Scott Boyer’s YELLOW BEAK PRESS recently celebrated the release of it’s first book- TATTOOING AS YOU LIKE IT. I had planned to review it for you folks as soon as it arrived in the mail, but it’s such an amazingly dense book that I’m still digesting it. Page after page (think over 300) of amazing art by the world’s best tattooers reinterpreting classic Zeis flash with each page better than the last makes it so absorbing that the only review I can humbly offer is this:
Buy it. You absolutely won’t regret it. As a tattooer you’ll be inspired by the Zeis originals as well as the interpretations. As a fan you’ll just be geeked by seeing new art from folks who’re at the top of their game. As a homeowner… the book is so big that if you ever get robbed you can beat the intruder to death with it. There’s nothing not to love about it.
As you can imagine that I’m already excited about Yellow Beak’s next project… Born Weird.
Craig Brown of Historic Tattoo and Scott Boyer of Yellow Beak Press have hand picked the contributors for this project. Tattooers were selected and asked to paint four sheets containing gross or weird subject matter. The result seems to be all over the board from gross-out to just bizarre. We promise it won’t disappoint! The book we are producing will include all of the content from the exhibit and some extra material. We hope to have it out in early 2013.
The show opens 10.04.12 at PDX’s Upper Playground Gallery and runs through December.