The Following are Gomineko Press Publications.....

 

Ade Vol.1


Size: 8” x 11.5”
Pages: 160
Published: 2008
Price: $60
Binding:  Softcover

This book is awesome. It is called Ade vol. 1 and is a collection of tattoo sketch and design work by Ade, who works at Nine, in Brighton UK. Ade has a signature style - he pulls from the classic ukiyo-e artists, particularly Hokusai, and is similarly influenced by contemporary Japanese tebori master Horiyoshi III. This book includes some fantastic illustrations. Beautiful renditions of koi, Japanese demons, oni, dragons, snakes, lotus, chrysanthemums, tigers, hannya, fox, namakubi (severed heads) skulls, cherry blossoms, Buddist gods, kingyo (Japanese goldfish) and other classic Japanese imagery. The first 2/3 of the book are monochrome sketches, and the last 1/3 is watercolor paintings and full color examples of his tattoo work featuring designs included in the book. It is softcover,  8" x 11.5" and 160 pages with nice, big illustrations on one side. All in all a great, no nonsense reference book.

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Horimasa

Size: 10 ” x 14”
Pages: 228
Published: 2009
Price: $150
Binding:  Softcover in cardboard slipcase


This is a collection of illustrations, sketches and photos from Japanese tattoo master, Horimasa. A tebori artist by trade (the traditional Japanese method of tattooing by hand) Horimasa breathes new life into fundamental Japanese tattoo motifs in this compilation. That he's studied the masters of traditional ukiyo-e (woodblock prints) is evident in his work and his approach to traditional Japanese iconography is bold and confident. His lines are incredibly clean and color use is brilliant. This book includes a wide variety of Japanese traditional tattoo imagery. It features a variety of samurai, Gods and Goddesses, oni, goblins, tigers, Hannya, dragons, geisha, koi, foo dogs, animals and insects....it has a little bit of everything. It includes full color, full pages illustrations, complete single line drawings, preliminary sketches and sketches devoted to particularly tricky details, like hands, feet, eyes and claws. It also includes a 50 full page, full color photo section of Horimasa's tattoo work, shot by world renowned photographer Geoff Johnson. This book is nice a big, printed on thick, high quality paper and comes in a cardboard slipcase for protection. It is an amazing resource for anyone interested in traditional Japanese tattooing and imagery.

 

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Japanese Ghost Stories

 

Size: 8 ” x 11.5”
Pages: 124
Published: 2009
Price: $48
Binding:  Softcover

WE MADE 300 LIMITED EDITION S/N HARDBACK EDITIONS AS GIFTS TO THE ARTISTS. THE REMAINDER ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

Japanese Ghost Stories is the end result of a year long art project. It includes illustrations based on four different Japanese ghost stories, submitted by 62 unique international artists, including Jack “Horimouja” Mosher, Horimasa, Ade, Cody Meyer, Tim Kern, Horizaru, Horigyn, Hougen and more. The project was created to explore how Westerners approach old Japanese myths and legends, most of which are quite culturally diverse and unique. The artists were asked to adhere to certain elements of the story but ultimately were given creative license. The artwork submitted for the project was incredibly varied in terms of style and approach, making this a compelling collection of illustrations and an interesting look into how the western mind, as well as that of present day Japan, approach these antiquated tales.

 

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Japanese Ghost Stories
 

 

 

Japanese Buddhism x Horiyoshi III

Size:6" x 9"
Published: 2010
Price: $100
Binding:  Softcover

Japanese Buddhism x Horiyoshi III is the first book of it's kind on an esoteric and difficult to approach subject matter. It includes almost 400 pages of beautiful photography illuminating Japanese Buddhist iconography from the top four Buddhist expanses in Japan, with clear and thorough explanations, in English, of the numerous deities and symbols. This publication also includes tattoo reference provided by Horiyoshi III and his clients and an interview with him on Buddhism and it's relationship to Japanese tattooing. Text by Manami Okazaki and photography from renowned cameraman Geoff Johnson, this is a must have reference book. The book is a monster, 6" x 9" and softcover with superior binding. 

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Escaping the Gallows by Cody Meyer

Size: 8” x 11.5”
Pages: 132
Published: 2010
Price: $50
Binding:Softcover

. A testament to hard livin and fast women, this book embodies a rebellious spirit so tangible....it leaps from the page to punch you in the face. Meyer's illustrations are a whirlwind of tattoo imagery, inamorata, 90's icons, personal battles won and lost, hope, desire, grief and unabashed loyalty...crafted with a discerning eye and the patience of a saint. Meyer may still be getting his sea legs in this industry, but impounded within the covers of this book is a powerful roar of protest and a raised fist.

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Japanese Mythical Creatures

Size: 8” x 11.5”
Pages: 228
Published: 2012
Price: $48
Binding:Softcover

WE MADE 300 LIMITED EDITION S/N HARDBACK EDITIONS AS GIFTS TO THE ARTISTS. THE REMAINDER ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

Gomineko Press is stoked to finally debut Japanese Mythical Creatures. Illustrations of Kappa, Kirin, Baku, Nue, Kitsune and Tsuchigumo from over 120 different artists world wide!!

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Japanese Mythical Creatures

 
 

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