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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Program and Locations of Von Gutenberg Fetish Ball 2011

Erik von Gutenberg is proud to announce the program and the locations of the Von Gutenberg Fetish Ball 2011 in San Francisco. March 10, 11 and 12 will be the second VG 3 day event THE Fetish Ball in San Francisco 2011.

Thursday, March 10 at Mister S in San Francisco

Theme: X treme Rubber Play Party
Time: 9pm to 2am
Location: 385 8th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Performances by Mina de Sade and SIN Fisted and much more, play and bring your toys and Heavy Rubber encouraged. Top DJ’s from the Bay area will secure the right “Ambiente” for Play & Dance and Fun

There will be no tickets sold at the door Thursday Night, only weekend pass holders allowed and tickets pre purchased online or paper tickets at the box offices at Mister S store and Wicked Grounds Cafe in San Francisco.

Friday, March 11 at the Mist Night Club

Theme: Fashion and Fantasy Night
Time: 9pm to 2am
Location: MIST Night Club, 316 11th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Performances by Jewell Marceau and Soma Snakeoil and much more, come and dress to impress, top DJ’s will spin the whole night. Play Stations throughout the club.

Saturday, March 12 at the Mist Night Club – THE RETURN OF RUBBERDOLL

Theme: Grande Fetish Ball
Time: 9pm to 2 am
Location: MIST Night Club, 316 11th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Performances by Rubberdoll and Jean Bardot and SIN Fisted and Great Presentation & Demonstration by Atelier Gothique and great lottery for winner of the Great Price donated by Atelier Gothique. Top DJ’s will spin all night and get dressed in your best Latex. VIP area upstairs, Play Stations and gogo dancers throughout the club.

Grande Fetish Ball San Francisco, Saturday,March 11, dresscode strictly enforced!

Get tickets here: www.vongutenberg.com/shop and more information to follow in the upcoming weeks about performers and sponsors and program … stay tuned for updates here at the Von Gutenberg Blog.

Box offices in San Francisco:

Mister S, 385 8th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Cafe Wicked Grounds, 289 8th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

www.vongutenbergfetishball.com

Program and Locations of Von Gutenberg Fetish Ball 2011

Erik von Gutenberg is proud to announce the program and the locations of the Von Gutenberg Fetish Ball 2011 in San Francisco. March 10, 11 and 12 will be the second VG 3 day event THE Fetish Ball in San Francisco 2011.

Thursday, March 10 at Mister S in San Francisco

Theme: X treme Rubber Play Party
Time: 9pm to 2am
Location: 385 8th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Performances by Mina de Sade and SIN Fisted and much more, play and bring your toys and Heavy Rubber encouraged. Top DJ’s from the Bay area will secure the right “Ambiente” for Play & Dance and Fun

There will be no tickets sold at the door Thursday Night, only weekend pass holders allowed and tickets pre purchased online or paper tickets at the box offices at Mister S store and Wicked Grounds Cafe in San Francisco.

Friday, March 11 at the Mist Night Club

Theme: Fashion and Fantasy Night
Time: 9pm to 2am
Location: MIST Night Club, 316 11th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Performances by Jewell Marceau and Soma Snakeoil and much more, come and dress to impress, top DJ’s will spin the whole night. Play Stations throughout the club.

Saturday, March 12 at the Mist Night Club – THE RETURN OF RUBBERDOLL

Theme: Grande Fetish Ball
Time: 9pm to 2 am
Location: MIST Night Club, 316 11th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Performances by Rubberdoll and Jean Bardot and SIN Fisted and Great Presentation & Demonstration by Atelier Gothique and great lottery for winner of the Great Price donated by Atelier Gothique. Top DJ’s will spin all night and get dressed in your best Latex. VIP area upstairs, Play Stations and gogo dancers throughout the club.

Grande Fetish Ball San Francisco, Saturday,March 11, dresscode strictly enforced!

Get tickets here: www.vongutenberg.com/shop and more information to follow in the upcoming weeks about performers and sponsors and program … stay tuned for updates here at the Von Gutenberg Blog.

Box offices in San Francisco:

Mister S, 385 8th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Cafe Wicked Grounds, 289 8th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

www.vongutenbergfetishball.com

Early Bird tickets now available for VG Fetish Ball in San Francisco

Erik von Gutenberg is proud to announce the Von Gutenberg Fetish Ball 2011, March 10, 11 and 12 in San Francisco, California!
 
Location: San Francisco, CA – USA
3 different venues in the city
Date: March 10, 11 and 12, 2011
 
Thursday Night: Players Night to fulfil your Rubber Fantasies
Friday Night: Fetish & Fantasy Fashion Night
Saturday Night: Grande Fetish Ball with Rubberdoll
 
This will be 3 nights of extreme visual stimulation and especially because of the crowd which will be dressed to impress and latex will be the main theme of all nights! Confirmed are RUBBERDOLL, Mina de Sade as Rubbermistress and Madame of Ceremonies Thursday Night and finally SOMA Snakeoil with a stunning performance over the Fetish Weekend.
 
Lets party and stimulate our senses!
 
Get your tickets here for a 3 day pass over 30% discount as early bird until end of December 2010:
$65 instead of $95 until 12/31/2010 for the 3 day weekend pass ALL ACCESS including VIP ALL ACCESS Saturday Night.
 
See you all in March 2011!
 
Erik von Gutenberg