Viction:ary and viction:workshop were founded by Victor Cheung in 2001 in Hong Kong to create vibrant visual experiences and to bring together diverse international designers.
Tattoo Art and Designby Editors Of Viction:ary
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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This book is good for creative minds. Very interesting and stimulating for converstaions. I bought it for a friend after spending a couple hours looking at it. He loved it.
I bought this book on impulse without really looking through it. I think I was intrigued by the title. After having this book home for an hour, I jumped right back in my car and returned it. These were all 'stick-on' tattoos designed by people who didn't have any of their own. Then to top it, they interviewed these people on what they felt the significance if tattooing was within our culture. I can't imagine the lengths you would have to go to in order to convince a publisher that this book was a good idea. I haven't used this word since 8th grade, but this book was written by a bunch of...posers. Ouch.
Many of the the designs in this book are presented as 'stickers on skin' and may work for temporary tattoos but would fall apart in living tissue. (i.e. 14 point font computer lettering, which would be unreadable in less than a year.) Most of the tattoos in this book would look like mud with a year and require either lazer removal or a cover-up tattoo to fix them, or erase them. I was also not impressed with any of the design concepts. I am a tattooer by trade and I have a B.A. in Fine Arts and Art History and I honestly cannot recommend this book to anyone. I'm sure these graphic designers are great at what they do, but they are not tattooers and clearly do not understand the craft of tattooing. I encourage readers to visit reputable shops and look at portfolios to select tattooers to work with rather than buying this book. Talk to the tattooers about your design and listen to what they have to say. You'll get the best tattoos that way. -A tattooer who just wants to help.
If you are looking for vintage or 'tattoo' designs this may not be the book for you. The graphics are very modern and bright definately influenced by asian pop art and technology. I enjoyed looking and thinking about the art of tattoo with a new light and vision. Even if visual art or design is of interest to you, I would recommend giving it a gander.
This book was not at all what the description said. There were interviews with people most of whom did not have tattoos. And then most of the designs were that of old school video game characters. Terrible. I was so disappointed when I got this book.