|This is a benefit for Howard Saunders‘s kids Leor, Lola and Gram. All artwork that was left after the estate sale will be up for auction with a fast talkin’ auctioneer and all. It will include artwork that he has done and art that he has collected. Lots of awesome stuff! Pics will be up here of the items for sale. Cash and Personal Checks will be accepted so bring some $$$. There will also be a donation jar for those that just want to help out!Come out and drink/eat and celebrate the life of the great cosmic commander!
1001 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA.
Preorders are now life for Yellow Beak Press’s Valentines 2014 offering LOST LOVE and as with previous YBP offerings they’ve released a really rad promo video that features some of the kickass vintage flash content that will be in the book.
I was chatting with Yellow Beak Press’s Scott Boyer today and he turned me on to the work of Bob Collins, who I’m really interested in finding out more about. Scott’s contributions to documenting tattoo culture are stacking up faster than Royboy’s speedboats; the Zeis book was an instant classic and Born Weird may be my favorite recent tattoo book… so I can only expect Lost Love to be another must have title.
The 9″x12″ hardcover clocks in at 200 pages, and features work by Cap Coleman, Paul Rogers, Sailor Jerry, Stoney St Clair, Percy Waters, Milton Zeis, and many more.
As has become tradition, YPB is going to include a screenprint with the first 200 orders, so get em in early to make sure you score!
Preordering is live, so swing by Yellow Beak Press to order.
Do you folks remember that time that Yellow Beak Press put out two of the best tattoo books in recent memory?
2012 saw the release of the mammoth tome chronicling the life and times of Milton Zeis; tracing his roots, reprinting classic supply ads and featuring Zeis supply original flash sheets side by side with repaints by 95 of the world’s best tattooers while 2013 gave us Born Weird- a collection of truly trashy, offensive, subversive and downright hilarious 11×14 sheets supplied by a host of demented souls who should be sorry for what they unleashed onto the world.
Scott of Yellow Beak has announced 2014′s project: LOST LOVE, a 9×12 book featuring classic flash, stencils, sketches and photos from Cap Coleman, Paul Rogers, Sailor Jerry, Stoney St Clair, Duke Kaufman and many more. Folow the book’s progress instagram @lostlovebook
Yellow Beak has set a high standard for tattoo publications, and I’m very excited to see what comes next!
A bunch of really great shops are going to be participating in a fundraiser for an education fund that’s been put in place for the children of Howard Saunders.
Matt Runks@ Electric Ladyland Tattoo (New Orleans LA)
Name Brand (Ann Arbor-MI)
Electric Tattoo (Bradley Beach NJ)
Black Panther Tattoo, (Brick, NJ)
Rumi (Philly, PA),
Philadelphia Eddie’s Chinatown (Philly, PA),
Olde City (Philly, PA),
Baker Street (Media, PA),
Black Vulture Gallery (Philly, PA),
Go get tattooed, have fun and send in pics of what you get!
After a bit of a hiatus, one of my favorite blogs will go live again on 3rd September!
Tattoo Snob is exactly what it sounds like; a blog by and for people who are tired of seeing really terrible tattoos flaunted all over the internet. I keep OV fairly niche, only covering a very specific genre of tattooing, but the fine folks at TS cover a broad range of styles and artists. I’m super geeked to see them return! Good luck, y’all, it’s great to have you back!
http://www.tattoosnob.com will be your golden ticket come 9/3.
In other great news; I finally upgraded my dying 2007 Macbook to a 2013 Macbook Pro! That means I’ll be able to start capturing video again!
No specific timeline (I still have to migrate all the data from the old one over to the new one, etc… but the potential for new old video now exists!)
It’s funny how connections work.
Howard was friends with and wore tattoos by a score of people that I know and love. He worked not far from where I live and we attended many of the same conventions over the years, but the first time I met him in person was at, of all places, Sabrina’s Cafe in South Philadelphia. We were both waiting for a table for brunch and gave each other that up-and-down look you give other heavily tattooed people of a certain age; that “I’m not sure, but I probably know you” look. We said hello, compared friendships and had a laugh at the tourists clocking the heavily tattooed weirdos while we waited to go in for our pancakes and good times.
I still remember his early tattoo magazine appearances back before the new hot tattoo was only an instagram hashtag away; large work from Bill Salmon, Daniel Higgs, Mike Wilson… just being blown away with how he fit all of the clashing styles together. Every friend that we had in common had nothing but nice things to say about him and I regret not getting to know him more than the occasional upnod and hello.
Howard passed away today at 3:45pm. His family was able to be with him and say their goodbyes.
My condolences go out to his friends, family and loved ones.
Rest in Peace.