This continues my Berlin-themed holiday card series: Eckkneipe with waiting dog – both, to me, are Berlin. Since working on this card, I have become obsessed with old Berlin signage, especially neon script. More of that to come (at some point)!
These two foxes were the subject of my Japanese woodblock print / new year’s card last year. They’re all about play. They’re friends and maybe they’re in love (no one is sure). I love Berlin’s foxes and how they have an independent life alongside the human residents of this city. I think they probably play a lot at night when people aren’t looking.
This is what you see on the front of the card (when folded):
Working at the Druckatelier in Berlin (http://www.druckatelier.eu/)
This year’s etching was inspired by my heroes of the Berlin streets, bike messengers. This ecologically mobile Santa is speeding past the Brandenburg Gate, heading south with a bag full of happiness for the new year.
This is a three-plate etching with parts in drypoint and mezzotinto.
I produced personalized versions of my 2009 card for myself and customers. This was a three-plate print – the Luftpost sticker was a tiny individual plate and the envelope was handwritten. The model was the Jugendstil mail slot on my apartment door. I admire the water lilies every time I open it. 12.5 x 7.5 cm.
One of two holiday cards in 2011. (Guten Rutsch = Have a good “slide” into the new year). A Japanese woodblock printed in a workshop at Druckatelier Berlin. I love seeing foxes around Berlin, sometimes trotting right down the sidewalk in front of my building, and imagined them playing on a Berlin playground at night. 21 x 21 cm.