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30 Missing Heroes

Edited by Miki Vialetto

Cloth-bound hardcover book containing 108 illustrations of the Suikoden, legendary heroes from the Eastern tradition.

This book project began in July 2013 when Greg Orie showed tattooist, Crez, a book that had been discovered the previous year by Amar Gouchem during one of his trips to Japan. The book, illustrated presumably by the Japanese artist Totoya Hokkei (1780-1850) – an apprentice of Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) – presented 78 of the 108 heroes of Suikoden. From there, an idea emerged of completing this ‘collection’ by entrusting 30 tattooists with the task of representing the 30 missing heroes. This editorial project celebrates the art of design and tattoos with 108 illustrations: 78 antique originals and 30 new and original works, which were realized by some of the greatest interpreters of contemporary tattoo art. Each illustration is accompanied by a complete description, which is the result of meticulous comparative research. The book merges oriental artwork from the past with modern interpretations, through the images of those ancient and legendary characters, known as the heroes of Suikoden: the 108 good bandits.

Hardcover. 144 pages. Measures 9 1/2" X 12"

$149.99 USD