I’m thinking of getting some ink work done, so the arrival of this inspiring book from Gestalten couldn’t have been better timed. Forever: The New Tattoo reveals the subtle, and not so subtle, talents of some of the better artists out there, whose different styles and approaches contrast wonderfully across the book’s 250+ pages. Of particular interest was the work of New York-based Thomas Hooper and the esoteric work of Yann Black, but really, you could open the book to any page and find something that you’ll want inked on your body forever. Indeed.
FOR CREATIVE INSPIRATION
In partnership with our friends at Optus, we present the third in a three part Lost At E Minor video series that puts the spotlight on some young, handpicked Australian creatives, doing inspirational things within their chosen fields. Episode Three features 16-year old Melbourne-based producer, Gab Strum (aka Japanese Wallpaper), who has racked up thousands of plays over the past year or so via a number of well-blogged remixes ranging from City Calm Down and The Townhouses to bootlegs of The xx and Bon Iver.