Book Preview: Graffiti Tattoo 2
Alan Ket has emerged as one of the dominant voices in the graffiti culture. Having written a variety of books including Rocking It Suckers about the prolific and influential graffiti crew RIS which he is a part of. His latest book shifts his focus from the tattooed walls to literally tattooed skin. Graffiti Tattoo 2 gives a comprehensive looks at graffiti tattoos. Scroll down for a preview of some of the spreads and to read Ket’s description of the book:
“Graffiti Tattoo Vol. 2 is an extensive and well-researched reference work that documents the transition graffiti artists are increasingly making into the tattoo world. With their eye for color and mastery of lettering and wild styles, these spray paint virtuosos are changing the face of the tattoo business worldwide. They use a language filled with graffiti style burners and characters that go far beyond the standard tribal designs and sailor styles. While the first book allowed a rare glimpse into this movement, this much larger successor provides a full-blown compendium of this fantastic art on the most difficult canvas of all: skin.
“More than 65 of the best artists and international stars of the scene are featured in this book: Adrian 1 aka Exez, All One, Bezerc One Imok, Big Sleeps aka Enemy, Billy »Flip« Mccoy, Carlos Fahrina, Cees, Ch2, Charlie Shazer, Chez 1, Circle, Crome, Crone aka Rossano Rossi Roncelli, Dan Gold, Daniel »Dufo« Grunditz, Deno, Dorian Serpa, Eaz One, Eric Holmstrom, Fel3000ft, Fibs, Fishero, Franz Jäger, Frog, Fuzi, Jesus Cuesta, Juan Carlos, Juse1, Keet D’Arms, Kev Grey aka Pise , Kinjal Mitra, Leets, Live 2, Logan, Los aka Done, Luis Mendonça, Marco Wagner aka Sheas, Mario Desa, Mark 1 , Marode, Maze & Jeks, Mr. Went , Notch 56, Posk, Ques, Richard Sorensen aka Rase02, Sabe, Scotty 76, Serione, Seve aka Doing, Siren, Sky, Smog One, Špendlo aka Kasa, Stigma One, Super Timor , Swok aka Martijn Van Steenwijk, Tim, Timmi Mensah, Turbo, Turkesa, Veiz and Zeyo.
“Written by myself and Don Stone it is for anyone who is a fan of tattoo art and graffiti in general. Next time you consider getting a tattoo consult this book or the first one I did, Graffiti Tattoo.” -Alan Ket