Laurence King Publishing
di TTTism - Nick Schonberger
Over the past decade, tattoos have become one of the most popular forms of visual culture in the world.
This lavishly illustrated book showcases the work of the most significant tattoo practitioners of our time, while mapping out the most relevant current trends and styles.
Based around strong visual material, the book includes a generous number of interviews with key characters, as well as essays that give a comprehensive vision of contemporary tattoo culture.
Significant connections are also made between what is going on in tattoo culture today with seminal figures and developments in the recent past, examining how historical styles blend into new ones.
> Nicholas Schonberger is an academic, journalist and author. His work on tattooing has informed museum exhibitions (notably 'Skin and Bones: Tattoos and the American Sailor' – Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia, USA, October 2009 – February 2010), been featured in popular press, and presented within scholarly contexts (Popular Culture Association). Since 2011, Schonberger has served as an editor at Sang Bleu, where his expertise in modern tattooing merges seamlessly with the London-based company's contemporary focus.
> TTTism is headed by Maxime Plescia-Buchi, a multidisciplinary artist whose work spans tattooing, typography, clothing design, creative direction and publishing. He founded Sang Bleu in 2006, and, though it began as a highly influential avant garde magazine, it has solidified as a global art project involving fashion, fine art, performance art, literature, sociology and tattooing. Plescia-Buchi operates two tattoo studios, Sang Bleu London and Zurich, and helmed creative projects for industrial design company Gabriel Scott, musicians FKA Twigs and Kanye West, and Swiss luxury watch brand Hublot.
Veste editoriale: Cartonato
Immagini a colori-bn: 400