Body Type 2: More Typographic Tattoos

Body Type 2: More Typographic Tattoos

by Ina Saltz
     
 

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From Rimbaud to the Rolling Stones, from declarations of love and belief systems to self-empowerment and homage, the choice of a typographical tattoo provides insight into the human condition.  The sequel to the bestselling Body Type: Intimate Messages Etched in Flesh, this second volume collects over two hundred newSee more details below

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From Rimbaud to the Rolling Stones, from declarations of love and belief systems to self-empowerment and homage, the choice of a typographical tattoo provides insight into the human condition.  The sequel to the bestselling Body Type: Intimate Messages Etched in Flesh, this second volume collects over two hundred new tattoos and explores the ideas and emotions behind this indelible commitment.  This stunning photography collection features commentary on the letterforms as well as personal recollections by the tattooed on the motivations for their decided words.   Inspiring, sometimes shocking, and always voyeuristic, Body Type 2 is not only for tattoo aficionados, but also for all lovers of the written word.
 

Editorial Reviews

Steven Heller
Some of the type examples here are as well executed as any skilled hand lettering. But the section "Ambigrams," made up of words or phrases that read the same upside down and right side up, is especially breath­taking. These tattoos represent type­-play at its most challengingly inventive, and are true masterpieces of the lettering art.
—The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781613127322
Publisher:
Abrams Image
Publication date:
05/16/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
32 MB
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