From the studio: Sandra Becker about her artwork for April in Hahnemühle’s Art Calendar 2016

I was born in Ludwigshafen but I live and work for six years now in Siegburg near Bonn (Germany). After participating in an evening class in September 2013 painting soon became a new hobby for me. During the twelve week course I have so far only had the time to enjoy painting a few times aside from the short time I have in the evening or on weekends.  I often struggle to bring the first colour onto the paper. It is sometimes a

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Hahnemühle the "Brand of the Century"

Hahnemühle FineArt GmbH is delighted to announce another prestigious award: ‘Brand of the Century’ as documented by the ‘Markenpreis der Deutschen Standards’ (Brand Award of the German Standards) together with inclusion as a member of the ‘Brands of the Century’ compendium. The latest edition of the book published every third year by Dr Florian Langenscheidt…

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Perfect on Hahnemühle paper: Painted originals and their digital reproductions

Karin Kuthe reports in the following article about her experiences with digital reproductions of her traditionally painted pictures. The highly experienced artist works in the techniques of watercolour, acrylic and pastel on traditional artist papers from Hahnemühle. For a few years she has reproduced her originals on Hahnemühle Digital FineArt papers as inkjet prints. She is excited by the creative potential of image reproduction on the same paper on which her originals arise. Enjoy reading!

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Urban Sketchers Chicago – Chicago Sketch Seminar 2015

written by Andrew Banks, Urban Sketchers Chicago group administrator and Blog Contributor

As an offshoot of the global Urban Sketchers organization the Urban Sketchers Chicago held the second Chicago Sketch Seminar on 11 and 12 July, 2015 at the Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts and the surrounding Gold Coast neighborhood.  This two day seminar attracted participants from all around the Midwest as well as an international crowd with visitors from as far away as India. With 10 workshops taught by local Chicago sketchers, participants had a wide range of topics to choose from which allowed them to tailor their weekends to the specific skill sets they wanted to develop. From watercolor techniques, figure drawing, perspective drawing, marker techniques, to colored pencils and even incorporating text into a sketch, the weekend was filled with incredible learning opportunities.

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Looking to secure the origin of your artwork? Opt for Hahnemühle's Certificates of Authenticity!

The Hahnemühle Certificate of Authenticity was designed for artists and photographers to protect the security and genuineness of their limited edition art works and reproductions on Hahnemühle paper, as well as to reduce the risk of forgery. Each certificate is made of premium deckle edged mould-made paper with a Hahnemühle watermark and fluorescent security fibres. A serialized numbered hologram should be added. A second, identically numbered hologram should then be applied to the reverse side of the artwork. The combination of certificate and hologram ensures that each Certificate of Authenticity relates to one particular piece of art. Text and layout of the certificate can be created individually.

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Art project "Recording – mutual all by themselves" by Marc Robitzky, Illustrator

Hahnemuehle newsroomSince I can remember, I always liked drawing and painting and analysing my surrounding like a detective does. I always claim that drawing explained life to me.

My first step with art began at school age, when I made had my first graffiti jobs. The next step to start a design study was therefore not far off. I studied at the Hamburg Technical School of Art and at the Frankfurt Academy of Communication and Design. During my studying time I began to illustrate stories. At first, comics called “Gossip Comic” which were published on a monthly base in Aschaffenburg city magazine. At the same time I gained an interest for children’s books, as well as political cartoons in newspapers.

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Countdown for the Hahnemühle Calendar 2016

Up to and including 30th June, 2015, artists – no matter if amateur or professional – still can submit contributions to next year’s Hahnemühle Calendar. “We are arranging this competition for the ninth time, this year,” Bettina Scheerbarth, responsible for the company’s public relations, delightedly said. “In the beginning, we focused on watercolour paintings and…

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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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Meet the papermakers – Hahnemühle @Creativeworld 2015

Artist paper novelties, artist talks, painting workshops, customer meetings and a get-together for bloggers had been the highlights of Creativeworld 2015 in Frankfurt for us. Enjoy our video and get inspired by our paper which makes the difference – even for your art.

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