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  • September14th

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    Hardy Marks proudly presents our newest book, Tattoo Travel Book Ben Corday, which has 141 never before seen tattoo designs by the little-known master, Ben Corday!

    Available now in our online store!

  • August30th

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    We are very happy to announce that we will have a new member of the Hardy Marks book family Tattoo Travel Book – Ben Corday coming in September of 2010! This is a beautiful facsimile of the legendary Ben Corday’s design book made for traveling while he was on the road.

    For more information and pictures on Tattoo Travel Book, please see the page on our online store!

  • April26th

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    It recently came to our attention that tiny details are missing in a few designs in our new publication Sailor Jerry Flash, Volume 3. In the initial posting on our website last week we thought this might have occurred at the printer. However, after careful scrutiny we’ve concluded that this was due to a completely baffling technical error within the scanning process. Neither our layout designer nor myself realized that the mysterious erasure of seven small elements (nipples and nostrils) on six different design sheets were present before the scans were sent to the printer.

    We have consulted many people about this and there is no logical answer. I can only chalk it up to “the curse of Sailor Jerry”— a variety of negative and frustrating events relating to his life and legacy that seem to carry on his relentless practical joking and trouble-making while alive.

    Hardy Marks is very happy about the enthusiastic response to this book and all the previous books on Jerry’s work. As this first edition is sold out, we will reprint soon, with corrected scans. The original edition, containing the errata, will be a collector’s item.

    We will continue to print books of classic flash, including collections by people who Jerry looked up to and with whom he communicated—including Brooklyn Joe Lieber, Ben Corday, Owen Jensen, and others. Hardy Marks was the first to bring accurate tattoo history to the public since 1982 and will continue to do so.

    -Ed Hardy, April 2010

  • April11th

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    We are proud to announce that after years of waiting, the third volume of indispensable Sailor Jerry Tattoo Flash is finally here! This volume contains 50 more sheets of flash from the master himself, Sailor Jerry Collins.

    Available now in our online store!

  • February8th

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    Sharks Ink bookPublished on the occasion of the exhibition at MCA DENVER, the book includes eighty-two prints by ten artists who have created works on paper with Master Printer Bud Shark over thirty-three years.

    Shark’s Ink is one of only a handful of publishers where the Director and Master printer is the same person. On the spot decisions are made by Master printer/Director Bud Shark and the artists during every aspect of the collaborative printmaking process- from how a plate can be made to the appropriate paper to be used for a particular image.

    Techniques used in the studio have included lithography; monotype- using watercolor, oil pastels and other materials; metal leaf, chine collé, embossing and collage, as well as innumerable innovations for cutting and printing woodblocks and other relief prints; and the engineering and construction of three-dimensional lithographs.

    See more images and purchase this book