Feb 27, 2020
Body Type: Intimate Messages Etched in Flesh
Posted by Ina Saltz

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 sBody 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.

  • Title: Body Type: Intimate Messages Etched in Flesh
  • Author: Ina Saltz
  • ISBN: 9780810970502
  • Page: 170
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Body Type Intimate Messages Etched in Flesh 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 actua

    Anne

    A fascinating book with some really cool tattoos and some that aren t so cool but isn t that always the case A semicolon in Times New Roman A raised braille of a blind lover s name The Dutch national anthem as a group tattoo on 33 different people The alphabet A work of literary fiction written one word and one person at a time.


    Mimo

    This book will make you start daydreaming about what kind of written tattoo you want, even if you re squeamish like me I had to keep reminding myself that I could always make a t shirt design or notebook doodle instead.


    Michelle Lombardi

    Body Type is a cool book containing mostly pictures of typographic tattoos The author explains her fascination with typeface and her quest for images of typographic tattoos that fit into several categories These tattoos are used to express literature, poetry, lyrics, love for typography, self expression, self love, love for another, politics, religion, belief systems, and homage The photographs in this book are beautiful They portray a variety of people who all have one thing in common words or [...]


    Chris

    A very interesting book full of colour photos of text tattoos from famous poems, literature, quotes or just the names of friends or childrenI ve always liked the idea of written tattoos words instead of pictures Picture tattoos can be interpreted in many different ways Words are straight forward and need no translation.Unfortunately I feel some of the tattoos featured in the book fall into the category of sad or pretentious but on the whole most of them are interesting to look atMy only major cr [...]


    Craig

    Quite disappointed in this one I am fascinated by typographic tattoos and bought this partially for font inspiration for my next couple,What I was given an author that sounds like newsweek in 1993 trying to explain the grunge movement and alternative rock aka, an author trying to sound cool for no discernible reasonThat and often poor photographs of the tattoos to make no mention of photographs of poor tattoos Interestingly, a book interested in the permanence of words spends little time on the [...]


    Ashley

    While I really enjoy any book involving tattoos, this one was great but could have been better Of all the submissions this author must have received, some of the tattoos chosen were just awful quality and didn t make much sense And I understand that they wanted to have a lot of variation and different ideas and while I can respect that, I just feel like it would have been better if I could have enjoyed the work done on most of the tattoos as well.


    Susan

    A fascinating look at tattoos that are made up of letters or numbers There is a picture of each tattoo with a comment from the person who sports it There are nine chapters that the divide the tattoos by subject The author is an expert on letter forms and has interesting comments throughout the book on the fonts and history of tattooing.


    HB

    I ve had this book out from the library I think since I moved to Portland two years ago It has some of both the best and worst tattoos I think I ve seen I m contemplating returning it or not before I move to a new house in Septemberm


    Ann

    I thought this was such a unique way to display tattoo artl sayings and words with the interpretation from the recipient I really enjoyed reading it and the photos.cially the tattoos of victims of Auschwitz


    Manatee

    This book is simply beautiful It really celebrates the originality and heartfelt sentiments of the people who thoughtfully chose tattoos that express their real personalities and concerns.


    Avis Black

    This book was intended to give you a positive view of tattooing, but only convinced me that it s stupid beyond belief.


    Jillian

    I really dig typographic tattoos I had fun checking these out.


    Sonky

    Looking at this book inspired suggesting a Recommend to a Friend feature.


    jillbertini

    Fascinating pictorial book of people who have tattooed words and printing related images on themselves.


    Jasmine

    I think I found the typesetting I want my first tattoo in


    Sue

    i came across this while shelf shifting and couldn t stop reading it and looking at the tattoos i still have no desire to ever get one, but it was fascinating.


    Julia

    For people who like tats and typefaces.



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