Dave Gibson, Bill Loika, and Danny Boy, the authors of this unbelievable collection, are three artist who have chosen the most classic traditional style as their graphic signature, with old school as the guiding force for their work. A Common thread runs through this impressive collection of daggers, palm trees, skull, snakes, eagles, roses and panthers. Linked together through friendship and mutual respect, these three artists have handcrafted these symbols and interpreted them each in their own way, Thought they all share the same graphic style of little color and a lot of black outline. As you look through this book, what comes to mind are the old flash which used to hang in tattoo shops, from America's old school. 1000 designs, uniting traditional with innovation. This collection is an important benchmark for fans of this timeless style.
Time: Tattoo Art Today, was an exhibition presenting original artwork from 70 of the worlds most influential tattoo artists including Ed Hardy, Horiyoshi III, Paul Booth and Mister Cartoon, curated by fellow tattoo artist Claudia De Sabe and publisher Miki Vialetto, in collaboration with Somerset House. Each artist was commissioned to create a completely new work for the exhibition on the theme of Time, working with any medium and on any canvas apart from the usual surface of skin. The resulting collection ranges from oil painting, watercolours and traditional Japanese silk painting to paint layering on real skulls, airbrush and bronze sculpture. The catalogue has been published with great attention to detail, and testifies to this ambitious artistic project that took place at Somerset House in London: one of the most prestigious locations in Europe dedicated to contemporary art. KEY POINTS: Historical testimony of a one-of-a-kind event for tattoo art. Traditional tattooing styles are reinterpreted by tattoo artists who best represent contemporary tattooing, through truly original means of expression. Presenting works of art by the most famous tattooists in the world: from Don Ed Hardy to Horiyoshi III. It embraces a vast and extensive public, who are not only tattoo fans.
Built On Tradition: 100 Back Tattoo Designs
Built on Tradition is a collection of 100 15x20 paintings designed to be used as ideas for or as full back tattoos. A project 5 years in the making. This type of project and quantity has never before been attempted. This book is your chance to see the 100 paintings and read about the process of making them.