20.6.14

HBK BRAUNSCHWEIG


Was ist eigentlich eine Graphic Novel? Bietet der Begriff vielleicht neue Möglichkeiten und Chancen um Geschichten zu erzählen und bildhaften Autorenschaften Freiraum zu geben? Werden dabei die narrativen Möglichkeiten einer Zeichnung – eines Bildes – unterschätzt? Oder ist der Begriff heute ausschließlich reines Marketingmittel?

Wissenschaftler, Zeichner (u.a. mit David von Bassewitz, Hannes Binder, Paula Bulling, Martin tom Dieck, Frank Flöthmann, Ute Helmbold, Dieter Jüdt, Judith Mall, Falk Nordmann),Verlagsvertreter und Feuilletonisten diskutieren zur Kultur des Erzählens mit Bildern vom 02.–04. Juli an der Hochschule für Bildende Künste (HBK) in Braunschweig. Das Programm zur Veranstaltung und weitere Infos findet man hier.

"What's actually a Graphic Novel?" A three-day Symposium takes place at the HBK, The Braunschweig University of Art, July 02nd-04th. Artists, scientist, publishers and journalists are invited to discuss new ways and chances in telling (and selling) picture-stories around the term "Graphic Novel". More informations here.

5.6.14

Förderpreis Junge Buchgestaltung 2014



Die Edition Mikrokosmos ist Teil der Longlist Förderpreis Junge Buchgestaltung 2014 der Stiftung Buchkunst. Damit gehört sie zu 20 ausgewählten Arbeiten aus 171 eingesendeten Titeln. Vielen Dank an alle teilnehmenden Illustratoren für ihre starke Arbeit!

Mikrokosmos makes part of the longlist Förderpreis Junge Buchgestaltung 2014 by the "Stiftung Buchkunst". Thanks to all 30 illustrators for the lovely work!


Poste Aérienne contributors

Guest contributors

20.5.14

CONQUERING PLACES






A small selection of handmade collages for the active exhibition CONQUERING PLACES in Greifswald. Sizes of all collage cards are nearly 7 x 10 cm.

Kind regards


12.3.14

FEUILLES D'ART BRUSSELS



Our collective Poste Aérienne will exhibit on the artist bookfair Feuilles d’Art in Brussels this weekend - independent illustration, silkscreen prints and fresh little books:

Saturday and sunday - 15th-16h march
10h30 to 18h - See you there!


2.3.14

ARTIST'S BOOKS

Some years ago Poste Aérienne started their first activities with the presentation of several handmade unique artist's books at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Artist's books got their very own tradition in the history of art and bookmaking. They are actually more an artist's statement, manifestation of a personal artistic position and exploration than a regular book publication.


Now you can find various handmade books by our group members, in different forms and sizes, on our new publication site. Impressive examples of experimental and conceptual book-design.


6.2.14

ONE-DRAWING-A-DAY



Hello there, a little more than two weeks ago I started a daily drawing project. It is very similar to a graphic journal, lots of the images are inspired by current or past experiences, images that strike me somehow in daily life, or fictional events.


On tumblr you can follow the full project:







20.1.14

LIMERING EMOTIONS


Just three "H & G" graphics with limering emotions to the last 
Brothers Grimm Year 2013.  - 


  But now welcome to 2014! 


I wish you all a very successful and joyful new year with plenty of time for precious moments 
of drawing and encounters...

15.12.13

NOUVEAU CATALOGUE (électronique)




Our artist collective Poste Aérienne is now active for seven years.

At this celebration, we set up a new website with full catalogue of our print publications. It presents our main projects like the silkscreen Accordion Books or the Mikrokosmos Box, as well as all single books in varied shapes and sizes. 

Artist Books coming soon!


It has been a time of rich cooperations with a lot of German and international independent illustrators. We've had the opportunity to work with numerous excellent bookshops and galleries in Belgium, Germany, Spain, Italy and the States - like Ivory Press Books / Supalife Kiosk / Last Gasp.

Poste Aérienne got to know great contemporary publishers like Media Vaca, lovely book and zine festivals like Grafixx, and of course - which is always a big pleasure - a lot of charming readers.

- Poste Aerienne


13.12.13

100 WEGE EINEN VOGEL ZU MALEN


Hot off the press and now available in all book stores is a highly recommended book with hundreds of – birds. To be honest we should recite the book's complete title "Illustration – 100 Wege einen Vogel zu malen/100 ways to paint a bird". Because that leads to its real topic which is actually "Illustration".
 

On more than 330 pages author (and artist) Felix Scheinberger writes about our profession and passion, taking a look at art history and discussing the future possibilities of drawing and illustration.


The book is fully illustrated (only birds!) by more than 100 illustrators from all over the world. Poste Aérienne artists also take part of this fine publication. 


"Illustration – 100 Wege einen Vogel zum malen" by Felix Scheinberger, is published by Verlag Hermann Schmidt, Mainz.

- Dieter

7.12.13

Grafixx Zine Fest 2013



Grafixx zine fest 2013 (Antwerp) had extended compared to last year! More lectures, expositions, zine and silkscreen ateliers, life sketch, zine shop and more… Poste Aérienne got again the opportunity to sell it's publications. Headliners for me was a lecture of Ward Zwart and exposition of Benoit Guillaume.

Cheers, Leen



24.11.13

SEVEN REASONS NOT TO TRAVEL - II. Edition


We had the nice idea to reprint our first (and now sold out) silkscreen poster/accordion-book "Seven Reasons Not To Travel" in a second edition – together with our current silkscreen-project "Why Are We Sleeping?". Here are some fast snapshots from the printing.
 

We chose new, fresh colors...


… and worked again with our favorite silkscreen-printer Olli Nerlich (Berlin, Neukoelln).  


Accordion Book and Poster are now available!

- Dieter

20.11.13

WHY ARE WE SLEEPING?


 Out now is a new silkscreen accordion book by Poste Aérienne titled "Why Are We Sleeping?"


Thanks a lot to all participating Pilots of Poste Aérienne – Leen Van Hulst, Frederik Jurk, C.Pom, Adrian Wylezol, Cleo Schwinkowski, Ib Jorn, Boris Servais – and to our new Pilote d'Essai – Nadine Kolodziey.
 

This lovely three-color book (edited by Dieter Jüdt) is dedicated to the lunatic singer-songwriter Kevin Ayers.


 I've always liked this special existential melancholy in his music, his sense for harmonic nonsense and catchy refrains, his balancing between a friendly surrealism and sometimes dark expressionism. Not to forget his distorted bass guitar playing!


- Dieter

7.11.13

MONSTER BOX



"Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win."  This quote expresses quite well what this publication is about: experiencing our inner forces - the forces that are hard to deal with - like our fears, our arrogance, our aggressions, or even hatred.


If monsters live inside us, are they part of us?
And if they are, is there a way to fight them?
Or is there a way to turn their threatening company into a friendly, helpful presence?


This card set is first of all a graphic series: a humorous reflection of the many shapes that monsters have taken over thousands of years.  The publication contains a leaflet with a comment about the psychological aspect of meeting our monsters.
Printed on fine conqueror paper, this box can serve as a gift for friends of strange and individual illustration, or as a set of elegant postcards.


- The Art of Loving Your Monsters -
22 Silkscreen Artist Cards
in a handmade protective box

 by Boris Servais

1.11.13

LUCANUS - nonacademic



Three graphics created in this summer, when nature 
with its insects and sweet herbs or rank weeds was still alive.

C.POM



27.10.13

FRANKFURT BOOK FAIR


2013 the Frankfurt Book Fair was once again an extraordinary 
event for Poste Aérienne. We met many, many charming guests 
and visitors – magazine and book editors – friends of Art and 
Book Illustration all around.

We enjoyed the time in Frankfurt very much and it would be a
 pleasure to meet you again in 2014.


16.10.13

Nadine Kolodziey



Since a few months now, Poste Aérienne has a new "Pilote d'Essai" -
A young artist who joins us for single projects, discussions and art-related exchange.


Nadine Kolodziey (1988 GER) is a Berlin/ Offenbach based designer and illustrator. She studies visual communication at Hochschule für Gestaltung in Offenbach am Main. Together with Eike König and the ASC team, she formed the graphic design festival After School Club. With Poste Aérienne, she's first present in our new silkscreen leporello "Why Are We Sleeping?".