Category Archives: Bichrome

DIY Instructions | Hybrid Mask Frame for Sewing or Stapling

Hybrid cloth frame, brace or fitter for respirators such as FFP2, FFP3, N95, KN95, medical, surgical or procedure masks, with reverse nose pleat for glasses wearers, channels with ear loops and head ties for a a gapless, fogfree and slipfree fit by Iris Luckhaus, to no-sew make or staple yourself with instructions, pattern and template

After the Hybrid Pleated Mask, Hybrid Custom Masks and the Hybrid Boxy Mask, I created a Hybrid Mask Frame – as an alternative for all those who cannot breathe well with Double Masks, yet don’t find a gaplessly fitting, slip-free respirator or surgical mask. Due to a reverse pleat, this Mask Frame fits perfectly – even without nose wire!

DIY Tutorial | Hybrid Boxy Mask Pictorial

Optimized, best, gapless, fog free and stay in place Luckhaus Hybrid Boxy Space Mask like 3D, Origami, Japanese or Octagon, cloth mask, face mask or face covering to sew or make with instructions, cutting pattern and templates, gapless and no fog for glasses wearers, non-slip and breathable thanks to a reverse fold or nose pleat, with nose piece or nose wire, pleats, filter opening and side channels or casings for ear loops or head ties by Iris Luckhaus

In addition to the illustrated instructions for sewing my brand new, not only gaplessly and slip-free fitting, but also very spacious Hybrid Boxy Mask, I have now created a highly detailed step-by-step picture tutorial for beginners!

DIY Instructions | Sewing a Hybrid Boxy Mask

Optimized, best, gapless, fog free and stay in place Luckhaus Hybrid Boxy Space Mask like 3D, Origami, Japanese or Octagon, cloth mask, face mask or face covering to sew or make with instructions, cutting pattern and templates, gapless and no fog for glasses wearers, non-slip and breathable thanks to a reverse fold or nose pleat, with nose piece or nose wire, pleats, filter opening and side channels or casings for ear loops or head ties by Iris Luckhaus

Now that I’ve gone through all the possibilities to customize my original Hybrid Mask for a wide range of face shapes, needs and preferences, I finally created a new cloth mask pattern with an open chin dart (or twisted pleat). Similar to 3D, Boxy, Origami, Japanese or Octagon shapes, which form a square box, the Hybrid Boxy Mask forms a triangular box which does not touch the mouth or nosetip and offers plenty of space for breathing, speaking or singing.

Art Prints | 20% November Discount at Posterlounge

Poster mit Illustrationen und Lernposter, Infografiken und Schautafeln zu Fingeralphabet, Knoten, Wasserkreislauf sowie zum Bestimmen von Bäumen, Blättern, Knospen, Trieben, Früchten, Nüssen, Tierspuren, Trittsiegeln und Vögeln von Iris Luckhaus bei der Posterlounge mit 20% Rabatt im November

For those who want to redecorate their walls in November or to buy their Christmas gifts early, I’m having a nice surprise: My Posterlounge shop has a discount code, »LUCKHAUS2021«, with amazing 20% savings available for the whole month, on all articels, such as posters, prints, wall stickers, canvas, wood, foam, aluminum or acrylic prints in formats from 13 x 18 cm (from € 6.95 5.56) over 30 x 40 cm (from 9.95 7.96) to 60 x 80 cm (from € 22.95 18.36)!

DIY Tutorial | Filter Frames for Cloth Masks

Tutorial for the Luckhaus Hybrid Pleated Mask with Filter Frames

Some maskers insert disposable filter materials (e.g. Filti) between the inner and outer layers of reusable cloth masks. For this reason, my Hybrid Mask has a filter opening! This offers the advantage of combining decent fit (through mask pattern) and filter efficiency (through disposable filters), but the disadvantage that filters are often complicated to insert, rarely cover the whole surface and easily slip. For me and my family, double masking, i.e. wearing FFP2 / KN95, surgical or self-stapled, same-pattern filter masks underneath, seems like a better option. Lately though, a lovely mask maker mentioned how complicated double masking is for kids, and I finally had an idea: Filter frames!

Note Books and Gym Bags for Stadtwildtiere

Notizhefte mit Fährten und Trittsiegeln für Stadtwildtiere von Iris Luckhaus und HiddenTracks

Together with tracker Stefanie Argow from HiddenTracks and Dr. Sarah Kiefer from Stadtwildtiere.de, the Citizen Science Project of the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW), I designed two notebooks and a gym bag, for their advertising and as an identification aid for wild animals whose tracks can be found in the city of Berlin.

Art Prints | 20% Discount at Posterlounge in November

Poster mit Illustrationen und Lernposter, Infografiken und Schautafeln zu Fingeralphabet, Knoten, Wasserkreislauf sowie zum Bestimmen von Bäumen, Blättern, Knospen, Trieben, Früchten, Nüssen, Tierspuren, Trittsiegeln und Vögeln von Iris Luckhaus bei der Posterlounge mit 20% Rabatt im November

For those who want to redecorate their walls in November or to buy their Christmas gifts early, I’m having a nice surprise: My Posterlounge shop has a discount code, »LUCKHAUS2020«, with amazing 20% savings available for the whole month, on all articels, such as posters, prints, wall stickers, canvas, wood, foam, aluminum or acrylic prints in formats from 13 x 18 cm (from € 6.95 5.56) over 30 x 40 cm (from 9.95 7.96) to 60 x 80 cm (from € 22.95 18.36)!

Published | »Spuren Lesen« by Argow and Fokken

Buch „Spuren Lesen – Geschichten, die uns die Spuren der Tiere erzählen“ von Ulrike Fokken und Stefanie Argow mit Illustrationen von Florian Frick und Grafiken von Iris Luckhaus zu Tierspuren und Trittsiegeln von Wolf, Fuchs, Marderhund, Katze, Rothirsch, Reh, Wildschwein, Dachs, Steinmarder, Fischotter, Waschbär, Feldhase, Biber, Nutria, Wanderratte, Igel, Eichhörnchen, Reiher, Kranich und Rabe

I am very happy to present an amazing new book here, for which I created the track illustrations in cooperation with the (co-) author and professional tracker Stefanie Argow. »Spuren lesen – Geschichten, die uns die Fährten der Tiere erzählen« tells in an exciting, instructive and often humorous way about the stories behind animal tracks.

Worksheet for Trackreading Classes

Arbeitsbogen Trittsiegelkunde mit Grafiken zu den Spuren von Fuchs, Katze, Dachs, Marder, Hase, Waschbär, Eichhörnchen, Igel, Reh und Wildschwein in Zusammenarbeit mit Stefanie Argow von Hidden Tracks

I have created a new work sheet for the classes of tracker Stefanie Argow, with whom I am continuously working on a detailed version of my animal tracks! They are already used by WWF, IZW and Posterlounge, and will soon be part of a book too! This year’s sheet shows wolf, fox, lynx, badger, marten, bear, rabbit, squirrel, deer and wild boar.

DIY Instructions | Customized Hybrid Face Masks

ptimierte Hybrid-Maske, Behelfsmaske, Alltagsmaske, Stoffmaske, Mund-Nase-Maske oder Mund-Nase-Bedeckung zum selber Nähen nach Anleitung, Schnittmuster und Schablone, passt lückenlos und rutscht nicht dank Rückwärtsfalte für Brillenträger, Nasenbügel, Filteröffnung und Tunnelzug für Ohrgummis oder Kopfbändel von Iris Luckhaus

Since I first published my pattern for sewing the Hybrid Cloth Mask, which fits gapless (even without nosepiece!) and reliably stays in place, I’ve been asked about adjustments for special shapes and needs. In this post, I introduce a selection of these customized Hybrid patterns, and every now and then (last March 8th, 2021), I add new ones!

Tips & Tricks | Mask Tying Techniques Infographic

Infographics about mask tying techniques, showing by the example of the hybrid cloth or fabric mask or face covering pattern several ways to fasten a community mask, cloth mask or fabric face mask with ear straps, elastics or head ties and knots, pony beards or cord stoppers and bun or ponytail, by Iris Luckhaus

If you take a closer look, there are so many ways to attach a face mask to your ears or head! After looking into masks in great detail over the past couple of weeks and having all these little sketches for mask tying techniques on my desk, I finally drew an infographic that shows all the different ways to tie a cloth mask with ear bands or head ties.

DIY Tutorial | Hybrid Cloth Mask Pictorial

Optimized, gapless, fog free and stay in place hybrid mask, makeshift mask, cloth mask, face mask or face covering for glasses, DIY self-sewing with instructions, pattern and template on fabric with nose wire or nose piece, filter opening and drawstring channel for ears loops and head ties by Iris Luckhaus

Since I first published pattern and instructions for my Hybrid Cloth Mask, which fits gapless yet roomy and reliably stays in place, I’ve been asked about making a detail tutorial for beginners and visual learners, but as a video needs at least 2-3 quiet days and a picture tutorial was possible to just make inbetween, I decided to go with that for now!

DIY Instructions | Sewing a Hybrid Cloth Mask

Optimized hybrid cloth mask, fabric mask, mouth-nose mask, face mask or face covering, gapless and fog-free for glasses, to sew DIY with instructions, pattern and template with nose piece or nose wire, filter opening and drawstring channel for ear loops or head ties by Iris Luckhaus

For my own production, I optimized the pattern and manufacture of the cloth mask, to make it fit gapless and fog-free around nose, cheeks and chin and reliably stay in place, so it doesn’t slide up the eyes or down the nose. Individual parts such as wire, filter and ties are very easy to replace, plus the mask is quick and simple to sew, wash and iron.

Tracker Quiz at Naturkundemuseum Berlin

Das Tierspuren-Quiz, das ich zusammen mit der Fährtenleserin Stefanie Argow für Stadtwildtiere.de, das Citizen Science Projekt des Leibniz-Instituts für Zoo- und Wildtierforschung, entwickelt habe, war am 24. Oktober beim Citizen Science Tag im Berliner Museum für Naturkunde zu Gast, und es wurde eifrig geraten und gespielt!

Art Prints | 20% Discount at Posterlounge in November

20% Rabatt im November auf Poster mit Illustrationen und Zeichnungen von Mädchen, Frauen, Mode, Winter, Weihnachten, Sommer und Urlaub, Schautafeln zu Naturkunde, Blattformen, Baumformen, Baumfrüchte, Baumknospen, Tierspuren, Vogelsilhouetten, Waldtiere, Wassertiere und sowie Infografiken mit nützlichen Knoten und Wasserkreislauf von Iris Luckhaus bei der Posterlounge!

For those who want to redecorate their walls in November or to buy their Christmas gifts early, I’m having a nice surprise: My Posterlounge shop has a discount code, »LUCKHAUS2019«, with amazing 20% savings available for the whole month, on all articels, such as posters, prints, wall stickers, canvas, wood, foam, aluminum or acrylic prints in formats from 13 x 18 cm (from € 6.95 5.56) over 30 x 40 cm (from 9.95 7.96) to 60 x 80 cm (from € 22.95 18.36)!

Art Print | Vampiress Carmilla

Vampirmädchen Carmilla beim Abendspaziergang über die Brücken von Paris, mit Fledermäusen und Regenhimmel, von Iris Luckhaus

This is Carmilla, who has been a vampiress for countless years (her unsuspecting friend used to say she has such an “old-fashioned face”…), walking through her quiet city rather early today, as the evening is so stormy and wonderfully gloomy… Carmilla is now available as an art print via Posterlounge! Happy Halloween! :)

Tracker Quiz for Stadtwildtiere at FEZ Berlin

Das Tierspuren-Quiz, das ich zusammen mit der Fährtenleserin Stefanie Argow für Stadtwildtiere.de, das Citizen Science Projekt des Leibniz-Instituts für Zoo- und Wildtierforschung, entwickelt habe, war am 28./29. September bei »Wissenschecker – Weltentdecker« im FEZ Berlin zu Gast, und es wurde eifrig geraten und gespielt!

Track Quiz for Stadtwildtiere.de with Hidden Tracks

Quiz für Kinder mit Tierspuren und Fährten von Igel, Waschbär, Wildschwein, Eichhörnchen und Fuchs, für Stadtwildtiere im IZW im BBIB, von Iris Luckhaus und Stefanie Argow

Along with tracker Stefanie Argow and Dr. Sarah Kiefer of Stadtwildtiere.de, the citizen science project for urban wildlife by Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW), I designed a quiz with the trails of Berlin wildlife! The game is aimed primarily at children and used for events. The premiere is next weekend at FEZ Berlin!

Art Prints | Identification Sheets with Tree Shoots

Graphic guide oder information graphics to identify and determine the shoots and buds of trees like apple, birch, beech, ash, buckeye, oak, alder, ash, beech, hazel, cherry, linden, poplar, plane, elm and willow in the winter.

The Niedersächsische Landesforsten (forest administration of Lower Saxony), for whose »Waldstück« magazine I’ve drawn shoots and buds of 16 common trees, allowed me to use my graphics freely – so I’ve set them up in my own retro school wall chart layout, and now they’re available at the Posterlounge (also via Amazon and eBay!).

Published | Tree Shoots in Waldstück Magazine

Lernposter, Schautafel oder Infografik zum Bestimmen der Knospen und Triebe heimischer Bäume wie Ahorn, Birke, Buche, Eberesche, Eiche, Erle, Esche, Hainbuche, Hasel, Kastanie, Kirsche, Linde, Pappel, Platane, Ulme und Weide auch im Winter erkennen und bestimmen lassen, für das Waldstück Magazin der Niedersächsischen Landesforsten

Today, I was very happy to receive my fresh specimens of the fall issue of »Waldstück«, the awesome free magazine by Niedersächsische Landesforsten! For a kid’s poster inside that magazine, I illustrated 16 tree shoots and buds, for tree identification in winter. On the poster, my graphics are accompanied by some interesting information. 

Art Prints | Identify Animal Tracks with Hidden Tracks

Together with professional track reader Stefanie Argow (Hidden Tracks), I’m currently working on an extended and more detailed version of my simplified animal tracks. So far, I’ve drawn tracks of front and hind foot, paw or hoof of beaver, badger, squirrel, rabbit, dog, cat, hedgehog, roe, fox, deer, marten, rat, racoon, wild boar and wolf.

The first poster of my very interesting cooperation with professional track reader Stefanie Argow (Hidden Tracks) is finished – and already available at the Posterlounge (also via Amazon and eBay) today!

Art Prints | Identification Sheets with Water Animals

A practical infographic sheet that helps you to identify, learn and remember the typical looks, marking and habit of animals that live in and by the water (fishes, reptilia and amphibia), such as fire salamander, grass frog, tree frog, yellow-bellied toad, pike, warty newt, river trout, mirror carp, common roach, wels catfish, crayfish, terrapin, ring snake and eel.

The Niedersächsische Landesforsten (forest administration of Lower Saxony), for whose »Waldstück« magazine I’ve drawn silhouette, marking and habit of 15 typical water animals, allowed me to use my graphics freely – so I’ve set them up in my wall chart layout, and now they’re available at the Posterlounge (also via Amazon and eBay!).

Trali trala, finally a Summer Break!

Zeichnung mit Tusche und Collage von einem Mädchen im Bikini beim Schwimmen und Tauchen im Meer als Seestück

We’re taking a little break for summer – and look forward to September, when we’ll continue fresh and rested, and when I can finally show you all the wonderful projects I’ve been working on but am not supposed to show yet!

Published | Water Animals in Waldstück Magazine

Heimische Wassertiere und wie Du sie erkennst mit Form, Zeichnung und Habitus von Salamander, Grasfrosch, Laubfrosch, Gelbbauchunke, Hecht, Kammmolch, Bachforelle, Spiegelkarpfen, Rotauge, Wels, Flusskrebs, Sumpfschildkröte, Ringelnatter und Aal; Fische, Reptilien und Amphibien, an und im Wasser im Waldstück-Magazin der Niedersächsischen Landesforste

Today, I was very happy to receive my fresh specimens of the summer issue of »Waldstück«, the free magazine by Niedersächsische Landesforsten! For a kid’s poster inside that magazine, I illustrated 16 well-known animals living in and by the water. On the poster, my graphics are accompanied by some really interesting information. 

Published | Bird Silhouettes for Friedrich Verlag

Vogelsilhouetten auf einem Arbeitsblatt zum Vogelflug in den Unterrichtsmaterialien Naturwissenschaften zum Thema Fliegen – Bewegung in der Luft vom Friedrich Verlag

I am very delighted to receive my specimen copies of the teaching materials for natural sciences (5th to 10th grade) by Friedrich Verlag about the exciting topic »Fliegen – Bewegung in der Luft« (Flying – Movement in the Air; Issue 2/19), which is featuring my bird silhouettes poster as part of a very interesting work sheet about bird flight! 

Worksheet for Trackreading Classes

Arbeitsbogen Trittsiegelkunde mit Grafiken zu den Spuren von Fuchs, Katze, Dachs, Marder, Hase, Waschbär, Eichhörnchen, Igel, Reh und Wildschwein in Zusammenarbeit mit Stefanie Argow von Hidden Tracks

For almost a year, I’m working with track reader Stefanie Argow, on an extended version of my animal tracks, which is already being used by WWF and IZW. For Steffis classes, I created a work sheet for Trittsiegelkunde (track science), featuring 10 species such as fox, cat, bagder, marten, rabbit, racoon, squirrel, hedgehog, deer and wild boar.

Art Prints | Identification Sheets with Forest Animals

A practical infographic sheet that helps you to easily identify, learn and remember typical looks, marking and habit of forest animals such as red fox, badger, stone marten, fish otter, raccoon, raccoon dog, fallow deer, roe deer, red deer, squirrel, dormouse, wood mouse, rabbit, hare, hedgehog and wild boar.

The Niedersächsische Landesforsten (forest administration of Lower Saxony), for whose »Waldstück« magazine I’ve recently drawn silhouette, marking and habit of 16 common forest animals, allowed me to use my graphics freely – so I have set them up in my wall chart layout, and they’re available at the Posterlounge (also via Amazon and eBay!).

Published | Forest Animals in Waldstück Magazine

Heimische Waldtiere und wie Du sie erkennst mit Form, Zeichnung und Habitus von red fox, badger, stone marten, fish otter, raccoon, raccoon dog, fallow deer, roe deer, red deer, squirrel, dormouse, wood mouse, rabbit, hare, hedgehog and wild boar im Waldstück-Magazin der Niedersächsischen Landesforste

Today, I was very happy to receive my fresh specimens of the winter issue of »Waldstück«, the free magazine by Niedersächsische Landesforsten! For a kid’s poster inside that magazine, I illustrated the 16 most common native forest animals species. My graphics are accompanied by photos and some really interesting information.

Published | Cat Tracks on WWF Junior

Trittsiegel Luchs bzw Katze auf WWF Junior in Zusammenarbeit mit Stefanie Argow von Iris Luckhaus

WWF Junior just published the article “War das eine Katze? Geh doch mal auf Spurensuche!” (“Was that a cat? Go out to read tracks!”) by professional trackreader Stefanie Argow – with one of the track illustrations she and I are creating in cooperation right now! Here, it’s the lynx, which can be mistaken for a cat or a lion, depending on its size.

Art Prints | Identification Sheets with Tree Fruits

Graphic guide oder information graphic chart to identify and determine the fruits, nuts, cones and seeds of trees and shrubs like alder, apple, ash, beech (nuts), birch, buckeye, buckthorn, cherry, chestnut, dogrose (rose-hips), elder (berries), elm, fir, hazel, holly, hornbeam, larch, linden (lime), locust, maple, oak (acorns), pine, plane, poplar, rowan, sloe, spruce, sycamore, walnut, willow or yew.

The Niedersächsischen Landesforsten (forest administration of Lower Saxony), with whom I recently have developed 30 graphics for tree fruits, nuts, cones and seeds, allowed me to use my illustrations freely – so I have now set them up in my own layout, and they’re already available at the Posterlounge (soon also via Amazon and eBay!).

Published | Tree Fruits in Waldstück Magazine

A practical infographic chart sheet that helps you to easily identify, learn and remember the fruits, nuts, cones and seeds of trees and shrubs like alder, apple, ash, beech, birch, buckeye, buckthorn, cherry, chestnut, dogrose (rose-hips), elder (berries), elm, fir, hazel, holly, hornbeam, larch, linden/lime, locust, maple, oak (acorns), pine (nuts), plane, poplar, rowan, sloe, spruce, sycamore, walnut, willow and yew im Waldstück-Magazin der Niedersächsischen Landesforste

Today, I was very happy to receive my fresh specimens of the fall issue of »Waldstück«, the free magazine by Niedersächsische Landesforsten! For a kid’s poster, I illustrated 30 tree fruits, with help from the specialists.

Work Sheet “Tracks of European Predators”

Arbeitsbogen Trittsiegel der Raubtiere Europas mit den Spuren von Hundeartigen wie Wolf, Dachs, Waschbär, Braunbär und Katzenartigen wie Luchs in Zusammenarbeit mit Stefanie Argow vo Hidden Tracks

For some months now, between other projects, I’m working on an extended and more detailed version of my animal traces – together with track reader Stefanie Argow! This co-operation is really exciting for me, and I learn a lot.

Art Prints | Happy Birthday, Posterlounge!

Poster mit Illustrationen von glücklichen, selbstbewussten Mädchen und Frauen sowie Infografiken zu Blattformen, Tierspuren und Vogelsilhouetten von Iris Luckhaus bei der Posterlounge

In August, the amazing Posterlounge is celebrating its 15th birthday! I’d like to wholeheartedly congratulate them, and I’m also happy to announce that all month long, there’s a 15% discount on everything (amongst many other posters, my own illustrations, infographics und life drawings!) with the code “HAPPY15”. Btw, I’m on board for 12 years :)

Art Prints | Identification Sheets with Tree Shapes

A practical infographic wal chart sheet that helps you to easily identify, learn and remember the typical shapes of 16 common European tree species, such as alder, apple, ash, beech, birch, chestnut, fir, juniper, larch, linde, maple, oak, pine, poplar, spruce, sycamore and willow

The Niedersächsischen Landesforsten (forest administration of Lower Saxony), with whom I recently have developed 16 graphics for the typical silhouettes of different trees, allowed me to use my illustrations freely – so I have now set them up in my own layout, and they’re already available at the Posterlounge (soon also via Amazon and eBay!).

Published | Trees in Waldstück Magazine

Heimische Bäume, Baumformen und Baumsilhouette von Ahorn, Apfel, Birke, Buche, Eiche, Erle, Fichte, Kiefer, Lärche, Linde, Pappel, Kastanie, Tanne, Wacholder und Weide im Waldstück-Magazin der Niedersächsischen Landesforste

Today, I am very happy to receive my fresh specimens of the summer issue of »Waldstück«, the free magazine by Niedersächsische Landesforsten! For a kid’s poster, I illustrated 15 typical trees, with help from the specialists. 

Summer cards crafted with dressup doll Gerti

DIY-Anziehpuppe "Gerti geht baden" für den Sommer

Via Instagram, I discovered lots of cards which DIY bloggers crafted with the stamp and die set “Gerti geht baden” (Gerti goes swimming) by Charlie & Paulchen – and some of them are so amazing, unique and full of stunning ideas that I just can’t stop looking, so I thought it would be nice to show them here and recommend those bloggers!

Summer for Dressup Doll »Gerti geht baden«

DIY Stempel und Stanzen für Anziehpuppe Gerti geht baden im Sommer mit Badeanzug, Badetasche, Bikini, Sonnenbrille und Peeptoes

Gerti, the DIY dressup doll I designed, styled and illustrated as stamps and dies for the online shop Charlie & Paulchen, just got her third set of clothes and accessories for the summer! The fresh set is called »Gerti geht baden« (Gerti takes a bath), and it contains everything you need for a lovely day full of fun by the sea or by the lake!

Art Prints | Posterlounge-Poster at Otto Versand

Poster mit Infografiken zur Bestimmung von Vögeln im Fluge, Blattformen und Tierspuren

My Infographic posters with Leaf Shapes, Animal Tracks, Bird Silhouettes, Useful Knots, Water Circulation and Finger Alphabet are now also available in Germany via the famous Otto Versand!

Finger Alphabet for Eltern Family in DB Mobil

My very simple two-handed Finger Alphabet has been part of the last April issue of the »Eltern Family« magazine – and now I am happy to announce that, thanks to a cooperation, it will also be presented on the online family pages of Deutsche Bahn, under the title »Geheimsprache als Zeitvertreib« (»Cipher Language as a Pastime«). Now I wonder if on my next train journey, I will see children using my grandmother’s very own hand alphabet?! 

Published | Animal Tracks for SZ Familie

Tierspuren für SZ Familie

I am looking forward to receive my specimen copies of the January edition of the magazine »SZ Familie«, which is being released today – and for their seperatable children’s part, I edited my 36 Common Animal Tracks!

Published | Animal Tracks in Waldstück Magazine

Poster mit den Spuren heimischer Tiere aus dem Wald wie Adler, Biber, Braunbär, Dachs, Eichhörnchen, Elch, Ente, Eule, Frettchen, Fuchs, Hase, Igel, Luchs, Marder, Maus, Otter, Ratte, Rebhuhn, Reh, Reiher, Rotwild, Schwein, Waschbär, Wiesel oder Wolf im Waldstück Magazin der Niedersächischen Landesforste, zum Erkennen und Bestimmen für Kinder und Erwachsene

I am very happy about my specimens of the winter issue of »Waldstück«, the great free magazine by Niedersächsische Landesforste! I reworked the 25 living-the-wild ones of my 36 Animal Tracks for a children’s poster, which contains not only the tracks, but also lots of interesting information and stories about each of them.

Cards and Tags with our Santa Stamps and Dies

DIY Stempel und Stanzen zum Basteln von Karten und Geschenkanhängern mit Nikolaus, Weihnachtsmann und Santa

Via Instagram, I discovered cards and gift tags which bloggers crafted with the stamp and die set “Nikolausbande” by Charlie & Paulchen – and those are so amazing and full of stunning ideas that I really have to show them here!

Santa Card Crafting Set of Dies and Stamps

DIY Stempel und Stanzen zum Basteln von Karten und Geschenkanhängern mit Nikolaus, Weihnachtsmann und Santa

For Charlie & Paulchen, I already designed, styled and illustrated Gerti, the craftable dressup doll, and some seasonal outfits for her – and now, there are three cute little Santas for christmas cards and gift tags following! This gang of Santas is also produced as stamps and dies, which can be used on their own or in combination with each other.

Winter cards crafted with dressup doll Gerti

Gerti feiert Weihnachten

Via Instagram, I discovered lots of cards which DIY bloggers crafted with the stamp and die set “Gerti feiert Weihnachten” (Gerti celebrates Christmas) by Charlie & Paulchen – and many of them are so amazing, unique and full of stunning ideas that I just can’t stop looking at them, and that I really have to show them here!

Winter for Dressup Doll “Gerti feiert Weihnachten”

DIY Stempel und Stanzen für Anziehpuppe Gerti im Winter mit Schlitten, Schlittschuhen und Eichhörnchen, Engel, Flügeln und Geschenken zur Weihnacht

Gerti, the DIY dressup doll I designed, styled and illustrated as stamps and dies for the online shop Charlie & Paulchen, just got new clothes and accessories for the winter! The fresh set is called “Gerti feiert Weihnachten” (Gerti celebrates Christmas) and contains elements of winter, snow sports and christmas, so Gerti is ready for many winter joys!

Fall cards crafted with dressup doll Gerti

The most amazing fall cards crafted with dressup doll Gerti

Via Instagram, I discovered lots of cards which DIY bloggers crafted with the stamp and die set “Gerti geht Gassi” (Gerti walks the dog) by Charlie & Paulchen – and many of them are so amazing, unique and full of stunning ideas that I just can’t stop looking at them, and that I really have to show them here!

Now Available | DIY-Dressup Doll “Gerti geht Gassi”

DIY Stempel und Stanzen für Anziehpuppe Gerti geht Gassi im Herbst

For Charlie & Paulchen, an online shop for finest German stamps and dies, I designed the DIY dressup doll Gerti, as well as some seasonal outfits for her! With stamps, dies and various materials, Gerti can be crafted onto cards. 

Published | Leaves in Waldstück Magazine

Blattformen im Waldstück-Magazin der Niedersächsischen Landesforste

I am very happy about my fresh specimens of the fall issue of »Waldstück«, the very awesome free magazine by Niedersächsische Landesforste! I reworked my 25 Common Leaf Shapes for a large children’s poster which contains not only the leaves, but also lots of interesting information and little stories about each of them.

Feature | Wortschätzchen im VAG Facetten Magazin

Wortschätzchen im VAG Facetten Magazin

»Warum fahren wir eigentlich gerne „ins Blaue“? Wieso hat unser Chef gelegentlich „eine Meise“? Und weshalb feiern wir auch mal „bis in die Puppen“? (…) Illustriert wurde das Buch von Iris Luckhaus mit liebevollen Grafiken im Sixties-Stil. Ein Grund mehr, sich nicht nur in die deutsche Sprache zu verlieben, sondern auch in dieses Buch.«

Just Published | »Du hast das Wort, Schätzchen!«

Umschlagmotiv für Du hast das Wort, Schätzchen! 100 charmante Geschichten rund um die Sprache im Duden Verlag von Rita Mielke mit Illustrationen im Sixties-Stil von Iris Luckhaus

I’m happy to announce that Rita Mielke’s book »Du hast das Wort, Schätzchen!« (»You have the word, darling!«) with 100 stories around the German language, which I recently illustrated for Duden Verlag, is finally available in bookstores!! Also, my specimens have arrived, and they look – and smell! – absolutely awesome!

Feature | »Du hast das Wort, Schätzchen!«

Wortschätzchen bei Fräulein Nullzwo

We’re delighted to see the first picture of the book »Du hast das Wort, Schätzchen! – 100 charmante Geschichten rund um die Sprache«, which I discovered today at Fräulein Nullpunktzwo. Thank you very much for the tag, Susanne!

Published | Finger Alphabet in Eltern Family

Fingeralphabet im Eltern Family Magazin

I just received my voucher specimens for the april issue of the German »Eltern Family« magazine, for which I reworked my two-handed Finger Alphabet, and I am very happy to see it turned out real nice!

Art Prints | Vampire Girl Carmilla

Vampirmädchen Carmilla beim Abendspaziergang über die Brücken von Paris, mit Fledermäusen und Regenhimmel, von Iris Luckhaus

I enjoy my inbetween drawings so much right now that I’d really like to steal time for them more frequently! – This is Carmilla, who became a vampiress long ago (her unsuspecting friend used to say she has such an “old-fashioned face”), walking through the city rather early, as the evening is so stormy, rainy and wonderfully gloomy.

Art Prints | Seascape IV (Jackknife)

Zeichnung mit Tusche und Collage von einem Mädchen im Bikini beim Schwimmen und Tauchen im Meer als Seestück

Inbetween, and with quite some longing for summer warmth and vacations, I complemented my monochromous “Seascape” series with a jackknife into the ocean, and soon this will be availbale as an artprint!

Available | Smaller Artprints via Posterlounge

Posterserien von Iris Luckhaus bei der Posterlounge

My illustration and infographic art prints in portrait and landscape format are now, after several requests, also available in 30×40 cm (for € 9,90) at the Posterlounge (also via Amazon) – because thanks to the amazing Lydia, I managed to trick the mysterious algorythm which is responsible for generating those smaller formats!

Two-handed Finger Alphabet for Eltern Family

Fingeralphabet für Eltern Family

For the april issue of the German »Eltern Family« magazine, I reworked my two-handed Finger Alphabet – and I am very happy that now, even more children and grown-ups can learn, use and enjoy it!

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

Art Prints | Seascape I (Seaview) Edit

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

Inbetween, I carefully reworked the very first, stormy scene from my “Seascape” series – and soon, the fashionista on an ocean liner will be available as an artprint, next to the other parts of that series!

First Preview | »Du hast das Wort, Schätzchen!«

Illustration für Du hast das Wort, Schätzchen! 100 charmante Geschichten rund um die Sprache im Duden Verlag von Iris Luckhaus

I am pleased to finally anounce a book I illustrated for Duden Verlag, a publisher which is famous for its dictionary of the German language, the »Duden«, as the predominant resource for German orthography, but also publishes other books with language-related topics. For Rita Mielke’s »Du hast das Wort, Schätzchen!« (»You have the word, darling!«), which tells 100 exciting and often surprising stories around the German language in a smart, warm and humorous way, I worked in a new, bichrome and simplified style, to resemble book illustrations of the Sixties.

Preview | Wortschätzchen for Duden Verlag

Vorschau für Du hast das Wort, Schätzchen! 100 charmante Geschichten rund um die Sprache im Duden Verlag

The spring preview by Duden Verlag is online – and I am very much looking forward to soon announce a truly great, informative and exciting book I illustrated a couple of months ago!

Category Archives: Bichrome

DIY Instructions | Hybrid Mask Frame for Sewing or Stapling

Hybrid cloth frame, brace or fitter for respirators such as FFP2, FFP3, N95, KN95, medical, surgical or procedure masks, with reverse nose pleat for glasses wearers, channels with ear loops and head ties for a a gapless, fogfree and slipfree fit by Iris Luckhaus, to no-sew make or staple yourself with instructions, pattern and template

After the Hybrid Pleated Mask, Hybrid Custom Masks and the Hybrid Boxy Mask, I created a Hybrid Mask Frame – as an alternative for all those who cannot breathe well with Double Masks, yet don’t find a gaplessly fitting, slip-free respirator or surgical mask. Due to a reverse pleat, this Mask Frame fits perfectly – even without nose wire!

DIY Tutorial | Hybrid Boxy Mask Pictorial

Optimized, best, gapless, fog free and stay in place Luckhaus Hybrid Boxy Space Mask like 3D, Origami, Japanese or Octagon, cloth mask, face mask or face covering to sew or make with instructions, cutting pattern and templates, gapless and no fog for glasses wearers, non-slip and breathable thanks to a reverse fold or nose pleat, with nose piece or nose wire, pleats, filter opening and side channels or casings for ear loops or head ties by Iris Luckhaus

In addition to the illustrated instructions for sewing my brand new, not only gaplessly and slip-free fitting, but also very spacious Hybrid Boxy Mask, I have now created a highly detailed step-by-step picture tutorial for beginners!

DIY Instructions | Sewing a Hybrid Boxy Mask

Optimized, best, gapless, fog free and stay in place Luckhaus Hybrid Boxy Space Mask like 3D, Origami, Japanese or Octagon, cloth mask, face mask or face covering to sew or make with instructions, cutting pattern and templates, gapless and no fog for glasses wearers, non-slip and breathable thanks to a reverse fold or nose pleat, with nose piece or nose wire, pleats, filter opening and side channels or casings for ear loops or head ties by Iris Luckhaus

Now that I’ve gone through all the possibilities to customize my original Hybrid Mask for a wide range of face shapes, needs and preferences, I finally created a new cloth mask pattern with an open chin dart (or twisted pleat). Similar to 3D, Boxy, Origami, Japanese or Octagon shapes, which form a square box, the Hybrid Boxy Mask forms a triangular box which does not touch the mouth or nosetip and offers plenty of space for breathing, speaking or singing.

Art Prints | 20% November Discount at Posterlounge

Poster mit Illustrationen und Lernposter, Infografiken und Schautafeln zu Fingeralphabet, Knoten, Wasserkreislauf sowie zum Bestimmen von Bäumen, Blättern, Knospen, Trieben, Früchten, Nüssen, Tierspuren, Trittsiegeln und Vögeln von Iris Luckhaus bei der Posterlounge mit 20% Rabatt im November

For those who want to redecorate their walls in November or to buy their Christmas gifts early, I’m having a nice surprise: My Posterlounge shop has a discount code, »LUCKHAUS2021«, with amazing 20% savings available for the whole month, on all articels, such as posters, prints, wall stickers, canvas, wood, foam, aluminum or acrylic prints in formats from 13 x 18 cm (from € 6.95 5.56) over 30 x 40 cm (from 9.95 7.96) to 60 x 80 cm (from € 22.95 18.36)!

DIY Tutorial | Filter Frames for Cloth Masks

Tutorial for the Luckhaus Hybrid Pleated Mask with Filter Frames

Some maskers insert disposable filter materials (e.g. Filti) between the inner and outer layers of reusable cloth masks. For this reason, my Hybrid Mask has a filter opening! This offers the advantage of combining decent fit (through mask pattern) and filter efficiency (through disposable filters), but the disadvantage that filters are often complicated to insert, rarely cover the whole surface and easily slip. For me and my family, double masking, i.e. wearing FFP2 / KN95, surgical or self-stapled, same-pattern filter masks underneath, seems like a better option. Lately though, a lovely mask maker mentioned how complicated double masking is for kids, and I finally had an idea: Filter frames!

Note Books and Gym Bags for Stadtwildtiere

Notizhefte mit Fährten und Trittsiegeln für Stadtwildtiere von Iris Luckhaus und HiddenTracks

Together with tracker Stefanie Argow from HiddenTracks and Dr. Sarah Kiefer from Stadtwildtiere.de, the Citizen Science Project of the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW), I designed two notebooks and a gym bag, for their advertising and as an identification aid for wild animals whose tracks can be found in the city of Berlin.

Art Prints | 20% Discount at Posterlounge in November

Poster mit Illustrationen und Lernposter, Infografiken und Schautafeln zu Fingeralphabet, Knoten, Wasserkreislauf sowie zum Bestimmen von Bäumen, Blättern, Knospen, Trieben, Früchten, Nüssen, Tierspuren, Trittsiegeln und Vögeln von Iris Luckhaus bei der Posterlounge mit 20% Rabatt im November

For those who want to redecorate their walls in November or to buy their Christmas gifts early, I’m having a nice surprise: My Posterlounge shop has a discount code, »LUCKHAUS2020«, with amazing 20% savings available for the whole month, on all articels, such as posters, prints, wall stickers, canvas, wood, foam, aluminum or acrylic prints in formats from 13 x 18 cm (from € 6.95 5.56) over 30 x 40 cm (from 9.95 7.96) to 60 x 80 cm (from € 22.95 18.36)!

Published | »Spuren Lesen« by Argow and Fokken

Buch „Spuren Lesen – Geschichten, die uns die Spuren der Tiere erzählen“ von Ulrike Fokken und Stefanie Argow mit Illustrationen von Florian Frick und Grafiken von Iris Luckhaus zu Tierspuren und Trittsiegeln von Wolf, Fuchs, Marderhund, Katze, Rothirsch, Reh, Wildschwein, Dachs, Steinmarder, Fischotter, Waschbär, Feldhase, Biber, Nutria, Wanderratte, Igel, Eichhörnchen, Reiher, Kranich und Rabe

I am very happy to present an amazing new book here, for which I created the track illustrations in cooperation with the (co-) author and professional tracker Stefanie Argow. »Spuren lesen – Geschichten, die uns die Fährten der Tiere erzählen« tells in an exciting, instructive and often humorous way about the stories behind animal tracks.

Worksheet for Trackreading Classes

Arbeitsbogen Trittsiegelkunde mit Grafiken zu den Spuren von Fuchs, Katze, Dachs, Marder, Hase, Waschbär, Eichhörnchen, Igel, Reh und Wildschwein in Zusammenarbeit mit Stefanie Argow von Hidden Tracks

I have created a new work sheet for the classes of tracker Stefanie Argow, with whom I am continuously working on a detailed version of my animal tracks! They are already used by WWF, IZW and Posterlounge, and will soon be part of a book too! This year’s sheet shows wolf, fox, lynx, badger, marten, bear, rabbit, squirrel, deer and wild boar.

DIY Instructions | Customized Hybrid Face Masks

ptimierte Hybrid-Maske, Behelfsmaske, Alltagsmaske, Stoffmaske, Mund-Nase-Maske oder Mund-Nase-Bedeckung zum selber Nähen nach Anleitung, Schnittmuster und Schablone, passt lückenlos und rutscht nicht dank Rückwärtsfalte für Brillenträger, Nasenbügel, Filteröffnung und Tunnelzug für Ohrgummis oder Kopfbändel von Iris Luckhaus

Since I first published my pattern for sewing the Hybrid Cloth Mask, which fits gapless (even without nosepiece!) and reliably stays in place, I’ve been asked about adjustments for special shapes and needs. In this post, I introduce a selection of these customized Hybrid patterns, and every now and then (last March 8th, 2021), I add new ones!

Tips & Tricks | Mask Tying Techniques Infographic

Infographics about mask tying techniques, showing by the example of the hybrid cloth or fabric mask or face covering pattern several ways to fasten a community mask, cloth mask or fabric face mask with ear straps, elastics or head ties and knots, pony beards or cord stoppers and bun or ponytail, by Iris Luckhaus

If you take a closer look, there are so many ways to attach a face mask to your ears or head! After looking into masks in great detail over the past couple of weeks and having all these little sketches for mask tying techniques on my desk, I finally drew an infographic that shows all the different ways to tie a cloth mask with ear bands or head ties.

DIY Tutorial | Hybrid Cloth Mask Pictorial

Optimized, gapless, fog free and stay in place hybrid mask, makeshift mask, cloth mask, face mask or face covering for glasses, DIY self-sewing with instructions, pattern and template on fabric with nose wire or nose piece, filter opening and drawstring channel for ears loops and head ties by Iris Luckhaus

Since I first published pattern and instructions for my Hybrid Cloth Mask, which fits gapless yet roomy and reliably stays in place, I’ve been asked about making a detail tutorial for beginners and visual learners, but as a video needs at least 2-3 quiet days and a picture tutorial was possible to just make inbetween, I decided to go with that for now!

DIY Instructions | Sewing a Hybrid Cloth Mask

Optimized hybrid cloth mask, fabric mask, mouth-nose mask, face mask or face covering, gapless and fog-free for glasses, to sew DIY with instructions, pattern and template with nose piece or nose wire, filter opening and drawstring channel for ear loops or head ties by Iris Luckhaus

For my own production, I optimized the pattern and manufacture of the cloth mask, to make it fit gapless and fog-free around nose, cheeks and chin and reliably stay in place, so it doesn’t slide up the eyes or down the nose. Individual parts such as wire, filter and ties are very easy to replace, plus the mask is quick and simple to sew, wash and iron.

Tracker Quiz at Naturkundemuseum Berlin

Das Tierspuren-Quiz, das ich zusammen mit der Fährtenleserin Stefanie Argow für Stadtwildtiere.de, das Citizen Science Projekt des Leibniz-Instituts für Zoo- und Wildtierforschung, entwickelt habe, war am 24. Oktober beim Citizen Science Tag im Berliner Museum für Naturkunde zu Gast, und es wurde eifrig geraten und gespielt!

Art Prints | 20% Discount at Posterlounge in November

20% Rabatt im November auf Poster mit Illustrationen und Zeichnungen von Mädchen, Frauen, Mode, Winter, Weihnachten, Sommer und Urlaub, Schautafeln zu Naturkunde, Blattformen, Baumformen, Baumfrüchte, Baumknospen, Tierspuren, Vogelsilhouetten, Waldtiere, Wassertiere und sowie Infografiken mit nützlichen Knoten und Wasserkreislauf von Iris Luckhaus bei der Posterlounge!

For those who want to redecorate their walls in November or to buy their Christmas gifts early, I’m having a nice surprise: My Posterlounge shop has a discount code, »LUCKHAUS2019«, with amazing 20% savings available for the whole month, on all articels, such as posters, prints, wall stickers, canvas, wood, foam, aluminum or acrylic prints in formats from 13 x 18 cm (from € 6.95 5.56) over 30 x 40 cm (from 9.95 7.96) to 60 x 80 cm (from € 22.95 18.36)!

Art Print | Vampiress Carmilla

Vampirmädchen Carmilla beim Abendspaziergang über die Brücken von Paris, mit Fledermäusen und Regenhimmel, von Iris Luckhaus

This is Carmilla, who has been a vampiress for countless years (her unsuspecting friend used to say she has such an “old-fashioned face”…), walking through her quiet city rather early today, as the evening is so stormy and wonderfully gloomy… Carmilla is now available as an art print via Posterlounge! Happy Halloween! :)

Tracker Quiz for Stadtwildtiere at FEZ Berlin

Das Tierspuren-Quiz, das ich zusammen mit der Fährtenleserin Stefanie Argow für Stadtwildtiere.de, das Citizen Science Projekt des Leibniz-Instituts für Zoo- und Wildtierforschung, entwickelt habe, war am 28./29. September bei »Wissenschecker – Weltentdecker« im FEZ Berlin zu Gast, und es wurde eifrig geraten und gespielt!

Track Quiz for Stadtwildtiere.de with Hidden Tracks

Quiz für Kinder mit Tierspuren und Fährten von Igel, Waschbär, Wildschwein, Eichhörnchen und Fuchs, für Stadtwildtiere im IZW im BBIB, von Iris Luckhaus und Stefanie Argow

Along with tracker Stefanie Argow and Dr. Sarah Kiefer of Stadtwildtiere.de, the citizen science project for urban wildlife by Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW), I designed a quiz with the trails of Berlin wildlife! The game is aimed primarily at children and used for events. The premiere is next weekend at FEZ Berlin!

Art Prints | Identification Sheets with Tree Shoots

Graphic guide oder information graphics to identify and determine the shoots and buds of trees like apple, birch, beech, ash, buckeye, oak, alder, ash, beech, hazel, cherry, linden, poplar, plane, elm and willow in the winter.

The Niedersächsische Landesforsten (forest administration of Lower Saxony), for whose »Waldstück« magazine I’ve drawn shoots and buds of 16 common trees, allowed me to use my graphics freely – so I’ve set them up in my own retro school wall chart layout, and now they’re available at the Posterlounge (also via Amazon and eBay!).

Published | Tree Shoots in Waldstück Magazine

Lernposter, Schautafel oder Infografik zum Bestimmen der Knospen und Triebe heimischer Bäume wie Ahorn, Birke, Buche, Eberesche, Eiche, Erle, Esche, Hainbuche, Hasel, Kastanie, Kirsche, Linde, Pappel, Platane, Ulme und Weide auch im Winter erkennen und bestimmen lassen, für das Waldstück Magazin der Niedersächsischen Landesforsten

Today, I was very happy to receive my fresh specimens of the fall issue of »Waldstück«, the awesome free magazine by Niedersächsische Landesforsten! For a kid’s poster inside that magazine, I illustrated 16 tree shoots and buds, for tree identification in winter. On the poster, my graphics are accompanied by some interesting information. 

Art Prints | Identify Animal Tracks with Hidden Tracks

Together with professional track reader Stefanie Argow (Hidden Tracks), I’m currently working on an extended and more detailed version of my simplified animal tracks. So far, I’ve drawn tracks of front and hind foot, paw or hoof of beaver, badger, squirrel, rabbit, dog, cat, hedgehog, roe, fox, deer, marten, rat, racoon, wild boar and wolf.

The first poster of my very interesting cooperation with professional track reader Stefanie Argow (Hidden Tracks) is finished – and already available at the Posterlounge (also via Amazon and eBay) today!

Art Prints | Identification Sheets with Water Animals

A practical infographic sheet that helps you to identify, learn and remember the typical looks, marking and habit of animals that live in and by the water (fishes, reptilia and amphibia), such as fire salamander, grass frog, tree frog, yellow-bellied toad, pike, warty newt, river trout, mirror carp, common roach, wels catfish, crayfish, terrapin, ring snake and eel.

The Niedersächsische Landesforsten (forest administration of Lower Saxony), for whose »Waldstück« magazine I’ve drawn silhouette, marking and habit of 15 typical water animals, allowed me to use my graphics freely – so I’ve set them up in my wall chart layout, and now they’re available at the Posterlounge (also via Amazon and eBay!).

Trali trala, finally a Summer Break!

Zeichnung mit Tusche und Collage von einem Mädchen im Bikini beim Schwimmen und Tauchen im Meer als Seestück

We’re taking a little break for summer – and look forward to September, when we’ll continue fresh and rested, and when I can finally show you all the wonderful projects I’ve been working on but am not supposed to show yet!

Published | Water Animals in Waldstück Magazine

Heimische Wassertiere und wie Du sie erkennst mit Form, Zeichnung und Habitus von Salamander, Grasfrosch, Laubfrosch, Gelbbauchunke, Hecht, Kammmolch, Bachforelle, Spiegelkarpfen, Rotauge, Wels, Flusskrebs, Sumpfschildkröte, Ringelnatter und Aal; Fische, Reptilien und Amphibien, an und im Wasser im Waldstück-Magazin der Niedersächsischen Landesforste

Today, I was very happy to receive my fresh specimens of the summer issue of »Waldstück«, the free magazine by Niedersächsische Landesforsten! For a kid’s poster inside that magazine, I illustrated 16 well-known animals living in and by the water. On the poster, my graphics are accompanied by some really interesting information. 

Published | Bird Silhouettes for Friedrich Verlag

Vogelsilhouetten auf einem Arbeitsblatt zum Vogelflug in den Unterrichtsmaterialien Naturwissenschaften zum Thema Fliegen – Bewegung in der Luft vom Friedrich Verlag

I am very delighted to receive my specimen copies of the teaching materials for natural sciences (5th to 10th grade) by Friedrich Verlag about the exciting topic »Fliegen – Bewegung in der Luft« (Flying – Movement in the Air; Issue 2/19), which is featuring my bird silhouettes poster as part of a very interesting work sheet about bird flight! 

Worksheet for Trackreading Classes

Arbeitsbogen Trittsiegelkunde mit Grafiken zu den Spuren von Fuchs, Katze, Dachs, Marder, Hase, Waschbär, Eichhörnchen, Igel, Reh und Wildschwein in Zusammenarbeit mit Stefanie Argow von Hidden Tracks

For almost a year, I’m working with track reader Stefanie Argow, on an extended version of my animal tracks, which is already being used by WWF and IZW. For Steffis classes, I created a work sheet for Trittsiegelkunde (track science), featuring 10 species such as fox, cat, bagder, marten, rabbit, racoon, squirrel, hedgehog, deer and wild boar.

Art Prints | Identification Sheets with Forest Animals

A practical infographic sheet that helps you to easily identify, learn and remember typical looks, marking and habit of forest animals such as red fox, badger, stone marten, fish otter, raccoon, raccoon dog, fallow deer, roe deer, red deer, squirrel, dormouse, wood mouse, rabbit, hare, hedgehog and wild boar.

The Niedersächsische Landesforsten (forest administration of Lower Saxony), for whose »Waldstück« magazine I’ve recently drawn silhouette, marking and habit of 16 common forest animals, allowed me to use my graphics freely – so I have set them up in my wall chart layout, and they’re available at the Posterlounge (also via Amazon and eBay!).

Published | Forest Animals in Waldstück Magazine

Heimische Waldtiere und wie Du sie erkennst mit Form, Zeichnung und Habitus von red fox, badger, stone marten, fish otter, raccoon, raccoon dog, fallow deer, roe deer, red deer, squirrel, dormouse, wood mouse, rabbit, hare, hedgehog and wild boar im Waldstück-Magazin der Niedersächsischen Landesforste

Today, I was very happy to receive my fresh specimens of the winter issue of »Waldstück«, the free magazine by Niedersächsische Landesforsten! For a kid’s poster inside that magazine, I illustrated the 16 most common native forest animals species. My graphics are accompanied by photos and some really interesting information.

Published | Cat Tracks on WWF Junior

Trittsiegel Luchs bzw Katze auf WWF Junior in Zusammenarbeit mit Stefanie Argow von Iris Luckhaus

WWF Junior just published the article “War das eine Katze? Geh doch mal auf Spurensuche!” (“Was that a cat? Go out to read tracks!”) by professional trackreader Stefanie Argow – with one of the track illustrations she and I are creating in cooperation right now! Here, it’s the lynx, which can be mistaken for a cat or a lion, depending on its size.

Art Prints | Identification Sheets with Tree Fruits

Graphic guide oder information graphic chart to identify and determine the fruits, nuts, cones and seeds of trees and shrubs like alder, apple, ash, beech (nuts), birch, buckeye, buckthorn, cherry, chestnut, dogrose (rose-hips), elder (berries), elm, fir, hazel, holly, hornbeam, larch, linden (lime), locust, maple, oak (acorns), pine, plane, poplar, rowan, sloe, spruce, sycamore, walnut, willow or yew.

The Niedersächsischen Landesforsten (forest administration of Lower Saxony), with whom I recently have developed 30 graphics for tree fruits, nuts, cones and seeds, allowed me to use my illustrations freely – so I have now set them up in my own layout, and they’re already available at the Posterlounge (soon also via Amazon and eBay!).

Published | Tree Fruits in Waldstück Magazine

A practical infographic chart sheet that helps you to easily identify, learn and remember the fruits, nuts, cones and seeds of trees and shrubs like alder, apple, ash, beech, birch, buckeye, buckthorn, cherry, chestnut, dogrose (rose-hips), elder (berries), elm, fir, hazel, holly, hornbeam, larch, linden/lime, locust, maple, oak (acorns), pine (nuts), plane, poplar, rowan, sloe, spruce, sycamore, walnut, willow and yew im Waldstück-Magazin der Niedersächsischen Landesforste

Today, I was very happy to receive my fresh specimens of the fall issue of »Waldstück«, the free magazine by Niedersächsische Landesforsten! For a kid’s poster, I illustrated 30 tree fruits, with help from the specialists.

Work Sheet “Tracks of European Predators”

Arbeitsbogen Trittsiegel der Raubtiere Europas mit den Spuren von Hundeartigen wie Wolf, Dachs, Waschbär, Braunbär und Katzenartigen wie Luchs in Zusammenarbeit mit Stefanie Argow vo Hidden Tracks

For some months now, between other projects, I’m working on an extended and more detailed version of my animal traces – together with track reader Stefanie Argow! This co-operation is really exciting for me, and I learn a lot.

Art Prints | Happy Birthday, Posterlounge!

Poster mit Illustrationen von glücklichen, selbstbewussten Mädchen und Frauen sowie Infografiken zu Blattformen, Tierspuren und Vogelsilhouetten von Iris Luckhaus bei der Posterlounge

In August, the amazing Posterlounge is celebrating its 15th birthday! I’d like to wholeheartedly congratulate them, and I’m also happy to announce that all month long, there’s a 15% discount on everything (amongst many other posters, my own illustrations, infographics und life drawings!) with the code “HAPPY15”. Btw, I’m on board for 12 years :)

Art Prints | Identification Sheets with Tree Shapes

A practical infographic wal chart sheet that helps you to easily identify, learn and remember the typical shapes of 16 common European tree species, such as alder, apple, ash, beech, birch, chestnut, fir, juniper, larch, linde, maple, oak, pine, poplar, spruce, sycamore and willow

The Niedersächsischen Landesforsten (forest administration of Lower Saxony), with whom I recently have developed 16 graphics for the typical silhouettes of different trees, allowed me to use my illustrations freely – so I have now set them up in my own layout, and they’re already available at the Posterlounge (soon also via Amazon and eBay!).

Published | Trees in Waldstück Magazine

Heimische Bäume, Baumformen und Baumsilhouette von Ahorn, Apfel, Birke, Buche, Eiche, Erle, Fichte, Kiefer, Lärche, Linde, Pappel, Kastanie, Tanne, Wacholder und Weide im Waldstück-Magazin der Niedersächsischen Landesforste

Today, I am very happy to receive my fresh specimens of the summer issue of »Waldstück«, the free magazine by Niedersächsische Landesforsten! For a kid’s poster, I illustrated 15 typical trees, with help from the specialists. 

Summer cards crafted with dressup doll Gerti

DIY-Anziehpuppe "Gerti geht baden" für den Sommer

Via Instagram, I discovered lots of cards which DIY bloggers crafted with the stamp and die set “Gerti geht baden” (Gerti goes swimming) by Charlie & Paulchen – and some of them are so amazing, unique and full of stunning ideas that I just can’t stop looking, so I thought it would be nice to show them here and recommend those bloggers!

Summer for Dressup Doll »Gerti geht baden«

DIY Stempel und Stanzen für Anziehpuppe Gerti geht baden im Sommer mit Badeanzug, Badetasche, Bikini, Sonnenbrille und Peeptoes

Gerti, the DIY dressup doll I designed, styled and illustrated as stamps and dies for the online shop Charlie & Paulchen, just got her third set of clothes and accessories for the summer! The fresh set is called »Gerti geht baden« (Gerti takes a bath), and it contains everything you need for a lovely day full of fun by the sea or by the lake!

Art Prints | Posterlounge-Poster at Otto Versand

Poster mit Infografiken zur Bestimmung von Vögeln im Fluge, Blattformen und Tierspuren

My Infographic posters with Leaf Shapes, Animal Tracks, Bird Silhouettes, Useful Knots, Water Circulation and Finger Alphabet are now also available in Germany via the famous Otto Versand!

Finger Alphabet for Eltern Family in DB Mobil

My very simple two-handed Finger Alphabet has been part of the last April issue of the »Eltern Family« magazine – and now I am happy to announce that, thanks to a cooperation, it will also be presented on the online family pages of Deutsche Bahn, under the title »Geheimsprache als Zeitvertreib« (»Cipher Language as a Pastime«). Now I wonder if on my next train journey, I will see children using my grandmother’s very own hand alphabet?! 

Published | Animal Tracks for SZ Familie

Tierspuren für SZ Familie

I am looking forward to receive my specimen copies of the January edition of the magazine »SZ Familie«, which is being released today – and for their seperatable children’s part, I edited my 36 Common Animal Tracks!

Published | Animal Tracks in Waldstück Magazine

Poster mit den Spuren heimischer Tiere aus dem Wald wie Adler, Biber, Braunbär, Dachs, Eichhörnchen, Elch, Ente, Eule, Frettchen, Fuchs, Hase, Igel, Luchs, Marder, Maus, Otter, Ratte, Rebhuhn, Reh, Reiher, Rotwild, Schwein, Waschbär, Wiesel oder Wolf im Waldstück Magazin der Niedersächischen Landesforste, zum Erkennen und Bestimmen für Kinder und Erwachsene

I am very happy about my specimens of the winter issue of »Waldstück«, the great free magazine by Niedersächsische Landesforste! I reworked the 25 living-the-wild ones of my 36 Animal Tracks for a children’s poster, which contains not only the tracks, but also lots of interesting information and stories about each of them.

Cards and Tags with our Santa Stamps and Dies

DIY Stempel und Stanzen zum Basteln von Karten und Geschenkanhängern mit Nikolaus, Weihnachtsmann und Santa

Via Instagram, I discovered cards and gift tags which bloggers crafted with the stamp and die set “Nikolausbande” by Charlie & Paulchen – and those are so amazing and full of stunning ideas that I really have to show them here!

Santa Card Crafting Set of Dies and Stamps

DIY Stempel und Stanzen zum Basteln von Karten und Geschenkanhängern mit Nikolaus, Weihnachtsmann und Santa

For Charlie & Paulchen, I already designed, styled and illustrated Gerti, the craftable dressup doll, and some seasonal outfits for her – and now, there are three cute little Santas for christmas cards and gift tags following! This gang of Santas is also produced as stamps and dies, which can be used on their own or in combination with each other.

Winter cards crafted with dressup doll Gerti

Gerti feiert Weihnachten

Via Instagram, I discovered lots of cards which DIY bloggers crafted with the stamp and die set “Gerti feiert Weihnachten” (Gerti celebrates Christmas) by Charlie & Paulchen – and many of them are so amazing, unique and full of stunning ideas that I just can’t stop looking at them, and that I really have to show them here!

Winter for Dressup Doll “Gerti feiert Weihnachten”

DIY Stempel und Stanzen für Anziehpuppe Gerti im Winter mit Schlitten, Schlittschuhen und Eichhörnchen, Engel, Flügeln und Geschenken zur Weihnacht

Gerti, the DIY dressup doll I designed, styled and illustrated as stamps and dies for the online shop Charlie & Paulchen, just got new clothes and accessories for the winter! The fresh set is called “Gerti feiert Weihnachten” (Gerti celebrates Christmas) and contains elements of winter, snow sports and christmas, so Gerti is ready for many winter joys!

Fall cards crafted with dressup doll Gerti

The most amazing fall cards crafted with dressup doll Gerti

Via Instagram, I discovered lots of cards which DIY bloggers crafted with the stamp and die set “Gerti geht Gassi” (Gerti walks the dog) by Charlie & Paulchen – and many of them are so amazing, unique and full of stunning ideas that I just can’t stop looking at them, and that I really have to show them here!

Now Available | DIY-Dressup Doll “Gerti geht Gassi”

DIY Stempel und Stanzen für Anziehpuppe Gerti geht Gassi im Herbst

For Charlie & Paulchen, an online shop for finest German stamps and dies, I designed the DIY dressup doll Gerti, as well as some seasonal outfits for her! With stamps, dies and various materials, Gerti can be crafted onto cards. 

Published | Leaves in Waldstück Magazine

Blattformen im Waldstück-Magazin der Niedersächsischen Landesforste

I am very happy about my fresh specimens of the fall issue of »Waldstück«, the very awesome free magazine by Niedersächsische Landesforste! I reworked my 25 Common Leaf Shapes for a large children’s poster which contains not only the leaves, but also lots of interesting information and little stories about each of them.

Feature | Wortschätzchen im VAG Facetten Magazin

Wortschätzchen im VAG Facetten Magazin

»Warum fahren wir eigentlich gerne „ins Blaue“? Wieso hat unser Chef gelegentlich „eine Meise“? Und weshalb feiern wir auch mal „bis in die Puppen“? (…) Illustriert wurde das Buch von Iris Luckhaus mit liebevollen Grafiken im Sixties-Stil. Ein Grund mehr, sich nicht nur in die deutsche Sprache zu verlieben, sondern auch in dieses Buch.«

Just Published | »Du hast das Wort, Schätzchen!«

Umschlagmotiv für Du hast das Wort, Schätzchen! 100 charmante Geschichten rund um die Sprache im Duden Verlag von Rita Mielke mit Illustrationen im Sixties-Stil von Iris Luckhaus

I’m happy to announce that Rita Mielke’s book »Du hast das Wort, Schätzchen!« (»You have the word, darling!«) with 100 stories around the German language, which I recently illustrated for Duden Verlag, is finally available in bookstores!! Also, my specimens have arrived, and they look – and smell! – absolutely awesome!

Feature | »Du hast das Wort, Schätzchen!«

Wortschätzchen bei Fräulein Nullzwo

We’re delighted to see the first picture of the book »Du hast das Wort, Schätzchen! – 100 charmante Geschichten rund um die Sprache«, which I discovered today at Fräulein Nullpunktzwo. Thank you very much for the tag, Susanne!

Published | Finger Alphabet in Eltern Family

Fingeralphabet im Eltern Family Magazin

I just received my voucher specimens for the april issue of the German »Eltern Family« magazine, for which I reworked my two-handed Finger Alphabet, and I am very happy to see it turned out real nice!

Art Prints | Vampire Girl Carmilla

Vampirmädchen Carmilla beim Abendspaziergang über die Brücken von Paris, mit Fledermäusen und Regenhimmel, von Iris Luckhaus

I enjoy my inbetween drawings so much right now that I’d really like to steal time for them more frequently! – This is Carmilla, who became a vampiress long ago (her unsuspecting friend used to say she has such an “old-fashioned face”), walking through the city rather early, as the evening is so stormy, rainy and wonderfully gloomy.

Art Prints | Seascape IV (Jackknife)

Zeichnung mit Tusche und Collage von einem Mädchen im Bikini beim Schwimmen und Tauchen im Meer als Seestück

Inbetween, and with quite some longing for summer warmth and vacations, I complemented my monochromous “Seascape” series with a jackknife into the ocean, and soon this will be availbale as an artprint!

Available | Smaller Artprints via Posterlounge

Posterserien von Iris Luckhaus bei der Posterlounge

My illustration and infographic art prints in portrait and landscape format are now, after several requests, also available in 30×40 cm (for € 9,90) at the Posterlounge (also via Amazon) – because thanks to the amazing Lydia, I managed to trick the mysterious algorythm which is responsible for generating those smaller formats!

Two-handed Finger Alphabet for Eltern Family

Fingeralphabet für Eltern Family

For the april issue of the German »Eltern Family« magazine, I reworked my two-handed Finger Alphabet – and I am very happy that now, even more children and grown-ups can learn, use and enjoy it!

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

Art Prints | Seascape I (Seaview) Edit

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

Inbetween, I carefully reworked the very first, stormy scene from my “Seascape” series – and soon, the fashionista on an ocean liner will be available as an artprint, next to the other parts of that series!

First Preview | »Du hast das Wort, Schätzchen!«

Illustration für Du hast das Wort, Schätzchen! 100 charmante Geschichten rund um die Sprache im Duden Verlag von Iris Luckhaus

I am pleased to finally anounce a book I illustrated for Duden Verlag, a publisher which is famous for its dictionary of the German language, the »Duden«, as the predominant resource for German orthography, but also publishes other books with language-related topics. For Rita Mielke’s »Du hast das Wort, Schätzchen!« (»You have the word, darling!«), which tells 100 exciting and often surprising stories around the German language in a smart, warm and humorous way, I worked in a new, bichrome and simplified style, to resemble book illustrations of the Sixties.

Preview | Wortschätzchen for Duden Verlag

Vorschau für Du hast das Wort, Schätzchen! 100 charmante Geschichten rund um die Sprache im Duden Verlag

The spring preview by Duden Verlag is online – and I am very much looking forward to soon announce a truly great, informative and exciting book I illustrated a couple of months ago!