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N E W S   A R C H I V   2009
DEUTSCHE VERSION
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12/03/2009 the book: Daniil Kharms "Seltsame Seiten" with my illustrations was awarded as one of the "most beautiful german books 2009" by the foundation Buchkunst (book art): "exemplary as regards composition, conception, and manufacture" (acceptance, category 6 - books for children and adolescents). Hence, the contribution of Hermann Zanier (graphic design) is rewarded as well. Cheers!


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11/27/2009 an extensive and unexpectedly positive review on our Kharms-book appeared in the important russian graphic-design magazine [kAk)!


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11/05/2009 I personally delivered my illustrations of the short stories by Oleg Grigoriev (Oleg Grigorjew / Олег Григорьев) to the publisher La Joie de Lire in Geneva. The idea for this project is four years old and is only now - after conducting some samples and contributions to competitions - being transformed into book format. The publication of this book is planned for autumn 2010.


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10/10/2009 a popular science book with my illustration was published at Piper: Die verrückte Welt der Paralleluniversen. Working on these illustrations was a huge challenge; but was also (and unexpectedly) fun.


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10/01/2009 accepting an invitation of Prof. Bernd Mölck-Tassel, I started to teach book illustration as a visiting lecturer at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany.


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09/08/2009 the book launch of the "Seltsame Seiten" by Daniil Kharms took place at the Theater an der Parkaue in Berlin (Germany).


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08/26/2009 the presentation of the new release "Meine russischen Nachbarn" ("My russian neighboors") written by Wladimir Kaminer took place in Berlin.


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08/15/2009 I was exclusively working on an illustration of Odyssey for a small theater in Languedoc-Roussillon, France, all week long.


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08/01/2009 There is an extensive, favorable review about Daniil Kharms book "Seltsame Seiten" as well as some details from the development of the illustrations in the current Eselsohr magazine (Germany).


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06/29-07/11/2009 My course devoted to illustration of text- and schoolbooks for the masters degree program took place at the Academy of Arts in Macerata (Italy). In bocca al lupo, ragazze!


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06/20/2009 "The Captain's Daughter" by Puschkin was published with my illustrations at the Buechergilde Gutenberg (Frankfurt, Germany). Additionally, a limited special edition of 100 book exemplars containing an original silkscreen print was released.


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05/23/2009 there was three good news today: 1° the "Pixis Pirates' Box" is finally published - also my Pixi can therefore be found in Pixi-bowls soon, 2° the Indonesian publisher Pakar Raya bought the license for my picture book on Alfred Nobel's life, 3° the Korean edition of "Herr Grinberg & Co." appeared in Sigongsa Publishing House.


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05/15/2009 The German press wrote a nice review about my picture book "Als Bernhard ein Loch in den Himmel schoss".


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05/11/2009 I stopped by the Büchergilde Gutenberg (Germany) and delivered the pictures illustrating the classic novel by Alexander S. Puschkin (1799–1837) "Captains daughter". It was a huge challenge for me to be confronted with this required reading from my schooling in the Soviet Union again. The book will appear this summer. See samples of illustrations.


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04/23/2009 A project that is very important for me is completed after several months of hard investigation and work: Almost all children's texts by the legendary Russian writer Daniil Kharms (Даниил Хармс, 1905-1942) will appear newly-translated in August at Bloomsbury (Germany) and I was allowed to illustrate this edition. The book will contain 128 pages and more than 50 illustrations.
I would like to thank: Elisabeth Ruge - to trust me with this project, Jean-Philippe Jaccard, Wladimir Kaminer, Sergey Makhotin, Ekaterina Protassova, Alexander Reichstein and Andreas Tretner - for good advise and valuable information, Ilya Trofimov - for providing me with archived materials from Moscow, Christine Bozler - for her help with completing the illustrations and Hermann Zanier - for the perfect layout.


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02/11/2009 the book launch of the new Wladimir Kaminer "Es gab keinen Sex im Sozialismus" ("There was no sex in socialism") with my illustrations took place at the Casino in Berlin, Germany.


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01/31/2009 my illustrations about the myths of the zodiac signs (Little Tiger Verlag) found another life on Taiwan: A book was published by Grimm Press. The cover contains an artwork that is originated in 1998...


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01/28/2009 within this year the series "A clear conscience" written by Rainer Erlinger is launched by Kunstmann-Verlag (Germany / Austria). The first three books with my illustrations are to appear very soon.


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01/10/2009 in spring 2009 the sixth Pixi-Book with my illustrations will appear at Carlsen (Germany): "Tim is a pirate".


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