Otto is a Graphic Artist who practices as book artist and screen printer.
Otto worked as Editorial Illustrator since graduating in 1991
from Bristol Polytechnic in Graphic Design. After a Masters in
Illustration at Kingston University in 1996 Otto was amongst a
handful of Illustrators pioneering a conceptual graphic style based
on screen print and collage, often accompanying texts on the
Otto’s image making is derived from Russian Constructivist
design, which provided the visual backdrop to the political
revolution in Russia 100 years earlier.
During his career Otto made countless illustrations for numerous
international print publications including The Guardian, The
Independent, The Times, The Economist, Libération, Le Monde, The New
York Times, Der Freitag, Cicero.
Twenty years ago Otto began creating and publishing screen printed
books. His first participation at an Artists’ book fair was at the
Barbican in 1996 where he showed his conceptual visual narrative
‘Helping You Back to Work’. Since then he has been presenting books
at major Artists’ Book Fairs around the world and has now published
in excess of 50 titles.
In 2010 Otto edtablished a printmaking workshop near Bath, UK, which
also offers open access to other Artists. He has now published ten registered titles, amongst which are the screen printing manuals and the cross-cut fold scifi booklets. Otto also makes editioned screen prints.
In 2020 Otto is opening a printmaking workshop in rural Brittany.