About a month ago, Baby Tattoo launched a campaign for Brian Kesinger's Inked Tails and Penned Dragons books. No favoritism was in play... anyone who backed our Beauties Beasts book should be able to attest that we are a species-blind publisher likely to appreciate mermaids and dragons with equal enthusiasm!
Well, apparently dragons and mermaids do not subscribe to a "let's just all get along" philosophy because they have been competitively hacking into our account and commandeering the project with self-serving propaganda.
And just like that, we find ourselves on the tail end (mermaid/dragon pun intended) of a tumultuous yet rewarding Kickstarter project involving one book of beauties and a companion book of beasts. We hope you will consider pledging for one or both of the books in either standard or limited edition bindings. And if you have mermaid or dragon loving friends or family, please direct them to MermaidsAreGreat.com or DragonsAreAwesome.com depending on which way they roll.
Thanks again for being part of Baby Tattoo's (slightly discunctional-in-a-good-way) family!
Naked & Empowered
6 months ago
– Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 01:27:41 AM
Hello again beauty and beast lovers!
Photographer and frequent Baby Tattoo Kickstarter collaborator Allan Amato (who created the Kong-inspired Beauties Beasts image pictured above) has conjured up something new (and nude!)...
SERAPH is a photography book exploring the strength and empowerment intrinsic to being nude. It is the sequel to Allan's previous project SLIP (also published by Baby Tattoo) with a bevy of incredible new subjects like Stoya, Amanda Palmer and Erika Moen. If you're a fan of beautifully realized nude photography, please take a look by clicking here.
We're rapidly approaching the one-year anniversary of the Beauties Beasts Kickstarter campaign (we launched at the start of San Diego Comic-Con 2016). It's been a wonderful journey. Bob Self and the Baby Tattoo team would like to once again express gratitude to everyone who made our pinup and monster fueled dream a reality.
Dates With Pinups
7 months ago
– Thu, May 25, 2017 at 04:00:19 PM
In the modern digital age of instant information, the printed wall calendar has largely become an anachronism; discarded as an obsolete relic alongside cameras, clocks and calculators. Over the last 20 years, most of the standard distribution venues calendar-creators have relied upon have simply disappeared. And that’s why Olivia is bringing this project to the Kickstarter community. She hopes fans will agree that the wall-art calendar has not lost its allure, and that there will always be a need for quality pinup art every month of the year – delivered with a modern twist, as only Olivia can concoct.
Help support the continuing legacy of timeless calendar pinups made popular by such as artists as George Petty, Gil Elvgren and Alberto Vargas. Indulge in a taste of sophisticated glamour – guaranteed to raise a smile for 365 days a year.
The Art of Olivia: 2018 Wall Calendar features 28 pages of full-color artwork – designed by Olivia to include a useful roster of memorable dates and holidays (with four overspill months, so one can start using the calendar as early as September 2017). The final printed product will arrive by August, poly-bagged, folded and stapled at a size of 12” x 12” – opening out to 12” x 24”– for an eye-pleasing wall display.
The Kickstarter campaign itself offers unique features unavailable through retail and online stores – including hand-signed copies, prints, buttons, tattoos, and original art.
Beyond breaking cultural taboos, Olivia has created some startling images of the contemporary outré-hip along the way; Dita Von Teese, Margaret Cho, Pamela Anderson, and Masuimi Max are a just few of the strong women that have collaborated in making femininity an image of one’s own choosing. Olivia’s interpretations of Bettie Page though, are perhaps her most iconic – the painter and airbrush artist has been a key figurehead of the Bettie Page revival phenomena since the mid-1970s.
Whether ethereal, punk-edged fantasies or super-realistic imaginations, Olivia’s pinups have inspired a generation – with tens of thousands across the globe wearing her art tattooed, making it their desktop screensaver, getting it framed, or hanging a calendar on their wall.
Dystopian Beauties & Beasts
8 months ago
– Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 08:04:12 PM
In late March, we launched a new publishing project on Kickstarter.
EXISTENCE WITHIN THE MECHANISM is an art book by photographic conjuror Jeffery Scott (1019). It's full of beautiful women and techno monstrosities, but it's dark and damning - a cautionary visual tale about mankind's uneasy relationship with itself. We encourage you to check it out and see if it interests you.
As part of the new campaign, we're offering backers various methods to earn one-inch buttons featuring imagery from EXISTENCE WITHIN THE MECHANISM. Accordingly, here's a little (one-inch) offer for you...
Because you pledged Beauties Beasts, if you also pledge here or at TheMechanism.org, you'll earn the "Baby" button pictured above as a bonus. Just send a message saying "I pledged Existence Within The Mechanism and Beauties Beasts," and we'll add the button to your reward.
No pressure, of course, we just want you to know what we're up to when we're not partying with pinup girls and classic monsters.
And while we're talking about art and parties...
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live is this weekend in Kansas City. If you're going to be attending the event, please stop by the Baby Tattoo Booth and say hello to Bob Self. The Spectrum convention provides a unique opportunity to meet amazing artists and enthusiastic collectors in the heart of the USA. We hope to see some of you there.
Insider Tip: we'll be offering backers of the new campaign a chance to earn a one-inch "Barcode" button (pictured below) this weekend during the Spectrum event - keep an eye out for an update to the EXISTENCE WITHIN THE MECHANISM campaign for details.
Thanks again for supporting what we do!
- Bob Self, Ringmaster, Baby Tattoo Books
A Fulfilling Conclusion / A Spirited Beginning
9 months ago
– Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 10:36:30 AM
From the heavily-trafficked landing pages of popular blogs, to the most obscure outposts of cyberspace, the internet is teeming with beautiful and beastly things. We are so glad you discovered (and supported) our little offering back in 2016 (which seems a bit like ancient history already). Almost all of the Beauties Beasts rewards have long since shipped, so you should have received your books and/or related goodies... unless you are one of the very few backers whose shipments encountered some sort of error. If you did not receive your reward, please, please please contact us immediately using any of the 3 methods below.
1) Message us through your Kickstarter account. 2) Email Bob Self at firstname.lastname@example.org 3) Call or text Bob at (818) 416-5314.
The Baby Tattoo team will not rest until each and every reward is delivered! - Who are we kidding? We won't rest then either! - In fact, here's something new we just announced...
A Theatrical Ghost Story With Art By Olivia!
As part of the "1 Night Only" iteration of Kickstarter's "All in 1" initiative, Baby Tattoo has launched a short, 1 week campaign for a scary/sexy art + magic get-together unlike anything you've ever experienced. The details can be found by visiting the Spirit Drawing Project Page, but here's a quick look at the monsterrific Olivia art and the mesmerizing Thomas Kuntz "Succubust" that are being offered as pre-order rewards (in addition to early-bird event tickets).
INSIDER TIP: The $299 "Phantasmagorical Philanthropist" reward includes the posable Thomas Kuntz incense burner, the signed/numbered Olivia giclée, and some really cool commemorative postcards (plus admission to the Los Angeles based event on June 3rd if you're able to attend). It's an incredible bargain if you happen to be an avid collector of eerily beautiful art. AND IF YOU CAN'T ATTEND THE EVENT WE CAN STILL SHIP THE ART REWARDS TO YOU ANYWHERE IN THE MORTAL WORLD.
The campaign ends early Monday morning, so we encourage you to take a look before it turns to smoke.