Category Archives: Science

Blog Archive with Illustrations, Drawings, Graphic, Design, Infographics, Instructions and Identification Sheets for the Subject of Knowledge, Science, Know-How, Expertise, School, Education, Learning, Know-It-All, Illumination, Visualization, Enlightenment and Overview by Iris Luckhaus, freelance Illustrator and Designer residing in Wuppertal and Berlin, Germany.

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)!

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 | 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!).

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. 

(Deutsch) Feature | Tree Leaves Poster at Sanvie Mini

Posterlounge Blattformen Poster bei Sanvie Mini

Ich finde es ganz großartig, mein Blattformen-Poster (via Posterlounge) mal wieder in einem richtig schönen Lifestyle-Blog zu entdecken – diesmal bei Kerstin von Sanvie Mini, die die wirklich fabelhafte Idee hatte, den Holzdruck mit an die frische Luft zu nehmen, um dort mit ihren Kindern tatsächlich Blätter zu bestimmen!

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.

Published | Forester Tools in Waldstück Magazine

Werkzeuge des Forstwirts und wie Du sie erkennst mit Form, Zeichnung und Habitus von Axt, Fällheber, Farbband, Freischneider, Heppe, Hohlspaten, Keil, Kluppe, Kombischlüssel, Maßband, Motorsäge, Rundfeile, Spalthammer, Sprühdose und Tablet PC im Waldstück-Magazin der Niedersächsischen Landesforste

Today, I was very happy to receive my fresh specimens of the spring issue of »Waldstück«, the awesome free magazine by Niedersächsische Landesforsten! For another kid’s poster inside the magazine, I illustrated the 15 most important forester tools. My graphics are accompanied by small photos of usage and some very interesting information.

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 | Posters for Forest Education Centers

Lernposter mit Baumarten, Tierspuren, Flugvögeln und Baumformen für die Waldpädagogik der Niedersächsischen Landesforsten

The Niedersächsischen Landesforsten, for whose »Waldstück« magazine I’ve drawn several identification sheets, decided to publish four posters with tree leaves, animal tracks, bird flights and tree silhouettes for usage in their forest centres! Christian Talla, who edits the posters so lovingly, brought them to Din A2 format.

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!).

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 in Waldstück Magazine

Tierspuren im Waldstück-Magazin der Niedersächsischen Landesforste

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.

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!

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!

Fresh Feature | Tree Leaf Poster at Anjiko

Blattformen Poster bei Anjiko

I was very happy to see my tree leaf shape poster (available via Posterlounge) once more in the wild, this time on the chic dark walls of charming lifestyle blogger Anjiko, decorated with the first signs of spring! There’s even a contest where you can win a coupon for your own posters. – Thank you very much, dear Maria, for sending me the link!

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.

Fresh Feature | Tree Leaf Poster at Wunderhaftig

Blattformen Poster bei Wunderhaftig

“Meine beiden kleinen Abenteurer lieben es, die Welt zu entdecken und zu erkunden. Jeden Tag neue Dinge zu erforschen. Deswegen fand ich das Poster Heimische Blattformen so wunderbar passend. Und in der schlichten Bilderleiste wirkt es noch mehr wie eine Lerntafel. Mal sehen, welche Blätter wir bei unserem nächsten Ausflug in die Natur entdecken und anhand des Posters zuordnen können.”

I was very happy to see my tree leaf shape poster (available via Posterlounge) on the nursery walls of lifestyle blogger Wunderhaftig – and I am particularly fond of the framing, which makes it look like a classical graphic training aid. Thank you very much, dear Nathalie, for the link – and to Maria for letting me know about it!

Art Prints | Identification Sheets at Posterlounge

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

After being asked for years when my information graphics would be out als posters as well, I reworked the identification sheets for leave shapes, animals tracks and bird silhouettes, added three different fonts (styles: school, retro and script) and uploaded them. Large formatted posters and art prints are available via Posterlounge now (soon also on Amazon and eBay!), and smaller formats and postcards are available via Artflakes as well.

EmpaTrain | Welcome to the Empathy Lab

Illustration von einem Empathie-Labor, wo Chemikerin und Chemiker in einem Labor mit Reagenzgläsern und Laborkolben, einem Wolfsskelett und Infografik zu Mimikresonanz, Vulkan und Giraffe die Formel für Empathie finden, für EmpaTrain

After drawing the Emmy und Patty breakfast board for EmpaTrain (specialist for non-violent communication and mediation), I now illustrated the second board for them, which shows an empathy lab – with lab scientists as well as the multitude of substances, facilities and materials you might need to brew empathy on a laboratory bench. This time, my illustration will not only become a breakfast board, but also be printed on postcards and posters, and it will not only be used for advertising their services, but also as a descriptive educational material in seminars!

Art Prints | Infographics at Posterlounge

Poster mit Infografiken zu Frisuren, Knoten und Wasserkreislauf

After being asked for years when my information graphics would be out als posters as well (or if they already exist somewhere), I reworked the identification sheets for hairdos, the instructions for knots and the infographics on the hydrological cycle, and finally uploaded them. Large formatted posters and art prints are available via Posterlounge now (soon also on Amazon and eBay!), and smaller formats and postcards are available via Artflakes as well.

Preview | Mimi Fiedler’s “Balkantherapie”

Illustration mit Mimi Fiedler und ihrer Mutter Marija in We-Can-Do-It-Pose für den Umschlag des Buchs Die Balkantherapie für Liebe, Leib und Leben von Iris Luckhaus

I just finished numerous illustrations for the book »Balkantherapie« by the charming, smart, incredibly funny and simply great actress, singer, photographer and author Mimi Fiedler, which I’ve enthusiastically been drawing the past couple of weeks, as commissioned by the Münchner Verlagsgesellschaft.

Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal | Grifflenberg

Perspektivische Schwarzweiß Zeichnung der Gebäude der Uni Wuppertal, BUGH, am Grifflenberg, für die MasterCard der Stadtsparkasse für die Mitarbeiter der Uni

Once again, I’ve been drawing for the Wuppertaler Stadtsparkasse, this time a black-and-white view of the buildings of the University of Wuppertal (BUGH) on Grifflenberg. My illustration will soon be printed in ten different colour schemes on the front of a special mastercard for students and staff of the university.  For this project, I had to work very different from my usual process – not only without outlines, but also without people, details or colours, but precisely after a photograph, with correct perspectives – and it actually was a challenge, but a lot of fun as well!

Questionnaire for Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal

Zeichnung von einer Familie, einem Paar mit Kindern zum Ausmalen für einen Fragebogen der Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal

I just finished three more illustrations for the Wuppertaler Stadsparkasse! This time, the little house I illustrated a couple of months ago as a foldable model (and descriptional aid on renovating or refurbishing a house for the consultants) was supposed to be shown as part of a questionaire for personal financing concepts. Plus the Schmidt family, that lives in the house, and a money bag as a symbol for their own funds.

A foldable little house for the Stadtsparkasse

Faltbares Modell eines Hauses aus Pappe mit einer renovierten und einer unrenovierten Hälfte als Erklärhilfe für die Bausparer der Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal von Iris Luckhaus

I just finished illustrating the outside of a collapsible cardboard house (ca. 20 x 20 cm) for the Wuppertaler Stadsparkasse. This little house will be used to describe renovations and refurbishings of an old house, and why those make sense. It has an old, unrefurbished side and another that is all new and shiny, fully refurbished, and both contain typical details.

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.

Graphic Design for Lily Lux Notizbuch | Small Maps

Illustration von zwei kleinen Landkarten oder Stadtplänen für Lily Lux

I love drawing maps, remembering discovered places and invent places that are undiscovered, but follow their own little logic… and it was great to be reminded of that by working on the “Lily Lux Notizbuch” (of the invented places – I gave parts of my actual existing maps to Lily Lux for the hotel scene in the book “Die wunderbare Welt der Lily Lux”…). And publishing this might be an inspiration for me to show some private map sketches? And to draw some more, someplace, soon.

(Deutsch) Feiertag | Lily Lux und der Tag des Baums

Foto von Plakaten, Eintrittskarten, Visitenkarten, Aufklebern und Buttons des Arboretums mit dem Blatt einer Platane als Logo

Heute, am 22. Mai, ist Welttag der biologischen Vielfalt, und dieses Jahr sind die Wälder das Schwerpunktthema des UN-Tages. Lily Lux war zur Feier des Tages in ihrem wunderbaren Arboretum, hat ein paar Notizen gemacht und einige großartige Bäume kennengelernt und wiederentdeckt.

Lily Lux Notizbuch | New Year’s Day

Doppelseite mit Sammelalbum zur Feier von Silvester mit Aufklebern von Winkekatzen (Lucky Cats), kleinen Rezepten für italienische Silvesterkrapfen namens Pettole, die nicht nur gut schmecken, sondern auch ein wunderbares Orakel sind, die feierliche Feuerzangenbowle Krambambuli und ein köstliches Schokoladenfondue sowie kleine Anleitungen für selbstgemachte Knallbonbons und ein kleines Funkenwunder mit Wunderkerzen im Lily Lux Notizbuch

Doppelseite mit Sammelalbum zur Feier von Silvester mit Aufklebern von Glück winkenden Winkekatzen (Lucky Cats) und Glücksklee, kleinen Rezepten für italienische Silvesterkrapfen namens Pettole, die nicht nur gut schmecken, sondern auch ein wunderbares Orakel sind, die feierliche Feuerzangenbowle Krambambuli und ein köstliches Schokoladenfondue mit frischem Obst sowie kleine Anleitungen für selbstgemachte Knallbonbons und ein feines Funkenwunder mit Wunderkerzen, für unser Lily Lux Notizbuch (Hoffmann & Campe 2010).

Lily Lux Notizbuch | Reading Animal Tracks

Identify the tracks of common animals, such as eagle, beaver, bear, badger, squirrel, moose, duck, owl, ferret, frog, fox, rabbit, dog, hedgehog, cat, crow, cow, lynx, marten, mouse, otter, horse, rat, partridge, deer, heron, gerbil, red deer, sheep, pig, sparrow, pigeon, raccoon, weasel, wolf and goat, in Lily Lux Notizbuch

For our Lily Lux Notizbuch (Hoffmann & Campe 2010), I illustrated a practical sheet that makes it easy to identify the tracks of 36 common animals, such as eagle, beaver, bear, badger, squirrel, moose, duck, owl, ferret, frog, fox, rabbit, dog, hedgehog, cat, crow, cow, lynx, marten, mouse, otter, horse, rat, partridge, deer, heron, gerbil, red deer, sheep, pig, sparrow, pigeon, raccoon, weasel, wolf and goat. Next to this, we explain the behaviour of animals during winter.

Infographics | Leaf Specification for Notizbuch

Page in Lily Lux Notizbuch with a practical sheet for Leaf Specification to identify common trees, such as apple, sycamore, birch, pear, beech, boxwood, rowan, oak, alder, ash, maple, hornbeam, hazel, lime, poplar, sycamore, black locust, horse chestnut, blackthorn, maple, holly, elm, willow or hawthorn, by their leaves.

For our Lily Lux Notizbuch (Hoffmann & Campe Verlag 2010), I illustrated a practical sheet with an infographic that makes it easy to identify the 25 most common European trees, such as apple, sycamore, birch, pear, beech, boxwood, rowan, oak, alder, ash, maple, hornbeam, hazel, lime, poplar, sycamore, black locust, horse chestnut, blackthorn, maple, holly, elm, willow or hawthorn, by their leaves.

Category Archives: Science

Blog Archive with Illustrations, Drawings, Graphic, Design, Infographics, Instructions and Identification Sheets for the Subject of Knowledge, Science, Know-How, Expertise, School, Education, Learning, Know-It-All, Illumination, Visualization, Enlightenment and Overview by Iris Luckhaus, freelance Illustrator and Designer residing in Wuppertal and Berlin, Germany.

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)!

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 | 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!).

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. 

(Deutsch) Feature | Tree Leaves Poster at Sanvie Mini

Posterlounge Blattformen Poster bei Sanvie Mini

Ich finde es ganz großartig, mein Blattformen-Poster (via Posterlounge) mal wieder in einem richtig schönen Lifestyle-Blog zu entdecken – diesmal bei Kerstin von Sanvie Mini, die die wirklich fabelhafte Idee hatte, den Holzdruck mit an die frische Luft zu nehmen, um dort mit ihren Kindern tatsächlich Blätter zu bestimmen!

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.

Published | Forester Tools in Waldstück Magazine

Werkzeuge des Forstwirts und wie Du sie erkennst mit Form, Zeichnung und Habitus von Axt, Fällheber, Farbband, Freischneider, Heppe, Hohlspaten, Keil, Kluppe, Kombischlüssel, Maßband, Motorsäge, Rundfeile, Spalthammer, Sprühdose und Tablet PC im Waldstück-Magazin der Niedersächsischen Landesforste

Today, I was very happy to receive my fresh specimens of the spring issue of »Waldstück«, the awesome free magazine by Niedersächsische Landesforsten! For another kid’s poster inside the magazine, I illustrated the 15 most important forester tools. My graphics are accompanied by small photos of usage and some very interesting information.

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 | Posters for Forest Education Centers

Lernposter mit Baumarten, Tierspuren, Flugvögeln und Baumformen für die Waldpädagogik der Niedersächsischen Landesforsten

The Niedersächsischen Landesforsten, for whose »Waldstück« magazine I’ve drawn several identification sheets, decided to publish four posters with tree leaves, animal tracks, bird flights and tree silhouettes for usage in their forest centres! Christian Talla, who edits the posters so lovingly, brought them to Din A2 format.

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!).

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 in Waldstück Magazine

Tierspuren im Waldstück-Magazin der Niedersächsischen Landesforste

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.

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!

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!

Fresh Feature | Tree Leaf Poster at Anjiko

Blattformen Poster bei Anjiko

I was very happy to see my tree leaf shape poster (available via Posterlounge) once more in the wild, this time on the chic dark walls of charming lifestyle blogger Anjiko, decorated with the first signs of spring! There’s even a contest where you can win a coupon for your own posters. – Thank you very much, dear Maria, for sending me the link!

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.

Fresh Feature | Tree Leaf Poster at Wunderhaftig

Blattformen Poster bei Wunderhaftig

“Meine beiden kleinen Abenteurer lieben es, die Welt zu entdecken und zu erkunden. Jeden Tag neue Dinge zu erforschen. Deswegen fand ich das Poster Heimische Blattformen so wunderbar passend. Und in der schlichten Bilderleiste wirkt es noch mehr wie eine Lerntafel. Mal sehen, welche Blätter wir bei unserem nächsten Ausflug in die Natur entdecken und anhand des Posters zuordnen können.”

I was very happy to see my tree leaf shape poster (available via Posterlounge) on the nursery walls of lifestyle blogger Wunderhaftig – and I am particularly fond of the framing, which makes it look like a classical graphic training aid. Thank you very much, dear Nathalie, for the link – and to Maria for letting me know about it!

Art Prints | Identification Sheets at Posterlounge

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

After being asked for years when my information graphics would be out als posters as well, I reworked the identification sheets for leave shapes, animals tracks and bird silhouettes, added three different fonts (styles: school, retro and script) and uploaded them. Large formatted posters and art prints are available via Posterlounge now (soon also on Amazon and eBay!), and smaller formats and postcards are available via Artflakes as well.

EmpaTrain | Welcome to the Empathy Lab

Illustration von einem Empathie-Labor, wo Chemikerin und Chemiker in einem Labor mit Reagenzgläsern und Laborkolben, einem Wolfsskelett und Infografik zu Mimikresonanz, Vulkan und Giraffe die Formel für Empathie finden, für EmpaTrain

After drawing the Emmy und Patty breakfast board for EmpaTrain (specialist for non-violent communication and mediation), I now illustrated the second board for them, which shows an empathy lab – with lab scientists as well as the multitude of substances, facilities and materials you might need to brew empathy on a laboratory bench. This time, my illustration will not only become a breakfast board, but also be printed on postcards and posters, and it will not only be used for advertising their services, but also as a descriptive educational material in seminars!

Art Prints | Infographics at Posterlounge

Poster mit Infografiken zu Frisuren, Knoten und Wasserkreislauf

After being asked for years when my information graphics would be out als posters as well (or if they already exist somewhere), I reworked the identification sheets for hairdos, the instructions for knots and the infographics on the hydrological cycle, and finally uploaded them. Large formatted posters and art prints are available via Posterlounge now (soon also on Amazon and eBay!), and smaller formats and postcards are available via Artflakes as well.

Preview | Mimi Fiedler’s “Balkantherapie”

Illustration mit Mimi Fiedler und ihrer Mutter Marija in We-Can-Do-It-Pose für den Umschlag des Buchs Die Balkantherapie für Liebe, Leib und Leben von Iris Luckhaus

I just finished numerous illustrations for the book »Balkantherapie« by the charming, smart, incredibly funny and simply great actress, singer, photographer and author Mimi Fiedler, which I’ve enthusiastically been drawing the past couple of weeks, as commissioned by the Münchner Verlagsgesellschaft.

Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal | Grifflenberg

Perspektivische Schwarzweiß Zeichnung der Gebäude der Uni Wuppertal, BUGH, am Grifflenberg, für die MasterCard der Stadtsparkasse für die Mitarbeiter der Uni

Once again, I’ve been drawing for the Wuppertaler Stadtsparkasse, this time a black-and-white view of the buildings of the University of Wuppertal (BUGH) on Grifflenberg. My illustration will soon be printed in ten different colour schemes on the front of a special mastercard for students and staff of the university.  For this project, I had to work very different from my usual process – not only without outlines, but also without people, details or colours, but precisely after a photograph, with correct perspectives – and it actually was a challenge, but a lot of fun as well!

Questionnaire for Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal

Zeichnung von einer Familie, einem Paar mit Kindern zum Ausmalen für einen Fragebogen der Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal

I just finished three more illustrations for the Wuppertaler Stadsparkasse! This time, the little house I illustrated a couple of months ago as a foldable model (and descriptional aid on renovating or refurbishing a house for the consultants) was supposed to be shown as part of a questionaire for personal financing concepts. Plus the Schmidt family, that lives in the house, and a money bag as a symbol for their own funds.

A foldable little house for the Stadtsparkasse

Faltbares Modell eines Hauses aus Pappe mit einer renovierten und einer unrenovierten Hälfte als Erklärhilfe für die Bausparer der Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal von Iris Luckhaus

I just finished illustrating the outside of a collapsible cardboard house (ca. 20 x 20 cm) for the Wuppertaler Stadsparkasse. This little house will be used to describe renovations and refurbishings of an old house, and why those make sense. It has an old, unrefurbished side and another that is all new and shiny, fully refurbished, and both contain typical details.

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.

Graphic Design for Lily Lux Notizbuch | Small Maps

Illustration von zwei kleinen Landkarten oder Stadtplänen für Lily Lux

I love drawing maps, remembering discovered places and invent places that are undiscovered, but follow their own little logic… and it was great to be reminded of that by working on the “Lily Lux Notizbuch” (of the invented places – I gave parts of my actual existing maps to Lily Lux for the hotel scene in the book “Die wunderbare Welt der Lily Lux”…). And publishing this might be an inspiration for me to show some private map sketches? And to draw some more, someplace, soon.

(Deutsch) Feiertag | Lily Lux und der Tag des Baums

Foto von Plakaten, Eintrittskarten, Visitenkarten, Aufklebern und Buttons des Arboretums mit dem Blatt einer Platane als Logo

Heute, am 22. Mai, ist Welttag der biologischen Vielfalt, und dieses Jahr sind die Wälder das Schwerpunktthema des UN-Tages. Lily Lux war zur Feier des Tages in ihrem wunderbaren Arboretum, hat ein paar Notizen gemacht und einige großartige Bäume kennengelernt und wiederentdeckt.

Lily Lux Notizbuch | New Year’s Day

Doppelseite mit Sammelalbum zur Feier von Silvester mit Aufklebern von Winkekatzen (Lucky Cats), kleinen Rezepten für italienische Silvesterkrapfen namens Pettole, die nicht nur gut schmecken, sondern auch ein wunderbares Orakel sind, die feierliche Feuerzangenbowle Krambambuli und ein köstliches Schokoladenfondue sowie kleine Anleitungen für selbstgemachte Knallbonbons und ein kleines Funkenwunder mit Wunderkerzen im Lily Lux Notizbuch

Doppelseite mit Sammelalbum zur Feier von Silvester mit Aufklebern von Glück winkenden Winkekatzen (Lucky Cats) und Glücksklee, kleinen Rezepten für italienische Silvesterkrapfen namens Pettole, die nicht nur gut schmecken, sondern auch ein wunderbares Orakel sind, die feierliche Feuerzangenbowle Krambambuli und ein köstliches Schokoladenfondue mit frischem Obst sowie kleine Anleitungen für selbstgemachte Knallbonbons und ein feines Funkenwunder mit Wunderkerzen, für unser Lily Lux Notizbuch (Hoffmann & Campe 2010).

Lily Lux Notizbuch | Reading Animal Tracks

Identify the tracks of common animals, such as eagle, beaver, bear, badger, squirrel, moose, duck, owl, ferret, frog, fox, rabbit, dog, hedgehog, cat, crow, cow, lynx, marten, mouse, otter, horse, rat, partridge, deer, heron, gerbil, red deer, sheep, pig, sparrow, pigeon, raccoon, weasel, wolf and goat, in Lily Lux Notizbuch

For our Lily Lux Notizbuch (Hoffmann & Campe 2010), I illustrated a practical sheet that makes it easy to identify the tracks of 36 common animals, such as eagle, beaver, bear, badger, squirrel, moose, duck, owl, ferret, frog, fox, rabbit, dog, hedgehog, cat, crow, cow, lynx, marten, mouse, otter, horse, rat, partridge, deer, heron, gerbil, red deer, sheep, pig, sparrow, pigeon, raccoon, weasel, wolf and goat. Next to this, we explain the behaviour of animals during winter.

Infographics | Leaf Specification for Notizbuch

Page in Lily Lux Notizbuch with a practical sheet for Leaf Specification to identify common trees, such as apple, sycamore, birch, pear, beech, boxwood, rowan, oak, alder, ash, maple, hornbeam, hazel, lime, poplar, sycamore, black locust, horse chestnut, blackthorn, maple, holly, elm, willow or hawthorn, by their leaves.

For our Lily Lux Notizbuch (Hoffmann & Campe Verlag 2010), I illustrated a practical sheet with an infographic that makes it easy to identify the 25 most common European trees, such as apple, sycamore, birch, pear, beech, boxwood, rowan, oak, alder, ash, maple, hornbeam, hazel, lime, poplar, sycamore, black locust, horse chestnut, blackthorn, maple, holly, elm, willow or hawthorn, by their leaves.