Book of Drawings

After two years of gathering and selecting many old and recent drawings, my book is finally here. Printing suffered some unexpected delays due to technical problems but we made it in the end!
This books contains 128 pages of sketches, tattoo line drawings and preparatory illustrations. My intention was to mix up a personal selection of work that has driven me through 14 years of tattooing experience. A lot has happened during this time and it’s been really funny to search and find old stuff that I was able to link with my most recent work. Somehow, noticing a technical evolution but remaining the same in many creative ways. In those pages, old timers are alongside new comers…precisely for this purpose.

This project has seen the light under the production of Okulus Bookshop and Publishing . I’m really happy to contribute to their own catalogue after many years of beign a client and sharing with them a lot of international conventions. I still think that this kind of close collaboration with your local book dealer is extremely important if you want to keep bookstore culture alive. In this case, as Okulus is maybe the best tattoo specialized bookstore in Europe (and maybe one of the best in the world), the choice goes beyond friendship. As a distributor, Okulus will make sure the book is represented in some countries and not only in the internet, so maybe you’ll have a chance of taking a look at it at some tattoo convention or bookstore before buying it. That’s priceless in the amazon era. Thanks Lorenzo and Javi for supporting my work over the years, it means a lot.

I have also wanted to put up an special edition of this book, consisting in 15 selected packs that include the cover illustration as a print and also a limited edition embroidered patch. I hope it will be interesting enough to those collectors out there! All 15 books will come signed and with some extra too that only buyers will know once the sealed packs are open. For this special edition I’ve worked again with Artplus for the screenprinting and La Frivé for the packaging. Every print inside comes with it’s own folder as you can see in the pictures. Lettering on the book cover and the packaging has been done by the master Ivan Castro…thanks again for your art! Finally, the final tuning and overall book design is a work by Terry Sucrana at Black Bible Books. I want to give thanks to all of them for putting their best into these pages and pack.

The list of professionals involved and their area of work for those interested :

Okulus Bookshop and Publishing

Publishing and distribution

Terry Sucrana
Graphic design

Ivan Castro
Cover lettering

Artplus
Screen prints and packaging printing

La Frivé
Packaging and print folders

Flaix Ofset
First printing tests

You can buy the book, the collector’s pack or both the patch and the prints by separate through our online store or directly at Eclipse Tattoo Barcelona. It’s been a hell of a way to see the end of this project, but really funny too. I can tell you I’ve put all my energy, mind and heart to make it happen. Thanks again for keeping an eye to my work and remember…griffins lead the way.

Serigrafías!

Por segunda vez he tenido la oportunidad de colaborar con El Monga Sasturain para reproducir su obra original. Por segunda vez también hemos optado por la serigrafía para desarrollar todo el proceso y el taller gráfico Artplus se ha encargado de ello. El resultado es óptimo:

La edición se ha limitado a 25 ejemplares por cada ilustración. Podéis comprarlos a través de La Cobra Negra Shop, por separado o si lo preferís , los cuatro a la vez. Una vez más vuelvo a recomendar a Artplus si estáis interesados en reproducir vuestra obra original en serigrafía. ¡Su profesionalidad está fuera de toda duda señores! Además, acaban de iniciar su propia tienda online para difundir la obra de diversos ilustradores. Recomiendo enormemente una visita a 180 hilos. ¡Gracias a Jesús y Jose María!

 

 

Bat heads! por El Monga

Bueno! Ahí van las primeras serigrafías que he tenido el gusto de producir gracias a la labor de ArtPlus y al arte de El Monga. Poco antes de acabar el año 2011 nos pusimos manos a la obra con esta triple ilustración. Decidimos formatos, distribución y sistema de impresión. Viendo el resultado creo que hemos acertado al escoger la serigrafía como medio, ya que nos ha proporcionado una carga de tinta negra y opaca extra, capaz de resumir e incluso potenciar la esencia de los tres dibujos originales.
En esta ocasión se ha usado un papel Sommerset Velvet White de 250 gr/m2, 100% algodón y libre de ácidos. Las medidas son de 60×25 cm y ya están disponibles para su venta directa en el Aloha Tattoos Barcelona / La Cobra Negra Tattoo Art Gallery ( Passatge del Crédit nº8, Barcelona). Además, si acudes a la Convención de Brighton o Milano, ambas muy cercanas en el calendario ya, podrás hacerte con una copia si te das prisa y vas a visitar el stand del Monga. La venta online para España y el extranjero estará disponible muy en breve! Continuad atentos al blog y al facebook del Monga para más actualizaciones al respecto.

Y muy muy en breve, ¡una cosa del Rotor más negra que la muerte en sí misma y más offsets del Carlo! Lo dicho, estad atentos al blog e iros pasando por el Passatge del Crédit nº8.

So! Here they are the first silkscreen prints I’ve ever done in collaboration with ArtPlus and El Monga. Before ending 2011 we started working on this triple illustration. We decided the measures, distribution of the heads and printing system. I can tell now, we have achieved a good result by screenprinting this illustration. The extra black provided by this technique has been capable of stand near the original work standards and even go beyond. 

We have used a Sommerset Velvet White 250gr/m2 paper, 100% cotton and acid free ( Archival quality). It’s measures are 60x25cm and you can buy them by visiting Aloha Tattoos Barcelona / La Cobra Negra Tattoo Art Gallery or, in Brighton and Milano Tattoo Conventions in Monga’s stand. You better run before he gets out of this limited edition. Online selling will be available very soon, please keep posted to this blog and Monga’s facebook to know further news about hose prints. 

And, very soon, the darkest print of my collection by el Rotor and a pair of new offset prints by el Carlo! Keep posted to this blog, thanks!

 

Compra este print en / buy this print at :  http://adlerprints.com