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Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Volume I

Edited by Damon Murray, Stephen Sorrell. Foreword by Alexei Plutser-Sarno. Text by Danzig Baldaev. Photographs by Sergei Vasiliev.

The first installment of the tattoo collection that became a publishing phenomenon

Occasionally a book is published that reveals a subculture you never dreamt existed. More rarely, that book goes on to become a phenomenon of its own. The 2004 publication of the Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia was such a phenomenon, spawning two further volumes and alerting a fascinated readership worldwide to the extraordinary and hermetic world of Russian criminal tattoos (David Cronenberg, for example, made regular use of the Encyclopaedia during the making of his 2007 movie Eastern Promises). Now, Fuel has reprinted volume one of this bestselling series, whose first edition already fetches considerable sums online. The photographs, drawings and texts published in this book are part of a collection of more than 3,000 tattoos accumulated over a lifetime by a prison attendant named Danzig Baldaev. Tattoos were his gateway into a secret world in which he acted as ethnographer, recording the rituals of a closed society. The icons and tribal languages he documented are artful, distasteful, sexually explicit and sometimes just strange, reflecting as they do the lives and traditions of Russian convicts. Skulls, swastikas, harems of naked women, a smiling Al Capone, medieval knights in armor, daggers sheathed in blood, benign images of Christ, sweet-faced mothers and their babies, armies of tanks and a horned Lenin: these are the signs by which the people of this hidden world mark and identify themselves. With a foreword by Danzig Baldaev, and an introduction by Alexei Plutser-Sarno, exploring the symbolism of the Russian criminal tattoo.
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Russian Criminal Playing Cards

RUSSIAN CRIMINAL PLAYING CARDS

Compiled by Damon Murray, Stephen Sorrell.

FUEL PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780995745544
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Pub Date: 9/25/2018
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Russian Criminal Tattoos and Playing Cards

RUSSIAN CRIMINAL TATTOOS AND PLAYING CARDS

Edited by Damon Murray, Stephen Sorrell. Foreword by Varlam Shalamov. Introduction by Raul Kaasik. Text by Arkady Bronnikov.

FUEL PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780993191121
USD $32.50
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Pub Date: 10/23/2018
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Russian Criminal Tattoo Police Files

RUSSIAN CRIMINAL TATTOO POLICE FILES

Edited by Damon Murray, Stephen Sorrell. Text by Arkady Bronnikov.

FUEL PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780956896292
USD $32.50
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Pub Date: 3/22/2016
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Soviets

SOVIETS

Edited by Damon Murray, Stephen Sorrell.

FUEL PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780956896278
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Pub Date: 4/30/2014
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Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Postcards

RUSSIAN CRIMINAL TATTOO ENCYCLOPAEDIA POSTCARDS

Drawings by Danzig Baldaev. Photographs by Sergei Vasiliev.

FUEL PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780956896261
USD $29.95
| CAN $39.95

Pub Date: 10/31/2013
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Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Volume I

RUSSIAN CRIMINAL TATTOO ENCYCLOPAEDIA VOLUME I

Edited by Damon Murray, Stephen Sorrell. Foreword by Alexei Plutser-Sarno. Text by Danzig Baldaev. Photographs by Sergei Vasiliev.

FUEL PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780955862076
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Pub Date: 10/31/2009
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Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedia Volume II

RUSSIAN CRIMINAL TATTOO ENCYCLOPEDIA VOLUME II

Introduction by Anne Applebaum. Foreword by Alexel Pluster-Sarno. Photographs by Sergey Vasiliev. Drawings by Danzig Baldaev.

FUEL PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780955006128
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Pub Date: 9/30/2011
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Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Volume III

RUSSIAN CRIMINAL TATTOO ENCYCLOPAEDIA VOLUME III

Introduction by Alexander Sidorov.

FUEL PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780955006197
USD $32.95
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Pub Date: 11/1/2008
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Danzig Baldaev: Drawings from the Gulag

DANZIG BALDAEV: DRAWINGS FROM THE GULAG

Edited by Damon Murray, Stephen Sorrell.

FUEL PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780956356246
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Pub Date: 10/31/2010
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Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Limited Edition Boxed Set

RUSSIAN CRIMINAL TATTOO ENCYCLOPAEDIA LIMITED EDITION BOXED SET

Edited by Damon Murray, Stephen Sorrell.

FUEL PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780955862038
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Pub Date: 12/31/2012
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ISBN: 9780955006128
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Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Volume III

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Introduction by Alexander Sidorov.

FUEL PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780955006197
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Pub Date: 11/1/2008
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Futebol

FUTEBOL

Photographs by Leonardo Finotti.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037784310
USD $29.00
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Pub Date: 7/25/2014
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Breadcrumb: Art & Sandwiches

BREADCRUMB: ART & SANDWICHES

Preface by Eliot Z. Felde and Cristina Ramos. Introduction by Jimmie Durham.

ONOMATOPEE PROJECTS

ISBN: 9789493148529
USD $28.00
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Pub Date: 11/30/2021
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Sunset Cocktails

SUNSET COCKTAILS

Introduction by Ryoko Sekiguchi. Text by Guillaume Aubry, Sterling Hudson. Afterword by Ryoko Sekiguchi.

JBE BOOKS

ISBN: 9782365680509
USD $25.00
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Pub Date: 9/21/2021
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Ice the Bear and the Evil Sorcerer

ICE THE BEAR AND THE EVIL SORCERER

By Valentina Agnesi. Illustrations by Zelda Was a Writer.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857245744
USD $19.95
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Pub Date: 12/14/2021
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Aya

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By Silke and Jeppe Hein, Elisabeth Kierztner.

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775751001
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Pub Date: 12/14/2021
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Elizabeth II

ELIZABETH II

Text by Alexandra Shulman.

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, LONDON

ISBN: 9781855147430
USD $29.95
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Pub Date: 3/29/2022
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Ice the Bear and the Burning Land

ICE THE BEAR AND THE BURNING LAND

By Valentina Agnesi. Illustrations by Zelda Was a Writer.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857245737
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Pub Date: 12/14/2021
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Ice the Bear and the Boiling Breath

ICE THE BEAR AND THE BOILING BREATH

By Valentina Agnesi. Illustrations by Zelda Was a Writer.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857245720
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Pub Date: 12/14/2021
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A Small Book of Jewish Comedians

A SMALL BOOK OF JEWISH COMEDIANS

Edited by Tony Nourmand. Introduction by Bobby Slayton.

REEL ART PRESS

ISBN: 9781909526839
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Pub Date: 10/19/2021
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Grimes: Miss Information, a Coloring Book

GRIMES: MISS INFORMATION, A COLORING BOOK

DELMONICO BOOKS/MACCARONE

ISBN: 9781942884859
USD $19.95
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Pub Date: 11/24/2020
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For Cats Only

FOR CATS ONLY

Edited by Nadine Barth.

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775748551
USD $20.00
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Pub Date: 4/13/2021
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Remember to Dream!

REMEMBER TO DREAM!

Edited with introduction by Hans Ulrich Obrist.

HENI PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9781912122073
USD $14.95
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Pub Date: 2/1/2022
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