Luminous Japanese Cartoons thanks to silk ink

Guest Post by Martina Peters

“I paint and draw since I’ve been able to hold a pen – very cliché. I was never very good at expressing myself in words so I choosed the graphical way. I discovered Manga by watching the animated series Sailor Moon.

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La Frontera Photography Project: Artists along the US Mexican Border

A tweet on Twitter by Stefan Falke – German photographer based in New York – hashtagged #paper #hahnemuehle #limitededitions etc. drew our attention to his exciting project. La Frontera is a growing contemporary artistic and photographic portfolio which is printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Ultra Smooth. The portfolio will be on display at Triennale of Photography in Hamburg (Germany) in June 2015. We invited Stefan Falke for a quick Q&A session and like to share his answers, images and the high-end portfolio box filled with his work with you.

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Longing for Ireland – Photographs for St. Patrick Day 2015

Every year on March, 17 the Irish and the people of Irish descent in the world are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. It is a religious and cultural festival that commemorates the anniversary of the death of the Irish patron St. Patrick. This day is especially for those Irish who live in the diaspora, a day full of longing for the Emerald Isle. The German photographer Holger Hess is feeding this longing with wonderful images. His portfolio includes lovely landscapes in postcard idyll style as well as rugged, windswept coasts, mystical long exposures of the Atlantic up to abandoned, deserted valleys, reminding us why so many Irish people had to turn their backs on their homeland. We did a short Q&A with Holger Hess on the occasion of St. Patrick’s Day about his yearning images.

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Filtech 2015 – Focus on Customer Filter Paper Solutions

An open stand concept welcomed Hahnemühle visitors at this year Filtech. In a briliant light and in a pleasent way presented the paper company itself. Pure filter paper reels on the wall invited visitors to receive an visually and hapticimpressions of the quality papers. Many hands touched and felt the papers made from cellulose, cotton…

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'Indiana Jones' on tour – with Hahnemühle Travel Booklets

“In the field I have a notebook, of course. Somewhere in my backpack or satchel. But I also have an additional ‘Hahnemühle Travel Booklet’ always at hand. This one’s for those occasional scenes, you find interesting or important enough to capture in a quick sketch. It needs to be small and thin, but yet sturdy enough for a couple of weeks in the pocket of my pants or a shirt. Even more important: the paper. When it comes to adding some colour, the wheat’s separating from the chaff – pretty annoying if you’re collection of travel sketches is ruined by watercolour bleeding through, isn’t it? That’s why I was pretty happy when I finally found the ‘Travel Booklets’. Rough and tough, quality paper, and pocket sized. Never going on a journey without one or two of these” stated Jens Notroff, German archaeologist, artist, world traveler. Read more on his expeditions which reminds on Indiana Jones.

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Tradition obliged: Hahnemühle celebrates 431 years of papermaking

Only a few companies can proudly look back on such a long, uninterrupted tradition. Founded in 1584 we are the oldest German papermakers manufacturing papers for traditional and digital working artists as well as industrial papers. We are celebrating our 431st anniversary as worldmarket leader for Digital FineArt Papers and staying or growing strong in the fields of papers for traditional arts and industrial applications. A great present to our birthday is a mention in “German Standards – Encyclopaedia of German marketleaders”.

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Looking for green oasis – painting competition on "Nature in the City" starts

An urban park with skyline, lined up flower pots on the balcony or a vegetable garden on the high-rise rooftop – show us your green oasis in an urban environment or your dream of it. Hahnemühle’s new painting competition is now open. Nature in the City” is the trendy theme for our art calendar 2016. We look forward to many international submissions and want to reach the record participation from last year again. The bar is set high: 1,200 images from 500 artists from 46 countries were submitted for the 2015 calendar. So join in and tell others about the competition!

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