15 May
A limited edition run of 50 individually numbered craniums

K. Olin Tribu, a French art house with roots in toy design, has kind of given new meaning to any of our former ideas about “praying to a porcelain god”. For while their use of the material in numerous artist collaborations is indeed pretty damned sick, there is faith renewed in the creative potential of porcelain. […]


30 Aug
Two more volumes on the Russian criminal subculture

Gang and criminal subcultures are always fascinating, especially when the criminal culture comes from Russia — home to the second highest prison population per capita in the world (naturally, USA is #1! #1! #1!). We previously covered the first Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedia awhile back, and unsurprisingly it has remained one of our most popular […]


27 Aug
Tattoo design & leather craftsmanship collide

Prestigious British leathermaker Ettinger have released their latest their latest piece of craftsmanship through a bit more of a non-traditional item: a flask. For this collaboration they’ve teamed up with veteran tattoo designer Saira Hunjan to create a capsule collection featuring two stainless steel flasks. One displays a fox design (featured above) and the other […]


1 Aug
Documenting creative skin art in a post-mainstream culture

The upcoming book Forever: The New Tattoo edited by R. Klanten and F. Schulze documents tattoos that are still breaking new ground in a culture where the artform has gone mainstream. Any walk through Silverlake or Brooklyn (nevermind Nashville, Austin, Portland, San Francisco, etc etc) will quickly dispel the myth of the tattoo as symbol of […]


30 Jul
David Corden of Ritual Art Tattoo shop in London, UK

David Corden is one of the UK’s leading realism tattoo artists. While his work may not have the social impact or exotic skullduggery of, say, Russian Prison Tattoos, his impressive pin-ups and portraits demonstrate talent with a very keen attention to detail, smooth color transitions and striking resemblance to the source image. All of which […]


29 May
Heather Parker Lewis's book investigates the secret language

Jail is the worst place ever and if you go to prison for a long time your best bet is probably to join a gang. If you ever find yourself in a South African prison the three speeds of gangs are thusly organized: 26, 27 & 28. 26s are scammers and counterfeiters. 27s are “Manskap of blood” or […]


21 Mar
The full trailer for Ridley Scott's much-anticipated Alien prequel

At the end of last year we showed you the Prometheus Teaser Trailer, but there wasn’t much revealed so we held our opinions in check. Well after seeing this Official Full HD Trailer, it’s safe to say we are definitely in the camp that thinks this is gonna be a winner. Ridley Scott can hit […]


20 Feb
Only 50 limited edition luxury frames for a modern Snow White

If you can keep focused on the sunglasses above, they’re a collaboration between the Vintage Frames Company and Ultra Eyewear to resurrect their 1977 classic Ultra Goliath 2 frames. I could tell you that the “Snow White Project” Ultra Goliath 2 were produced with the original Goliath 2 mold in Holland (in the same factory […]