Frank Höhne

Philosophy of Bock
Posted by Lucas—08/2012

Frank Höhne brought us into his home and studio space in Berlin to show how (and why) he works as an illustrator. Pen in hand, Höhne works quickly, intuitively, and spontaneously, rarely with a plan, and always with his quirky and easygoing sense of humor. Joy, or “Bock,” as it’s said colloquially in German, is an important aspect of life and work for Höhne—something which he hilariously describes in his first monograph, The Book of Bock. It’s this combination of idiosyncratic humor, refreshingly childlike spontaneity, and down-to-earth nature that has allowed Höhne to quickly establish himself as one of Germany’s leading illustrators, with clients including BMW Mini, Nike, Aveda, as well as a broad range of German newspapers and magazines.

Höhne’s first monograph, The Book of Bock, is now avaialbe from Gestalten.

Höhne is also showcasing illustrations from The Book of Bock in addition to new works at “Bockumenta 1,” his solo exhibition at Gestalten Space, which is running from August 9th to September 16th, 2012.

The Book of Bock

Posted by Gestalten—10/2012
The illustrator Frank Höhne explains how to find joy in working as an illustrator.
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Westberlin

Berlin
Posted by Gestalten—08/2014

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Little Gestalten

“Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.” Living by this motto, Gestalten is launching a new list of children books this Fall entitled Little Gestalten.
Posted by Gestalten—08/2014

A Budding Adult's Guide to Puberty

Does This Happen to Everyone? A new Little Gestalten book helps kids understand puberty and all the changes that come with it.
Posted by Gestalten—08/2014

"Splitting wood is like opening a Christmas present."

Ej Osborne of Hatchet+Bear, who was featured in our book The Outsiders, became hooked on woodworking while in a fever. Here, she explains what makes wood such an extraordinarily rewarding material to work with.
Posted by Gestalten—08/2014

I am Dandy: The Return of the Elegant Gentleman featured on Slate.

The Craft and the Makers reviewed on L'Officiel Hommes. "Der Band bildet verschiedene Leidenschaften ab und zeigt: Handwerk hat nicht nur goldenen Boden. Es bekommt auch junge Impulse, die Tradition und Stil vor dem Vergessen bewahren."

Hello, I am Erik featured on Fluoro.

The Outsiders recommended on Parlor.

The Outsiders featured on GEO.de. "Zwischen Bildern, die Lust machen, die Stadt sofort zu verlassen, findet
der Betrachter immer wieder Interviews mit Menschen, die den Schritt in
die Wildnis bereits gewagt oder das Unterwegssein zu ihrem Leben
gemacht haben."

Our House in the City on Salon.

Elsa und die Nacht recommended on Die Bücherfresser. "Der wunderbar gelungene, poetische Text wird kongenial von surrealen, expressiven Bildern umrundet ... Ebenso wie  eine schöne Einschlaf-Geschichte ist dieses Buch eine zarte Geschichte über Verlust und Versöhnung."

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