Once again, the Kinderbuchhaus inside the museum Altona in Hamburg invites to the illustration fair "Bildschön" and shows everything beautiful about illustrations. It is also a good opportunity to meet and network with colleagues and artists and maybe to find a very special gift right before christmas.
The Artbook Berlin took place from the 16th to the 18th of November 2018 and invited especially book lovers to Kreuzberg. At Kunstquartier Bethanien am Mariannenplatz, around 100 international book artists, fine art painters and publishers exhibited their works. Rollbuch showed 6 new publications of artist cooperations. From comic, art to children's stories, the visitors could crank through a now wide-ranging selection.
Second time it has been that the "Rollbuch" edition "Aesop and other Stories" was exhibited aside the six-meter long, breathtaking original, by Giovanni Possenti at the "Arte Padova" fair for contemporary art.
The 13th "BuchDruckKunst" presented a selection of art books from more than 50 exhibitors; each with its unique, authorial voice in turning art into print. The craft of the trade was also presented: from lithography to binding, people could learn about the artisanal process of making books. More info about the fair can be found at buchdruckkunst.com
The Artbook Berlin is organized annually by Corn.lius Brändle and Hanneke van der Hoeven. In the rooms of Kunstquartier Bethanien, art books from all over Europe were presented for a weekend. There were also readings, book presentations and artist talks, as well as a wonderful performance of the Mazookas.
As part of the "Arte Padova" fair for contemporary art, the six-meter long, breathtaking original of the "Rollbuch" edition "Aesop and other Stories" by Giovanni Possenti was exhibited from November 10-13th 2017.
In the Museum Altona one finds this institution, being led with lots of love and idealism. Its scope is to awaken the curiosity for books within the youngest. – It provides the setting for Exhibitions of original illustrations, workshops, readings and book presentations. In the atmospheric hall of the museum, every year before christmas it hosts a small tradeshow with the works of illustrators. Rollbuch took part twice, and besides enjoying a young and passionate audience, managed to meet talented illustrators. Among others, we met Elke Ehninger, who later designed an edition for Rollbuch.
"Museum der Arbeit" somehow is THE place for artistic books. They host a collection of original printing presses from the early Gutenberg days on, and workshops with experts who share their knowledge on printing. Once a year, they organize "BuchDruckKunst", a well-known trade fair that attracts exhibitors and book collectors from all over Europe. It was a pleasure to present Rollbuch to such a knowledgeable, sophisticated audience - we had a lot in common in regards to our love for arts and books.
The Voodoo Market at Urban Spree is the quintessential Berliner event: thousands of people from all over the world, right in the heart of Kreuzberg, enjoying a day of arts, music and creativity. After being there for 3 years in a row, we were also invited to bring Rollbuch to their pop-up store "Un autre VooDoo". Special thanks to the founders Oryanne and Ralf.
This fair was our first contact with real life; we brought our entire edition of "Des Marders Flügel". There was a lot of beautiful stuff from the typography and independent magazine crowd, a lot of which we could easily imagine installed into a Rollbuch… An unforgettable debut within the embracing spirit of like-minded designers and publishers.
Holy Shit was really crazy: loud, huge and packed with people. In one day, we presented Rollbuch to over 5.000 visitors within the Hamburger Messehallen - by the end of it, we couldn't even speak - or think! - anymore.
This was a rather crazy fair: loud, huge and packed with people. Never did we have to tell our story more often within a single day. Still, the ambience of the Hamburg Messe with thousands of visitors was a somehow exhilarating experience.