Category Archives: Anthology

Blog Archive with Illustrations, Drawings, Graphic and Design for the Usage in Anthologies, Compilations and Collections by Iris Luckhaus, freelance Illustrator and Designer residing in Wuppertal and Berlin, Germany.

Fresh Feature | Wortschätzchen as Coroflot Staff Pick

Illustration von Iris Luckhaus zu Macke, Meise, Nicht alle Tassen im Schrank oder Schraube locker für das Buch Du hast das Wort, Schätzchen von Rita Milke im Duden Verlag

»Each of the five projects featured below shows a strong clarity of vision and an ability to transform that vision into a fully fleshed out design. Every one of these designers have demonstrated their high level of skill and pure creativity here – two things we love to see. (…) The retro style illustrations that are well researched and carry the style through to the smallest detail. Expressive and fun vector illustrations that pop make this an engaging project even if you don’t speak the language.«Coroflot Blog about Du hast das Wort, Schätzchen! by Iris Luckhaus

Release | Flora in the IO Sedbook

IO-Sedbook mit einer Zeichnung von Flora, Persephone, Proserpina oder Sylvana, Frühlingsgöttin oder Nymphe im Abendkleid mit Blumenkranz, die von Tieren wie Eichhörnchen, Rehen und Singvögeln begleitet durch den Wald im Frühling spaziert

I just happily received my voucher specimens of the brandnew Illustratoren Organisation‘s Sedbook 2015/2016, which features my Flora im Walde as a page spread as well as my Queen of Hearts from the 52 Aces Poker Deck and the curious fairytale girls as vignettes – and the book turned out really beautiful!

Anthology | Spring Goddess Flora for IO Sedbook

Flora, Persephone, Proserpina oder Sylvana, Zeichnung einer Frühlingsgöttin oder Nymphe im Abendkleid mit Blumenkranz, die von Tieren wie Eichhörnchen, Rehen und Singvögeln begleitet durch den Wald im Frühling spaziert, von Iris Luckhaus

In february, I was so happy about the first signs of spring that I started to draw Flora, walking through the forest. Soon, there were animals gathering around her, such as foxes, squirrels, swallows, peacock butterflies, racoon, badger, hedgehog, rabbit, marten, falcon, rookie, dormouses, jaybird, magpie, woodpeckers, titmouses, robins, goldfinches, sparrows, chiffchaff, blackbirds, tree frog, bumble bees and a roe deer!

Bettgeschichten | Signing, Exhibition & Reading!

Poster mit der Zeichnung eines Pinups, das aufreizend am Fenster für den Nachbarn posiert, für die Comic Anthologie Bettgeschichten und die Ausstellung

On September 22nd, we had the big signing, exhibition and reading “One Night Stand” celebrating the erotic anthology “Bettgeschichten – Comics für Erwachsene” (Hrsg: Naomi Fearn und Reinhard Kleist at Zwerchfell Verlag), for which I illustrated a spread with my “Frau Nachbarin” – and it was a wonderful evening! Many thanks to Naomi Fearn, Modern Graphics, Galerie Knoth und Krüger and all those who did actually read (and tell) their comics!

You can read more about the event, look at pictures and even listen to the sensational playlist if you head over to the Bettgeschichten Blog!

Release | “52 Aces Reloaded” by Zeixs

Herzdame (Queen of Hearts) Spielkarte im 52 Aces Reloaded Pokerdeck für Zeixs im Set auf dem Tisch

Here they are, the “52 Aces Reloaded” poker decks by Zeixs – Books for Designers I illustrated the Queen of Hearts for a few months ago – and if you’re lucky, they’re still available! The last time I checked, there were only 92 pieces of the beautiful limited edition left, so better hurry up if you’d like to play with these cards (or hang them on your wall)!

(Deutsch) Fresh Feature | Bettgeschichten Blog

Neuerdings gibt es einen wunderbaren neuen Blog zum erotischen Sammelband “Bettgeschichten – Comics für Erwachsene” (Hrsg: Naomi Fearn und Reinhard Kleist im Zwerchfell Verlag), wo sämtliche Zeichner vorgestellt werden und wo auch immer wieder schicke Links gepostet werden… vorgestern war ich dran, mit lauter schönen Worten:

“(…) kann ich nicht einfach mal ein schönes Bild haben, mit schönen Details, in dem ich verträumt versinken kann?” Aber ja, Cherie! Und zwar bei unserem wunderschönen Vektor-Wunder Iris Luckhaus. Als die einzige Künstlerin in unserem Buch, die neben Illustration auch noch Modedesign studiert hat (bei Vivienne Westwood, oh la la!) überrascht es nicht, daß sie neben Illustrationen für diverse Magazine auch noch Stylistin ist und Leute in 2 und 3D gut aussehen lässt.

Dankesehr, liebe Naomi! <3

Anthology | “The Neighbour” for “Bettgeschichten”

Teil der Zeichnung eines Pinups, das aufreizend am Fenster für den Nachbarn posiert, für die Comic Anthologie Bettgeschichten

I’ve drawn another special page: the “Neighbour” for the erotic anthology “Bettgeschichten – Comics für Erwachsene”! The book will be published by Zwerchfell Verlag, right in time for the Comicsalon Erlangen in June and was edited and supervised by Naomi Fearn and Reinhard Kleist.

Exhibition | Goethe Institut Märchenwelten

Handzeichnung mit Ölkreide zum Märchen Sterntaler der Gebrüder Grimm

I just discovered the website for the touring exhibiton “Märchenwelten” about the fairy tales by the brothers Grimm, which is travelling the world thank to the Goethe Institutes, in four copies – and it contains three of my Fairy Tale Girls. On their website, you can not only look at the exhibition, you can as well find the current dates and places to see it yourself! (Link)

Anthology | 52 Aces Reloaded | Subscribeable Now!

Queen of Hearts Illustration for 52 Aces by Zeixs

The wonderful “52 Aces Reloaded” poker deck by Zeixs – Books for Designers, for which I felt honoured to illustrate the Queen of Hearts, is being printed now, there is an awesome website about the whole deck and you can already make a reservation for your own copy!

Discovery | Zeixs Cube “Magazine & Book Design”

Lily Lux mit Regenschirm auf dem Buchrücken von Zeixs Cube Magazine & Book Design

Isn’t his an extraordinary beautiful Cube book? I first thought I was hallucinating when I discovered the mockup cover of the Zeixs Cube “Magazine & Book Design” (Attention, this book isn’t available in stores (yet)!), admittedly at third sight – I am still stunned about this nice surprise of seeing our Lily in such an unexpected place…

Anthology | Queen of Hearts for 52 Aces Reloaded

Zeichnung der Herzdame (Queen of Hearts) Spielkarte für das 52 Aces Reloaded Pokerdeck für Zeixs von Iris Luckhaus

It’s a great pleasure for me to introduce you to my Queen of Hearts! I illustrated and designed this card for the amazing “52 Aces Reloaded” poker deck by Zeixs – Books for Designers which will be published later this year. I look very much forward to that! Right now, Zeixs are showing a preview of the cards on Facebook, and it’s exciting to see this fantastic deck grow with different styles.

Fresh Feature | Lily Lux is visiting Sven Elch

Lily Lux Passbildserie aus dem Fotoautomaten mit Paketen und Päckchen aus der Post für Weihnachten und einer wilden Party von Rehen, Winkekatzen, Nikoläusen, Weihnachtsmännern, Schneemännern und Rotkehlchen mit Weihnachtskugeln, Lametta, Tassen vom Weihnachtsmarkt, Tannengrün, Girlanden, Zimtsternen und Glühwein für Sven Elch und die Firma Santa and Sons im Blog der Illustrie

We felt honoured to be invited to take part in the Illustrie’s advent calendar projekt, and we are very happy about our own star on their “Walk of Art & Fame”!!!

The advent calendar project is all about the awesome Mr. Sven Elch, employee of the “Santa & Sons” company, and his very special adventures in the advent season… the Illustrie made a hilarious advent calendar app for iPhone und iPad from this.

In our contribution, we show what happens when Mr. Elch personally takes care of the blog’s guests… Thank you very much Stew and Timo for a very pleasant game of visual ping pong!

Anthology | Lily Lux Colouring Sheet

Ausmalbarer Malbogen mit Lily Lux an einem stürmischen Herbsttag beim Flug mit einem Lenkdrachen

I illustrated a fresh page for the marvellous Malbogen Blog, after Judith asked so nicely, the storm almost catched my scarf and Lily Lux felt like heading for new adventures… The special thing about this page is that it’s not just to colour it in, but as well to draw something on – and I would really like to see what kids (or adults :)) draw on… elephants, autumn leaves, spectating bunnies, chinese dragons, forest backgrounds, castles and towns, or something completely different maybe? If you’re painting the sheet, you’re welcome to upload and leave a comment!

Anthologies | “Hugh! Winnetou” with Lily Lux

Anthologie Hugh! Winnetou für Edition 52 mit Illustration von Lily Lux als Mädchen auf Zimmerreise in den Wilden Westen mit Büchern, Cowboy-, Cowgirl- und Indianerfiguren

May I introduce? The great Wild West anthology “Hugh! Winnetou” that was published in celebration of the Peng!-award to Helmut Nickel as father of the Winnetou comics in June 2011 at Edition 52, with our dear Lily Lux, but as well some other awesome contributions really worth to look at and to read! I really like the diversity of approaches in the book, and how different childhood memories of the same thing (e.g. hero) can be!

Hugh! Winnetou | Exhibition with Lily Lux

Ausschnitt von Illustration von Lily Lux als Mädchen auf Zimmerreise in den Wilden Westen mit Büchern, Cowboy-, Cowgirl- und Indianerfiguren, für Anthologie Hugh! Winnetou für Edition 52

Our special page with Lily Lux – “Lily loves discoveries.” – that we developed and illustrated for the beautiful anthology “Hugh! Winnetou” that will be published in celebration of the Peng!-award to Helmut Nickel as father of the Winnetou-comics in June 2011 at Edition 52, will be exhibited at the Münchner Comicfest June 23rd to 26th, 2011, at the Jagd- und Fischereimuseum and later in some other cities as well!

Hugh! Winnetou | Favourite Sketches with Lily Lux

Skizze von Lily Lux als Indianer-Squaw Nschotschi, die Schwester Winnetous, im Perlenkleid mit einem Grizzly Bär im wilden Westen

I just uploaded some of the sketches I made for Lily Lux’ little discovery journey to the Wild West – I liked this one in particular, but in the end travelling without leaving the room seemed to fit the subject Winnetou e.g. his genesis much better.

Hugh! Winnetou | Characters and Details

Figuren und Details für die Illustration von Lily Lux' Zimmerreise in den Wilden Westen für die Anthologie Hugh! Winnetou mit Cowboy und Cowgirl, Indianer, Squaw und Häuptling, Kaktee, Eisenbahn, Sheriff und Bandit

Here is everything collected you need for a real fun Wild West adventure: the dauntless blood brothers, the sleepy sheriff, the friendly and peaceful settlers, some beautiful native handicrafts, the very serious chief (shown with a totem), lots of exciting books, a malicious bandit, bows and arrows and tomahawks, a herd of wild and brash buffaloes, a little, non-smoky camp fire, a graceful unblinking squaw and a lovely couraged settler girl (riding and shooting like a devil, unfortunately not pictured), the totem (or stake, just like needed), the three smart trappers (wenn ich mich nicht irre, hihihi), the terribly dangerous grizzly, and the cactuses in the ready… and, for sure, a brand spanking new railroad track.

Anthologies | “Hugh! Winnetou” with Lily Lux

Postkarte mit Lily Lux als Mädchen auf Zimmerreise in den Wilden Westen mit Büchern, Cowboy-, Cowgirl- und Indianerfiguren, für Anthologie Hugh! Winnetou für Edition 52

For the wonderful anthology “Hugh! Winnetou” that will be published in celebration of the Peng!-award to Helmut Nickel as father of the Winnetou-Comics in Juni 2011 by Edition 52, I developed and illustrated a special page with Lily Lux: “Lily loves discoveries.”

Brochure “Erfolgreich arbeiten mit Illustratoren”

Foto der IO-Broschüre Erfolgreich Arbeiten mit Illustratoren mit Abbildungen von illustrierten Produkten wie der Wintermädchen Tasche und der Celebrity Imposters Parfumverpackung von Iris Luckhaus

The Illustratoren Organisation just published a very helpful brochure that establishes some proven rules for a good collaboration between clients and illustrators and describes the basics of a flawless workflow. The brochure was conceptualized and designed by by Anja Nolte and can be ordered for free at the IO or downloaded as a PDF. I feel flattered that some of my work is printed in there!

Anthologie | Sedcard II for Illustratoren Organisation

IO-Sedcard 2011 mit Supergirl für SIX von Iris Luckhaus

I’ll take part in this years sedcard campaign by the Illustratoren Organsation again, in the advertising department. The card will be sent out by IO and also available at all the fairs, exhibitions and events the IO participates. On my card you can see one of my all-time favourites: the supergirl I developped, illustrated and designed as 11 colourful panels for the jewellery chain SIX in cooperation with Hochhaus agency. The Sixgirl is used in various ways, for advertising and decoration.

Anthology | “Illusive III” by Die Gestalten Verlag

Iris Luckhaus mit Lily Lux in Illusive III vom Gestalten Verlag

Today I received my copy of the Illusive III anthology by Die Gestalten Verlag, in which Lily Lux is featured on a beautiful page. Thanks a lot!

ILLUSIVE | CONTEMPORARY ILLUSTRATION PART III
DIE GESTALTEN VERLAG | R. KLANTEN & H. HELLIGE | HARDCOVER
24×30 CM | 340 P | ¤ 44,00 | $ 65,00 | £ 33,00 | 978-3-89955-191-4

“Illusive (…) continues to document the flourishing discipline of contemporary illustration. This definitive reference and veritable guide to the best in illustration today, presents an unparalleled collection of work showcasing nearly 200 world-class illustrators (…). The book addresses the inexhaustible possibilities of styles and techniques that are practiced today through the broad range of examples (…)”

Anthology | IO-Sketchbook “Meine Welt”

Handgezeichnetes und handgemaltes Selbstportrait Heimat von Iris Luckhaus bei der Arbeit im Büro in Wuppertal im IO-Skizzenbuch Meine Welt

My first all-handmade original drawing since 2004, for the sketchbook ‘Meine Welt’ (my world) by Illustratoren-Organisation. It was great, great fun and I had a hilarious weekend with the book… even though it was really heartbreaking to say goodbye and send it over to its next stop!

Anthology | “Illusive II” by Die Gestalten Verlag

Iris Luckhaus in Illusive II vom Die Gestalten Verlag

Today I received my copy of the Illusive II anthology by Die Gestalten Verlag, in which my girls are featured on a beautiful double page. Thanks a lot to Hendrik for the friendly support – and the awesome layout!

ILLUSIVE II | CONTEMPORARY ILLUSTRATION AND ITS CONTEXT
DIE GESTALTEN VERLAG | R. KLANTEN & H. HELLIGE | HARDCOVER
24×30 CM | 340 P | € 44,00 | $ 65,00 | £ 33,00 | 978-3-89955-250-8

“Illusive2 is a survey of current illustration from around the world (…) including personal work, fashion illustration and commercial projects, revealing a diversity that explains how the design discipline functions.”

(Deutsch) Jitter 01 | Magazin für Bildgestaltung

Iris Luckhaus' Visitenkarte im Jitter Magazin

Bald erscheint das neue Jitter-Magazin, an dem ich auch bei dieser Ausgabe wieder mitgearbeitet habe und in der meine Visitenkarte abgedruckt ist. Großartige und spannende Artikel – diesmal zum Schwerpunkt Zeichnung – in wunderschönem Layout, ich bin immer noch ganz begeistert. Kompliment an Andreas Rauth für die wunderbare Auswahl, einige sehr schöne, gehaltvolle Artikel und die ausserordentlich gelungene Umsetzung!

Fresh Feature + Interview with The Equator

Interview with The Equator      Interview with The Equator

I just took part in a very interesting study about if and how an artist’s environment and daily routines influence their creative work and ideas. Liat Harel, student at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, interviewed visual artists from all over the world about their daily routine, hobbies and habits – to study similarities and differences between them against variations in culture, environment and scenery.

Anthology | “Illustration Now!” by Taschen Verlag

Zeichnung von Iris Luckhaus mit Freundinnen, die im Sommer Urlaub am Meer machen und unterwegs auf einem Pfad durch die Dünen zum Picknick am Strand sind, in der Anthologie Illustration Now! vom Taschen Verlag

ILLUSTRATION NOW! | WIEDEMANN, JULIUS (ED) | TASCHEN VERLAG
FLEXICOVER| 196 x 249 MM (7.7×9.8 IN) | 544 PAGES
USD 39.99 | GBP 19.99 | EUR 29.99 | ISBN 3-8228-4033-5

“Drawing Power: The world’s hottest illustrators from A to Z (…) This comprehensive guide showcases 150 of today’s best commercial and editorial illustrators from over 50 countries. (…) Look no further for what works and who’s who in the world of illustration: it’s all here.”

Anthology | “Freistil II” by Hermann Schmidt Mainz

Freistil

FREISTIL II | BEST OF EUROPEAN COMMERCIAL ILLUSTRATION
HERMANN SCHMIDT VERLAG MAINZ | RABAN RUDDIGKEIT (ED)
544 PS | 17,4 x 24 CM | EUR 39,80 | ISBN 3-87439-670-3

“Freistil hat sich als Illustrations-Plattform etabliert, ständig auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen, neuen Talenten und Themen. Das neue Freistil präsentiert in edlem, weiß in weiß bestickten Leinen 218 Top-Illustratoren aus 12 europäischen Ländern mit ihren jüngsten Arbeiten und aktuellen Kontaktdaten. Freistil geht über die Grenzen des deutschsprachigen Raumes hinaus, weil Illustration keine Grenzen kennt. (…) Damit wird Freistil zum Nachschlagewerk für Art-Direktoren, zur Messlatte und Inspiration für Kreative und zur Trendstudie für [Frei-]Stilbeobachter.”

Category Archives: Anthology

Blog Archive with Illustrations, Drawings, Graphic and Design for the Usage in Anthologies, Compilations and Collections by Iris Luckhaus, freelance Illustrator and Designer residing in Wuppertal and Berlin, Germany.

Fresh Feature | Wortschätzchen as Coroflot Staff Pick

Illustration von Iris Luckhaus zu Macke, Meise, Nicht alle Tassen im Schrank oder Schraube locker für das Buch Du hast das Wort, Schätzchen von Rita Milke im Duden Verlag

»Each of the five projects featured below shows a strong clarity of vision and an ability to transform that vision into a fully fleshed out design. Every one of these designers have demonstrated their high level of skill and pure creativity here – two things we love to see. (…) The retro style illustrations that are well researched and carry the style through to the smallest detail. Expressive and fun vector illustrations that pop make this an engaging project even if you don’t speak the language.«Coroflot Blog about Du hast das Wort, Schätzchen! by Iris Luckhaus

Release | Flora in the IO Sedbook

IO-Sedbook mit einer Zeichnung von Flora, Persephone, Proserpina oder Sylvana, Frühlingsgöttin oder Nymphe im Abendkleid mit Blumenkranz, die von Tieren wie Eichhörnchen, Rehen und Singvögeln begleitet durch den Wald im Frühling spaziert

I just happily received my voucher specimens of the brandnew Illustratoren Organisation‘s Sedbook 2015/2016, which features my Flora im Walde as a page spread as well as my Queen of Hearts from the 52 Aces Poker Deck and the curious fairytale girls as vignettes – and the book turned out really beautiful!

Anthology | Spring Goddess Flora for IO Sedbook

Flora, Persephone, Proserpina oder Sylvana, Zeichnung einer Frühlingsgöttin oder Nymphe im Abendkleid mit Blumenkranz, die von Tieren wie Eichhörnchen, Rehen und Singvögeln begleitet durch den Wald im Frühling spaziert, von Iris Luckhaus

In february, I was so happy about the first signs of spring that I started to draw Flora, walking through the forest. Soon, there were animals gathering around her, such as foxes, squirrels, swallows, peacock butterflies, racoon, badger, hedgehog, rabbit, marten, falcon, rookie, dormouses, jaybird, magpie, woodpeckers, titmouses, robins, goldfinches, sparrows, chiffchaff, blackbirds, tree frog, bumble bees and a roe deer!

Bettgeschichten | Signing, Exhibition & Reading!

Poster mit der Zeichnung eines Pinups, das aufreizend am Fenster für den Nachbarn posiert, für die Comic Anthologie Bettgeschichten und die Ausstellung

On September 22nd, we had the big signing, exhibition and reading “One Night Stand” celebrating the erotic anthology “Bettgeschichten – Comics für Erwachsene” (Hrsg: Naomi Fearn und Reinhard Kleist at Zwerchfell Verlag), for which I illustrated a spread with my “Frau Nachbarin” – and it was a wonderful evening! Many thanks to Naomi Fearn, Modern Graphics, Galerie Knoth und Krüger and all those who did actually read (and tell) their comics!

You can read more about the event, look at pictures and even listen to the sensational playlist if you head over to the Bettgeschichten Blog!

Release | “52 Aces Reloaded” by Zeixs

Herzdame (Queen of Hearts) Spielkarte im 52 Aces Reloaded Pokerdeck für Zeixs im Set auf dem Tisch

Here they are, the “52 Aces Reloaded” poker decks by Zeixs – Books for Designers I illustrated the Queen of Hearts for a few months ago – and if you’re lucky, they’re still available! The last time I checked, there were only 92 pieces of the beautiful limited edition left, so better hurry up if you’d like to play with these cards (or hang them on your wall)!

(Deutsch) Fresh Feature | Bettgeschichten Blog

Neuerdings gibt es einen wunderbaren neuen Blog zum erotischen Sammelband “Bettgeschichten – Comics für Erwachsene” (Hrsg: Naomi Fearn und Reinhard Kleist im Zwerchfell Verlag), wo sämtliche Zeichner vorgestellt werden und wo auch immer wieder schicke Links gepostet werden… vorgestern war ich dran, mit lauter schönen Worten:

“(…) kann ich nicht einfach mal ein schönes Bild haben, mit schönen Details, in dem ich verträumt versinken kann?” Aber ja, Cherie! Und zwar bei unserem wunderschönen Vektor-Wunder Iris Luckhaus. Als die einzige Künstlerin in unserem Buch, die neben Illustration auch noch Modedesign studiert hat (bei Vivienne Westwood, oh la la!) überrascht es nicht, daß sie neben Illustrationen für diverse Magazine auch noch Stylistin ist und Leute in 2 und 3D gut aussehen lässt.

Dankesehr, liebe Naomi! <3

Anthology | “The Neighbour” for “Bettgeschichten”

Teil der Zeichnung eines Pinups, das aufreizend am Fenster für den Nachbarn posiert, für die Comic Anthologie Bettgeschichten

I’ve drawn another special page: the “Neighbour” for the erotic anthology “Bettgeschichten – Comics für Erwachsene”! The book will be published by Zwerchfell Verlag, right in time for the Comicsalon Erlangen in June and was edited and supervised by Naomi Fearn and Reinhard Kleist.

Exhibition | Goethe Institut Märchenwelten

Handzeichnung mit Ölkreide zum Märchen Sterntaler der Gebrüder Grimm

I just discovered the website for the touring exhibiton “Märchenwelten” about the fairy tales by the brothers Grimm, which is travelling the world thank to the Goethe Institutes, in four copies – and it contains three of my Fairy Tale Girls. On their website, you can not only look at the exhibition, you can as well find the current dates and places to see it yourself! (Link)

Anthology | 52 Aces Reloaded | Subscribeable Now!

Queen of Hearts Illustration for 52 Aces by Zeixs

The wonderful “52 Aces Reloaded” poker deck by Zeixs – Books for Designers, for which I felt honoured to illustrate the Queen of Hearts, is being printed now, there is an awesome website about the whole deck and you can already make a reservation for your own copy!

Discovery | Zeixs Cube “Magazine & Book Design”

Lily Lux mit Regenschirm auf dem Buchrücken von Zeixs Cube Magazine & Book Design

Isn’t his an extraordinary beautiful Cube book? I first thought I was hallucinating when I discovered the mockup cover of the Zeixs Cube “Magazine & Book Design” (Attention, this book isn’t available in stores (yet)!), admittedly at third sight – I am still stunned about this nice surprise of seeing our Lily in such an unexpected place…

Anthology | Queen of Hearts for 52 Aces Reloaded

Zeichnung der Herzdame (Queen of Hearts) Spielkarte für das 52 Aces Reloaded Pokerdeck für Zeixs von Iris Luckhaus

It’s a great pleasure for me to introduce you to my Queen of Hearts! I illustrated and designed this card for the amazing “52 Aces Reloaded” poker deck by Zeixs – Books for Designers which will be published later this year. I look very much forward to that! Right now, Zeixs are showing a preview of the cards on Facebook, and it’s exciting to see this fantastic deck grow with different styles.

Fresh Feature | Lily Lux is visiting Sven Elch

Lily Lux Passbildserie aus dem Fotoautomaten mit Paketen und Päckchen aus der Post für Weihnachten und einer wilden Party von Rehen, Winkekatzen, Nikoläusen, Weihnachtsmännern, Schneemännern und Rotkehlchen mit Weihnachtskugeln, Lametta, Tassen vom Weihnachtsmarkt, Tannengrün, Girlanden, Zimtsternen und Glühwein für Sven Elch und die Firma Santa and Sons im Blog der Illustrie

We felt honoured to be invited to take part in the Illustrie’s advent calendar projekt, and we are very happy about our own star on their “Walk of Art & Fame”!!!

The advent calendar project is all about the awesome Mr. Sven Elch, employee of the “Santa & Sons” company, and his very special adventures in the advent season… the Illustrie made a hilarious advent calendar app for iPhone und iPad from this.

In our contribution, we show what happens when Mr. Elch personally takes care of the blog’s guests… Thank you very much Stew and Timo for a very pleasant game of visual ping pong!

Anthology | Lily Lux Colouring Sheet

Ausmalbarer Malbogen mit Lily Lux an einem stürmischen Herbsttag beim Flug mit einem Lenkdrachen

I illustrated a fresh page for the marvellous Malbogen Blog, after Judith asked so nicely, the storm almost catched my scarf and Lily Lux felt like heading for new adventures… The special thing about this page is that it’s not just to colour it in, but as well to draw something on – and I would really like to see what kids (or adults :)) draw on… elephants, autumn leaves, spectating bunnies, chinese dragons, forest backgrounds, castles and towns, or something completely different maybe? If you’re painting the sheet, you’re welcome to upload and leave a comment!

Anthologies | “Hugh! Winnetou” with Lily Lux

Anthologie Hugh! Winnetou für Edition 52 mit Illustration von Lily Lux als Mädchen auf Zimmerreise in den Wilden Westen mit Büchern, Cowboy-, Cowgirl- und Indianerfiguren

May I introduce? The great Wild West anthology “Hugh! Winnetou” that was published in celebration of the Peng!-award to Helmut Nickel as father of the Winnetou comics in June 2011 at Edition 52, with our dear Lily Lux, but as well some other awesome contributions really worth to look at and to read! I really like the diversity of approaches in the book, and how different childhood memories of the same thing (e.g. hero) can be!

Hugh! Winnetou | Exhibition with Lily Lux

Ausschnitt von Illustration von Lily Lux als Mädchen auf Zimmerreise in den Wilden Westen mit Büchern, Cowboy-, Cowgirl- und Indianerfiguren, für Anthologie Hugh! Winnetou für Edition 52

Our special page with Lily Lux – “Lily loves discoveries.” – that we developed and illustrated for the beautiful anthology “Hugh! Winnetou” that will be published in celebration of the Peng!-award to Helmut Nickel as father of the Winnetou-comics in June 2011 at Edition 52, will be exhibited at the Münchner Comicfest June 23rd to 26th, 2011, at the Jagd- und Fischereimuseum and later in some other cities as well!

Hugh! Winnetou | Favourite Sketches with Lily Lux

Skizze von Lily Lux als Indianer-Squaw Nschotschi, die Schwester Winnetous, im Perlenkleid mit einem Grizzly Bär im wilden Westen

I just uploaded some of the sketches I made for Lily Lux’ little discovery journey to the Wild West – I liked this one in particular, but in the end travelling without leaving the room seemed to fit the subject Winnetou e.g. his genesis much better.

Hugh! Winnetou | Characters and Details

Figuren und Details für die Illustration von Lily Lux' Zimmerreise in den Wilden Westen für die Anthologie Hugh! Winnetou mit Cowboy und Cowgirl, Indianer, Squaw und Häuptling, Kaktee, Eisenbahn, Sheriff und Bandit

Here is everything collected you need for a real fun Wild West adventure: the dauntless blood brothers, the sleepy sheriff, the friendly and peaceful settlers, some beautiful native handicrafts, the very serious chief (shown with a totem), lots of exciting books, a malicious bandit, bows and arrows and tomahawks, a herd of wild and brash buffaloes, a little, non-smoky camp fire, a graceful unblinking squaw and a lovely couraged settler girl (riding and shooting like a devil, unfortunately not pictured), the totem (or stake, just like needed), the three smart trappers (wenn ich mich nicht irre, hihihi), the terribly dangerous grizzly, and the cactuses in the ready… and, for sure, a brand spanking new railroad track.

Anthologies | “Hugh! Winnetou” with Lily Lux

Postkarte mit Lily Lux als Mädchen auf Zimmerreise in den Wilden Westen mit Büchern, Cowboy-, Cowgirl- und Indianerfiguren, für Anthologie Hugh! Winnetou für Edition 52

For the wonderful anthology “Hugh! Winnetou” that will be published in celebration of the Peng!-award to Helmut Nickel as father of the Winnetou-Comics in Juni 2011 by Edition 52, I developed and illustrated a special page with Lily Lux: “Lily loves discoveries.”

Brochure “Erfolgreich arbeiten mit Illustratoren”

Foto der IO-Broschüre Erfolgreich Arbeiten mit Illustratoren mit Abbildungen von illustrierten Produkten wie der Wintermädchen Tasche und der Celebrity Imposters Parfumverpackung von Iris Luckhaus

The Illustratoren Organisation just published a very helpful brochure that establishes some proven rules for a good collaboration between clients and illustrators and describes the basics of a flawless workflow. The brochure was conceptualized and designed by by Anja Nolte and can be ordered for free at the IO or downloaded as a PDF. I feel flattered that some of my work is printed in there!

Anthologie | Sedcard II for Illustratoren Organisation

IO-Sedcard 2011 mit Supergirl für SIX von Iris Luckhaus

I’ll take part in this years sedcard campaign by the Illustratoren Organsation again, in the advertising department. The card will be sent out by IO and also available at all the fairs, exhibitions and events the IO participates. On my card you can see one of my all-time favourites: the supergirl I developped, illustrated and designed as 11 colourful panels for the jewellery chain SIX in cooperation with Hochhaus agency. The Sixgirl is used in various ways, for advertising and decoration.

Anthology | “Illusive III” by Die Gestalten Verlag

Iris Luckhaus mit Lily Lux in Illusive III vom Gestalten Verlag

Today I received my copy of the Illusive III anthology by Die Gestalten Verlag, in which Lily Lux is featured on a beautiful page. Thanks a lot!

ILLUSIVE | CONTEMPORARY ILLUSTRATION PART III
DIE GESTALTEN VERLAG | R. KLANTEN & H. HELLIGE | HARDCOVER
24×30 CM | 340 P | ¤ 44,00 | $ 65,00 | £ 33,00 | 978-3-89955-191-4

“Illusive (…) continues to document the flourishing discipline of contemporary illustration. This definitive reference and veritable guide to the best in illustration today, presents an unparalleled collection of work showcasing nearly 200 world-class illustrators (…). The book addresses the inexhaustible possibilities of styles and techniques that are practiced today through the broad range of examples (…)”

Anthology | IO-Sketchbook “Meine Welt”

Handgezeichnetes und handgemaltes Selbstportrait Heimat von Iris Luckhaus bei der Arbeit im Büro in Wuppertal im IO-Skizzenbuch Meine Welt

My first all-handmade original drawing since 2004, for the sketchbook ‘Meine Welt’ (my world) by Illustratoren-Organisation. It was great, great fun and I had a hilarious weekend with the book… even though it was really heartbreaking to say goodbye and send it over to its next stop!

Anthology | “Illusive II” by Die Gestalten Verlag

Iris Luckhaus in Illusive II vom Die Gestalten Verlag

Today I received my copy of the Illusive II anthology by Die Gestalten Verlag, in which my girls are featured on a beautiful double page. Thanks a lot to Hendrik for the friendly support – and the awesome layout!

ILLUSIVE II | CONTEMPORARY ILLUSTRATION AND ITS CONTEXT
DIE GESTALTEN VERLAG | R. KLANTEN & H. HELLIGE | HARDCOVER
24×30 CM | 340 P | € 44,00 | $ 65,00 | £ 33,00 | 978-3-89955-250-8

“Illusive2 is a survey of current illustration from around the world (…) including personal work, fashion illustration and commercial projects, revealing a diversity that explains how the design discipline functions.”

(Deutsch) Jitter 01 | Magazin für Bildgestaltung

Iris Luckhaus' Visitenkarte im Jitter Magazin

Bald erscheint das neue Jitter-Magazin, an dem ich auch bei dieser Ausgabe wieder mitgearbeitet habe und in der meine Visitenkarte abgedruckt ist. Großartige und spannende Artikel – diesmal zum Schwerpunkt Zeichnung – in wunderschönem Layout, ich bin immer noch ganz begeistert. Kompliment an Andreas Rauth für die wunderbare Auswahl, einige sehr schöne, gehaltvolle Artikel und die ausserordentlich gelungene Umsetzung!

Fresh Feature + Interview with The Equator

Interview with The Equator      Interview with The Equator

I just took part in a very interesting study about if and how an artist’s environment and daily routines influence their creative work and ideas. Liat Harel, student at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, interviewed visual artists from all over the world about their daily routine, hobbies and habits – to study similarities and differences between them against variations in culture, environment and scenery.

Anthology | “Illustration Now!” by Taschen Verlag

Zeichnung von Iris Luckhaus mit Freundinnen, die im Sommer Urlaub am Meer machen und unterwegs auf einem Pfad durch die Dünen zum Picknick am Strand sind, in der Anthologie Illustration Now! vom Taschen Verlag

ILLUSTRATION NOW! | WIEDEMANN, JULIUS (ED) | TASCHEN VERLAG
FLEXICOVER| 196 x 249 MM (7.7×9.8 IN) | 544 PAGES
USD 39.99 | GBP 19.99 | EUR 29.99 | ISBN 3-8228-4033-5

“Drawing Power: The world’s hottest illustrators from A to Z (…) This comprehensive guide showcases 150 of today’s best commercial and editorial illustrators from over 50 countries. (…) Look no further for what works and who’s who in the world of illustration: it’s all here.”

Anthology | “Freistil II” by Hermann Schmidt Mainz

Freistil

FREISTIL II | BEST OF EUROPEAN COMMERCIAL ILLUSTRATION
HERMANN SCHMIDT VERLAG MAINZ | RABAN RUDDIGKEIT (ED)
544 PS | 17,4 x 24 CM | EUR 39,80 | ISBN 3-87439-670-3

“Freistil hat sich als Illustrations-Plattform etabliert, ständig auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen, neuen Talenten und Themen. Das neue Freistil präsentiert in edlem, weiß in weiß bestickten Leinen 218 Top-Illustratoren aus 12 europäischen Ländern mit ihren jüngsten Arbeiten und aktuellen Kontaktdaten. Freistil geht über die Grenzen des deutschsprachigen Raumes hinaus, weil Illustration keine Grenzen kennt. (…) Damit wird Freistil zum Nachschlagewerk für Art-Direktoren, zur Messlatte und Inspiration für Kreative und zur Trendstudie für [Frei-]Stilbeobachter.”