About a month or so ago, I was lurking Instagram when I saw several tattooers posting really awesome sheets of flash they had painted for a something called The Great Unknown. Once I started following the @the_great_unknown, It was a treat seeing some really, really cool sheets of flash painted by someone amazing tattooers such as Craig Chazen, Corey Lambert, Ashley Love, and Nate Click.
For those of you unfamiliar with this project, The Great Unknown is being put together by Eli Falconette of Blacklist Gallery and Tattoos. The book will be comprised of numerous tattooers from around the world-some very well known, some that might be relatively unknown-that will be contributing to the book. All of the paintings will be 11×14, the main medium will be watercolor, but some of the contributors have some paintings using coquille paper.
According to Eli, “The Great Unknown can be taken two ways. Some of these artists are great and (some are) unknown. But, it can also be taken from the mystical side of things, as well as all the weird, amazing things that elude us and that we’ll never have answers for.” Essentially, the book will feature some awesome and whacky pieces of flash from some really great tattooers. Each contributing tattooer was given free rein as too what they wanted to paint, so I think it’ll be really exciting to so what these guys and gals will come up with. If what we’ve seen from the book’s Instagram is indicative of what can be found in the book, I think we’re in for a serious treat.
As for as release information, pre-orders are being planned for Halloween, and we will most likely be able to purchase the book around Christmas time. There should be a website up in the near future which will have more information about the project, so watch out for those updates. We’ll sadly have to wait some time for it to come out, but it’s a book that seems to be worth the wait. I think the concept behind the book is great, and I think it’s really cool that there’s going to be a wide range of contributing artists, some of which may be new to some readers. Follow The Great Unknown on Instagram for sneak peaks of paintings, as well as updates on the book. Thanks for reading.