It's the skull turn now: after the two best sellers and unique books on the symbol of the dragon, the great tattoo genius returned to ink drawings after six years. The book contains 50 incredible sheets with over 300 sketches on the powerful icon of the skull, with the unique expressive strength and that ironic graphic mark that only Filip Leu is able to give to each one of his pieces. The skull, projected in the multi-sided creativity of the Swiss artist, reflects the thousands of faces of this icon and powerful essence, playing and hiding under different shapes and forms. The skull is shown in all the possible interpretations of the iconographic tradition, not only the art (the Tibetan and Oriental sketches are incredible) but also of the cultural tradition of all times. Here it is in it's most authentic representation of the broken skull, of the zombie, the flower in it's geometric pureness, with it's closest friend, death, with a sickle and a black hood, and in all the ever changing shapes that the skull takes on in tattoo art.
This amazing volume highlights the most classic tradition of Japanese iconography with a new light, sharp as a laser. It compiles over 300 paintings and illustrations and offers a glimpse into Mike’s wonderful and crazy creative world. Classic tales from the Japanese cultural tradition and timeless icons of this style – such as geisha, samurai, kabuki theatre actors, good and evil spirts, as well as divinities – become the protagonists of a bizarre, distorted and ironic universe.
About the author: Mike Dorseyis a renowned Cincinnati (Ohio) based tattooer and painter. His artworks are heavily based on ukiyo-e imagery, incorporating modern themes with a bizarre and ironic approach.
Size: 10" x 11.5"
Hola Chicas by Maarten Emily
FINELINE ART BY MAARTEN EMILY: 110+ AMAZING ILLUSTRATIONS!
The new title in the seriesThe Golden Flash Collectionis a tribute to Chicano, but also an example of how to revisit a certain style. In his 110 illustrations Maarten Emily has readapted fineline in a new interpretation which mixes a bit of traditional, a bit of realistic, and a purely European design tradition.
Hannya is a famous icon of the Japanese tradition and undisputed protagonist of one of the editions in THE GOLDEN FLASH COLLECTION, the new series from Tattoo Life: a new publishing channel focused on research and discovery.
Time Tattoo Art Today
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.
Ryuki Myserious Dragons Horiyoshi III
250 Exquisite illustrations published for the first time.
The great Horiyoshi III Nakano Yoshihito has no need of an introduction: for over forty years now he has been tattooing, painting and drawing and is renowned the world over for his incredible and versatile talent.
Tattoo Nation Movie
Tattoo Nation narrated by Corey Miller, reveals the tale of how Charlie Cartwright, Jack Rudy, Ed Hardy and Freddy Negrete helped to transform the tattoo industry and the way we think about tattoos.