I have been at the book presentation of Richard Oehmann's new book "WOLFI THE MUSKETEER"
Wolfi (which is the short form of Wolfgang a pretty common name here in german speaking countries) and his talking Horse-Zebra named "Hebra" (Pfebra in german) have been instructed by their king Achmet to sell misprinted holy picture cards and they are not quite successful in the beginning. Sandra the Pfebra wants to do good business and Wolfi wants to be celebrated by the people as a musketeer. One after another they get closer and start singing together. Great adventures ahead they travel through their king's country...
Richard Oehmann wrote a wonderful story with self-illustrated drawings. The book comes with a CD from the band "Cafe Unterzucker", containing great and funny songs of the two strange adventures heros.
Wolfi the musketeer is a multimedia reading experience for the whole family (sadly only in german!)
Thank you Mister Oehmann, a real pearl throughout the children and adult literature.
Published by August Dreesbach Verlag (Der kleine August).
[© Photos: Frl. Pfeiffer | Book August Dreesbach Verlag]
"and the kingg didn't wantet to gife the princes awaey. tat pig." So true. This signboard was lying in the park and after some resarch I found the source of this sweet sentence that seems like a "german Miranda July": Buchkinder Leipzig an association that encourages children in "free writing" no matter if the words are written correctly or if the sentence makes sense.
These books made by children, make perfect sense though. Often silk screen or linoleum printed, they present a unique source of childhood phantasy and primordial story writing. What a beautiful, honoring idea publishing these stories and illustrations.
Many of these books imply the genuine view of a child's world. This exact world I do go back once in a while, for health care reasons and creative inspiration only of course...
[© Buchkinder Leipzig]
I am surfing the web on a beautiful sunday morning and stumbling upon these beautiful art tattoos. I LOVE them. I have never seen something like that. Amanda Wachob is the name to remember. She creates this amazing piece of art on skin. Amanda Wachob is a New York based artist and isn't only involved within the tattoo business but creates visual art beyond skin as well.
Magazines have reviewed her work already since 2007. Why do I only notice her art now?!
From now on I am starting to save some money, to go to New York and get one of these stunning colored brushstrokes. Well, guess I have to try to get an appointment first. Fully booked nearly a year in advance! These busy women in the arts, tzzz.
[© photos Amanda Wachob]
A year ago I produced a music video for the new album song "Eine Sekunde von mir" of the new album "Herzton" by Poenitsch&Jakopic two very talented musicians from Munich.
They gave me total artistic freedom. It is pure, experimental and different – conceptualized, shot and composed with love and detailed delicacies. I still love it – and still saying this one year after makes me very happy!
Today is the Pre Release Party of the Song at the nightclub Harry Klein in Munich... so let's collect some seconds and have a look!
Visiting Rome always feels like attending a lecture about art history. I love wandering through these streets. Every stone seems meaningful and this city is full of history, power and beauty. I have got to admit that staying in Rome makes me feel small and leaves me speechless.
All this beauty matters somehow – this is what I miss in design every now and then. That even though things are beautiful, they don't seem to signify nothing.
Besides all that impressive and overwhelming feelings of significance there is one more thing I love about Rome and Italy in common – Italian food!
[© photos Frl.Pfeiffer]
It is always great when people decide to turn their beloved hobby into a profession. Michael Molzar did so. A photographer from Vienna who decided to have fun at work in three different genres: sports, weddings, children. He asked me to develop a very new and different corporate identity. So I did.
Do you know the legend about tangram? I guessed that capturing the beauty of the world within just one rectangle goes very well with what a photographer does. Michael very much liked this idea and I was glad he has chosen this special concept for his corporate look.
His nickname always has been MOLZ so we used that name and I developed a tangram-like logotype using the "O" as a camera icon. This icon - isolated from the logotype - is perfect as a very reserved watermark for his pictures. Further, me and my trainee Annika had so much fun playing tangram on the computer and developing this three genre-icons in addition to the logotype and the watermark.
Definitely MOLZ FOTOGRAFIE will not only attract one's attention through his marvelous photographs but also catch one's eye through its very outstanding corporate clothing, ...
Every 5th yeas Eric Bongwald is having a party at his hair saloon. A christmas party, a 10th-year-aniversary party and this year it is the bavarian summer party.
He asked me to design his invitation cards and I have got to say that I pretty enjoyed it. Bavarian design can be so easy and simple and still good looking. Always loved those blue rhombuses anyway. What a simple corporate design Bavaria is having there... Brezels, Beer and Rhombuses!
There is nothing wrong to spend the frist summersaturday (and my birthday by the way) with all my beloved friends and family at a lovely picnic in the english garden in the middle of the green heart in Munich. Is there?!
[© photo Frl.Pfeiffer]
It is finally ready! The book has been printed, refined, bound and is ready to be sold.
Two years ago Paulo Mulatinho from Viereck Verlag started this project together with Tomoko Fuse, a very famous origami artist from Japan. It should be the most astonishing book in Origami – and it is!
Not only the content itself, the graphic design, the layout and concept, the photographs are astonishing, but also the embossing on the hardcover and the sleeve leave a big impression already at the very first moment when you are about to flip through the first pages. 348 pages of elegance and beauty, mesmerizing photographs and "want-to-fold-too" paper spirals. Not only for Origami-lovers but also for designers in every terms, architects and photographers... this is one of the books you simply want to own and show off with on your coffee table.
I only have been part of this process the last four months, but I can tell you it has been very intense from the first hour I was working on this project. I was working with a great team, with very good spirit and endless energy until the bitter end. We had more than one night we spent in front of the computer and more than one valley to stride – but all this lead to this very beautiful piece of Design.
Four months with nearly nothing but spirals – I am glad I was part of this. It was worth it!
If you are interested you can order it now directly through the Viereck Verlag!
[ © photos Herbert Bungartz and Viereck Verlag]
The new website for my super hero web developer is online!!
Nearly every website I have created in the last few years he is responsible for the code, even mine. He needed logo and a new look for his website and I was very happy that finally I was able to make up and give back a bit of all this energy he was putting into all of my web-projects so far.
A project that shows the fantastic results of a work done by two co-workers hand in hand with passion and love for details. Simple and stylish, a bit nerdy and still very sophisticated. Loved to design all these icons!
Thank you very much Marcus, I hope we will work together on great future projects for many, many years.
PS: Testing the site on all the different browsers and devices has been quite an experience ;)