WITTE (Hans) – HOFFMANN (Heinrich)

Der typographische Struwelpeter. In Form und Farbe gesetzt von Hans Witte.

(Deitlevsen, Germany), Edition Einstein, [Das andere Kinderbuch, 23], 2008.

Landscape folio, in the original printed boards. (24) pp.

First and only edition privately handset and hand-printed by the artist in an edition of 100 numbered and signed copies of which this is one of the first twenty copies numbered I-XX, with, loosely inserted, an original variant plate signed in pencil by the artist.

Unique and spectacular multi-coloured typographic version of Hoffmann’s famous Struwelpeter story.

Hans Witte was born in 1944. He studied German Literature and Language at the Georg-August-University in Göttingen. From 1970 on he started to build a collection of historical books, mainly children and picture books. He has presented numerous exhibitions, talks and publications. In 1989 he founded his own private press with a strong interest in experimental typography.

Beautiful copy.