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Tattoo a Banana

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Tattoo a Banana

And Other Ways to Turn Anything and Everything Into Art

By Phil Hansen

Perigee Books, Paperback, 9780399537479, 156pp.

Publication Date: June 5, 2012

From Phil Hansen, renowned multimedia artist whose TED Talk Embrace the Shake is inspiring individuals around the world to overcome their limitations and express themselves creatively, comes this entertaining and witty guide to turning everyday objects into art. Using items that include a piece of toast, a plastic bag, or even just your own fingerprints, this fun and captivating guide will inspire you to get creative.
Whether you want to jumpstart, rediscover or further your creative pursuits, this book will help you build your creative muscles by experimenting with the unexpected. Once you tattoo a banana, print on marshmallows, or mold a Mona Lisa sugar cookie, you'll definitely be curious about what else is possible.

About the Author
Phil Hansen is a professional and commercial artist known for blurring the boundaries between art and everyday life. Visit his website at

Praise For Tattoo a Banana

"Eye-catching creations!"—The Huffington Post

"You know what's really cool? Bananas with tattoos."
—LA Weekly "Who doesn't want to do this or try this at home!"
—Fox 9 Morning News "Anybody could do this! You could show off the design you put on the banana and then eat it!" 
—Right This Minute TV Show

"As the fruit naturally browns, his designs magically appear. Crazy, right?"

"Pretty incredible art."  
—That's Nerdalicious!

"Brings the art to life."

Tattoo a Banana


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