Late of the Guards: Tattoo Designs by Ben Corday
Late of the Guards: Tattoo Designs by Ben Corday
Late of the Guards: Tattoo Designs by Ben Corday
Late of the Guards: Tattoo Designs by Ben Corday
Late of the Guards: Tattoo Designs by Ben Corday
Late of the Guards: Tattoo Designs by Ben Corday
Late of the Guards: Tattoo Designs by Ben Corday
Late of the Guards: Tattoo Designs by Ben Corday
Late of the Guards: Tattoo Designs by Ben Corday
Late of the Guards: Tattoo Designs by Ben Corday
Late of the Guards: Tattoo Designs by Ben Corday
Late of the Guards: Tattoo Designs by Ben Corday
Late of the Guards: Tattoo Designs by Ben Corday

Late of the Guards: Tattoo Designs by Ben Corday

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Written by Rich Hardy 

A meticulously crafted, limited edition facsimile of an antique book of tattoo designs painted by legendary Los Angeles tattoo artist Ben Corday. This collectible volume is offered in a series of beautifully-designed presentation slipcases.

Ben Corday, the towering Scots Guardsman who made his name tattooing in downtown Los Angeles, was at the height of his powers when, around 1918, he painted 45 stunning designs in an artist's sketchbook. His graceful lines and clear, bright color palette set a new standard for tattoo flash art that, nearly a century after his death, continues to thrill and inspire collectors and artists alike. Late of the Guards faithfully recreates this unique piece of Corday history to be browsed, referenced and treasured for years.

  • *Ships January/February
  • Available in 3 slipcase designs
  • 8" x 5.5" 
  • Hardcover 
  • 45 newly-discovered designs painted by Ben Corday 
  • Richly illustrated essay with never-before published tattoo photographs and ephemera 
  • Printed in the United States