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Body Type: Intimate Messages Etched in Flesh

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In Body Type, accomplished graphic designer and typographer Ina Saltz offers a glimpse into the diverse, imaginative, and deeply personal world of typographic tattoos. From nicknames and birthdates to poetry, song lyrics, mantras, and memorials, the written word takes on new meaning when etched in flesh, and the images captured in Saltz's book comprise a stunning (and admittedly voyeuristic) tribute to the angst, love, devotion, principles, regret, and, above all else, creativity of her subjects. Whether you're a sucker for body art, the written word, or the human condition, Body Type is a must-read.
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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810970502
Subtitle:
Intimate Messages Etched in Flesh
Author:
Saltz, Ina
Illustrator:
Koontz, Wendy
Author:
Koontz, Wendy
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Typography
Subject:
Tattooing
Subject:
Words in art.
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Tattoos, Mehndi, & Body Painting, Etc.
Subject:
Tattoos; art; typography
Subject:
Body Art & Tattooing
Subject:
Graphic Arts - Typography
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
September 2006
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
8.26x7.38x.93 in. 1.67 lbs.
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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"Staff Pick" by ,

In Body Type, accomplished graphic designer and typographer Ina Saltz offers a glimpse into the diverse, imaginative, and deeply personal world of typographic tattoos. From nicknames and birthdates to poetry, song lyrics, mantras, and memorials, the written word takes on new meaning when etched in flesh, and the images captured in Saltz's book comprise a stunning (and admittedly voyeuristic) tribute to the angst, love, devotion, principles, regret, and, above all else, creativity of her subjects. Whether you're a sucker for body art, the written word, or the human condition, Body Type is a must-read.

"Synopsis" by , 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.
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