Sonntag, 27. Dezember 2009

Victria´s Secret

Don´t we all carry a burning key? Too hot for others, harmless for the bearer.

Freitag, 25. Dezember 2009

Love & Peace

My latest work. I had to get away from the screen and back to scissors and glue. Much constructing and thinking ahead went into this piece. I tried to make it look like you could bend and twine flat paper. In fact the type consists of several stacked layers of orange paper. Turned out quite nice, ey? I have more pics of this in my Flickr gallery.

Mittwoch, 23. Dezember 2009

Heaven´s On the Backside Of My Photographs, Part 2

Yet another example of a backside labeled photo plate from Austria. A wonderful, delicate piece of graphic design. Note the date 1897. More to come.

Montag, 21. Dezember 2009


When I came across this old portrait I noticed this man´s open minded look and kind facial features. A scientist, an explorer? I made him a ethnologist wearing the tribal tatoo of a native culture far away. Check out similar collages in my Flickr gallery.

Donnerstag, 17. Dezember 2009

Magic Trip

Dahab, Egypt, Dec 2009: This is one of many handpainted signs. I like the colorful look and the creative touch to some of the words. This sign is also exeptional in another way: There is no misspelling!

Samstag, 5. Dezember 2009


Another collage I did recently. I wanted to picture wanderlust, the longing for the faraway as a mark you carry around like a skin rash or - more adequate - like skin color. Bourgeois frames and conventional constraints contrast this young man´s state of mind.

Dienstag, 1. Dezember 2009

Chilly Christmas Punch

Tradition is here to stay. This year´s invitation to my Christmas Chill Out Party - let´s get together.

Heaven´s On The Backside Of My Photographs, Part 1

This is the backside of an old family picture, dating 1913. The pictures of these times were mounted on a cardboard plate, the backside often featuring the photographer´s emblem and service listing. This one is classified as souvenir by an anonymous photographer. A wonderful piece to keep and to remind us of times, when photographs were precious belongings. I have some more - stay tuned.

Donnerstag, 26. November 2009

Clean For 70 Years

Another find which decorates my bathroom now: Soap of Kirkman Soap Co. NYC and of Colgate-Palmolive Co. Both products were on shelves in the 40ies - and the paper wrap is still intact!

Pouder Powers The Beauty

I found this wonderful powder box in an old pharmacy in Vienna. The tissue paper reads: "Poudre compacte - L. Leichner Berlin" and underneath is solid pink powder. The inside of the lid features a small mirror. The outside of the box reads: "Powder in solid form". This is such a lovely piece of package design and appealing typography. The box measures 4cm in height and 4,5 cm in diameter. It dates around 1920 and is fully intact. Info about Ludwig Leichner Cosmetics:

Freitag, 20. November 2009

Donnerstag, 19. November 2009

I promise you...

"I promise you" is a collage I did some years ago. A heaven full of meat, an allegory of a secure life standard. According to conservative role models this alluring promise is given by the man, the hunter and provider.

Sweet Home Vienna

My little Photoshop-Embroidery in between. In the end there were 40 people filling my little appartment.

The Quick and The Dead rock!

I came across this concert poster designed by Wes Wilson in 1966 and rebuilt it in Photoshop and Illustrator. I like the amorphous lettering popular at that time which asks for some decoding efforts from the viewer (or some drug consumption). In this case the focus is on the skull picture which in turn induces to read the text flowing over it. Love & Peace!

Mittwoch, 18. November 2009