Category Archives: Anthology

Fresh Feature | 8 x “Best Portfolio” at Das Auge

Zeichnung eines alten Pärchens mit Dackel, das in einem roten VW Käfer Auto durch Paris fährt und den Eiffelturm und Invalides sieht, von Iris Luckhaus

Wir freuen uns sehr, dass Das Auge Werkschau heute unsere Lily Lux Magneten, Schautafeln, Sixgirl, Herzdame, Märchenmädchen sowie Emmy und Patty auf ihrer Startseite unter “Die besten Portfolios” zeigt! Dankeschön!

Feature | Catalogue »Modebilder – Kunstkleider«

Foto der Kollektion Jagdfieber von iris Luckhaus im Katalog zur Ausstellung "Modebilder – Kunstkleider" der Berlinischen Galerie, abgebildet zu einem Essay über die Lehrtätigkeit von Vievienne Westwood an der Universität der Künste Berlin, von Dr. Gundula Wolter

I am very happy about my specimen copy of the opulent catalog for the exhibition »Modebilder – Kunstkleider« at the Berlinischen Galerie, for which my former costume history lecturer Dr. Gundula Wolter wrote a very exciting article about Vivienne Westwood’s fashion class at the Berlin University of the Arts, and where I found unexpectedly many and full-page pictures of the huntresses from my diploma collection »Jagdfieber«, which I created there!

Hybrid Mask Press | ICOM Blog »Clothing the Pandemic«

Clothing the Pandemic Blog by ICOM International Committee for Museums and Collections of Costume, Fashion and Textile

Design historian Serena Newmark, whom I first met when she showed some beautiful Hybrid Masks on Twitter (#luckhausmask) and lateron introduced my pattern to the workshop »Clothing the Pandemic« by ICOM [International Committee for Museums and Collections of Costume, Fashion and Textile] as part of a lecture on the exchange of information between makers, has now written a great article about me and my Hybrid Mask for the ICOM blog!

Available | Discounts at Redbubble and Søciety6

Bedruckte Produkte mit Illustrationen, Schautafeln, Weihnachten, Infografiken und Mustern von Iris Luckhaus

My shops at Søciety6 [US] and RedBubble [EU/US], which I recently updated with new illustrations and infographics and which in addition to art prints, posters and cards also sell printed products like curtains, pillows, blankets, carpets, bed linen, mugs, trays, boards, wrapping paper, notebooks, stickers, jigsaw puzzles, magnets, cases, bags, shirts and a whole lot of other things, offer fabulous discounts again! On Redbubble, it is 20% to 60% with the code »WHYWAIT« until November 11th, and Søciety6 also offers 35% to 50% (without code) on a wide range of articles this week.

Hybrid Mask | Museum Workshop »Clothing the Pandemic«

Clothing the Pandemic Workshop by ICOM International Committee for Museums and Collections of Costume, Fashion and Textile

I first met Serena Newmark when she posted a beautiful Hybrid Beard Mask (aka #luckhausmask) on Twitter, and we chatted about her pretty skull fabric! Later, Serena asked me if I’d give her an interview about my experiences as a mask pattern maker, and she turned out to be a PhD candidate at FU Berlin with a profound – and super interesting – knowledge about 19th century Prussian furniture in Texas! I feel honoured that Serena will present my Hybrid Mask in a workshop, »Clothing the Pandemic«, by ICOM International Committee for Museums and Collections of Costume, Fashion and Textile, as part of her lecture about »The Creation of an Online Art and Design Reference Library: information seeking and sharing among mask makers«, which takes place online on June 23rd at 3:10 PM CET.

Feature | “Best Portfolio” x 8 at Das Auge

Vektorillustration für ein Märchen mit zwei Mädchen, Freundinnen wie Prinzessinnen, im Ballkleid, die voller Neugier hinter einen roten Vorhang spähen und Paris erblicken, von Iris Luckhaus

At first I thought I couldn’t trust my eyes, but Das Auge Werkschau is actually showing eight (!!!) of my project portfolios on their landing page as “Best Portfolios”! This is truly awesome, thank you very much!

Hybrid Mask Anniversary and Survey around the World

Optimized hybrid mask, makeshift mask, everyday mask, fabric mask, cloth mask, face mask or covering to sew yourself according to instructions, pattern and template, fits gaplessly and does not slip thanks to a reverse pleat for glasses wearer, nose wire, filter opening and side channels with drawstrings for ear loops or headties, by Iris Luckhaus

One year ago, I got really fed up with testing one poorly fitting mask pattern after the other, and decided to use what I’ve learnt to invent my own Hybrid Mask pattern. And my very first attempt fitted perfectly! In order to help others with similar problems, I published pattern and instructions in German on April 14th and in English on April 21st.

Available | Products via Søciety6 and Redbubble

Bedruckte Produkte mit Illustrationen, Schautafeln, Weihnachten, Infografiken und Mustern von Iris Luckhaus

I have recently equipped my shops at Søciety6 [US] and RedBubble [EU + US] with fresh illustrations, field guides, infographics, patterns and some winter specials – and I was amazed at all the new products there! In addition to prints, posters and postcards, there are now also printed furniture, curtains, pillows, blankets, carpets, bed linen, shower curtains, bath mats, coffee mugs, water bottles, trays, boards, wrapping paper, notebooks, stickers, magnets, cases, skins, bags, picnic blankets, shirts and much more – and some of them now with my designs!

Feature | Hybrid Mask Test at MaskeZeigen.de

Hybrid-Maske Mundmaske Behelfsmaske Alltagsmaske von Iris Luckhaus bei MaskeZeigen.de

I felt honoured when I discovered my hybrid mask had been tested by the fabulously useful portal MaskeZeigen.de, an initiative started at the German government’s hackathon #wirvsvirus, which I’ve been following from the start! This is what tester Birgit S. says (direct translation :)), who has both sewn the mask and taken those lovely pictures above:

»The author of the instructions is a professional. And you can tell. (…) The highlight of this mask is the seperate, backwards folded nose pleat, which also contains the nose wire (…). I was pleasantly surprised at how well the mask fits. In my opinion, the author’s plan to design a mask that “fits as tightly and seamlessly as possible on the nose, cheek and chin and does not slide up into the eyes or down the tip of the nose” worked out perfectly.

Anthology | Lily Lux Coloring Sheet at Malbogen

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

A couple of years ago, I created a colouring sheet for the wonderful Malbogen Blog, right after a storm almost stole my scarf and when Lily Lux was longing for new adventures The special thing about it is that it can not only be used for colouring in, but due to some open space, you can even draw your own ideas! Maybe coloring in, painting on, and making up your own little trip with the wind might help you feel a little less locked up at home. Have a good flight!

(Deutsch) Feature | 6 x “Best Portfolio” at Das Auge

Vektorillustration eines Pinup Mädchens als Modeschmuck verteilende Superheldin oder Supergirl Sixgirl für Werbung und Dekoration von SIX Accessories von Iris Luckhaus

Wir freuen uns sehr, dass Das Auge Werkschau heute unsere Lily Lux Magneten, Schautafeln, Sixgirl, Herzdame, Märchenmädchen sowie Emmy und Patty auf ihrer Startseite unter “Die besten Portfolios” zeigt! Dankeschön!

(Deutsch) Feature | Fairytale Girls at Das Auge

Vektorillustration für ein Märchen mit zwei Mädchen, Freundinnen wie Prinzessinnen, im Ballkleid, die voller Neugier hinter einen roten Vorhang spähen und Paris erblicken, von Iris Luckhaus

Ich freue mich von ganzem Herzen darüber, dass die sowieso schon wunderbare Das Auge Werkschau meine Märchenmädchen diese Woche auf ihrer Startseite unter “Die besten Portfolios” zeigt! Dankeschön!

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

(Deutsch) Fresh Feature | Triple “Best Portfolio”

Herzdame Spielkarte im Zeixs 52 Aces Pokerdeck von Iris Luckhaus

Wir freuen uns von Herzen darüber, dass Das Auge Werkschau unsere Lily Lux Magneten, meine Herzdame für das 52 Aces Reloaded Pokerdeck von Zeixs sowie mein Giraffenmädchen für Postkarten und Frühstücksbrettchen von EmpaTrain seit einer Woche auf ihrer Startseite unter der Rubrik “Die besten Portfolios” vorstellt! – Dankeschön!

(Deutsch) Fresh Feature | Lily Lux bei Das Auge

Lily Lux Kühlschrankmagnete, eine Anziehpuppe, Ankleidepuppe oder Modepuppe mit Magneten, von Iris Luckhaus

Wir freuen uns von Herzen darüber, dass Das Auge Werkschau unsere Lily Lux Kühlschrankmagneten heute ebenso auf ihrer Startseite wie auf Facebook unter “Die besten Portfolios” vorstellt! Dankeschön!

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!

Anthologies | All the IO Sedbooks on Issuu

Zeichnung von einem Mädchen beim Einkaufen im Supermarkt mit Einkaufswagen vor Regalen mit Produkten wie Thermoskannen, Picknickkörben, Cornflakes, Müslischalen, Kaffee, Meisenknödeln und Gebäck für Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus

The last two sedbooks by the Illustratoren Organisation IO e.V., in which I took part with some of my girls (Lily Lux, Maimädchen and Sixgirl) as well, are now available to flip through on Issuu!

Fresh Feature | Seascape at Creative Finder

Zeichnung mit Tusche und Collage von einem koketten Mädchen im Sturm an der Relings an Bord eines Ozeandampfers oder Schiffs auf See mit hohen Wellen als Seestück von Iris Luckhaus

I just discovered that the very awesome Creative Finder introduced my portfolio work a couple of days ago on their Facebook and Twitter accounts: “Chic female characters illustration by Iris Luckhaus” – thank you very much!

Fresh Feature | Mayfair at Design in Europe

Farbenfrohe Vektorillustration mit dem Portrait eines Mädchen Profil im Mai mit Blumen im roten Haar von Iris Luckhaus

“Iris Luckhaus is a freelance illustrator, stylist and designer, currently living in Wuppertal, Berlin and sometimes in Paris, and working for very different clients from all over the world.”

I am very happy about this nice feature in the awesome blog Design in Europe – Thank you very much!

Fresh Feature | Portfolio on Daily Inspiration

Vektorillustration für ein Märchen mit zwei Mädchen, Freundinnen wie Prinzessinnen, im Ballkleid, die voller Neugier hinter einen roten Vorhang spähen und Paris erblicken, von Iris Luckhaus

“Today it’s time to show you a selection of the works of Iris Luckhaus, a freelance illustrator, stylist and designer, based in Wuppertal and Berlin, Germany.”

I am really happy about this great looking, really big portfolio introduction, which is featuring lots of my own favourite illustrations, in the absolutely awesome blog Daily Inspiration – Dank ju wel, Houke!

Fresh Feature | Lily Lux at Little Chimp Society

Lily Lux Kühlschrankmagnete, eine Anziehpuppe, Ankleidepuppe oder Modepuppe mit Magneten, von Iris Luckhaus

“If you like your Paper Doll style work, Iris Luckhaus has a new website!”

We’re very happy that the wonderful Little Chimp Society, one of my favourite blogs since for very long time, introduces our Lily Lux fridge magnets on their Facebook page vorstellt! Dankeschön and thank you very much!

(Deutsch) Fresh Feature | Lily Lux bei Frau Lotte

Foto von Problemzonen im Buch Die wunderbare Welt der Lily Lux

“Es ist wahr: wer die Buchdeckel dieses schmalen Bandes aufschlägt, taucht tatsächlich ab in eine wunderbare Welt!”

Wir sind hingerissen von dieser liebevollen Vorstellung unserer beiden Bücher Die wunderbare Welt der Lily Lux (oben im Bild von Frau Lotte persönlich fotografiert) und Lily Lux Notizbuch bei Frau Lottes Wunderland – Dankeschön!

Exhibition | Goethe Institut Märchenwelten

Handzeichnung mit Ölkreide zum Märchen Sterntaler der Gebrüder Grimm

The touring exhibition “Märchenwelten” by the Goethe Institutes, which contains three of my Fairytale Girls, is still travellling the world – current dates and places can be found here – and the list is quite impressive!

Anthology | Lily, Sixgirl and Mayfair in IO Sedbook

Iris Luckhaus im IO Sedbook

Today, the freshly printed very first IO Sedbook by the Illustratoren Organisation arrived in my mailbox, and I’m on a double page filed under “Style und Fashion”!

(Deutsch) Fresh Feature | Lily Lux im Slanted Blog

Zeichnung von einem Mädchen, das im Hotelzimmer in Paris den Reiseführer wegwirft und ihre eigenen Sehenswürdigkeiten auf Zetteln auf einen Stadtplan klebt, für Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus

Heute erscheint ein sehr schöner Artikel über das Filu Archiv im Slanted Blog, und da wird unsere Lily Lux gezeigt… wir freuen uns sehr!

Anthology | Zeixs Cube “Illustration II”

Iris Luckhaus im Zeixs Cube Illustration

After receiving the Zeixs Cube “Poster Design II”, I found the “Illustration II” in my mailbox today – it contains splendid twelve(!!!) pages with my girls, some of them unpublished scenes from Lily Lux… Thank you very much, Marc!!!

Anthology | Zeixs Cube “Poster Design II”

Lily Lux Kinoposter im Zeixs Cube Posterdesign

Today, I found the stunningly beautiful Zeixs Cube “Poster Design II” in my mailbox – and there are eight(!!!) pages showing my work, including some so far unpublished illustrations from the wonderful world of Lily Lux, posters for made-up trademarks and events… many thanks to Marc, I am very happy about this book!!!

Anthology | My Mayfair Girl on IO Compliments Card

Maimädchen auf der IO Compliments Card

My Mayfair illustration is part of the new compliment card by the Illustratoren Organisation – and I feel very honoured!

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!

Lily Lux on the Cover of the new IO Image Brochure!

Lily Lux auf dem Umschlag der IO Broschüre

Right in time for the Frankfurt book fair in october, the new image brochure of the Illustratoren Organisation IO e.V. is published – with my Lily Lux (“Lily liebt es, zu finden” from the book “Die wunderbare Welt der Lily Lux”) on the cover!!! Thank you very much to Matthias Bender for the very nice collaboration!

Bettgeschichten | Signing, Exhibition & Reading!

Einladung zur Ausstellung der Bettgeschichten Anthologie

The “Frau Nachbarin” I drew for the erotic anthology “Bettgeschichten – Comics für Erwachsene” (Hrsg: Naomi Fearn und Reinhard Kleist at Zwerchfell Verlag) will be exhibited on September 22, 2012, as a part of “One Night Stand” at Modern Graphics (signing from 5 pm to 8 pm) and Galerie Knoth und Krüger (exhibition and reading starting at 9 pm) in Berlin!

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 | What a beautiful day…

Zeichnung von Iris Luckhaus mit Freundinnen, die im Sommer Urlaub am Meer machen und unterwegs zum Picknick am Strand sind, im Illustration Now Tageskalender vom Taschen Verlag

Taschen Illustration Now! Kalender 2012
Pad on plastic tray | 13 x 11 cm (5.1 x 4.3 in) | 640 pages
English | German | French | ISBN 978-3-8365-2937-2 | EUR 9.99

Anthology | Bettgeschichten by Zwerchfell Verlag

Zeichnung eines Pinups, das aufreizend am Fenster für den Nachbarn posiert, im Buch der Comic Anthologie Bettgeschichten mit Umschlag

The “Bettgeschichten – Comics für Erwachsene” (Hrsg: Naomi Fearn und Reinhard Kleist at Zwerchfell Verlag) have arrived in my mailbox today, including my spread with the Nachbarin – and this book makes me seriously blush… compliments to my collegues!!! They were a little far more daring than me…

Queen of Hearts for 52 Aces Reloaded | Printing

Bilder vom Druck der Herzdame (Queen of Hearts) Spielkarte für das 52 Aces Reloaded Pokerdeck für Zeixs

We’ve seen the first pictures of the “52 Aces Reloaded” poker deck by Zeixs – Books for Designers, for which I felt honoured to illustrate the Queen of Hearts, being printed! And there is an awesome print sheet that was raffled on Facebook!

Anthology | What a beautiful day…

Taschen Illustration Now Tear-Off Calendar

… because I discovered my girls again in Taschen’s “Illustration Now!” Calendar!

Taschen Illustration Now! Kalender 2012
Pad on plastic tray | 13 x 11 cm (5.1 x 4.3 in) | 640 pages
English | German | French | ISBN 978-3-8365-2937-2 | EUR 9.99

Bettgeschichten | Composition for the Neighbour

Making of Nachbarin für die Bettgeschichten Anthologie

The development of all the layers nested in windows and mirrors in the “Neighbour” scene I illustrated for the anthology “Bettgeschichten” (Zwerchfell Verlag) was terribly complicated, so it may deserve to be shown in detail as well.

Bettgeschichten | Posing for the Neighbour

Making of Nachbarin für die Bettgeschichten Anthologie

I’d like to show you another example of my work process – the development of the “Neighbour” I illustrated for the anthology “Bettgeschichten” (Zwerchfell Verlag).

Bettgeschichten | Furniture, Patterns and Details

Muster für Stoffe, Tapeten und Kleider für die Nachbarin für die Bettgeschichten Anthologie

A little excerpt from my archives – with patterns, furniture, clothes and details I developed for the “Neighbour” scene (in “Bettgeschichten”, Zwerchfell Verlag) scene.

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!

Exhibition | Goethe Institut Märchenwelten

Handzeichnung mit Marker und Aquarell zu den Märchen von Aschenbrödel und Sterntaler in der Märchenwelten Ausstellung des Goethe Instituts

Three of my fariytale girls I made a few years ago illustrating the tales “Cinderella” and “Star Thaler”, will be shown from November 29th as part of the travelling exhibition “Märchenwelten” about the stories by the Brother Grimm in Goethe Institutes all over the world!

Anthology | Zeixs Cube “Best Of Greeting Cards”

Schneemädchen Postkarte im Zeixs Cube Best of Greeting Cards

Today, I found the splendid Zeixs Cube “Best Of Greeting Cards” in my mailbox – and there are eight(!!!) pages printed with my girls, beneath others there is Lily Lux, the famous snow Miss, and many more… thank you so much, Marc und Sahba, this is gorgeous!!!

Lily Lux Geschenkanhänger Kärtchen im Zeixs Cube Best of Greeting Cards

Anthology | Lily Lux Colouring Sheet

Ausgemalter Malbogen mit Lily Lux an einem stürmischen Herbsttag beim Flug mit einem Lenkdrachen von Iris Luckhaus

My fall illustration for the marvellous Malbogen Blog, coloured in by myself (thanks to Photoshop tidier than possible with crayons, I admit!) and decorated with a flying kite (in Lily Lux’ favourite red), a curious swallow and a cloud. And now I’d really like to see what’s flying at the end of your thread!

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!

Preview of Colouring Page with Lily Lux and Storm

Fotostreifen mit Lily Lux im Herbst beim Drachensteigenlassen und Mitfliegen an einem stürmischen Tag

Sketches for Colouring Page with Lily Lux in Fall

Foto der Skizze von Lily Lux im Herbst beim Drachensteigenlassen und Mitfliegen an einem stürmischen Tag, mit der Anleitung für Flugdrachen oder Lenkdrachen aus dem Lily Lux Notizbuch

Anthology | Illustration Now! Tear-Off Calendar

Zeichnung von Iris Luckhaus mit Freundinnen, die im Sommer Urlaub am Meer machen und unterwegs zum Picknick am Strand sind, im Illustration Now Tageskalender vom Taschen Verlag

Today, I found my copies of the Taschen Illustration Now! Calendar 2012 in the mailbox… and flipped anxiously through all the 365 pages, to find two(!) of my girls on May 30th and August 14th – how great!

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, 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.”

Anthology Hugh! Winnetou with Lily Lux | Preview

Lily Lux Katzen Figürchen als Cowboy und Indianer – und natürlich Blutsbrüder!
Lily Lux kleine Püppchen als Indianerin oder Squaw mit Feder im Haar und Cowboy oder Cowgirl mit Stetson und Karohemd

We made a special page for Lily Lux, as usual with hundreds of details to discover! And this is just the preview, presented in tiny boxes… can you guess what the page is about?

Category Archives: Anthology

Fresh Feature | 8 x “Best Portfolio” at Das Auge

Zeichnung eines alten Pärchens mit Dackel, das in einem roten VW Käfer Auto durch Paris fährt und den Eiffelturm und Invalides sieht, von Iris Luckhaus

Wir freuen uns sehr, dass Das Auge Werkschau heute unsere Lily Lux Magneten, Schautafeln, Sixgirl, Herzdame, Märchenmädchen sowie Emmy und Patty auf ihrer Startseite unter “Die besten Portfolios” zeigt! Dankeschön!

Feature | Catalogue »Modebilder – Kunstkleider«

Foto der Kollektion Jagdfieber von iris Luckhaus im Katalog zur Ausstellung "Modebilder – Kunstkleider" der Berlinischen Galerie, abgebildet zu einem Essay über die Lehrtätigkeit von Vievienne Westwood an der Universität der Künste Berlin, von Dr. Gundula Wolter

I am very happy about my specimen copy of the opulent catalog for the exhibition »Modebilder – Kunstkleider« at the Berlinischen Galerie, for which my former costume history lecturer Dr. Gundula Wolter wrote a very exciting article about Vivienne Westwood’s fashion class at the Berlin University of the Arts, and where I found unexpectedly many and full-page pictures of the huntresses from my diploma collection »Jagdfieber«, which I created there!

Hybrid Mask Press | ICOM Blog »Clothing the Pandemic«

Clothing the Pandemic Blog by ICOM International Committee for Museums and Collections of Costume, Fashion and Textile

Design historian Serena Newmark, whom I first met when she showed some beautiful Hybrid Masks on Twitter (#luckhausmask) and lateron introduced my pattern to the workshop »Clothing the Pandemic« by ICOM [International Committee for Museums and Collections of Costume, Fashion and Textile] as part of a lecture on the exchange of information between makers, has now written a great article about me and my Hybrid Mask for the ICOM blog!

Available | Discounts at Redbubble and Søciety6

Bedruckte Produkte mit Illustrationen, Schautafeln, Weihnachten, Infografiken und Mustern von Iris Luckhaus

My shops at Søciety6 [US] and RedBubble [EU/US], which I recently updated with new illustrations and infographics and which in addition to art prints, posters and cards also sell printed products like curtains, pillows, blankets, carpets, bed linen, mugs, trays, boards, wrapping paper, notebooks, stickers, jigsaw puzzles, magnets, cases, bags, shirts and a whole lot of other things, offer fabulous discounts again! On Redbubble, it is 20% to 60% with the code »WHYWAIT« until November 11th, and Søciety6 also offers 35% to 50% (without code) on a wide range of articles this week.

Hybrid Mask | Museum Workshop »Clothing the Pandemic«

Clothing the Pandemic Workshop by ICOM International Committee for Museums and Collections of Costume, Fashion and Textile

I first met Serena Newmark when she posted a beautiful Hybrid Beard Mask (aka #luckhausmask) on Twitter, and we chatted about her pretty skull fabric! Later, Serena asked me if I’d give her an interview about my experiences as a mask pattern maker, and she turned out to be a PhD candidate at FU Berlin with a profound – and super interesting – knowledge about 19th century Prussian furniture in Texas! I feel honoured that Serena will present my Hybrid Mask in a workshop, »Clothing the Pandemic«, by ICOM International Committee for Museums and Collections of Costume, Fashion and Textile, as part of her lecture about »The Creation of an Online Art and Design Reference Library: information seeking and sharing among mask makers«, which takes place online on June 23rd at 3:10 PM CET.

Feature | “Best Portfolio” x 8 at Das Auge

Vektorillustration für ein Märchen mit zwei Mädchen, Freundinnen wie Prinzessinnen, im Ballkleid, die voller Neugier hinter einen roten Vorhang spähen und Paris erblicken, von Iris Luckhaus

At first I thought I couldn’t trust my eyes, but Das Auge Werkschau is actually showing eight (!!!) of my project portfolios on their landing page as “Best Portfolios”! This is truly awesome, thank you very much!

Hybrid Mask Anniversary and Survey around the World

Optimized hybrid mask, makeshift mask, everyday mask, fabric mask, cloth mask, face mask or covering to sew yourself according to instructions, pattern and template, fits gaplessly and does not slip thanks to a reverse pleat for glasses wearer, nose wire, filter opening and side channels with drawstrings for ear loops or headties, by Iris Luckhaus

One year ago, I got really fed up with testing one poorly fitting mask pattern after the other, and decided to use what I’ve learnt to invent my own Hybrid Mask pattern. And my very first attempt fitted perfectly! In order to help others with similar problems, I published pattern and instructions in German on April 14th and in English on April 21st.

Available | Products via Søciety6 and Redbubble

Bedruckte Produkte mit Illustrationen, Schautafeln, Weihnachten, Infografiken und Mustern von Iris Luckhaus

I have recently equipped my shops at Søciety6 [US] and RedBubble [EU + US] with fresh illustrations, field guides, infographics, patterns and some winter specials – and I was amazed at all the new products there! In addition to prints, posters and postcards, there are now also printed furniture, curtains, pillows, blankets, carpets, bed linen, shower curtains, bath mats, coffee mugs, water bottles, trays, boards, wrapping paper, notebooks, stickers, magnets, cases, skins, bags, picnic blankets, shirts and much more – and some of them now with my designs!

Feature | Hybrid Mask Test at MaskeZeigen.de

Hybrid-Maske Mundmaske Behelfsmaske Alltagsmaske von Iris Luckhaus bei MaskeZeigen.de

I felt honoured when I discovered my hybrid mask had been tested by the fabulously useful portal MaskeZeigen.de, an initiative started at the German government’s hackathon #wirvsvirus, which I’ve been following from the start! This is what tester Birgit S. says (direct translation :)), who has both sewn the mask and taken those lovely pictures above:

»The author of the instructions is a professional. And you can tell. (…) The highlight of this mask is the seperate, backwards folded nose pleat, which also contains the nose wire (…). I was pleasantly surprised at how well the mask fits. In my opinion, the author’s plan to design a mask that “fits as tightly and seamlessly as possible on the nose, cheek and chin and does not slide up into the eyes or down the tip of the nose” worked out perfectly.

Anthology | Lily Lux Coloring Sheet at Malbogen

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

A couple of years ago, I created a colouring sheet for the wonderful Malbogen Blog, right after a storm almost stole my scarf and when Lily Lux was longing for new adventures The special thing about it is that it can not only be used for colouring in, but due to some open space, you can even draw your own ideas! Maybe coloring in, painting on, and making up your own little trip with the wind might help you feel a little less locked up at home. Have a good flight!

(Deutsch) Feature | 6 x “Best Portfolio” at Das Auge

Vektorillustration eines Pinup Mädchens als Modeschmuck verteilende Superheldin oder Supergirl Sixgirl für Werbung und Dekoration von SIX Accessories von Iris Luckhaus

Wir freuen uns sehr, dass Das Auge Werkschau heute unsere Lily Lux Magneten, Schautafeln, Sixgirl, Herzdame, Märchenmädchen sowie Emmy und Patty auf ihrer Startseite unter “Die besten Portfolios” zeigt! Dankeschön!

(Deutsch) Feature | Fairytale Girls at Das Auge

Vektorillustration für ein Märchen mit zwei Mädchen, Freundinnen wie Prinzessinnen, im Ballkleid, die voller Neugier hinter einen roten Vorhang spähen und Paris erblicken, von Iris Luckhaus

Ich freue mich von ganzem Herzen darüber, dass die sowieso schon wunderbare Das Auge Werkschau meine Märchenmädchen diese Woche auf ihrer Startseite unter “Die besten Portfolios” zeigt! Dankeschön!

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

(Deutsch) Fresh Feature | Triple “Best Portfolio”

Herzdame Spielkarte im Zeixs 52 Aces Pokerdeck von Iris Luckhaus

Wir freuen uns von Herzen darüber, dass Das Auge Werkschau unsere Lily Lux Magneten, meine Herzdame für das 52 Aces Reloaded Pokerdeck von Zeixs sowie mein Giraffenmädchen für Postkarten und Frühstücksbrettchen von EmpaTrain seit einer Woche auf ihrer Startseite unter der Rubrik “Die besten Portfolios” vorstellt! – Dankeschön!

(Deutsch) Fresh Feature | Lily Lux bei Das Auge

Lily Lux Kühlschrankmagnete, eine Anziehpuppe, Ankleidepuppe oder Modepuppe mit Magneten, von Iris Luckhaus

Wir freuen uns von Herzen darüber, dass Das Auge Werkschau unsere Lily Lux Kühlschrankmagneten heute ebenso auf ihrer Startseite wie auf Facebook unter “Die besten Portfolios” vorstellt! Dankeschön!

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!

Anthologies | All the IO Sedbooks on Issuu

Zeichnung von einem Mädchen beim Einkaufen im Supermarkt mit Einkaufswagen vor Regalen mit Produkten wie Thermoskannen, Picknickkörben, Cornflakes, Müslischalen, Kaffee, Meisenknödeln und Gebäck für Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus

The last two sedbooks by the Illustratoren Organisation IO e.V., in which I took part with some of my girls (Lily Lux, Maimädchen and Sixgirl) as well, are now available to flip through on Issuu!

Fresh Feature | Seascape at Creative Finder

Zeichnung mit Tusche und Collage von einem koketten Mädchen im Sturm an der Relings an Bord eines Ozeandampfers oder Schiffs auf See mit hohen Wellen als Seestück von Iris Luckhaus

I just discovered that the very awesome Creative Finder introduced my portfolio work a couple of days ago on their Facebook and Twitter accounts: “Chic female characters illustration by Iris Luckhaus” – thank you very much!

Fresh Feature | Mayfair at Design in Europe

Farbenfrohe Vektorillustration mit dem Portrait eines Mädchen Profil im Mai mit Blumen im roten Haar von Iris Luckhaus

“Iris Luckhaus is a freelance illustrator, stylist and designer, currently living in Wuppertal, Berlin and sometimes in Paris, and working for very different clients from all over the world.”

I am very happy about this nice feature in the awesome blog Design in Europe – Thank you very much!

Fresh Feature | Portfolio on Daily Inspiration

Vektorillustration für ein Märchen mit zwei Mädchen, Freundinnen wie Prinzessinnen, im Ballkleid, die voller Neugier hinter einen roten Vorhang spähen und Paris erblicken, von Iris Luckhaus

“Today it’s time to show you a selection of the works of Iris Luckhaus, a freelance illustrator, stylist and designer, based in Wuppertal and Berlin, Germany.”

I am really happy about this great looking, really big portfolio introduction, which is featuring lots of my own favourite illustrations, in the absolutely awesome blog Daily Inspiration – Dank ju wel, Houke!

Fresh Feature | Lily Lux at Little Chimp Society

Lily Lux Kühlschrankmagnete, eine Anziehpuppe, Ankleidepuppe oder Modepuppe mit Magneten, von Iris Luckhaus

“If you like your Paper Doll style work, Iris Luckhaus has a new website!”

We’re very happy that the wonderful Little Chimp Society, one of my favourite blogs since for very long time, introduces our Lily Lux fridge magnets on their Facebook page vorstellt! Dankeschön and thank you very much!

(Deutsch) Fresh Feature | Lily Lux bei Frau Lotte

Foto von Problemzonen im Buch Die wunderbare Welt der Lily Lux

“Es ist wahr: wer die Buchdeckel dieses schmalen Bandes aufschlägt, taucht tatsächlich ab in eine wunderbare Welt!”

Wir sind hingerissen von dieser liebevollen Vorstellung unserer beiden Bücher Die wunderbare Welt der Lily Lux (oben im Bild von Frau Lotte persönlich fotografiert) und Lily Lux Notizbuch bei Frau Lottes Wunderland – Dankeschön!

Exhibition | Goethe Institut Märchenwelten

Handzeichnung mit Ölkreide zum Märchen Sterntaler der Gebrüder Grimm

The touring exhibition “Märchenwelten” by the Goethe Institutes, which contains three of my Fairytale Girls, is still travellling the world – current dates and places can be found here – and the list is quite impressive!

Anthology | Lily, Sixgirl and Mayfair in IO Sedbook

Iris Luckhaus im IO Sedbook

Today, the freshly printed very first IO Sedbook by the Illustratoren Organisation arrived in my mailbox, and I’m on a double page filed under “Style und Fashion”!

(Deutsch) Fresh Feature | Lily Lux im Slanted Blog

Zeichnung von einem Mädchen, das im Hotelzimmer in Paris den Reiseführer wegwirft und ihre eigenen Sehenswürdigkeiten auf Zetteln auf einen Stadtplan klebt, für Lily Lux von Iris Luckhaus

Heute erscheint ein sehr schöner Artikel über das Filu Archiv im Slanted Blog, und da wird unsere Lily Lux gezeigt… wir freuen uns sehr!

Anthology | Zeixs Cube “Illustration II”

Iris Luckhaus im Zeixs Cube Illustration

After receiving the Zeixs Cube “Poster Design II”, I found the “Illustration II” in my mailbox today – it contains splendid twelve(!!!) pages with my girls, some of them unpublished scenes from Lily Lux… Thank you very much, Marc!!!

Anthology | Zeixs Cube “Poster Design II”

Lily Lux Kinoposter im Zeixs Cube Posterdesign

Today, I found the stunningly beautiful Zeixs Cube “Poster Design II” in my mailbox – and there are eight(!!!) pages showing my work, including some so far unpublished illustrations from the wonderful world of Lily Lux, posters for made-up trademarks and events… many thanks to Marc, I am very happy about this book!!!

Anthology | My Mayfair Girl on IO Compliments Card

Maimädchen auf der IO Compliments Card

My Mayfair illustration is part of the new compliment card by the Illustratoren Organisation – and I feel very honoured!

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!

Lily Lux on the Cover of the new IO Image Brochure!

Lily Lux auf dem Umschlag der IO Broschüre

Right in time for the Frankfurt book fair in october, the new image brochure of the Illustratoren Organisation IO e.V. is published – with my Lily Lux (“Lily liebt es, zu finden” from the book “Die wunderbare Welt der Lily Lux”) on the cover!!! Thank you very much to Matthias Bender for the very nice collaboration!

Bettgeschichten | Signing, Exhibition & Reading!

Einladung zur Ausstellung der Bettgeschichten Anthologie

The “Frau Nachbarin” I drew for the erotic anthology “Bettgeschichten – Comics für Erwachsene” (Hrsg: Naomi Fearn und Reinhard Kleist at Zwerchfell Verlag) will be exhibited on September 22, 2012, as a part of “One Night Stand” at Modern Graphics (signing from 5 pm to 8 pm) and Galerie Knoth und Krüger (exhibition and reading starting at 9 pm) in Berlin!

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 | What a beautiful day…

Zeichnung von Iris Luckhaus mit Freundinnen, die im Sommer Urlaub am Meer machen und unterwegs zum Picknick am Strand sind, im Illustration Now Tageskalender vom Taschen Verlag

Taschen Illustration Now! Kalender 2012
Pad on plastic tray | 13 x 11 cm (5.1 x 4.3 in) | 640 pages
English | German | French | ISBN 978-3-8365-2937-2 | EUR 9.99

Anthology | Bettgeschichten by Zwerchfell Verlag

Zeichnung eines Pinups, das aufreizend am Fenster für den Nachbarn posiert, im Buch der Comic Anthologie Bettgeschichten mit Umschlag

The “Bettgeschichten – Comics für Erwachsene” (Hrsg: Naomi Fearn und Reinhard Kleist at Zwerchfell Verlag) have arrived in my mailbox today, including my spread with the Nachbarin – and this book makes me seriously blush… compliments to my collegues!!! They were a little far more daring than me…

Queen of Hearts for 52 Aces Reloaded | Printing

Bilder vom Druck der Herzdame (Queen of Hearts) Spielkarte für das 52 Aces Reloaded Pokerdeck für Zeixs

We’ve seen the first pictures of the “52 Aces Reloaded” poker deck by Zeixs – Books for Designers, for which I felt honoured to illustrate the Queen of Hearts, being printed! And there is an awesome print sheet that was raffled on Facebook!

Anthology | What a beautiful day…

Taschen Illustration Now Tear-Off Calendar

… because I discovered my girls again in Taschen’s “Illustration Now!” Calendar!

Taschen Illustration Now! Kalender 2012
Pad on plastic tray | 13 x 11 cm (5.1 x 4.3 in) | 640 pages
English | German | French | ISBN 978-3-8365-2937-2 | EUR 9.99

Bettgeschichten | Composition for the Neighbour

Making of Nachbarin für die Bettgeschichten Anthologie

The development of all the layers nested in windows and mirrors in the “Neighbour” scene I illustrated for the anthology “Bettgeschichten” (Zwerchfell Verlag) was terribly complicated, so it may deserve to be shown in detail as well.

Bettgeschichten | Posing for the Neighbour

Making of Nachbarin für die Bettgeschichten Anthologie

I’d like to show you another example of my work process – the development of the “Neighbour” I illustrated for the anthology “Bettgeschichten” (Zwerchfell Verlag).

Bettgeschichten | Furniture, Patterns and Details

Muster für Stoffe, Tapeten und Kleider für die Nachbarin für die Bettgeschichten Anthologie

A little excerpt from my archives – with patterns, furniture, clothes and details I developed for the “Neighbour” scene (in “Bettgeschichten”, Zwerchfell Verlag) scene.

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!

Exhibition | Goethe Institut Märchenwelten

Handzeichnung mit Marker und Aquarell zu den Märchen von Aschenbrödel und Sterntaler in der Märchenwelten Ausstellung des Goethe Instituts

Three of my fariytale girls I made a few years ago illustrating the tales “Cinderella” and “Star Thaler”, will be shown from November 29th as part of the travelling exhibition “Märchenwelten” about the stories by the Brother Grimm in Goethe Institutes all over the world!

Anthology | Zeixs Cube “Best Of Greeting Cards”

Schneemädchen Postkarte im Zeixs Cube Best of Greeting Cards

Today, I found the splendid Zeixs Cube “Best Of Greeting Cards” in my mailbox – and there are eight(!!!) pages printed with my girls, beneath others there is Lily Lux, the famous snow Miss, and many more… thank you so much, Marc und Sahba, this is gorgeous!!!

Lily Lux Geschenkanhänger Kärtchen im Zeixs Cube Best of Greeting Cards

Anthology | Lily Lux Colouring Sheet

Ausgemalter Malbogen mit Lily Lux an einem stürmischen Herbsttag beim Flug mit einem Lenkdrachen von Iris Luckhaus

My fall illustration for the marvellous Malbogen Blog, coloured in by myself (thanks to Photoshop tidier than possible with crayons, I admit!) and decorated with a flying kite (in Lily Lux’ favourite red), a curious swallow and a cloud. And now I’d really like to see what’s flying at the end of your thread!

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!

Preview of Colouring Page with Lily Lux and Storm

Fotostreifen mit Lily Lux im Herbst beim Drachensteigenlassen und Mitfliegen an einem stürmischen Tag

Sketches for Colouring Page with Lily Lux in Fall

Foto der Skizze von Lily Lux im Herbst beim Drachensteigenlassen und Mitfliegen an einem stürmischen Tag, mit der Anleitung für Flugdrachen oder Lenkdrachen aus dem Lily Lux Notizbuch

Anthology | Illustration Now! Tear-Off Calendar

Zeichnung von Iris Luckhaus mit Freundinnen, die im Sommer Urlaub am Meer machen und unterwegs zum Picknick am Strand sind, im Illustration Now Tageskalender vom Taschen Verlag

Today, I found my copies of the Taschen Illustration Now! Calendar 2012 in the mailbox… and flipped anxiously through all the 365 pages, to find two(!) of my girls on May 30th and August 14th – how great!

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, 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.”

Anthology Hugh! Winnetou with Lily Lux | Preview

Lily Lux Katzen Figürchen als Cowboy und Indianer – und natürlich Blutsbrüder!
Lily Lux kleine Püppchen als Indianerin oder Squaw mit Feder im Haar und Cowboy oder Cowgirl mit Stetson und Karohemd

We made a special page for Lily Lux, as usual with hundreds of details to discover! And this is just the preview, presented in tiny boxes… can you guess what the page is about?