German Stamps by Henning Wagenbreth
Designs from the Berlin illustrator tell colorful stories on a few square centimeters.
Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Jan 20th, 2012. Artwork published in
5 Comments on “German Stamps by Henning Wagenbreth”
These are fantastic stamps. It so nice to see art everywhere.
The so-called art of H. Wagenbreth is boring and lacks of any skills. It is still a big miracle how he became a teacher at an art school but since that sad day he was unable to move on from his "eastern European 50ties style".
Distinct and beautiful! A perfect balance between illustration and space and type. I'm really impressed.
Thank you Florian for posting. I’m impressed by the way Wagenbreth embraces old styles without being purely ‘retro’ - the first two examples are so much fresher than most of the stamps I’ve seen in a while. I especially appreciate the distinct regional flavour of the designs, an important point which is being forgotten all too often (nothing like ‘eastern European 50ties style’ btw), and the loving attention to details. That Eulenspiegel piece might get me into collecting stamps… Fantastic work!
It is astonishing how Wagenbreth manages to combine woodcut style simplicity with the adorable cuteness of his motifs. It is a pleasure to read this beautifully documented small piece of art journalism.