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.

shipping costs


Anywhere
from 0 - 26 € : 3€
from 26 - 70€ : 8€
from 70- 130 € : 12 €
from 130 - 300 € : 20 €
over 300 € : 25€


book archive


ottoGraphic book art , complete list

2021
Folding Space ship, second edition, numbered open edition
Vetements, edition 40
Clothes, edition 60

2019
Canal Boats, Machines for Living, edition 80

2018
A voyage fantastic, Cross-cut fold book, edition 50
We will rule the world, stencil painted book, edition 25
We will rule the world, screen printed booklet, isbn, open edition

2017
Photoshop for Screen Printing, 2nd edition (isbn), open edition
Image Making Manual (isbn), open edition
Image Making Manual, test edition of 50
Camino de Santiago, 2nd edition of 100
Folding Space Ship (isbn) open edition
Fold a Space Ship, test edition of 30
Europa, hardback, edition of 12
Europa folded sheet, edition of 45
Ban-ana, edition of 20

2016
Planets, edition of 55
Folded Clouds, unnumbered edition of 10
Photoshop for Screen Printing, 1st edition (isbn) open edition
Screen Printing Manual (isbn), open edition
The Frog Heart, published by Wasser Im Turm, Berlin
Das Frosch Herz, published by Wasser Im Turm, Berlin

2015
The Octopus would like to put a stop to us
(with Benjamin Heathcote) (isbn), edition of 100 un-numbered
Visa and Solo, published by Design for Today, editiom of 500
Bristol Retail Centres, edition of 10
Flat Holm (with Chris Skully), edition of 100
Camino de Santiago 1st edition of 45
Book Jacket, edition of 50
Lies (with Benjamin Heathcote), edition of 40

2014
Modern Constructivist, pochoir, edition of 20
Modern Constructivist, screen printed booklets, edition of 100
Dot Screen Print, edition of 25
Dance, edition of 100
Still Running (with Tim Jones), edition of 80

2013
Paper Plane, edition of 45
Narrow Boat, edition of 45
Wooden Horse, edition of 45
Folding Bike, edition of 45
What is to be done (Bookart Book Shop, London), edition of 10
Money Printer (for Sven Meier-Wiedenbach, collector), edition of 80

2012
Cell Division, edition of 25
Invasive species, edition of 45

2011
The Octopus would like to put a stop to us, pochoir
(with Benjamin Heathcote) edition of 24
Visa and Solo 1st edition, edition of 60
Alien Invasion, edition of 45

2010
The Dark Tribe (with Benjamin Heathcote) edition of 100
Cookfood book 2nd ed. (with Katherina Manolessou) edition of 100

2009
Races (with Benjamin Heathcote) edition of 100
The Stranger (with Benjamin Heathcote) edition of 100
Musical Chairs (with Benjamin Heathcote) edition of 100
Work (with Benjamin Heathcote) edition of 100
Fettered by film, pochoir (after Mayakovsky) edition of 25

2008
Phantom King, edition of 100
Boat journeys on British waterways,
timelapse movies, DVDs
Boat journeys on British waterways, flick books:
- London Paddington, open
- London Maida Vale, open
- London Islington, open
- Birmingham, open
- Swing Bridge, open

2007
Ode on the death of a favourite cat, 1st edition of 50
Ode on the death of a favourite cat, 2nd edition of 50
Mambo Moves, flick books (with Irene Miguel) un-numbered
- Air
- Space
- Earth
- Water
- Fire

2006
Godzilla (with Katherina Manolessou)
Return of the Crayfish
Disappearance on he canal (with the AOI) offset
Buy One Get One Free, laser photocopy

2005
Journey to the Centre (with Katherina Manolessou), edition of 110

2004
Cookfood book (with Katherina Manolessou) 1st edition of 50
The End of Style, Manifesto, separated inkjet, edition of 100

2003
Platforms, inkjet 3rd edition of 30
Heatwave, inkjet 2nd edition of 30

2002
Buy One Get One Free, 2 colour photocopy, edition of 200
Cyclops 3, edition of 40

2001
Cyclops 2, separated inkjet

1999
The Rise and fall of the Lemming, edition of 48

1998
Scottie’s transporter has gone wrong again
Fancy Dress on the Enterprise
Cyclops 1, separated inkjet

1997
Sainsbury's Economy Baked beans, edition of 50
Businey World, edition of 15

1996
Helping you back to work, edition of 50