Body Type

Body Type

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 182 x 211 x 23mm | 750g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0810970503
  • 9780810970502
  • 722,845

About Ina Saltz

Ina Saltz teaches graphic design and typography at City College in New York. She is a regular columnist and feature writer for STEP Inside Design and also writes for Graphis and Folio magazines. She is a consultant and lecturer and on the board of the Type Directors Club and Society of Publication Designers. This is her first book.
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