oliver sperl graduated from walter-gropius-gymnasium selb, bavaria / studied communication design, typography and illustration at hamburg university of applied sciences / after diploma he worked in agencies in berlin, san diego and hamburg /  since 2000 freelance designer 
»less is more« / ludwig mies van der rohe

vehicular by lodownmagazine.com / article about my exhibition

erect magazine tokyo / interview and presentation of some works

… together with dieter moebius and wolfgang müller

100for10 is an art project initiated by melville brand design munich

interview page

andy warhol or captain future – interview blu-magazine

publication on the subject of fighting spirit / idealist-art / martin lewicki, bimal saha

published and presented in nearly all freistil-publications since 2003

freistil 6

freistil 7 / book of illustration / edited by raban ruddigkeit / verlag hermann schmidt, 2021

illustrator-session-speaker at the invitation of raban ruddigkeit, freistil / qved2015, typografische gesellschaft münchen – tgm

oliver sperl belongs more to the wild ones, who plays with set pieces of photo history and pop culture in his illustrations for clients such as berghain in berlin. girlish fairytale images of flowers and horses become free, occasionally painful interpretations of actually harmless stories – like that of little red riding hood – which the graphic designer describes as sometimes not quite politically correct. instead, these illustrations tell their very own provocative stories with the greatest possible artistic freedom: oliver sperl dedicates the famous iwo jima picture by joe rosenthal to criticism: his illustration, based on the 70-year-old photo, shows the american flag, hoisted on the ruins of (swiss) banks; sperl sees his task and freedom as an illustrator in the exaggeration of reality in order to make connections clear to the viewer. (qved2015 / blog)

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