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“Over the years, the collection of intimate instant photos of the makers of PHOTODARIUM Private, a tear-off calendar with fascinating photos of international photographers from all over the world, has been growing. They are now opening the archive to present a curated selection in the beautifully produced book INSTANT NUDES.
Presented in the photo book INSTANT NUDES is the work of eleven photographers who only use instant images to capture erotic moments. Some of the photographs are revealing, some more discreet. What they all have in common is their reverence for a beautiful body. Because of its authenticity, the medium of the instant photo is the antithesis of digital photography. Instant photos enhance the erotic-voyeuristic moment through their intimacy, uniqueness and materiality, often not perfect and therefore all the more authentic, provocative and yet differentiated.
In their everyday working lives, models are projection screens for social ideas of beauty. They are staged by the photographers and a whole staff of stylists and hair & make-up artists. It is different with the photography of Nudes at home, in the intimacy of their private surroundings.
The calendar PHOTODARIUM Private has been published now since 2016. The tear-off calendar shows uncensored instant pictures with an artistic approach to nudity. Day after day, a new erotic, naked, or cheeky instant image is revealed. A modern and young look at eroticism beyond pornographic clichés – by photographers and individuals from all over the world. Emancipated and honest.” says SLANTED.
INSTANT NUDES . Slanted Publishers . Design: Clara Hoppe . Curators: Boris Kahl, Herr Merzi . Photographers: Alan Marcheselli, Christoph David, Frank de Luyck, Herr Merzi, Jens Voshage, Luc Masson Todeschini, Philippe Galanopoulos, RRRDiaz, Solimano Pezzella, Stefano Questorio, Timo Schäfers . Text: Dr. Denise Susnja, Clara Hoppe . Volume: 192 pages . Format: 16 × 21 cm . Language: English . Print: full color . ISBN: 978-3-948440-23-7 . Price: € 29,– . GoSee : slanted.de/product/instant-nudes
01.08.2021 show complete article
Roman Klonek, born 1969 in Kattowitz/Poland, is an illustrator and graphic artist. He is among the internationally known representatives of contemporary graphic reproduction in Germany. Roman Klonek’s family came to the Federal Republic from Poland in the 1970s. He grew up in Hanover and studied Visual Communication (majoring in graphic reproduction) from 1993 to 1999 at the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf, followed by a scholarship for woodcut at the Art Academy Trier.
During his studies, he and his friends founded the artist group Tapezisten and launched the graphic fanzine Herrensahne, together with Tobi Dahmen and Leo Leowald, among others. Since graduating, Klonek has worked as a freelance graphic artist. From 2001 to 2008, Klonek was a co-organizer of Galerie Revolver in Düsseldorf. He regularly holds woodcut workshops in graphic colleges and has particpated in the Pictoplasma Festival for Character Design several times. In 2012, he was a guest professor at the University of Applied Sciences in Mainz. Roman Klonek lives and works in Düsseldorf.
Roman Klonek produces around 20 woodcut motifs each year, printed by hand in editions of up to ten. Klonek’s woodcuts are displayed at exhibitions in Germany and increasingly internationally, most recently in Oslo, London and São Paulo. Klonek also creates commissioned illustrations for magazines and newspapers (WIRED, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle) as well as for advertising clients.
SLANTED : “Roman Klonek, born in Kattowitz/Poland, has a knack for old-fashioned cartoons and modern block printing styles. In the 90s, he studied Graphic Arts in Dusseldorf and discovered a passion for woodcut. With this book, the Dusseldorf-based artist grants detailed insight into the working process and the background of his woodcut prints. The woodcut technique is particularly interesting as it is considered a “very old” medium for the most part, and therefore, often has a surprising effect, especially with contemporary motifs. Feel invited to follow the pages about a variety of whimsical characters, often half animal/half human in preferably curious surroundings and awkward situations. A bizarre balancing act between propaganda, folklore, and pop!”
Woodcut Vibes by Roman Klonek . Artist: Roman Klonek, klonek.de . Publisher: Slanted Publishers . Design: Eva Sieben, & Robert Buergel, buerobuergel.de . Intro text: Prof. Wilfried Köpke . Release: February 2021 . Volume: 160 pages, Format: 16 × 24 cm . Language: English . Workmanship: Softcover with flaps, thread stitching . ISBN: 978-3-948440-19-0 . Price: € 22.– . GoSee : slanted.de//woodcut-vibes
01.03.2021 show complete article
Karl-Heinz Drescher (born on 7 October, 1936 in Quirl; died on 19 May, 2011 in Berlin) was a graphic artist working at Bertolt Brecht’s world-famous theater, Berliner Ensemble, as a graphic designer for almost 40 years. In addition to his work at this house, Drescher has also worked for other organizers, museums, galleries, and theaters, including the Akademie der Künste der DDR, the Maxim Gorki Theater, and the Deutsche Staatsoper in Berlin. His catalogue of works today comprises over 400 posters, about one third printed with letterpress.
As part of his one-year research, designer Markus Lange contacted Drescher’s family and conducted various interviews with companions and friends to find out more about this talented designer, who studied from 1955 to 1960 in the former GDR at the same school as he did (Burg Giebichenstein, formerly Hochschule für industrielle Formgestaltung).
For the first time, this book summarizes most of Karl-Heinz Drescher’s (typographic) posters in one comprehensive volume and contains texts and interviews by various authors such as Dr. Friedrich Diekmann, Dr. Sylke Wunderlich, Helmut Brade, Niklaus Troxler, Gerd Fleischmann, Jamie Murphy, Erik Spiekermann, Ferdinand Ulrich, Götz Gramlich, Peter Kammerer, Vera Tenschert, Cesarina, and Alessandro Drescher. “Karl-Heinz Drescher – Berlin Typo Posters, Texts, and Interviews” serves as a review of the life of an extraordinary theater graphic designer but also as an inspiration for the here and now.
Karl-Heinz Drescher – Berlin Typo Posters
Publisher: Slanted Publishers . Editor & Design: Markus Lange . Final Artwork and Production: Julia Kahl, Clara Weinreich . Project management publisher: Lars Harmsen, Julia Kahl . Format: 19.5 × 26.5 × 2.5 cm . Volume: 272 pages . Language: English, German . Printing & Embossing: Stober, Cover material: WestRock Crescendo, C1S 300 g/sm by WestRock, Paper: Holmen TRND 2.0, 80 g/sm by Holmen Paper . ISBN: 978-3-948440-00-8 . Price: € 40.–
06.04.2020 show complete article