Author(s): Olaf Hajek


The first monograph dedicated to the work of one of the most internationally sought-after editorial


Olaf Hajek is currently one of the world's most successful illustrators. His work

can be seen in publications including The New York Times and The Guardian, in

advertisements for companies such as Bacardi and Daimler Benz as well as on

stamps for Great Britain's Royal Mail. Despite the diversity of his clientele, Hajek

makes no aesthetic compromises. His characteristic style is what makes his work

appealing to a broad audience and range of clients.

Hajek's colorful illustrations and textured paintings are infused with a folkloristic

naivety and freshness. Influenced by West African and Latin American art, he creates

surreal juxtapositions of fairy tale fantasies and disordered realities. Whether

Hajek dresses angelical cherubs in Mexican wrestler masks or adorns hairstyles

with vibrant ecosystems of birds, butterflies, and flowers, his "magical realism"

enriches the perspective of anyone viewing his work.

Flowerhead is Olaf Hajek's first monograph. The book presents his advertising and

editorial work, commercial portraits, and fashion illustration as well as personal

art that he created exclusively for the book.


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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9783899552812
  • : Die Gestalten Verlag
  • : Die Gestalten Verlag
  • : 1.179
  • : February 2010
  • : 300mm X 240mm X 18mm
  • : Germany
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Olaf Hajek
  • : Hardback
  • : 110
  • : 741.6092
  • : 144
  • : illustrations