Results tagged “Gunnar”

Oct201509
10:56 AM
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Genko_tattoo_LOW.jpgTattoo by Genko

Daveeee tattoo.jpgTattoo by Davee Blows.

UPDATE:  Wow! This flash sale made my inventory go in a flash! I'm now sold out of my author copies but will let you know when I reorder. Meanwhile, you can still grab it on Amazon, but without the deep discount.

I'm running off to the beautiful geek fest that is NY Comic Con, but before I do, I think it's a perfect time to offer a flash sale of my monster hardcover ode to comic tattoos:

Color Tattoo Art: Cartoon. Comics. Pin-Up. Manga. New School.

I dropped the book in 2011 and I still get excited when artists and collectors tell me how it has inspired their own work -- like Dave Copeland who began getting tattooed by a bunch of artists in the book, including scoring a "Capo Girl" by Joe Capobianco.  

This massive tattoo tome is 496 pages of color bombs by 42 exceptional artists from around the world, including:

Joe Capobianco, Tony Ciavarro, Genko, Gunnar, Kristel Oreto, Jime Litwalk, Kowhey, Fred Laverne, Ed Perdomo, Jee, Joako, Eva Schatz, Ulrich Krammer, King Rat, Leo, Sean Herman, Bammer, Daveee, Woodpecker, Josh Woods, Steph D., Jason Stephan, Dimitri, Broda, Slawek, May,  Tiraf, Holly Azzara, Naoki, Fide, Electric Pick, Leah Moule, Jesse Smith, Morof, Kozuru, Ivana, Dave Fox, Gerrit Termaat, Peter Bobek, Scott Olive, Kosei, Olivier. [Olivier's work is featured on the cover.]

The work has been described as psychedelic, trippy, creepy cute, pop surrealist, and of course sexy. In addition to 580 images of their stellar tattoo and fine art, there are interviews with a number of the artists who share their thoughts on tattooing (and some personal gossip). It was a helluvalotta fun.

For a peak into the book, check out the Color Tattoo Art Flickr set.

So, Amazon is selling the book at $199. From today through next Friday, October 16, 2015, it will be ... only $99 plus shipping! I only have a few left and it will be first come, first serve.

You can
order the book online here.

Ok, time to throw on my Wonder Woman underwear and zoom. I'll be looking out for more comic tattoos at Comic Con and will post all the cool ones on my Instagram
 
sean herman tattoo.jpgTattoo by Sean Herman.

Gunnar_art_low.jpg Fine art by Gunnar
Nov201124
09:10 AM
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Tattoo by Gunnar.

With the Thanksgiving upon us, I found it fitting to search for tattoos that mark the holiday's icon:  the turkey. It wasn't easy picking images that would appeal to carnivores and vegetarians alike, but I think crazed butchers and vengeful vegan designs should do the trick.

While surrounded by controversy in the US, Thanksgiving to me is largely a reminder to indeed be thankful for all the good in my life. Anyway, according to the NY Times, gratitude will make us healthy. One thing I am truly grateful for is your support and general fabulousness. Thank you.

Vengeful-Vegan-(Large).jpg Tattoo by Jesse Smith.

turkey20tattoo.jpgTattoo by Joe Capobianco.

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All three artists are featured in my Color Tattoo Art book, still available for purchase at the reduced rate.
Jun201116
06:24 PM
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Dragons mutated and infused with psychedelic colors in trippy tableaus. Preening pin-ups with the luscious, highly exaggerated proportions of adolescent fantasy. Creepy cute children inhabiting dark freakscapes. Political satire played out in anthropomorphic caricature. Kittens and rainbows.

They're all in Color Tattoo Art: Cartoon. Comics. Pin-Up. Manga. New School.

Yup, we've given birth to another monster in the series of large format, too-heavy-to-carry hardcovers for Edition Reuss Publishing. This time it's an ode to color bombs -- 496 pages filled with them. I'm honored to have worked with 42 exceptional artists from around the world (they are listed below), selecting 580 images of their stellar tattoo and fine art, as well as interviewing a number of them for thoughts on tattooing (and some personal gossip). It was a helluvalotta fun.

For a sneak peak into the book, check out the Color Tattoo Art Flickr set.
  
Genko_tattoo_LOW.jpgTattoo by Genko


Color Tattoo Art: Cartoon. Comics. Pin-Up. Manga. New School. It's a highly literal title to describe a book dedicated to graphic, animated tattoos as well as the paintings and drawings of tattooists. Were this book to be published in the 80s and early 90s, it may have simply been called New School -- a label often used to describe art that didn't fit into traditional tattoo categories like Americana, Tribal, & Japanese. But today, with styles blurring and evolving at a great pace, these highly saturated works are moving in different directions, defying easy classification with a catchy title. I briefly discuss this movement in my introduction and in the artist interviews, but we've largely let the work speak for itself on these full-color pages.

Joe_Capobianco_tattoo_low.jpg Tattoo by Joe Capobianco

In the book, you'll find the awesomeness of these international artists featured:

Joe Capobianco, Tony Ciavarro, Genko, Gunnar, Kristel Oreto, Jime Litwalk, Kowhey, Fred Laverne, Ed Perdomo, Jee, Joako, Eva Schatz, Ulrich Krammer, King Rat, Leo, Sean Herman, Bammer, Daveee, Woodpecker, Josh Woods, Steph D., Jason Stephan, Dimitri, Broda, Slawek, May,  Tiraf, Holly Azzara, Naoki, Fide, Electric Pick, Leah Moule, Jesse Smith, Morof, Kozuru, Ivana, Dave Fox, Gerrit Termaat, Peter Bobek, Scott Olive, Kosei, Olivier. [Olivier's work is featured on the cover.]

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BOOK RELEASE PARTY: I hope you'll join us Saturday, June 25th, from 8-10PM at Sacred Gallery NYC in SoHo to celebrate the release of Color Tattoo Art. Copies of the book will be on sale for the discounted rate. [As well as discounted copies of Black & Grey Tattoo.] More info on the party to come.


Gunnar_art_low.jpg Fine art by Gunnar
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