The Pinup Project

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The first curated, reference survey of the state of pinup art among contemporary graphic artists, tattooists, and cartoonists

With more than 100 artists taking part from the U.S., Europe, Australia, Japan, and China, this collection offers an unrivaled look at every different design direction pin-up art has taken since the heady days of Bettie Page. More than 200 images from the best practitioners betray the influences of the greats such as Gil Elvgren and Olivia De Berardinis, but also show new trends, including a revival in 1980s influenced line work in the vein of Patrick Nagel, and of biomech-influenced approaches. Every image is accompanied by a caption detailing artist, name of work, and major influences, making this an invaluable source of information and inspiration for all graphic artists and cartoonists in the genre.


Allan Graves is a London-based tattooist whose skin art career has seen him embellish bodies in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Ibiza, Berlin, Barcelona, and London. He is the owner of and leading artist at London's famous Haunted Tattoos. His other books include Beyond Tattoo, New Blood Tattoo, and The Zombook. Jim Silke is a legendary pinup artist.