A warm invitation to this year’s LtdEdition event. Join us on a journey back to the heydays of the Wild West; enjoy graphic romances, surrealistic excesses, charming original works and a good-hearted sense of nostalgia. Experience a festival for the subcultural, the unfamiliar and the obsessive. LtdEdition is an exhibition, a face-to-face marketplace, a meeting point & celebration for everyone who appreciates fine graphic design, illustration, comics, photography, skilled printing & other limited edition handcrafts. In an area covering 400 m2, you’ll find precious treasures from around 25 present, national and international designers.
The many highlights of this year’s Ltd. Edition include the Durieux brothers from Belgium, showing fantastically reimagined cinematic movie posters that make you want to dive back in to the classics like Jaws, King Kong and The Wizard of Oz. From France comes Viktor Kalvachev, who has gained notoriety partly due to his cover for the international version of Batman. We also look forward to the merry-morbid concert posters of Austrian artist Michael Hacker, whose screenprinted gig posters cover the who’s who of the indie rock band world. From the Netherlands we’re joined by LouLou & Tummie, whose cheerful and colourful characters would bring joy to any apartment wall.
And of course, there will also be a large selection at internationally-known Swiss illustrators and show graphic designers their work. Jared Muralt, just to name one, will show his comic “The Fall” and his sketchbooks – comic fans and art lovers will be equally enthusiastic to see his work. Another gem, and last but not least, Pascal Kehl, with his slivery photography and mobile darkroom for unique photographs on collodion wet plates to take home.
All the makers and doers, all indescribably dedicated to handcrafted excellence, will personally sell you their fresh & unique posters, screen prints, lithographs, linoleum stencils, photographs & artefacts or print and letter live at place. Their artistic proposals may give you a really lengthy shopping list of fair value art objects..
Curated by Michel Casarramona. casarramona.chwww.ltdedition.ch/
FUMETTO 2019 – SATELLITEN
An illustrated travel zine about Bali by Sarah Furrerwww.fumetto.ch/de/festival/satelliten/
Produced following an invitation to the BDfil Comicfestival in Lausanne, the publication collects an selection of previous separatly publisched comic short stories by Philip Schaufelberger.
This novel is a perfect addition to short stays in a reception room!
Graphic Novel, 70 pages, in english.
In this book, 15 female illustrators share their dreams. These dreams were listened to by groups of children from Spain and Switzerland, who were the first illustrators of the dreams. The final illustrations are a collaboration between the dreamers (professional illustrators) and the kids (professional dreamers).
Printed in 2 Pantone colours, open stitch binding w/ glue
Translated to English and Spanish - handwritten dreams in illustrators native language
Art Direction by Roger Omar (E) & Rina Jost (CH)
Published by Ginnungagap & elmonstruodecoloresnotieneboca, 2018
Pigment Prints on Hahnemühle paper.
Pigment Prints on Hahnemühle paper, framed, 91x121cm.
The Galerie Idea Fixa presents the 2013 work collection of Michael Meister which is on display for the first time.
The tableaux are digital paintings: Meister first draws by hand with Indian ink and paints thereafter using an interactive monitor.
The “Interiors” of Michael Meister tries to invoke the moment where the hierarchies between humans, space and nature are suspended. Thereby the detail serves as a membrane.
The internal space defines the outside. By reducing the content of the pictures the artist creates a floating state between reality and fantasy, between the possible and the impossible. The depictions are nested in space and suggest a balance between closeness and distance. Frequently they focus on functional elements which carry no meaning in themselves. But the simple aesthetics places them into a suggestive context such as a door handle in front of the wide open sky. If the viewer takes one step back the paintings gain a narrative quality and tell a story – if he approaches the pictures impart feelings of forlornness and sobriety. The light incidence is of major importance and the coloring seeks to evoke different emotions – mostly melancholia.
The floor painting is an installation specially designed for the gallery: the visitor steps into the the episode und becomes part of the art work.
The work of Michael Meister relates polarities or contrasts such as color and light, poignancy and vagueness, surfaces and lines as well as covering and glazing surface.
Anina Michel, August 2013
Posters for some of my favourite fantasy classics
Patches, originally designed for Fizzen
26 fully animated stickers for iMessage.
«The Meaning of Life» includes twelve stories, and every comic tells about an other meaning of life.
„So sieht’s aus bei der Frau“ means translated "that's what it looks like with the women". It is an illustrated booklet about the female genitals. It was created in collaboration with sexual education worker, gynaecologists a scientific illustrator.
Here you find more information:
Bowls, dishes and plates printed, dishwasher-safe. Prices on request. www.gabikopp.ch
Around the world - A colouring book
The persian cookbook includes 80 recipes, stories and portraits about the cooks and many colourfull pictures. Gabi Kopp travelled in Iran and cooked with the people in their private homes. Besides there are typically restaurants, manufacturers or a wedding portraied.
Istanbul is a melting pot where the most diverse culinary traditions meet and mingle – so it’s small wonder that the Turkish cuisine should count among the best in the world. Gabi Kopp interviewed Istanbul housewives and street traders, restaurant cooks and authors of cookery books and jotted down their best recipes.
Turkish cuisine owes its diversity to the many cultures that were once represented in the Ottoman Empire. And Istanbul, this year’s vibrant culture capital of Europe, is a place where these traditions are kept very much alive.
During her rambles through the Turkish metropolis Gabi Kopp watched the cooks in the kitchens, drawing them, and noting their recipes the while: there’s the Armenian woman compiling a cookery book and who obviously has to try everything for herself, a Kurd who cooks for his wife, a ninety-year-old Greek who visits his favourite restaurant, the "Meyhane", every day. Not forgetting a Laz woman, a Michelin-starred chef, a sephardic Jew, Turkish women from the shores of the Black Sea, from Anatolia or the Marmara region – Muslims, Jews and Christians.
To round things off, there’s a detailed index and a Turkish glossary.
A picturebook, a reading book and a cookbook
hoi ceramic is a collaboration of potter Robi Wehrle and the Illustration duo It’s Raining Elephants (Evelyne Laube & Nina Wehrle). Traditional craftsmanship meets young design, playful ideas finds clear form language. The pottery of hoi enchants through narrative wit and formal cleverness. We produce series in small numbers. Every individual hand thrown and painted pottery is unique.
Have you ever wondered if your friend's dog, chasing his own tail, your neighbour's fat cat, eating all day, and the apparently pervert mating behaviour of your girlfriend's turtle are normal? What's happening to our pets? This book presents deranged pets and gives advice from the complex field of pet psychology.
Postcards are available in my webshop
Lilo and Balz are the Best friends, going through thick and thin together.
28 one-page-stories about theire adventures.
ISBN 978-3-033-03541-6, Hardcover, 64 pages. Self edition.
Since 2017 also as SJW-booklet available.
Marine Life Posters
Des lignes fortes, des formes et douces et une folle imagination.
L’illustratrice germano-suisse Anja Denz crée des portraits de femmes élégantes et sûres d’elles, avec en toile de fond une luxuriante forêt tropicale. Après l’Université d’Art de Berlin, où elle a été diplômée d’un master en communication visuelle, Anja a commencé en tant que graphiste avant de revenir à son premier amour : le dessin. Toutes ses œuvres sont dessinées à la main, puis quelques touches sont ajoutées par Photoshop. Son travail a été exposé à travers toute la Suisse, et elle a récemment été nommée parmi les 200 meilleurs illustrateurs du monde par Luerzer’s Archive. Au vu de sa passion pour les plantes, son client de rêve serait un jardin botanique.
An illustrated book of fairytales about the obsession with beauty and anorexia.
A fairy tale about a serious problem: When the wish for happiness and perfection ends with the one question, to eat or not to eat.
Natalie Springhart: text
Stefanie Beyeler: illustrations and layout
with a preface by Dr. med. Bettina Isenschmid
Hardcover, 112 pages, illustrations in color
My new art book costs $ 39 (plus $ 15 shipping).
88 mostly colored pages. Hardcover.
Michael Kaluta gave me a beautiful work of his art and has writen the introduction:
“Who is this Dead Guy?” I asked myself. He had to be dead: One: every gifted nuance of the portrait attested to it having originated during one of the long-gone Golden Ages of Representational Art. Hence, the artist had to have passed on, died, decades, if not centuries, ago joining the pantheon of brilliant artists in the Salon of the Skies. Two: if he wasn’t dead, if he was a living, breathing, still-producing Art Master, then I would track him down and murder him. So: a dead guy one way or another."
Ramen is a knitted sweater by Tobias Gutmann limited to an edition of 25, manufactured in Germany using 100% extra fine merino wool.
Initially inspired by the undulation of water, the pattern evidently became one of a long and tedious ramen noodle. A metaphor on how well, we humans, are able to adjust to the hazards of life, zigzagging between this wavy path and the predominant importance of food in social interactions – or how we identify and adjust to it over time. With this sweater Tobias creates a wearable art piece and starts a discrete yet recognizable community around his artistic production. Each sweater is at the beginning of a social collection while – at the same time – the collector-wearer creates his own.
A3 Riso Prints
Ceramics have always really fascinated me. It is a bit like a mix between alchemy and baking cakes. I create simple decorative and narrative tiles, occasionally bowls and vessels. I apply colour through hand-cut stencils (or screen-printing) directly onto the porcelain. The botanical designs and narratives happen quite accidentally, each ‘plant’ consists of a separate shape. Foreground and backgrounds are very important; the layering of different coloured designs allow me to to achieve depth.