Illustration & Concept

„Court Festival & Open-Studio-Event“, invitation card key visual

Keyvisual "Sommerfest im Hinterhof", abstrakte Illustration Hofschild, Weinranken, Pergel und Symbole

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An Open-Studio Event in a private backyard provided the opportunity to design a content related key visual for the invitation card of the venue. Guests are invited to have a chat with a glass of good white wine and tapas. Beside that, the day will be supported by several live music performances. Furthermore the organizer is showing his design studio. According to the key information a „back yard sign“ was chosen to be perfectly representative for the occasion and location, matching the style of the artist at the same time. Symbols and icons related to the subject are integrated into the vines. The depiction reminds of a typical rural german thing – countless signs of „Strausswirtschaften“ that lead to delicious smelling courtyards to dine in.


  1. Invitation card Open-Studio event and court festival
  2. Design key visual related to occasion
  3. Cooperative Concept
  4. Illustration & Digitation

An „Open-Studio“ event is planned for summer 2020. The host will offer tapas, white wine and live music performances for entertainment. The key visual was intensively conceptualized to fit the occasion of the venue. After discussing several different strategies, the procedure of decision-making was instantly clear with the „court sign“ idea. The illustration embodies the location on the one hand, the art of event on the other.

  • Free-style drawing with pencil/fineliner
  • Scan und digital edit
  • repeated cpoying & digitation
  • Size 10x21cm
  • Working hours: 6 h

Pictures of the printed version will be uploaded…

Augenblick Magazine, Keyvisual Illustration

rollei Inlay Illustration Booklet

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Augenblick Magazin Inlay Front Illustration von Hans From Space
Augenblick Magazin Inlay Back Illustration von Hans From Space
Augenblick Magazin Inlay Front Ansicht 02 Illustration von Hans From Space
Augenblick Magazin Inlay Back Ansicht 02 Illustration von Hans From Space


  1. Inlay Keyvisual for the #1 Edition
  2. Concept
  3. Illustration and Digitation

In 2019, the first issue of the „Augenblick Magazine“ is published in Berlin. It contains analog photo series of different photographers. According to the title and the camera „Rollei 35s“ the keyvisual was designed for the inlay of the little magazine. The illustration was designed in black and white and shows a camera in original proportions. The conturs fade away, underlining the present moment or „Augenblick“.

  • Drawing with pencil/ fine liner
  • Shadings
  • Size: 10x15cm
  • Working hours: 8 h

„Hochzeit DeBeijer“, Save-The-Date wedding card

"Save The Date" Karte Hochzeitskarte Save The Date Design Hans From Space

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Katharina showed me some images of expressionist flowers, that she has in mind for the „Save-The-Date“ design. This lead to the idea of drawing blue „forget-me-not“ to underline the purpose of the card. The blue flowers are opposed by orange tulips in shape and color.

The depiction should appear reputable on the one side and childlike on the other side to fit the baptism venue of little Johanna. The font was handwritten in a separate layout to be hot foil stamped later.  

Print and hot foil stamping as well as the selection of the paper material and grammage were undertaken by Druckerei Leindecker. The refinement of the product was actively integrated into the creative concept. This added another special value to the design.


  1. „Save The Date“ wedding card DeBeijer
  2. Image idea to the customers‘ wishes
  3. Illustration & handwriting
  4. Data preparation for print refinement & layout

The „Save-The-Date“ card for the wedding couple DeBeijer is depicting orange tulips and blue „forget-me-not“ in pastel, the font was handwritten and digitized afterwards. A high grammage paper was used for print, its surface is covered with a wooden texture. The cards were printed by Druckerei Leindecker , the font was hot foil stamped in a final step. 

  • Free-style drawing with wax crayons
  • Scan und digital editing
  • Layout und data preparation for print
  • Size: 10x21cm
  • Working hours: 4 h
Save The Date Einladung Karte. Illustration und Layout von Hans From Space Ansicht Close Up Papier Struktur
Grußkarte Close Up Hochzeitskarte Save The Date Design dynamisch
Save The Date Einladung Karte. Illustration und Layout von Hans From Space Ansicht 4 Close Up Papier Struktur
Save The Date Einladung Karte. Illustration und Layout von Hans From Space Ansicht 2 Close Up Papier Struktur

„Hochzeit DeBeijer“, wedding invitation card

Hochzeit Einladungskarte DeBeijer - Frontillustration mit Gartenfest-Szenerie
Hochzeit Einladungskarte DeBeijer - Rück-Illustration "Verliebter Maulwurf"
Hochzeit Einladungskarte DeBeijer - Inlay-Illustration "Smoker und Girlande"

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Content & Imagery

At the bottom of the image, right beside the written wedding date, the groom invites to the feast of love. On the meadow the bridal is waiting for the guests to receive the first presents. Two kids cannot wait to pick a piece of the wedding cake. On the bottom left there is a signpost showing the signs „wedding“, „baptism“, „Arnhem“ and „Niederheimbach“. A teepee with soaring smoke is placed right above, next to a „Whiskey corner“. All animals are in love with the bridal. At the top end of the illustration there is an arch, with the names of the hosts integrated. The „Smoker“ figure on the inside was added as the client was wishing. The garland is connecting layout and content throughout the separate sites. The „Amorous Mole“ at the last page takes up the illustrative style to round the layout.

Approach & Elaboration

The organization of the wedding ceremony was following unconventional conditions. The relaxing and alternative atmosphere should be communicated with the comic style of the illustration Following to that, the result was to show a summer festival like scene with everyone involved. The different parts should reflect actual facts of the event.

The illustration is surrounding the content on the two middle pages. The figure at the end works as a reaction to the preceding content and should make the reader grin. The elaboration was succeeded to the customer agreements, some parts of the content have been added during the process.


  1. Invitation card wedding DeBeijer
  2. digital illustration, handwriting & print layout
  3. depiction related to customer wishes

The folded card illustration was designed for a invitation to a wedding in the Netherlands. It should mainly appear relaxed and playful. The summer feast offered a good occasion to elaborate a colorful scenery on the front page. Two comic figures were placed onto the other pages of the layout to take up the design again. The content was created to customer wishes.

  • Sketch with pencil
  • Scan und digital elaboration
  • data preparation, layout for print
  • Size 10,5×14,8cm folded card
  • Working hours: 12 h

The data finalization and printing process was undertaken by the family business Druckerei Leindecker.

Pictures of the printed version will be updated..

„Wedding Harnecker“, Customized canvas 1x1m

Leinwand 1x1m "Spread Love, Hochzeit Harnecker Auftragsarbeit Hans From Space
Leinwand 1x1m "Spread Love, Hochzeit Harnecker Auftragsarbeit Hans From Space, Seitenansicht

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You have your own ideas in mind? Feel free to write a mail to [email protected].


  1. Commissional Work „Spread Love“ acrylic painting for wedding
  2. Design related to existing artwork (siehe unten)
  3. Acrylic paint on canvas
  4. Hidden Surnamen & wedding date

A previous work with a heart-motif built the foundation for designing the „Spread Love“ acrylic painting for the wedding couple Harnecker. The custom sized canvas was manufactured external. In comparison to the original image, this piece contains of much finer details. The names „Patrick“ and „Simone“, as well as the date of the wedding is hidden inside the ornamental forms.

  • Custom build stretcher frame
  • „Spread Love“ heart motif with hidden names
  • Size 1x1m
  • Working hours: 13 h
"Spread Love" Original Werk von Hans From Space

„Spread Love“, previous version 40x60cm

„Wedding Harnecker“, design „Thank-You“ card

Dankeskarte Hochzeit - gestaltet von Hans From Space

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  1. Thank-you wedding postcard
  2. Simplified illustration „Spread Love“ canvas motif
  3. Layout & digital design
  4. Print layout & data preparation

As a Thank-You card for the wedding couple Harnecker, the motif from the customized canvas was taken up. The illustration is combined with a simple „Thanks“. On the other side of the postcard, a full-size picture of the wedding couple is shown.

  • Sketch with pencil
  • Scan und digitation & coloration
  • Size 10,5×14,8cm
  • Working hours: 5 h

Pictures of the printed version will be uploaded.

„Jano Domo“ music group, key visual stage banner

Jano Domo Musik Keyvisual, Bannerartwork, designed by Hans From Space
Jano Domo Singing, with "Jano Domo" Shirt, Illustration by Hans From Space
Jano Domo Fan, with "Jano Domo" Shirt, Illustration by Hans From Space

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Typical for a stage banner the font logo of the artist is positioned in the centre, surrounded by issue related images like instruments, speakers, music gear and cables. The composition is arranged as a dynamic splash to underline the skittishness of the alternative band character. Many free forms in a balanced arrangement form an exciting impression, with a lot of details that can be discovered by the betrayer.


  1. Illustration oversize format
  2. Key visual representative for „Jano Domo“ music
  3. Free-style drawing symbols & icons
  4. Digitisation, composition & layout

Regarding to the logo design for Jano Domo a key visual was created. The illustration was intended for the stage banner, it is now also used for merchandise t-shirts.

  • Size: ca. 2,5x3m
  • Working hours: 5,5 h
Jano Domo Banner on Stage, mit Janis Schäfer Lukas Reinhard
Jano Domo Banner on Stage, mit Janis Schäfer Lukas Reinhard, close

„Jano Domo“ music group, merchandise illustration

Jano Domo Merchandise Illustration "Fading Music", designed by Hans From Space
Jano Domo Merchandise Illustration "Fading Music"+Logo, designed by Hans From Space

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Let’s find a solution to create an illustration at your wishes. Hand-drawn represents a natural, accessible impression, so it can also be useful for other design projects and layouts. I would love to know more  about your future plans!

The image is also available as an art print in different formats.

See for yourself and visit Janis Schäfer or „Jano Domo“ on Instagram.


  1. Illustration for merchandise products
  2. Layout upright primary for gym bag
  3. Free-style sketch size DIN A3
  4. Optimization for print media

The motif „Fading Music“ was designed for Janis Schäfer’s Band „Jano Domo“. It acts as a decorative illustration for merchandise products such as gym bags, t-shirts and other. The excessive shapes and fading forms are symbolizing „freedom of music“ and moments of „letting loose“ or „drift away“.

  • Free-style illustration pencil/fineliner
  • Scan and digitisation
  • Merchandise illustration „Jano Domo“
  • Sizr: approx. 35x25cm
  • Working hours: 6,5 Stunden
Jano Domo "Gitarre" Sticker Gelb, Illustration by Hans From Space

Sticker „Fading Music“ (Foto extern)

„Jano Domo“ music group, logo design

Jano Domo Bandlogo Original, Illustration by Hans From Space

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Jano Domo (Janis Schäfer) plays acoustic singer-songwriter music with deep, sometimes „punk“ like texts. The symbols within the font represent the „wild“ character of the artist.

The layout can be easily integrated into square or round shapes, what is useful for stickers, flyer or general content layout. The logo is integrable into other illustrations such as banner artworks or merchandise product designs.


  1. Design related to sketch of Jano Domo
  2. Multiple versions, simple and fast procedure
  3. Digitation for print media

The Logo for the Band Jano Domo was designed under general conditions set by Janis Schäfer. Form and shape are related to a sketch done by himself. Composition of words, as well as the „A“ and the spiral „O“ are assuming the original image. The appearance was transformed into the style of Hans From Space.

  • Free-style drawing with pencil/fineliner
  • Logo design for music group, to customer agreements
  • Working hours: unknown
Jano Domo Bandlogo+Keyvisual Original, Illustration by Hans From Space

Logo & Keyvisual auf Sticker-Layout (Foto extern)


„Human and Nature“, tattoo sketch

Backpiece "Tree & Human" Rücken-Tattoo Sketch Teil Wurzeln Ganz/Full
Backpiece "Tree & Human" Rücken-Tattoo Sketch Teil Wurzeln Dyn
Backpiece "Tree & Human" Rücken-Tattoo Sketch Teil Wurzeln
Backpiece "Tree & Human" Rücken-Tattoo Sketch Teil Wurzeln Dyn Ver 2
Backpiece "Tree & Human" Rücken-Tattoo Sketch Teil 1

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Form & Composition

The detailed root system is rising up starting from the tailbone. Then it proceeds to form the curved and crooked trunk. The tree is covering the whole back, whereas the treetop is missing its leaves in the top left position, where the human is sitting. (The „emaciated“ impression of the person was strengthened, when the illustration was finalized. Unfortunately this is not depicted on the images presented here.) The branch is breaking. The human is connected to the plant with dark hoses, while the body is covered with sick looking blotches. The highest limb of the tree is holding a signal light.

Content & Imagery

Human and Nature. A wide-spread relation paradox. Between the parasitic environmental impact of humanity and the concurrent dependence on planet earth. We destroy our living environment, we destroy ourselves. Kurt saw daylight, as he broke the vertebra of his neck. This is how the idea was developed to put a representative signal lamp in that place.


  1. Conception & Implementation
  2. Drawing up basic structure/Layout tree
  3. Elaboration & Editing
  4. Finalization with customer agreement

The work for Kurt B. was designed 2019. The idea of a „tree of life“ as a backpiece went way back, finally we found a way to create a functioning concept. We developed the style and the precise depiction of the different image parts to underline the message of the piece. Another important aspect was to adjust the work capacity regarding to the point of committing the work to the tattoo artist. 

  • Free-style drawing with pencil/fineliner
  • Shadings with alcohol markers
  • Tattoo sketch backpiece, full back
  • Size 40x50cm
  • Working hours: approx. 30 h

Tattoo images will be updated…

„Fusion, Earth & Space“, tattoo sketch

Fusion Rakete mit bunter Wolke und Auge der Erkenntnis, Dreieck, Tropfen
Lebensbaum mit Grasnarbe als Fußband, bunte Blätter, White Rabbit
Fusion Rakete bunt mit Baum und Auge der Erkenntnis

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Form & Composition

The tip of the colorful „Fusion“ rocket is placed right under the knee pit. Dust clouds come out of the nozzles. They cover the back of the calfbone. In the centre of the illustration and at the bottom of the cloud there is an eye located. Tears are falling down onto a tree in the direction of the ankle, a bird is flying in between. The tree is in rainbow-colored fruit, beside a mushroom there is a white rabbit looking out of a knothole. A greensward at the bottom of the tree forms a ribbon around the ankle, while the root system of the tree is finishing the illustration placed at the top of the foot.

The rocket is building a closed, dark form. In contrast to this there is a bright cloud with a lot of free space and openings. According to the focussed symbolism of the work, the eye (and spiral/triangle beside) is sitting in the centre of the composition.

Content & Imagery

The fusion festival is an alternative, colorful music festival, that manifests intself in the combination of countless colors and shapes. At the same time the rocket is symbolizing frenzy just as a trip to an exceptional cosmos.

Perception and enlightenment is represented by the eye. Sometimes the senses get clouded… Beside the eyeball, a triangle (strongest geometrical structure) is shown, which is representative for resilience. The spiral is representing the fractal concept of nature. Ironically a higher consciousness (the rocket) emerges from enlightenment. In this case the relation of the semantic levels can be reversed. Paradox but symbiotic.

Nature, tree, greensward and roots stand for grounding and down-to-earthness. The tears of perception are falling down to earth, visualizing our mistakes that we learn and grow from. 

Maybe you know the white rabbit from „Alice in Wonderland“…


  1. Reviewing basic idea
  2. Part1 1: Fusion-rocket for calf back
  3. Part 2: Cloud as light contrast with symbolic meaning
  4. Part 3: Tree with roots and greensward as foundation of depiction

The work for Fabian S. arose in 2018. An illustration of the fusion rocket acted as a cornerstone for the project, which was divided into three parts. Over some weeks/months the different steps of content and depiction where developed and implemented. The process was especially concentrated on the symbolic level of illustrative elements. A lot of effort was put into the connection between meaning and image composition.

  • Free-style drawing with pencil/fineliner
  • Scan und Digitisation, Coloration
  • Tattoo sketch calf, ankle, foot
  • Size: ca. 30x20cm
  • Working hours: 20-25 h

Tattoo images will be updated…

„Mandala Kiwi“, tattoo sketch

Mandala Illustration Hans From Space, schwarz weiß
Mandala Mitte Illustration Hans From Space, schwarz weiß
Mandala 3 Illustration Hans From Space, schwarz weiß

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All Mandalas are available as art prints in different formats.

Please write a mail to [email protected] to get further information.


  1. Free creation
  2. Layout geometrical circle structure
  3. elaboration of forms & details

The mandala for „Kiwi“ works as a tatto sketch (expected to be placed on the upper arm) and was designed on the artists own terms. An ornamental style is essential for the character of shape. It is appealing abstract and oriental. Two more sketches have been created in the during this project.

  • Tattoo sketch upper arm
  • Size 10x10cm (size of beer mat)
  • Working hours: 5-10 h

Tattoo images will be updated…

„Twin-Rose“, tattoo sketch

Tattoovorlage "Zwillingsrose" von Hans From Space

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Are you interested in implementing your own ideas? Just write a Mail.


  1. Twin-rose illustration to customer agreements
  2. sketching different rose depictions
  3. Creative implementation of the client wishes
  4. Finalisation 2 versions, eleboration final version

Lisa R. came to me with the aim to creat a rose tatto sketch that is of unique character. It should represent the bond between her and her twin sister Julia. The two sides of shapes and forms on the illustration represent the different personalities. Both persons are tattooed. In the childhood their mothers nickname for the sisters was the „white“ and the „red rose“. This is why the right side is containing a red drop.

  • Free-style drawing with pencil/fineliner
  • Scan und digitisation
  • Tattoo sketch for twins
  • Size 10x10cm
  • Working hours: 6 h
Finales Nacken Tattoo "Zwillingsrose" Vorlage von Hans From Space

„Yin Yang & Life“, tattoo extension

Yin Yang Tattoo Erweiterung, Vorlage Hans From Space

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Content & Imagery

When I got to know Sarah, she told me about her hard past, which is luckily over today. At the same time she was bothered by the unequal dots of her yin yang tattoo on the upper arm. This is how I came up with the idea to take this mistake as a symbol for her past suffering. Everything, that defined her in the process of growing and getting well is embodied by the uprising symbols and ornaments. So entstand die Idee, den Fehler in der Darstellung symbolisch für das Leiden in der Vergangenheit zu betrachten. New life out of old debris…

  • Seed as an origin for better times
  • Gingko leaves
  • Sacred blue lily
  • Scarabaeus
  • Foetus
  • Eye
  • Spiral


  1. Extension of the unequal yin yang symbol
  2. New definition instead of cover-up
  3. Integration symbolic content
  4. Elaboration in personal style

The first idea was to cover up the faulty yin yang symbol at Sarah’s upper arm. According to her story of character formation an extensional illustration was planned. The style of the image relies on the artists own terms and is placed in between the two existing tattos (flower at the top left & yin yang). The customer told me about personal symbols that are important to her, which I followingly integrated into the illustration.

  • Free-style drawing with pencil/fineliner mit Bleistift/Fineliner
  • Scan und digitisation
  • Tattoo extension
  • Sizr 20x15cm
  • Working hours: 4 h