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 …

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 …

Escaping the Embers

The deliberate demolition of books, libraries, schools, bookshops, publishing houses, archives to me is unpardonable. The loss of knowledge and cultural heritage thereof cannot easily be made up with. Much will be lost past recovery. People need free access to all sorts of knowledge to become educated. It is education that will give us the competence and strength to face …