Otto is a Graphic Artist who practices as Illustrator, Screen
Printer and Book Artist.
Otto has worked as Editorial Illustrator since graduating in 1991
from Bristol Polytechnic in Graphic Design. After a Masters in
Illustration at Kingston University in 1996 Otto was amongst a
handful of Illustrators pioneering a conceptual graphic style based
on screen print and collage, often accompanying texts on the
Otto’s illustration method is derived from Russian Constructivist
design, which provided the visual backdrop to the political
revolution in Russia 100 years earlier.
During his career Otto made countless illustrations for numerous
international print publications including The Guardian, The
Independent, The Times, The Economist, Libération, Le Monde, The New
York Times, Der Freitag, Cicero.
Twenty years ago Otto began creating and publishing screen printed
books. His first participation at an Artists’ book fair was at the
Barbican in 1996 where he showed his conceptual visual narrative
‘Helping You Back to Work’. Since then he has been presenting books
at major Artists’ Book Fairs around the world and has now published
in excess of 50 titles.
Since 2010 Otto runs a printmaking workshop near Bath, UK, which
also offers open access to other Artists.