6 / 28 - 9 / 14 / 2014

The Lubok Verlag, Leipzig, originated as a publishing project following the encounter of the artist Christoph Ruckhäberle and the graphic designer and book printer Thomas Siemon. Fascinated by both artist’s books and graphic art, they came up with the idea of publishing original graphic books with linocuts of contemporary artists in high editions (300 – 1,500).

A series of original graphic linocut books have been published since 2007 – the  Lubok Series. For each volume, around 10 artists are invited to design a spread. The linocut becomes as a field of artistic experimentation, leading to a wide variety of results.

In 2011 lubok solo was initiated as a supplement – each booklet consists of 16 black-and-white linocuts by one artist. The edition is limited to 300 copies.

The books are printed directly from the linoleum plate in Thomas Siemon’s printing and graphic workshop edition carpe plumbum on a “Präsident” cylinder press from 1958.

Lubok Series and lubok solo are presented at the foyer of the Kunstverein.

With the kind support of the Ministry of Culture of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg