Tattoo Art & Design
Universe, 2007 - Art - 431 pages
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 animé 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.
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Review: Tattoo Art & DesignUser Review - Aljan - Goodreads
This book should be called Body Graffiti or Graphic Design Does the Body, certainly not Tattoo Art and Design. It is full of graphic, advertising, clip art type art and NONE of the tattoos are real. They are ALL wet and stick temporary tattoos. Read full review
Review: Tattoo Art & DesignUser Review - Jessica Edmiston - Goodreads
This book isn't so much about tattoos as it is a collection of work examples from various designers and illustrators on a theme. Some gems within. Read full review