Beauties Beasts

Created by Baby Tattoo

Lovely Ladies and Menacing Monsters from pinup legend Olivia De Berardinis and creature creator Jordu Schell. Foreword by Elvira.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Dystopian Beauties & Beasts
over 3 years 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 Limited Edition Hardcover & Standard Edition Softcover
Existence Within The Mechanism Limited Edition Hardcover & Standard Edition Softcover

 

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...

One-Inch "Baby" Button: A Gift For Backers of Both Campaigns
One-Inch "Baby" Button: A Gift For Backers of Both Campaigns

 

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.

Sneak Peek at "Barcode" Button: Watch for an EXISTENCE WITHIN THE MECHANISM project update this weekend.
Sneak Peek at "Barcode" Button: Watch for an EXISTENCE WITHIN THE MECHANISM project update this weekend.

 

Thanks again for supporting what we do!

- Bob Self, Ringmaster, Baby Tattoo Books

A Fulfilling Conclusion / A Spirited Beginning
over 3 years 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 bob@babytattoo.com 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).

New Olivia Art - SpiritDrawing.org
New Olivia Art - SpiritDrawing.org

 

Thomas Kuntz Incense-Burning Sculpture at SpiritDrawing.org
Thomas Kuntz Incense-Burning Sculpture at SpiritDrawing.org

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.

www.SpiritDrawing.org

Poof!

Match Game: Octopus-Style!
almost 4 years ago – Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 03:02:00 PM

OctoMatch
OctoMatch

 

 

When Kickstarter sent us an invitation to participate in their mad experiment known as the Make 100 initiative, we said... "Heck yeah!"

 

Baby Tattoo has teamed with visionary Ocgto-Victorian artist Brian Kesinger to launch a little surprise campaign. Check it out at OctoMatch.com.

And, hey, maybe we should make a pinups and monsters matching game in 2017... what do you think?

Holiday Party
almost 4 years ago – Mon, Dec 26, 2016 at 08:09:46 PM

This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read.

Another Strange Calling Card
about 4 years ago – Thu, Nov 24, 2016 at 08:42:01 PM

"Another strange calling card from the limitless reaches of space. Its substance unknown, its secrets unexplored..." - Narrator (Paul Frees) in "The Monolith Monsters" (1957) Universal International Pictures

The Next Book in the "Carnival of Astounding Art" Series
The Next Book in the "Carnival of Astounding Art" Series

First, a friendly reminder that we've launched a new Kickstarter campaign for the second book in the "Carnival of Astounding Art" series, which happens to be the first new art book by sci-fi/fantasy legend Michael Whelan in over 20 years. Check out Beyond Science Fiction: The Alternative Realism of Michael Whelan at AlternativeRealism.com.

Second, there will be a farewell (until next time) event for the "Beauties Beasts" exhibition at the Oceanside Museum of Art on Saturday, November 26th at 2:00 PM. Olivia De Berardinis and publisher/curator Bob Self will be in attendance for an interactive talk and book signing. The show is truly a visual feast, and anyone who can make it to Oceanside on Saturday is enthusiastically encouraged to come enjoy the beautiful, beastly sights.

Oceanside Museum of Art
Oceanside Museum of Art

Finally, for now, we're happy to confirm that Beauties Beasts rewards have begun shipping. In fact, we received word that the first backer reward package arrived at its destination yesterday. We promise to get everything out the door (and on backers' doorsteps) as soon as we can, so please be patient while we undertake the gargantuan task of shepherding hundreds of girls and monsters around the world.

As we celebrate Thanksgiving here in the USA, we offer our most heartfelt thanks to all of you.

"Giskard" by Michael Whelan (cover painting for "Robots of Dawn" by Isaac Asimov)
"Giskard" by Michael Whelan (cover painting for "Robots of Dawn" by Isaac Asimov)