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Norman Hothum
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I am a book illustrator and calligrapher. I specialize in medieval styles and techniques.
General sphere of activity: Apart from designing illustrations for publishing houses and private customers, I create one-of-a-kind books, single illuminated manuscript pages, guest books, cinematic props based on medieval manuscripts, decorative certificates, labels and more.
Museums: I present and demonstrate medieval book production techniques during exhibitions and other events.
Movies: I'm also active as a Writing Double. I specialize in reproducing medieval scripts from ca. 6th to 15th centuries. Last but not least, I offer my expertise as a Visual Consultant, contributing accurate historical data from the Medieval Period.

Ich bin Buchillustrator und Kalligraph und habe mich auf mittelalterliche Stilformen und Techniken spezialisiert.
Tätigkeitsfeld allgemein: Neben der Gestaltung von Buchillustrationen für Verlage und private Interessenten fertige ich auch Unikatbücher, Einzelmanuskriptseiten, Gästebücher, Filmrequisiten ("mittelalterliche" Folianten), Schmuckurkunden, Ettiketten und Vieles mehr.
Museen: Ich präsentiere mittelalterliche Buchproduktionstechniken und führe sie in Museen im Rahmen von Sonderausstellungen, Museumsnächten und sonstigen Events vor.
Film: Zuletzt stehe ich auch als "Schreib-Double" (Schriften vom 6.-15.Jahrhundert) und "Visual Consultant" zur Verfügung.
Norman works in his studio only with reconstructed tools such as goose quills, dividers, a pen knife, very fine sable or squirrel hair brushes and the like. The stages of work are those which had been passed down to us through the centuries. The artist is finishing every work in a way it would have been done several hundred years ago. Thus Norman succeeds in preserving the playful characteristic medieval lines. He doesn't make mere copies of original medieval illuminated manuscripts or manuscript pages. Every illustration is an expression of his ideas - inevitably present day ideas - in medieval style. At first glance his artworks appear "Medieval" but looking at them a second time their allusion to the present becomes obvious. The particular attraction of Norman's artistry is the contrast between medieval stylistics and technique on the one hand and modern ideas and compositions on the other. Each of his works is therefore a symbiosis of two worlds with a distance of several hundred years.


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eelhana Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful job ;-)
medieval-style-art Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional Artist
Thank you, my dear! I try my best to keep it up!
eelhana Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist