Von Gutenberg Recommends: 1000 Tattoos by Taschen

search The new 1000 Tattoos by Taschen is a chock-full little hardcover. Not only are we treated to some amazing pictures of tattoos (and the people sporting them) but in usual inimitable Taschen style we get plenty of text about the history of ‘wearable art’. 19th century engravings and tribal body art are on display here. Classic biker designs and colorful famous circus ladies are revealed. There are designs featured from Japan and other ports-of-call of sailors. And the book includes modern day examples of folks who live what used to be an alternative lifestyle either by being tattooed or working in the field…or both.

As you will recall, Von Gutenberg issue # 8 is tattoo themed. We feature TLC “New York Ink” TV star Megan Massacre on our cover (and in a stunning pictorial between our pages.) We also featured model Soma Snakeoil (among other ladies in that issue) a provocative woman who sports quite some interesting ink herself. We have art and photo essays in number eight revealing lots of tatted skin and even a “Best of Celebrity” tats essay. Really, we are no strangers to the tattoo lifestyle sensibility. And of course as latex devotes we find a kinship to any subculture that defines itself by a specific mark, clothing or interest. This is why issue number eight is tattoo themed and why this new Taschen book thrills us so.

Taschen books also thrill us simply because we know well the consistent quality of the house. This provocative publisher with its many stores throughout the world (in cities like London, New York and Berlin to name a few) continues to publish books of high art and design. They also hit on the avant-garde and sneak in lots of sex in their hardcovers. Known as much for their tomes like “The Big Book of Breasts” and Liz Earl’s self-researched ‘Cougar” status, Taschen also publishes books on architecture, The Beatles, big coffee-table hardcovers on specific cities, movies and comics…and this tattoo book. The visual-no matter the subject-married with an always informed background on the subject (presented in 3 languages in each book) is what makes a Taschen book what it is.

Grab yourself a copy of 1000 Tattoos and even Von Gutenberg issue 8 and have at tats!

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Von Gutenberg Magazine issue 3 is out with Rubberdoll

Von Gutenberg Magazine just launched the third magazine VG3 and we are proud to announce Rubberdoll as cover model for this issue. You will find a stunning Rubberdoll interview and never published pictures just exclusively taken for the readers for Von Gutenberg! This video interview below was done during the photo shoot in Florida with Rubberdoll this summer!

More pictures, reports and models you will find in the issue 3 of Von Gutenberg Magazine – Fashion Fantasy and Lifestyle Magazine with columns from Midori and Violet Blue!

In the same issue you will see Mister SF Leather 2010 Lance Holman, Jewell Marceau, Sin Fisted and Mina de Sade. Stunning pictures and great interviews and additionally a big report on upcoming Folsom Street Fair past and present 2010.

Designers are Libertinesque, Madame S and legendary DeMask! We are all about Fashion, Fashion and Fashion again!

Get your copy now and enjoy the summer issue of Von Gutenberg – the number 1 in Fashion Fantasy and Lifestyle! And it is still AUGUST 2010 and we have still free shipping until the end of the month for Von Gutenberg magazines and for subscriptions of the Von Gutenberg Magazine! Take your copy before leaving for Burning Man this year and take advantage of free shipping within the US.

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Here the Cover Interview with Rubberdoll:

Von Gutenberg Fantasy Ball in the Bay Area

Poster Mr S WebErik von Gutenberg in association with Mister S Leather and Madame S is inviting again for another weekend of Fashion, Fantasy and Fun!

3 Nights, 3 locations, 3 times fashion, fantasy and fun!

The first evening will be a VON GUTENBERG Fantasy Night, Meet, Greet & Play at Mission Control. A great night to dress up for Performances, Dance & Play. Live Model Casting for the Von Gutenberg Magazine with DJ Xris Smack from NYC.

The second night you will experience Burlesque Superstar Ava Garter in a VON GUTENBERG Fantasy & Burlesque Night. Local Hubbahubba Revue will spice the night up with the hottest Burlesque talent in and outside the Bay Area. DNA lounge is the perfect place and DJ Netik will spice the crowd up.

Saturday night is the Von Gutenberg Grande Fantasy Ball with Fetish Superstar and Performer Jewell Marceau.  She will be followed by a spectacular fashion show from Emilie Jerard Fashion. Dress to Impress is the way to go for that night with your finest Outfit! Live Model Casting with VON GUTENBERG Magazine and a play area upstairs. This night DJ Shatter and DJ Xris Smack from NYC will be spinning from house to trance to industrial.

March 11,12 & 13, 2010 door every night at 9pm
Locations:

Thursday Night: Mission Control, 2519 Mission, San Francisco, CA 94110

Friday Night: DNA lounge, 375 11th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Saturday Night: Glas Kat Club, 520 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

 • General Admission 3 day pass: $95 thru 2/28/2010, $105 thereafter
 • General Admission single days: Thursday: $35; Friday $35; Saturday $45

Event Hotel: Courtyard Mariott San Francisco Downtown with special discount!

Dress Code Strictly Enforced!

Tickets are available at www.vongutenbergfetishball.com , and may also be purchased at the following retail locations:

Los Angeles
Stockroom/Syren Retail Boutique
2807 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026

San Francisco
Stormy Leather Retail Boutique
1158 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

San Francisco
Mister S & Madame S Retail Boutique
385 8th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

San Francisco
Darkgarden Corsetry
321 Linden Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

New York
The Baroness
530-B East 13th Street, New York, NY 10009

Von Gutenberg Fantasy Ball in the Bay Area

Poster Mr S WebErik von Gutenberg in association with Mister S Leather and Madame S is inviting again for another weekend of Fashion, Fantasy and Fun!

3 Nights, 3 locations, 3 times fashion, fantasy and fun!

The first evening will be a VON GUTENBERG Fantasy Night, Meet, Greet & Play at Mission Control. A great night to dress up for Performances, Dance & Play. Live Model Casting for the Von Gutenberg Magazine with DJ Xris Smack from NYC.

The second night you will experience Burlesque Superstar Ava Garter in a VON GUTENBERG Fantasy & Burlesque Night. Local Hubbahubba Revue will spice the night up with the hottest Burlesque talent in and outside the Bay Area. DNA lounge is the perfect place and DJ Netik will spice the crowd up.

Saturday night is the Von Gutenberg Grande Fantasy Ball with Fetish Superstar and Performer Jewell Marceau.  She will be followed by a spectacular fashion show from Emilie Jerard Fashion. Dress to Impress is the way to go for that night with your finest Outfit! Live Model Casting with VON GUTENBERG Magazine and a play area upstairs. This night DJ Shatter and DJ Xris Smack from NYC will be spinning from house to trance to industrial.

March 11,12 & 13, 2010 door every night at 9pm
Locations:

Thursday Night: Mission Control, 2519 Mission, San Francisco, CA 94110

Friday Night: DNA lounge, 375 11th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Saturday Night: Glas Kat Club, 520 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

 • General Admission 3 day pass: $95 thru 2/28/2010, $105 thereafter
 • General Admission single days: Thursday: $35; Friday $35; Saturday $45

Event Hotel: Courtyard Mariott San Francisco Downtown with special discount!

Dress Code Strictly Enforced!

Tickets are available at www.vongutenbergfetishball.com , and may also be purchased at the following retail locations:

Los Angeles
Stockroom/Syren Retail Boutique
2807 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026

San Francisco
Stormy Leather Retail Boutique
1158 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

San Francisco
Mister S & Madame S Retail Boutique
385 8th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

San Francisco
Darkgarden Corsetry
321 Linden Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

New York
The Baroness
530-B East 13th Street, New York, NY 10009