Sonntag, 29. Januar 2017

Coverdesign and Illustration I did for Jo van Nelsen. The audio-book is called “Die Schlangendame”. The original Book was released in 1896 by Otto Julius Bierbaum and Jo van Nelsen is reading from it and playing original shellack records on his grammophone. I loosely based my illustration style on that timeframe around 1900 and Can Can Posters. In 2015 I already designed a CD Cover for Jo van Nelsen when he released "Lametta, Gans und Siegerkranz" with a christmas theme. This time I pushed for an illustration on the front to make it even more unique and original. I would like to thank Jo for making this happen and trusting me. Now we are both happy with the result!

Dienstag, 14. Juni 2016

Now on Instagram

The digital world is evolving and tradional blogs are almost to slow. So I finally signed up on Instagram which seems to be the biggest social network for pictures right now. I already like it. Lot's of cool people sharing their work or just snapshots of nice things. Compared to this blog I also added some more menswear related themes. You may already know I am working with several brands who do vintage inspired fashion. For me it makes sense to support each other by tagging them in my outfit postings. Putting together an outfit can be compared to drawing a picture. You chose colors, textures and other elements that go with each other to create a harmonious (or clashing?) composition. But then again... this may be too far fetched and I am just vain. Haha.

If you want to stay in touch with my current work please have a look: Instagram: menswear_illustration

Montag, 9. Mai 2016

Free Projects / Music

Some free projects inspired by vintage sheet music covers. I often see those booklets on the fleamarket and although I don't really play an instrument (except guitar in a punk band when I was 17) I really love the cover artwork. So sometimes I buy them just to look at it. The colors are limeted and the shaped are bold and playful at the same time. The first picture is also a visual joke about detachable collars, which were common in the first half of the 20th century

Samstag, 20. Dezember 2014

Blaue Orangen Kreativmarkt / Presse

I shared a stall with  Dark Candy Illustrations at the "Blaue Orangen Kreativmarkt" this month and a few local newspapers mentioned us by name. I forgot to make pictures myself though so you'll have to trust the mainstream-media one time. ;-) It was a nice day and we had lot's of fun. Thanks to Lucie Richter and the Blaue Orangen team.

Frankfurter Rundschau

Wiesbadener Kurier

Samstag, 11. Oktober 2014

T-Shirts for Vecona Vintage

Most of you already know I am friends with the people behind the label Vecona Vintage. They asked me to design some T-Shirts aiming at Lindy Hop Dancers. So I took two popular songs and made them into shirt motives. "Straighten up and fly right" for an Aviatrix motive à la Amelia Earhart (even if the lyrics go quite differently) and the chorus of the "Tiger Rag" with some 1930s collegiate figures!

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