Irvin Saravia is a young-yet-incredibly talented tattoo artist with a style and versatility of a seasoned vet. After sitting down with Irvin to discuss his project, we quickly learned he has a penchant for street-art. He explained to REPUBLIC how he wanted graffiti elements with “lots of red,” included in his business card design. He then, very casually, pointed to a book sitting on our coffee table and said, “just like this…” The book he was pointing to? “Art In The Streets, (by Jeffrey Deitch, Roger Gastman, Aaron Rose).”
Pictured, is the feature-mural that wraps the cover of the “Art In The Streets” book. From here, the business card “almost” designed it-self. We placed all of Irvin’s contact info in a complimentary/stylized manner while leaving opposite side unobstructed…
Irvin Saravia | “Custom Tattoos” | By appointment ONLY | (805) 824-6170 (mobile) | (805) 382-0600 (office) | 2323 Roosevelt Blvd. #2 | Oxnard, CA 93035 | facebook.com/irvinsaravia
Lalo MTZ has a classically unique ‘Sailor Jerry -esque’ type style that is timeless in the world of tattooing. He’s constantly coming out with new and innovative designs that push this-his style further-and-further into the realms of possibilities; as-well-as designing and developing new and unique designs his clients are seeking.
The concept for this latest business card was to include one of his most popular/almost iconic pieces on the back-side (not like there’s really a front or backside per-say, but for the sake of distinction). When one “thinks” of Lalo MTZ tattooer, one thinks of his classic “lantern” adorned with a rose at base and skull up-top. He purposely wanted the art, “his art,” to stand on it’s own. For the front, his contact info along with reference to the tattoo studio he’s currently working at in the Ventura County area, “Chacmool Studio.”
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Oscar Bonilla (aka ‘Dee’), Principal of “SIKERTHANU, (aka ‘Sicker Than You’), Tattoos by Dee,” commissioned Republic Design Company for the design, implementation and production of his logo/identity, business cards, and t-shirts (forthcoming)…
It appears as if Republic Design Company has been ‘keeping busy’ doing design and production work for Tattoo artists/business owners. We couldn’t be happier working with such incredibly talented and creative individuals. Case-in-point, Mr. Oscar Bonilla (aka ‘Dee’). He approached us with a pencil sketch (featured below) and a vision to make this the face of his new company.
After digitizing his artwork in Vector (.eps) format, he asked we create business cards for him. The front-side of his business card contains all his contact information (website forthcoming, in-the-meantime, his artwork is featured at http://www.facebook.com/sikerthanu), PLUS, a “spot UV mask” for the “SIKERTHANU” logo-type-font (“glossiness” of “spot UV mask” can be seen on image above).
For the back of his business card he wanted to feature some of the premier pieces he’s done thus far. We took the images he provided us and emulated (or tried to) a “polaroid” -esque/type feel laid-out in a quasi-random configuration. The finishing touch was including the following verbiage, “Black & Gray, Color, Custom Tattoos & More…” in a fancy script…