Katja Spitzer
Haare - Geschichten über Frisuren

Children's Publishing

Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
I have always liked drawing people with different hairstyles. A few years ago I read a book about the cultural history of hairstyles. It has fascinated me to learn about Empress Sisis beauty routine, the beauty recipes of Ancient Egyptians, or the tower hairstyles of the Baroque. The idea for a nonfictional picture book was born and luckily I could convince my publisher from this idea.

How was the illustration used:
This non fictional picturebook (40 pages) fully illustrated and printed with 4 spot colours. It´s for children age 6-10. It is published in May 2021 at Prestel Junior.

How did you make this work:
Illustrations, idea and texts are by me. The typographie and also the handlettering headlines were created by the typographer and grafic designer Paulina Pysz. The illustrations are digitally created in Adobe Photoshop. The book is printed in 4 spot colours.

Commissioner Name :
Doris Kutschbach, Prestel
Commissioner Company :
Prestel, Munich

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Katja Spitzer studied art history and illustration In 2009 she finished her studies and is now working as a freelance illustrator for magazines and publishers. Her book, Quodlibet, was published under Nobrow Press. For Flying Eye Book she created 4 picture books for small children. New Titels in 2021: "Hey, hey, hey, Taxi!" by author Saša Stanišić and "Haare Geschichten über Frisuren" Prestel.