about


Otto is a Graphic Artist who practices as book artist, screen printer and illustrator.

Books
Twenty years ago Otto began creating and publishing screen printed books. His first participation at an artists’ book fair was at the Barbican in 1996 where he showed his conceptual visual narrative ‘Helping you back to work’. Since then he has been presenting books at major artists’ book fairs around the world and has now published in excess of 80 titles. The most popular titles are the screen printing manuals and the cross-cut fold scifi booklets, which have sold in their thousands. In 2019 Otto won the V O Stomps Foerderpreis, Mainzer Minipressenmesse, Gutenberg Museum for the titles Camino de Santiago, Voyage Fantastic, We Will Rule The World.

Distribution:
Central Books, 50 Freshwater Road RM8 1RX, England

New York:
Printed Matter
231 11th Ave., New York, NY 10001 USA

For all sales and distribution in China:
Doooogs, Rostocker Str. 25, 10553 Berlin


Illustration
He has worked in editorial illustration since graduating in 1991 from Bristol Polytechnic in Graphic Design. After a Masters in Illustration at Kingston University in 1996 Otto was amongst a handful of Illustrators pioneering a conceptual graphic style based on screen print and collage, often accompanying texts on the internet revolution. Otto’s image making is derived from Russian Constructivist design, which provided the visual backdrop to the political revolution in Russia 100 years earlier. During his career Otto made countless illustrations for numerous international print publications including The Guardian, The Independent, The Times, The Economist, Libération, Le Monde, The New York Times, Der Freitag, Cicero.

Workshop
In 2010 Otto edtablished a printmaking workshop near Bath, UK, which also offers open access to other Artists. In 2020 he moved to Brittany, France and is presently opening a new printmaking workshop in Gouarec called Salamandre. The workshop will be providing screen printing and later on stone lithography for artists.