Thursday, May 31, 2007

Body Type an Eye-Opening Look at Tattoo Artists and Typography

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Body Type is an eye-opening look into the amazingly creative ways that tattoo artists are utilizing typography. Whereas the majority of tattoo art uses images to convey messages, here the message actually is the image. Twenty-six alphabetical characters might not seem like much to work with, but a look through these photographs reveals the contrary. Here are truly unique social commentaries, expressions of love, hilarious examples of biting satire, plus
some mottos, intricate logotypes, deeply personal song lyrics, and, of course, those tattoos that exist for one reason only: to shock the hell out of you. The crisp photographs are accompanied by an insightful commentary from renowned
graphic designer and typographer Ina Saltz, plus consistently surprising and heartfelt explanations from the tattooed.

Body Type: Intimate Messages Etched in Flesh