Printmaker’s Day: Presenting the New Books

Printmaker‘s Day is the anniversary of classical printmaking techniques having been given the status of immaterial cultural heritage in Germany. This happend on 15 March 2018. Printmaker‘s Day at The Fork and Broom Press is the day to present all artist‘s books that have been published since the previous Printmaker‘s Day. With last year’s event having to be cancelled this …

8. Biennale Buchkunst Weimar

Every other year we meet for the lovely fair in the city of Weimar. This year’s date is 26 til 28 November 2021at Seminarbegäude in Congresscentrum Neue WeimarhalleUnesco-Platz 199423 Weimar Opening hours:Saturday 10am to 7pmSunday 10am to 5pm Due to the ongoing pandemic situation some regulations must be operational during the fair:Admission only for people who are either vaccinated or …

Printmaker’s Day 15 March 2021

Printmaker‘s Day is the anniversary of classical printmaking techniques having been given the status of immaterial cultural heritage in Germany. This happend on 15 March 2018. Ever since printmakers on this day opened their studios, offered workshops or invited for exhibits – until in 2020 the virus struck and most of the carefully planned events had to be called off. …

Posito …

„Posito … Gesammelte Makulaturen“ (Posito … Collected Spoils) is a new series of artist’s books created from prints made back in 2010. Then I was into making the artist’s book about Kurt Tucholsky „Mir fehlt ein Wort“ (I’m in Lack of a Word). During the time of researching, reading and printing I had the idea of writing a number of …

Woods in Winter

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an US-American author and one of the so-called „Fireside Poets“ located in New England. They were very popular writers in their time with people tending to read them by the fireside, hence the name of the group. The writers were, apart from Longfellow, William Cullen Bryant, John Greenleaf Whittier, James Russel Lowell and Oliver Wendell Holmes …

Manarah: The first three issues

Manarah is an old Arabic word for ‘lighthouse’, a place of light to help those on a voyage find their way. Later the word developed into ‘minaret’ – which is the tower of a mosque. I found out about this a few years ago whilst doing research on this topic. The Swiss populace had just voted not to allow the …

BuchDruckKunst 2019

BuchDruckKunst: the fair presenting bespoke artist’s books and works of print. More than 50 atists showcase their works of art made using traditional, new and experimental printmaking techniques, calligraphy and whatever is related to the book arts. As always along with the fair the museum’s workplaces are open and working. The Fork and Broom Press will be there presenting its …

Oxford Fine Press Book Fair 2018

The first book made entirely at the new place I moved to in 2016 will be on the table at Oxford Fine Press Book Fair. Open at Kassam Stadium, Grenoble Road, Oxford, OX4 4XP Saturday 24 March 2018 from 11AM to 6PM Sunday 25 March 2018 from 10AM to 5PM Find all exhibitors in the Conference & Events Centre. Expect …

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 …