Full text – Président Macron to Tomi Ungerer speech

Nov 2nd, 2018

The full text from President Marcon to Tomi Ungerer on October 22 for the award ceremony of the Commandeur de la Légion d’honneur, held in Paris earlier this month. Here in full now. President MACRON Award Speech (français)

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Tomi Ungerer is awarded the Commandeur de la Légion d’honneur

Oct 22nd, 2018

Palais de l’Élysée, Paris, 22/10/2018 In every artist’s life, there are certain moments, sometimes small and sometimes big that stand out amongst the years and lifetime of work.  Today is one of those moments for Tomi as he is being promoted to Commandeur de la Légion d’honneur by the president of France and on behalf of its […]

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Special edition posters for the 2019 NYC poster house museum commissioned.

Sep 16th, 2018

Poster house is a brand-new museum opening in 2019 in Manhattan that is dedicated to presenting the impact, culture, and design of posters, both as historical documents and methods of contemporary visual communication. In September the gallery presented some of their collection at The Printed Matter Art Book Fair. A show that is a massive […]

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Nido Magazine Interview Tomi and Aria Ungerer

Jul 12th, 2018

For our German readers, from the magazine published this summer. Father and Daughter… München, im Bibliothekszimmer einesGrandhotels. Der Star stampft mit dem Fußauf. Ein Mal, zwei Mal, immer wieder. „Wieein altes Rumpelstilzchen, was?“, sagt TomiUngerer und grinst. Der Künstler zeigt aufseine Füße. „Guck, jetzt leuchten sie“, stellt ermit Blick auf seine LED-Sneaker fest. Der 86-Jährige […]

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New Exhibition: Expect the Unexpected, Tomi Ungerer as Poster Artist

Jul 6th, 2018

Tomi Ungerer's Poster Art

Although little known in France for this aspect of his work, Tomi Ungerer is considered one of the most talented poster artists of recent decades. To mark its tenth anniversary, the Tomi Ungerer Museum is showing the extent of his talent in this field by presenting his posters and their preparatory drawings.

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Picturing War: PhD Student Lucy Stone on Tomi’s Childhood Drawings

Jun 18th, 2018

Tomi Ungerer's Childhood Drawings

This week we talked to Lucy Stone, a PhD student at Newcastle University, UK, who is studying the childhood drawings of children’s authors and illustrators who were children in exile in the Nazi era. Her fascinating research focuses on the drawings of Tomi Ungerer and Judith Kerr, the author and illustrator of the Out of […]

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A Peek Inside Tomi’s Studio, by Aria Ungerer

May 21st, 2018

A Peek Inside Tomi Ungerer's Studio, by Aria Ungerer

Tomi’s studio is full of stuff. The air is perpetually thick with cigarette smoke. It contains a smorgasbord of various random objects found on the farm, in a field, skip or on a sidewalk. In a corner at the back is an old dentist chair found on a New York sidewalk in the 1960’s.  Standing to greet you upon entering, an aging, life-sized skeleton.

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Tomi Talk and Screening in Dublin!

Apr 24th, 2018

Tomi Ungerer at the Alliance Française Comic Book Festival

We’re thrilled to share the news that Tomi will be making a rare public appearance in Dublin on May 1st, at the Alliance Française’s Comic Book Festival! Illustrator Margaret Anne Suggs of Illustrators Ireland will chat with legendary author Tomi Ungerer about his life’s adventures. With all that’s going on in the world at the […]

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Tomi’s Fans Round the Globe Celebrate World Book Day!

Apr 23rd, 2018

Tomi Ungerer fans on World Book Day

Happy World Book Day! Today, April 23rd, was chosen by UNESCO as a day to celebrate the power of reading to empower and educate people all over the world. With so many of Tomi’s books being about overcoming prejudice and upholding freedoms, we thought it’d be the perfect time to give a shout out to […]

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“A hair brained idea” Brad Bernstein On Making Far Out Isn’t Far Enough

Apr 20th, 2018

Tomi Ungerer in his studio during the filming of Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story

In recent years a lot of artists, curators and filmmakers have been making efforts to redress the curious lack of exposure Tomi has had in the United States since his self imposed exile from the land of opportunity in the early 1970s. This week we talked to a man responsible for bringing Tomi’s work to a whole new audience, Brad Bernstein, director of the acclaimed documentary Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story.

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