All about Otto

Get to know this graphic artist



Otto is a Graphic Artist who works as a book artist and screen printer in addition to his other responsibilities. Since he received his degree in Graphic Design from Bristol Polytechnic in 1991, Otto has been employed as an Editorial Illustrator. Following his completion of a Master of Illustration degree at Kingston University in 1996, Otto was one of a select group of illustrators who pioneered a conceptual graphic style based on screen print and collage. This style was frequently used to accompany texts on the internet revolution.

Peak of his carrier

The image making of Otto is derived from Russian Constructivism, which served as the visual backdrop to the political revolution that took place in Russia one hundred years earlier. Throughout the course of his career, Otto produced a vast number of illustrations for a variety of international print publications. Some of these publications include The Guardian, The Independent, The Times, The Economist, Libération, Le Monde, The New York Times, Der Freitag, and Cicero.


Twenty years ago Otto began creating and publishing screen printed books. In 1996, he made his debut appearance at an artists' book fair for the first time at the Barbican Center, where he displayed his conceptual visual narrative titled "Helping You Back to Work." Since that time, he has been participating in major Artists' Book Fairs all over the world, and he has now published more than 50 titles.


Otto has been operating a printmaking workshop close to Bath, United Kingdom, since 2010, and the workshop is open to other artists as well. He has published ten registered titles at this point, some of which include screen printing manuals and sci-fi booklets with cross-cut folds. Otto also creates screen prints that are limited in edition.


The Ultimate Studio Guide to Screenprinting: From Sketchbook to Squeegee

This book was published by Print Club London as a result of the popularity of its screen printing workshops. The comprehensive book covers everything, from the principles to the details taught in the studio but typically omitted by books, such the value of scratch paper and how common pens appear on the page. In the second half of the book, various Print Club London artists give detailed lectures on how to advance beyond the fundamentals by employing techniques like hand-finishing with pastels and gold foiling. There is also guidance on how to profit from the work.
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