Otto's screen printing workshop lies next to a free range chicken farm and he often watches the birds and their behaviour. They frequently fly over the fence, and one day a chicken entered the workshop. After meeting the bird face to face he decided to make a book about chickens, as they are not usually given due recognition.
This book is about the birds and ends to their advantage. Small centre-stiched screen printed booklet made out of one sheet of 200gsm Heritage Bookwhite.
Folded size: 15 x 21cm, 16 pages, all on 200gsm Heritage Bookwhite, centre-stiched with wrap-around sleeve, made in 2018, ISBN 978-0-9932990-8-7.
Otto is a Graphic Artist who practices as book artist, screen printer and illustrator. 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.