I'm excited to finally announce the release of my new 60 page book Black Eye. For this title I invited 24 international artists (all with deep roots in either graffiti, tattooing or illustration) to create a new eyeball-themed artwork using only black and white. The quality of the artwork I received for this project was amazing, I hope you will all check it out!
Here are a few page examples plus the full line-up of artists who were involved with the project.
Available now from my ONLINE SHOP for £7 a copy.
Published by Gamblers Grin
Introduction by Kev Grey
Release Date: 17th October 2015
Dimensions: 21 x 14.8cm
Paperback. Black and White. 60 pages
Adrian Baxter - Ink On Skin - Rachel Baldwin – Tallboy - 2 Shy - Daggers For Teeth – Nerdgore - Lice For Life - Lady Pink - Nick Baldwin - Jesse Schaller - Chris Alliston - Keith Caves - Katie Craven - Lozzy Bones - Rosie Evans - Michael Hacker - Flurick Ruslan - Chris Versteeg – Steve Myles - Acid Ma - Clare Frances - Eugen Poe - Kev Grey
BLACK EYE is a collection of black and white eyeball-themed illustrations by 24 international artists. All the artists who contributed to this project are deeply rooted and well known in their respective professions of tattooing, graffiti and illustration.
The concept for BLACK EYE began early in 2015 when the books author, publisher and contributing artist Kev Grey invited a variety of artists to create a new and exclusive artwork of an eyeball, the idea being that each individual artist would interpret the invitation differently and depict the image of an eyeball in their own unique, individual style while at the same time there would be continuity and solidarity throughout the book by having a strict black and white only rule for all submissions.
BLACK EYE is also the follow-up title to The Cranium Stockpile - a 56-page book released in 2014 for which Kev Grey sent the same medical illustration of a skull to 24 international artists with the invitation to create a black and white illustration inspired by it. Some of the contributing artists featured in The Cranium Stockpile included Ghost RIS, Liam Sparkes, Richard ‘French’ Sayer, Poch, Mark Riddick and Mitch O’Connell.