Tattoo Art & Design

Tattoo Art & Design

Book - 2007
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Tattoos are sexy, fashionable, and creative. This compendium features over 480 designs by the world's leading young graphic artists for tattoos that are new, different, and edgy.Little has appeared that explores fresh designs for tattoos by contemporary graphic artists and designers. Tattoo Art & Design corrects this with designs by over 60 of today's up-and-coming designers. They draw inspiration from diverse cultures and media, and bridge the highly graphic world of skin art and the exploding creativity in graphic design communities worldwide. Among the featured designers are Kinpro, Klaus Haapaniemi, Marcus Oakley, Rex Koo, Rinzen, Musa Collective, and Stapelberg & Fritz. The designs featured here shatter the conventional notion of the tattoo. Gone are hearts inscribed with names, anchors, Celtic harps, or tribal bands. Instead, the tattoo designs are based on Japanese anim#65533; characters, abstract art, hip-hop culture, and Day-Glo pop art in a palette of vibrant colors and elaborate shapes. These fun and playful designs will inspire a new breed of tattoo artist as well as the next generation of graphic designers.
Publisher: New York : Universe, 2007, c2006.
ISBN: 9780789315281
Characteristics: 431 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Alternative Title: Tattoo art and design


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Feb 22, 2012

The tattoo illustrations in the book are temporary art graphic tattoos that look as though they've been printed onto clear labels and then worn by the models. Most of the contributors to the book not only don't have tattoos themselves, but most say they don't actually like tattoos. This was not what I expected.

Jul 19, 2011

More graphic art and not so much tattoo.


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