[New Hyde Park, NY & Allentown, PA: National Tattoo Association, 1989-2013]. Item #6818
Fifteen original illustrated posters, offset printed in colors on white stock, measuring ca.28cm x 43.5cm (11" x 17"). Light wear to extremities, some minor handling, and faint horizontal folds smoothed out a center; Near Fine overall. An attractive group of publicity posters produced for National Tattoo Association (NTA) conventions around the country from 1989-2013. The NTA, formerly the National Tattoo Club of the World, is one of the longest-running tattoo organizations in the United States, founded in New York in 1976 and run continuously since. They were responsible for putting on 39 tattoo conventions between 1979-2018, each in a different city, which over time grew to be among the largest and most prominent expos for tattoo art and culture. Twelve of the fifteen posters in this grouping were designed by legendary Southern California tattoo artist Jack Rudy, proprietor of Tattooland, a fairly prominent shop in Anaheim, California. A striking group, from the collection of a long-time tattoo enthusiast.