The Tattoo Art of Mystery Legend R. Johnson vol. 1 From the Lyle Tuttle Tattoo Art Collection
Whoever R. Johnson was, I was always in love with his style, which fused bold, traditional, iconic designs with folky inventiveness. It's a pleasure to share the Johnson tattoo flash collection with you in the first of what be two volumes of his work and history.
Thanks to some recent discoveries, the book will celebrate not only Johnson's original and legendary flash art, but also give important nods to the cross culture between tattooing and circus history, showcasing some important figures in Johnson's life and career.
Danielle Boiardi, Lyle Tuttle Tattoo Art Collection curator and guardian