Award of the V.O. Stomps Prize to small publishing firms
The 21st V.O. Stomps Prize was ceremoniously awarded at the Gutenberg-Museum on 29th of June 2019 by the head of culture Marianne Grosse. The prize endowed with 3,500 Euros went to the publisher Friederike Jacob from Friedenauer Presse. The V.O. Stomps sponsorship prize was awarded to Otto Dettmer from ottoGraphic in London.
V. O. Stomps Prize Winner 2019
The award-winning Friedenauer Presse receives the main prize under
its new director, Friederike Jacob. The Friedenauer Presse was founded
in 1963 in Berlin-Friedenau by Andreas Wolff, and Katharina
Wagenbach-Wolff ran the publishing house from 1983 to 2017.
On June 1, 2017, Friederike Jakob took over the management of the
publishing house and continues to run the publishing house with
just as carefully furnished books. The publisher
publishes bibliophile editions in three series: winter books,
“Wolffs Broschuren” and “Friedenauer Presse-Drucker”. In literary terms,
readers owe her the most beautiful discoveries, above all of Russian
literature (Pushkin, Lermontov, Babel, Turgenev, Čechov, Gogol,
Daniil Charms, etc.), but also rediscoveries of international
classical modernism. In terms of book art, the series continue to set
accents in the cheap presentation, which can be acquired for a low price,
in the spirit of V.O. Stomps.
V.O. Stomps Sponsorship Award Winner 2019
The "Kollektiv Tod Verlag", winner of the sponsorship award is a collective of printers, that mainly works with screen printing and wood printing. For 8 years "Kolletiv Tod" has regularly taken part in book fairs from Paris to Barcelona with its art print books.
Besides there always are smaller exhibitions and street art projects. The work first produced by "Kollektiv Tod", namely "Friedenshainer Totentanz" is about the slowly dying collective structures in the squatter scene in Berlin.