Ralph Ashwell Book
Ralph Ashwell Book
Ralph Ashwell Book
Ralph Ashwell Book
Ralph Ashwell Book
Ralph Ashwell Book
Ralph Ashwell Book
Ralph Ashwell Book
Ralph Ashwell Book
$ 100.00

Ralph Ashwell Book

Pre Order Now!

Expected to Ship Early Winter 2017

We are excited to announce our latest book about Harrisburg, PA tattooer, Ralph Ashwell! Born in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania in 1901, Ashwell was a tattooer from the 1930s through the early 1960s. Working as a trade laborer who held various positions while also tattooing, he was a hidden gem amongst the other practitioners of his day. His flash embodies the functional, technical, and artistic aspects that defined a multifaceted, visually oriented craft. With a career that spanned the Great Depression, at least two wars, and the accompanying waves of servicemen, Ashwell always had something to offer everyone – from roses and banners to military insignia and pop culture imagery. Despite a somewhat elusive history, he holds a place among America’s twentieth century tattoo artists. This book will contain over 100 never-before seen full-color flash sheets beautifully painted by Ashwell, spanning the late 30s to early 60s, along with a biography written and researched by Carmen Forquer Nyssen.

Pre-orders for the Ralph Ashwell book are happening now! If you are within the first 300 orders, your pre-order will include a sticker pack featuring Ashwell designs, a flash print, a bookmark, a print of a Ralph Ashwell portrait by John Glessner, and more surprise extras! We will also once again be using limited hand silk-screened mailers, featuring a Ralph Ashwell design, as packaging for pre-orders. This project contains the history of a great man, an amazing set of flash and more. We can't wait to share this book with all of you!

 

  • 9" x 12"
  • Heavy Hardcover Format 
  • Debossed Cover
  • Reinforced Binding
  • 116 Full-Color Pages