Monday, February 4th, 2013
A new book with my illustrations has come out. Written by Joja Wendt and Kester Schlenz, it is called Der kleine Flügel, which might be loosely translated into Grand Piano Little: A Musical Fairy Tale.
This modern fairy tale tells of the dangerous adventures of a little grand piano who is setting out to combat the vicious organ king who reigns a magic tower that houses all the musical instruments.
Joja Wendt is a concert pianist who was discovered by Joe Cocker, and Kester Schlenz is a bestselling author and a journalist working for Stern news magazine.
My cover illustration in whimsical style shows the the little grand piano, the story’s main character, in full flight. I have also created interior illustrations of instruments for the book. >MORE
Thursday, January 31st, 2013
I created this spot illustration on international mystery novels for The Christian Science Monitor. I went for a fun-looking black cat strolling around in-between crime books.
Monday, January 21st, 2013
I have finally gotten around to getting a bunch of limited-edition silkscreen prints out. They range from size A4 through A3, and have turned out really nice, I find. What’s more, they’re affordable – drop me a note if you want to buy one!
The one above I called The Call of the Mild. These are the specs:
- 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
Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
Here’s a piece I created on the topic of social media. It shows a large network of people being connected in various ways.
Saturday, December 1st, 2012
I have illustrated an article for today’s Süddeutsche Zeitung weekend special (SZ Wochenende) on “Wutbürger” (enraged citizens) who take to the streets in protest of controversial issues. For the full page, I illustrated a large crane swinging a massive demolition ball crowded with little protesters. >MORE
Friday, November 30th, 2012
A new book is out that gives advice on all things love. In the author’s experience, love matters tend to be obstructed by partners making the same mistakes over and over.
He argues that many are not aware of the essential physics of relationships, from how they are typically starting out to what causes them to they fail, and aims to remedy that through his book. Relationships, in the author’s view, follow along basic patterns that both partners need to understand before sucessfully engaging in a love affair to last.
Martin Rauh-Köpsel is a psychologist, an educator, and an expert advisor for German television.
I have created the book’s jacket design using an illustration of a heart-shaped roundabout with various exits. >MORE
Martin Rauh-Köpsel: Die Liebe ist ein Kreisverkehr – Wie Sie im Beziehungschaos die richtige Ausfahrt nehmen (Roundabout Love: Taking the Right Exit)
Saturday, November 24th, 2012
This is this year’s winter 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 this edition and an interior illustration showing a couple dreaming of far-away travels. >MORE
Friday, November 9th, 2012
A new book from Random House discusses the effects of traumata, and ways to heal. In the author’s view, love is among the essential symbiotic needs of man which may be shattered by a traumatic event that typically includes major physical violence. Traumata can lead to behavior of avoidance, dissociation, hallucination, aggression, and submission.
Franz Ruppert, the author of Trauma, Angst und Liebe (Trauma, Fear & Love), is a professor for psychology who has authored a number of books already. I have created the book’s jacket design in a color-and-type-only setup. >MORE
Monday, November 5th, 2012
I really like the setup in this recent image here that shows a bunch of people on tightropes against the backdrop of a blue sky.
Sunday, October 14th, 2012
Here’s a large mixed-media piece I did for today’s Welt am Sonntag feature on investments. It shows a bunch of puzzled investors in front of a circular maze wondering where to get the best interest rates for their money. >MORE
Saturday, October 13th, 2012
I have illustrated an article written by Willi Winkler in a Süddeutsche Zeitung weekend special (Das Prinzip Heimat in SZ Wochenende) dealing with people who are feeling at ease with their particular cultures from different regions of Germany.
I have showcased five different “prototypes” for the various regions here, which range from Bavaria to Berlin. >MORE
Thursday, October 11th, 2012
This is my latest cover art for The Writer magazine. It is on a writer’s demons. >MORE WHIMSICAL
Tuesday, October 9th, 2012
I have created the jacket design and the cover illustration for Sarah Diehl’s novel Eskimo Limon 9. Published by Atrium, it shows a German forest against the backdrop of a starry night sky.
Diehl’s first novel tells the story of a Jewish family from Israel who is moving to a small provincial town in Germany where everybody is well-meaning and trying hard to be as politically correct as possible.
The book title refers to the American Pie style Israeli cult film from the 1980’s which led to a series of sequels. It also lends to the whimsical culture clash setting described in the story that reveals that Germans seem to know all about the holocaust, but nothing about Jews. >MORE
Saturday, September 22nd, 2012
Richard David Precht’s bestselling book on philosophy has just been released in a paperback edition.
I have created the cover illustration and signature jacket design for Wer bin ich, und wenn ja, wie viele? (Who am I, and if so, How Many?)
Precht’s book has sold more than 1.3 million copies to date in Germany alone. >MORE
Thursday, August 30th, 2012
The latest issue of Das Magazin has just come out. I have created the cover art on the topic of “kids leaving home,” showing a young guy on a motorcycle who is escaping from his parents’s home inside a snow glass.
The monthly Das Magazin is one of the few publications surviving the transition from East Germany after the unification.