patrick hartl auf blank framebag
Interlinking old and new.
Patrick Hartl was born in 1976. Today, he lives and works in Munich
as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator. He has been
involved in art and design for over 15 years, and his works have
been displayed in various cities, including San Francisco, Fresno,
Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Offenbach, Munich, and Augsburg.
Starting with graffiti, his path led him across a multitude of experiments,
including mainly illustration, calligraphy, and digital compositing.
Hartl prefers handcrafted designs and, due to their honesty,
non-computerized analog works. Yet the possibilities offered by
digital design are undoubtedly very tempting and therefore can’t
be rejected completely. Currently, the biggest attraction for Hartl
lies in the combination of both techniques, allowing him to use
each technique’s advantages – and thus interlinking the old with
The Picture-Perfect Bag. auf blank.
The frame.bag with its unspoiled white surface and textile structure
inspired me to see this bag as a conventional canvas. For the
composition, I made use of the same materials and colors, the
same techniques, and the same methods I always use to express
my style when I’m working. That’s what turned the bag into one of
my unmistakable “Hartl Originals.”
An original and an innovation at the same time. Taking the frame.
bag everywhere urban life demands means carrying an authentic
painting with you. Taking my work out of its usual context of galleries
or show rooms, and into real life outdoors – to where my roots
as a graffiti artist are.