My sketchbooks are central to my work, they are a companion in my creative process. Here I share how I work in my sketchbooks.
Years ago, I decided that I wanted to be able to speak in front of an audience. And then I took every opportunity to practice it. In this text, I tell you why this is important to me.
Pride. I never got it. I am not proud of being queer. Just like I’m not proud of being white or being German. Why be proud of something that isn’t my choice?
For a long time I drew on paper out of principle, but after more than ten years as an illustrator and designer I no longer knew where to put all the work. What should I throw out, what should I keep? I decided to create a proper archive.
Every couple of months I paint an alphabet on my studio window. In this post I answer all the questions that I am always asked about my »Window Alphabets«.
Lettering hasn’t just been around since yesterday, and old books often explain the basics of lettering design more clearly than today’s. These are five vintage books I always have on hand.
Every day, Mark Addison Smith illustrates a phrase he overheard someone say. He hasn’t skipped a single day since November 23, 2008.
In Febuary I started another 100-day project and while I’m working on 100 days of patterns, I am thinking about what creative challenges are good for.
I don’t really have a favorite letter, but when the Berlin newspaper Tagesspiegel asked, I said I did.
In an interview with »Design by Women«, I shared why I decided to specialize in lettering. Spoiler: It has to do with gender.