augen:falter is a Leipzig-based group of eight female illustrators and book designers: Franziska Neubert, Nadine Respondek-Tschersich, Petra Schuppenhauer, Urte von Maltzahn-Lietz, Katja Zwirnmann, Inka Grebner, Gerline Meyer, Julia Penndorf. The group's name is a combination between Augen engl. eyes and falter engl. to fold.
(Flyer of the exhibition "Kunst und Justiz" in Landgericht Leipzig till 28 June)
They teamed up in 2008 to launch book projects and exhibitions, to share networks, to present their work together on fairs etc. Head over to the artists' websites (I linked their names above) to find out more about them all. Here you can browse the augen:falter catalogue, packed with great postcards and posters, illustrations, original graphics and collectibles.(augen:falter: EXLIBRIS)
I came across augen:falter several times before via Franziska Neubert and Gerlinde Mayer. Franziska Neubert illustrated for instance Joseph Roth's "Das Spinnennetz", Friedrich Schiller's "Gürtel der Armut" from the "Petits Fours 1ère Collection" published by Büchergilde and the Tolle Heft 34. Gerlinde Mayer designs each year together with Katja Spitzer, Halina Kirschner, Nadine Prange the "Pin-up" calendar published by artclub Büchergilde.
(Images via www.franziskaneubert.de)
(Friedrich Schiller: Der Gürtel der Anmut, illustrated by Franziska Neubert, Petits Fours, Büchergilde 2012)
(Images via www.gerlindemeyer.de)
I wish I could be there: Bologna Children's Book Fair from today till Thursday 28th March.