My proofing presses

My first press was delivered in November 1998. It was a KORREX Hannover, an entirely manual cylinder proofing press. This press is a rather unrelenting teacher, I can tell you. I very much treasure it. The press came with its standard inking unit (carriage).  There are three rubber rollers, one of them with a pin on to which a handle …

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 nehmen 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 …