The Biomech Encyclopedia is Here!!
So the big moment is here! The Biomech Encyclopedia has been in production for over eight years and involves the artwork and efforts of nearly 150 artists. It’s a hard book to classify or describe; it contains a bit of history, a lot of instruction, quite a lot of inspiration and countless visually rich images in all media. Topping off at two volumes of 336 pages each, the Biomech Encyclopedia is part high-quality coffee table art book and part high-powered educational material with writing by dozens of artists from the tattoo, painting, sculpting, digital and filmmaking fields. Includes in-depth interviews, step-by-step instructional features and exhaustively researched biographical material. The top goal of The Biomech Encyclopedia is to help empower creative people to find and develop their own unique voices in the world of abstract art, and almost every bit of material between its covers is presented in a way that serves that purpose. It is now available at Hyperspacestudios.com/books. We have them in our warehouse now and are shipping copies out to our Kickstarter supporters first, so any new orders might take an extra couple weeks to ship out (since the Kickstarter orders get our priority) so expect about 3 weeks shipping time in the US.
Juan Salgado & Guy Aitchison Print Available Now!
@juan_salgado and I have been waiting for the right moment to debut the print of our recent collaboration, “The Cleanse”, and we recently crossed paths at the @hell_city tattoo fest and were both present to sign the prints. They are 16x28” plus a 1” black border for mounting purposes, on archival canvas, signed by both artists, $150. We have them in limited quantities because of the difficulty of getting them signed.
Extra-dark Coverup Challenge!
Recently I took on a sleeve coverup project where we were dealing with some fairly dark unwanted work. The upper outer part of the arm in particular had some open areas that allowed us to make a strong composition that wasn’t too dense, working with an industrial Biomech theme which is great for covering old tattoos because of its use of rythmic structured detail work. In the above photos you can see the results of the first pass, where we achieved a solid foundation that will allow us to really dial it in during the next session. But we didn’t simply blast over the old work, which makes for dense looking coverups- the approach was a bit more strategic than that, which you can read about in detail in your ReinventingTheTattoo.com subscription, along with additional closeup shots and technical notes.
New Limited Aitchison Print!
Guy Aitchison’s most recent painting, “Standing Flame”, is being offered for the next 7 days only as a special edition signed archival canvas print. The print is 12x15” plus a 1” colored border for mounting purposes. At noon on Monday, April 15 we will be removing it from the catalog. Available now at Hyperspacestudios.com/prints.