New Hoodies, Shirts and Bandanas.

Following up from last month, I have refined my webstore and made it run a bit smoother. Thank you to everyone who picked up something from the clear out I had, I really appreciate it!

I took a lot of time off from tattooing over the last two months due to an accident and spent a lot of time at home, so I used the time well and did a lot of drawing!

Here are a couple of time lapses I made whilst drawing two of my new T-shirt designs.

So  I’ve been working on these new designs for the last two months and they are finally ready. I’ve switched everything over to selling and fulfilling them all myself, so its now all packed and shipped by me. Thank you for the support, Thomas.

https://thomas-hooper.myshopify.com

 

 

The Traveler, II.

Here is a little video and some images of my traveler II prints. So pleased with how these turned out, definitely way above my expectations, as always thank you to Andrew @rakinglightprojects for believing in my ideas and @brlsq @benbrlsq for excuting them. #thomashooperart  – thank you!!!!!!

Heres the details of the prints, available now via https://rakinglightprojects.com/collections/travelerII

SIZE: 30″ (H) X 22″ (W) / 76 X 55.9CM

300gsm Somerset Satin White paper. Printed by Burlesque of North America.

Varied edition of 75, signed.

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DIG BMX – ALUMNI Ep.1

I am extremely fortunate to have been featured in the ALUMNI video series by DIG BMX Magazine. I have been reading this magazine since it’s first issue in 1993. So I am blown away that they chose to feature me, intact i think this might be my most indepth and wholehearted interview I have had to date. Thank you for looking and thank you for the support. Alumni is a DIG BMX production. Directed by Fraser Byrne

Cant wait to see the rest of the series. Thanks to Will, Steve, Sandy, Fraser and everyone else at DIG BMX.

The Traveler

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The Traveler by Thomas Hooper

Raking Light Projects is proud to announce the publication of TheTraveler by Thomas Hooper. The Traveler is a varied edition of 70 hand-embellished letterpress prints printed by Master Printer Paul Mullowney. The Traveler will be available for viewing and purchase at the Raking Light Projects hand-embellished print exhibit at the London Tattoo Convention on September 23 – 24 – 25.

The Traveler began with an intricate hand-drawn illustration by Thomas Hooper. To complement the intricate key imagery, Thomas utilized ink, watered-down gouache and bleach to transform Arches Watercolor paper into 70 uniquely embellished backgrounds measuring 20” (h) x 13” (w).

Faced with the challenge of printing a detailed image onto hand-finished paper with different colors and textures, Paul Mullowney printed the key image in white and finished the edition by hand-dusting traditional Japanese GoFun pigment onto the fresh white ink to add opacity and shimmer in the manner of a technique employed on Ukiyo- e prints of the 19th century.

The first 20 The Traveler multiples will be available exclusively at the London Tattoo Convention as part of the Raking Light Projects hand-embellished print exhibit taking place in the Upper Gallery space.

The remaining edition will be featured in exhibitions presented by Raking Light Projects in Chicago and San Francisco with a portion of the edition reserved for release online.

For additional information on The Traveler, please contact andrew@rakinglightprojects.com.

London Tattoo Convention Tobacco Dock
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