Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead

Artists, Makeup, Rituals and Tattoos
Clarisa Moura

Published by Gingko Press
ISBN: 9781584237259


Day of the Dead, a long-celebrated holiday in Mexico, has spread throughout the world in recent years, infiltrating aspects of popular visual culture at large. Over the past decade, in particular, the powerfully iconic, colorful imagery associated with the holiday has captured the public’s imagination to become a world-wide, year-round phenomenon. This exciting volume, suffused with amazing color and energy, is the first to take the next logical step and include amazing Day of the Dead inspired works by makeup specialists, artists, tattooists and mask designers. It also shows how new interpretations from California, Japan and Europe are in turn influencing contemporary Mexican artists’ work. This book includes some of the best artists in the genre such as David Lozeau, Pooch, Alex Branwyn, Jeral Tidwell, and Sylvia Ji, as well as a host of new talents. Not only for fans of Day of the Dead, but also of professional interest to tattooists, makeup artists and event planners.