Sunday, October 13th, 2013

Wine in Autumn

Here is my autumn cover for Süddeutsche Zeitung’s three-monthly SZ-Vinothek wine supplement that got printed both in a tabloid newspaper format, and on a glossy wine brochure. I created the cover art for the fall edition that shows two hands saluting their wine glasses amidst a fallsih landscape.

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Friday, October 4th, 2013

Monotasking


A new book of mine has come out from adeo/Random House: Multitasking, the art of juggling many tasks at a time, is what we are all about in this day and age of the smartphone. Our daily lives are based on getting a multitude of things done more or less simultaneously, while being efficient at the same time.

Why this craze? In her book, Hanna Schott sets out on an experiment, trying to do without multitasking for a given period of time. Her log-like account on a daily basis analyses the whys and hows and what-fors of slowing down rather that speeding up, a process the author labels “monotasking.” She also reflects on the many obstacles on her way. – Less is indeed more. Or is it?

I created a great many whimsical-style interior illustrations for the book, and also came up with the overall design, including the jacket cover. Printed on thick, warm paper, the book looks absolutely stunning!

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Hanna Schott & Oliver Weiss: Monotasking – Mein Abschied vom Allesaufeinmal-Wahn (Monotasking: Saying Good-bye to Everything at a Time)


Friday, September 27th, 2013

The Psychology of Personal Space

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In his book on everyday psychology from Rowohlt publishers, journalist Walter Schmidt unravels quirky mysteries surrounding personal space.

Personal space is an area with invisible boundaries that surrounds us, a protective buffer zone that allows one to maintain a sense of privacy and to control the amount of stimulation one receives during interaction with another person.

The author discusses popular examples of personal space, ranging from finding a parking spot and talking to strangers at a party, up to sharing space in the elevator; and he concludes that many features of human behavior are dating back to the stone age.

I have provided several dozen interior cartoon-style illustrations that are visualizing some of the examples mentioned in the book. I employed brushed ink for the artwork.

Walter Schmidt: Warum Männer nicht nebeneinander pinkeln wollen – Rätsel der räumlichen Psychologie (Mind the Gap: The Mystery of Buffer Zones)
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Diver loving a mermaid
Man in flying bed tied to balloons


Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Electoral Districts

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These mixed-media pieces illustrate today’s Welt am Sonntag feature on the upcoming federal election in Germany. They visualize specific landmarks from various politicians’ electoral districts, from conservative CDU’s Angela Merkel’s Stralsund (the Ozenaneum aquarium) to socialist SPD’s Sigmar Gabriel’s Wolfenbüttel (Herzog August Library) and liberal FDP’s Rainer Brüderle’s Mainz (carneval).

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From Top: Carneval Duncecap; Jumping Shark; Gotha Lovers (Gothaer Liebespaar); Heavy Book


Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Outdoor Fun Book

This nature activity book from Random House offers a great many games and pasttime activities that can be played both on the balcony, and in the city park. In the author’s view, kids need outdoor adventure to get a grasp of their own liveliness.

I have created the book’s playful jacket design using handwritten and mixed-media typography.

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Andreas Weber: Das Quatsch-Matsch-Buch – Das Aktionsbuch: großstadttauglich und baumhausgeprüft (The Outdoor Fun Book)


Saturday, June 8th, 2013

Wine in Summer

This is today’s summer cover for Süddeutsche Zeitung’s three-monthly SZ-Vinothek wine supplement that got printed both in a tabloid newspaper format, and on a glossy wine brochure. I created the cover art for the summer edition that shows a group of people sitting under a beautiful tree, drinking wine and enjoying a sunny day.

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Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Pets for Sale

This is Pitter Patter Pets, another limited-edition screen print of mine. It is A4 size, and available for purchase.

  • Silkscreen Print, 4 Colors
  • Paper Size A4 (210 x 297 mm / 8.3 x 11.7 in)
  • Limited Edition of 52
  • Signed and Numbered
  • Munken Pure Matte White Paper, 240 g/m2
  • Unframed (Frame and Passe-partout are Recommended)
  • Price without shipping 55 EUR | 83 US$


Friday, April 26th, 2013

Wikipedia Art for New Scientist

This is my whimsical cover art for today’s New Scientist on the topic of Wikipedia authors that are overall white males from Western countries, which leaves out much of the rest of the world. I did a few more interior illustrations in that same style.

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Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

In the Heat of the Light

This is In the Heat of the Light, another limited-edition screen print of mine. It is quite large (A3), and available  for purchase.

  • Silkscreen Print, 4 Colors
  • Paper Size A3 (420 x 297 mm / 16.5 x 11.7 in)
  • Limited Edition of 52
  • Signed and Numbered
  • Munken Pure Matte White Paper, 240 g/m2
  • Unframed (Frame and Passe-partout are Recommended)
  • Price without shipping 95 EUR | 143 US$

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Saturday, April 20th, 2013

E-Book Writers

I have illustrated an article for today’s Süddeutsche Zeitung weekend special (SZ Wochenende) on e-book writers, showing on a full page multiple writers in a wimmelbild setup, crowding an e-book reading device, and chipping in to write a novel together.

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Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Problem Lovers

Why on earth should one tackle a problem while it is still small and can be handled easily? Why not wait until it has grown to larger size instead?

In his provocatively humorous book, Problem Lovers, Johnatan Briefs, a business coach, lays out an anti-success strategy along the lines of Paul Watzlawick’s infamous Pursuit of Unhappiness.

I have created the book’s jacket design using an illustration of a surfer falling off a great Kanagawa-style wave. The title has also come out as an audio book.

Jonathan Briefs: Ich habe keine Lösung… aber ich bewundere das Problem – Provokatives Coaching für den Berufsalltag

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Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Munich Calendar of Events

Here’s my cover for a current calendar of events in Munich. I once again employed that multifaceted style that I have been using quite a lot over these past couple of years.

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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Who’s Reading the Book?

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In this spot art for The Christian Science Monitor, I visualized an article on a contageous book – a book that is quickly catching on among the public.

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Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Birds in Tree Silkscreen Print

Here’s another silkscreen print that’s up for sale – I called this one Bye-Bye Blackbird:

Silkscreen Print, 4 Colors
Paper Size A4 (210 x 297 mm / 8.3 x 11.7 in)
Limited Edition of 54
Signed and Numbered
Munken Pure Matte White Paper, 240 g/m2
Unframed (Frame and Passe-partout are Recommended)
Price without shipping 55 EUR | 83 US$
  • Silkscreen Print, 4 Colors
  • Paper Size A3 (420 x 297 mm / 16.5 x 11.7 in)
  • Limited Edition of 51
  • Signed and Numbered
  • Munken Pure Matte White Paper, 240 g/m2
  • Unframed (Frame and Passe-partout are Recommended)
  • Price without shipping 95 EUR
  • http://www.oweiss.com/shop/art_bye-bye-blackbird.htm



Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Wine in Spring

This is my spring cover for Süddeutsche Zeitung’s three-monthly SZ-Vinothek wine supplement that got printed both in a tabloid newspaper format, and on a glossy wine brochure. I created the cover art for the spring edition that shows a bunch of wine barrels laying around in-between daffodils and spring snowflakes. I also made an interior illustration showing a your woman who can’t decide between red and white wine.

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