A couple weeks of ago as I was perusing the new inventory at Young Blood, a print I hadn’t seen before caught my eye:
A kinds-of-German-sausage print? Is there anything my kitchen needs more? I couldn’t find the artist’s info and Googling led me nowhere when I got home, so the next time I was in the shop I asked the proprietor who had made the print. She said she’d look it up and pointed me to another of the artist’s prints hanging on the wall as she did. That one had a name on the back: Katrin Wiehle.
I looked up her website and was completely enchanted by all of her work. Originally from outside Hanover, Germany, Katrin Wiehle came to Atlanta in 2008 to study illustration at SCAD-Atlanta on a Fulbright scholarship.
While she was at SCAD, her thesis project was a children’s book called “Professor Pfeffers tierisches Abenteuer” (Professor Pepper’s Animal Adventures). It has since been published, translated into French (“Les 99 animaux du professeur peperino”) and won a couple of awards. Here are some of the illustrations:
She has since returned to Germany, and her second book, “Was macht die Katze in der Nacht? (what does the cat do at night?) just came out. I think I need both of these, although I don’t know any German-speaking kids; Maybe my future progeny will learn German animal names. Totally normal, right? (Amandalein, you might need to take a delivery for me…) Here’s the cover of her latest:
If you want to know and see more, check out these interviews with Katrin and her website and blog. I’ll leave you with two more awesome things and let y’all seek out the rest for yourselves. I want to wallpaper my room with the last one!