Irmela Schautz [she/her]
Queergestreift | All about LGBTIQA+

374 Illustrations for an All Age book: A celebration of gender and sexual diversity.

Book Covers

Commissioned | Professional

How were your illustrations used? :
Book Cover/s, Book inside or spot illustration/s, Whole book design

How did you make this work:
To honor the LGBTIQA+ communities and recognize the importance of intersectionality we wrapped our book Queergestreift in the inclusive Philly Flag. Navigating a sailing boat through the storms of a straight binary society is not always an easy endeavour. But luckily you're not alone. The book cover promotes visibility and cherishes everybody who stands up for themselves and others. 

Commissioner Name :
Carolin Mandel
Commissioner Company :
Hanser Literaturverlage

Social Media: studiomichabinder queergestreift_lgbtiqa

Personal Website:

Currently Based:

IRMELA SCHAUTZ [she/her] is fascinated by challenging subject matters. She’s at her best when she can emerge herself in research and come up with creative solutions. The illustrator of books and magazines studied art and stage- and costume design. For Queergestreift she has been collaborating with author Kathrin Köller and designer Michaela Binder who was responsible for the cover layout.