Patrick Hartl was born in 1976, he lives and works in Munich as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator. He has been occupying himself with arts and design for over 15 years and his works have been displayed in various cities, such as San Francisco, Fresno, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Offenbach, Munich and Augsburg. Starting with graffiti, his path has led him across a multitude of experiments, including mainly illustration, calligraphy and digital compositing. – “From the marker, to the brush, to the calligraphy-pen and the graph tablet.”
Hartl prefers handcraft design and, with regard to their honesty, non-computerised, analog works. Yet, the possibilities offered by digital design are undoubtledly very tempting and therefore can’t be turned down completely. At the present time the biggest attraction for Hartl lies in the combination of both techniques, allowing him to use each techniques advantages and interlinking the old with the new.
Besides his activitiy as an artist Hartl is also the editor of the e-zine »CASTLE«
(www.castlemagazine.de), which has been published quartely since November 2005 in
the PDF-format, covering as main topics illustration, art and design.
We would like to show you the last issue – Nr.17 which is outstanding again. You can directly check Castelmagazine’s Issu.com site.