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Wear your dreams

my life in tattoos

First edition.

Published .
Written in English.

About the Book

""Ed Hardy" is emblazoned on everything from t-shirts and hats to perfumes and energy drinks. From LA to Japan, his colorful cross-and-bones designs and ribbon-banners have become internationally ubiquitous. But long before the fashion world discovered his iconic designs, the man behind the eponymous brand spearheaded nothing less than a cultural revolution. In Wear Your Dreams, Ed Hardy recounts his genesis as a tattoo artist and leader in the movement to recognize tattooing as a valid and rich art form, through to the ultimate transformation of his career into a multi-billion dollar branding empire. From giving colored pencil tattoos to neighborhood kids at age ten to working with legendary artists like Sailor Jerry to learning at the feet of the masters in Japan, the book explains how this Godfather of Tattoos fomented the explosion of tattoo art and how his influence can be witnessed on everyone, from countless celebs to ink-adorned rockers to butterfly-branded, stroller-pushing moms. With over fifty different product categories, the Ed Hardy brand generates over $700 million in retail sales annually. Vividly packaged with original Ed Hardy artwork and ideal for ink devotees and Ed Hardy aficionados alike, Wear Your Dreams is a never-before-seen look at the tattoo artist who rocked the art world and has left a permanent mark on fashion history."--

About the Edition

""Ed Hardy" is emblazoned on everything from t-shirts and hats to perfumes and energy drinks. From LA to Japan, his colorful cross-and-bones designs and ribbon-banners have become internationally ubiquitous. But long before the fashion world discovered his iconic designs, the man behind the eponymous brand spearheaded nothing less than a cultural revolution. In Wear Your Dreams, Ed Hardy recounts his genesis as a tattoo artist and leader in the movement to recognize tattooing as a valid and rich art form, through to the ultimate transformation of his career into a multi-billion dollar branding empire. From giving colored pencil tattoos to neighborhood kids at age ten to working with legendary artists like Sailor Jerry to learning at the feet of the masters in Japan, the book explains how this Godfather of Tattoos fomented the explosion of tattoo art and how his influence can be witnessed on everyone, from countless celebs to ink-adorned rockers to butterfly-branded, stroller-pushing moms. With over fifty different product categories, the Ed Hardy brand generates over $700 million in retail sales annually. Vividly packaged with original Ed Hardy artwork and ideal for ink devotees and Ed Hardy aficionados alike, Wear Your Dreams is a never-before-seen look at the tattoo artist who rocked the art world and has left a permanent mark on fashion history."--

Table of Contents

My life in tattoos
Kiddie tattoos
San Francisco Art Institute
Phil Sparrow
Dragon tattoo
Seattle winter
Sailortown
Sailor Jerry
Ichiban
Summit meeting
Japan
Realistic
Reno
Tattoo city
Skins & skulls
Queen Mary
Tokyo
Roma
The Hamilton
Honolulu
Beyond skin
2000 dragons
Christian
The last tattoo.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
391.6/5092
Library of Congress
GT5960.H37 A3 2013

The Physical Object

Pagination
293 pages, 16 unnumbered pages :
Number of pages
293

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26440744M
Internet Archive
wearyourdreamsmy0000hard
ISBN 10
1250008824
ISBN 13
9781250008824, 9781250021076
LC Control Number
2013003988
OCLC/WorldCat
841227090
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