Lizards are a reminder of our primitive past, and highly symbolic in those cultures where they occur in nature. This design appropriates some of that symbolism - the timeless march of evolution and development, a look back at a more primitive world, and the shedding of the skin - all elements of the modern world that can get overlooked. Plus, they look really cool!
About the designer
Chad is an illustrator from Vermont who uses interesting and unusual techniques that involve bright colors, mark making and wax. His work falls under the same category as his personality - hyper-kinetic.