Office

Pale Fire Deadly Rhythm Pale Ale by Emrich Office

Field & Stream by Nathan Yoder

Field & Stream by Nathan Yoder

Under Armour by Derrick Castle

Under Armour by Derrick Castle

Hate Cannot Drive Out Hate by Nathan Yoder

Hate Cannot Drive Out Hate by Nathan Yoder

DL by Ryan Harrison

DL by Ryan Harrison

T-Shirt Design by Patrick Carter

T-Shirt Design by Patrick Carter

Graveyard by Aaron Horkey

Graveyard by Aaron Horkey

Diamond Back by Aaron Von Freter

Diamond Back by Aaron Von Freter

Gigposter Black Cobra by Michael Hacker

Gigposter Black Cobra by Michael Hacker

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  1. Poor snakes! The popular iconography wants them evil, cunning and smarmy whilst in fact they are tender, endearing and incredibly stupid – I should know: as a boy I kept a few at home for the joy of my mother :-)
    Yet, despite the awfully bad press they got thanks to the Bible, they still are an excellent graphic motif – congratulations!

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