Rilke: The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

During my studies at UMPRUM, I undertook the re-design of Rainer Maria Rilke's novel Die Aufzeichnungen des Malte Laurids Brigge (The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge) in collaboration with Šimon Brzobohatý. Together, we conceptualized a fresh approach to the book, with my prints serving as visual interpretations of select text fragments, capturing objects, situations and locations.

  • Project: Rainer Maria Rilke:
    Die Aufzeichnungen des Malte Laurids Brigge
  • Year: 2023
  • Language: German
  • Layout: Šimon Brzobohatý
  • Illustration: Paul Tuttas
  • Publisher: no publisher (student project)
  • Size: 18 × 12 cm
  • Pages: 216
  • Technique: digital print and screenprint

  • Literature Faces

The series of portraits emerged from a regular reading event held in the studio of Illustration and Graphics at UMPRUM. Prominent contemporary writers and poets from the Czech Republic like Petr Placák, Jan Novák, Martina Pachmanová, Vojtěch Mašek, Pavel Klusák and Petra Hůlová presented their work while the students drew their portraits. 
         My Literature Faces are linocuts that have been refined from my original drawings, aiming to capture a unique expression, along with the subtleties of posture and attire. All the while, I have played with diverse structures, sizes, and contrasts that are so characteristic for the linocut technique.

  • Project: Literature Faces
  • Year: 2022
  • Publisher: not published
  • Technique: linocut on paper

  • Anfänge / Počátky

The comic Anfänge / Počátky serves as an introduction to the early history of Pavlův Studenec (formerly Paulusbrunn), a Sudeten village located in present-day Czech Republic. It pictures both major and minor milestones in the development of this German-speaking community, spanning the period from approximately 1500 to 1800.
          My comic is the first of many inside the publication Spurensuche im Böhmischen Wald / Stopy minulosti Českého lesa (Tracing the Steps in the Bohemian Forest). Twelve contemporary artists, six German and six Czech, were invited to each illustrate a segment of the history of Paulusbrunn, which was destroyed after World War Two.

I used linocut to illustrate the small panels, as there is little visual documentation available from that time. This printmaking technique enabled me to artistically render the lives of the people and the landscapes of that historical period in an abstract way.

    • Project: Anfänge / Počátky
    • Year: 2022
    • Published in: Spurensuche im Böhmischen Wald / Stopy minulosti Českého lesa 
    • Publisher: Via Carolina — Goldene Straße e. V.
    • Size: two A4 pages
    • Technique: linocut

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