Where the Red Poppies Dance

When living in England as a one year overseas student in 1984/85 I had met with the tradition of Remembrance Day for the very first time. I was touched by the way how the consequences of war were dealt with and also by the scale of it. It left me impressed and thoughtful. Years later I came across the folksong …

Meine Worte fallen wie Steine

My Words Come Crashing Down Like Stones. This book is entirely typographic. Also, it is of a very experimental sort of typography. Contrary to that typography originally is supposed to aid and support reading and understanding the text, here typography impedes reading, it disrupts and interferes with understanding. This specific typography wants to make aware of our preoccupations. It wants …

Menschen Würde Rechte

In 2005 I chose a number of articles from the Declaration of Human Rights and made an exclusively typographic book. There was only one fount I could think of using for this book: Futura, as austere as beautiful. I wanted this book to be special in a number of aspects. I wanted its character to mirror the long-term validity of …

Kurt Tucholsky

My artist’s book about Kurt Tucholsky is a very special work without doubt. It is purely typographic apart from there having been used some old clishees. I fell for Tucholsky’s writings way back in the 1980s when still a student. He was a writer and essayist in Weimar Republic. His mastering the German language is outstanding. He saw a second …

6. Buchkunst Weimar

Samstag, 2. Dezember 11:30 Uhr bis 19:00 Uhr Sonntag, 3. Dezember 10:30 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr Die 6. Buchkunst Weimar findet wieder statt im congress centrum neue Weimarhalle am Unesco-Platz 1 im Zentrum von Weimar. Aus dem Flyer: “46 Künstlerinnen und Künstler höchsten Ranges sehen teil. … Die gezeigten Arbeiten repräsentieren das ganze Spektrum von Künstlerbüchern. Hier liegen die Bücher …

Open Studio 29 + 30 July

  Offenes Atelier im LandArt-Festival: Samstag, 29. Juli von 10 bis 19 Uhr Sonntag, 30. Juli von 11 bis 18 Uhr Das Extra zum LandArt-Festival: Drachen drucken auf der handbetriebenen Buchdruckpresse An diesen beiden Tagen dürfen sich Besucher, so sie mögen, selbst an der Druckpresse versuchen. Einmal selbst das Handrad bedienen: fühlen, wie der Druckzylinder über den Druckstock rollt, dem Leinölduft der Druckfarbe ganz nahe …

Rilke

Rainer Maria Rilke was  born in Prague in 1875. He traveled a  lot throughout Europe and settled in Switzerland, where he died in 1926 of Leukemia. He’s been writing in German both novels and poems. His language is powerful and he is perceived as mystical. He met Leo Lolstoi, Paula Modersohn-Becker and was married to the sculptor Clara Westhoff. I printed …

Cumbria

When on holidays in Scotland some years ago we went into an antiquarian bookshop where we found “The British Encyclopedia In10 Volumes Illustrated”. It was ever so cheap – for the simple reason that volumes 7 to 10 were missing. Being book lovers we couldn’t resist bying it anyway. It had been published back in 1933. Vol 3 said “CHI-DUN”, …