Christmas might seem far away, but we here at Pictoplasma are already overcome by a festiva mood and busy with preparations: Towers of stacked boxes have freshly arrived from the printer, and all are filled with the best ever gift we could have possibly made ourselves: Following in the footsteps of the long sold-out Character Encyclopaedia (2006) and Character Compendium (2012), Pictoplasma Publishing finally returns, and delivers its heaviest, biggest and most complete compilation of the makers and shakers in the world of contemporary characters yet!


408 pages, fully coloured
format: 22 x 28,8 cm / 8.7 x 11.3 in
binding: hardcover & special dust jacket
ISBN: 978-3-942245-06-7
Available now for only: 49,50 Euro

The Ultimate Source Book for Character Designers, Connoisseurs and the Creatively Curious, lovingly compiles a brand new selection of over 600 supreme creature portraits and selected character selfies by an international scene of 200+ artists, illustrators, designers and fresh talent, on more than 400 beautiful, fully coloured pages. 

In our postdigital culture, fantasy and imagination take a back seat to the photographic spectacle. As a visual antidote to the current craze for saccharine pet pictures and selfies ad nauseam, international illustrators, graphic designers and artists confront us with a stunning new generation of imaginary character portraits that hold us in the grip of their gaze... 


So while we need to free some office space around here in order to be able to work on our upcoming Conference, fact is, Christmas is actually just around the corner. 
Which leads us directly to our current SUPER REDUCED X-MAS PICTOSHOP SPECIAL:

Exclusively at our Pictoplasma Online Shop, and only for a very short time, we offer you our high-quality character publications and heart warming products for a next-to-nothing amount of cash.

PicTarot - only 12,50 € Me and My Friends - now only 10,- €

This is your chance to grab a deck of the PICTAROT, our character spin on all things mystical; stack up on ME AND MY FRIENDS, a quirky, spill and spit resistant board book re-imagination of the childhood friends you always dreamed of; lay hands on our oversized fanzine hardcover PEN TO PAPER, featuring the key players of the 'DIY art', 'fractured figuration' and 'new psychedelic folk' craze; or melt your brains away with over 10 hours of eye-candy meets psychedelia on our CHARACTERS IN MOTION 1-3 DVDS...

CharactersIn MotionDVDs
Pen to Paper - 39,90 now only 20,- € Characters in Motion DVDs - now each 10,- €

...Or maybe you want to finally PREPARE FOR PICTOPIA, the world's first book to deliver more than enough bizarre theories on global characterism. We've even managed to secure the last existing shrink-wrapped copies of the close-to-extinct CHARACTER ENCYCLOPAEDIA and NOT A TOY compilations. 

NOW NEW, for all unable to expose themselves to the currently touring Pictoplasma Portrait Gallery face-to-face, we are offering a fine selection of LIMITED EDITION ART PRINTS, enabling you to nail the character of your choice to your wall. Merry Christmas!

Prepare for Pictopia - 45,00 now only 20,- € Last of its kind: Character Encyclopaedia
New: Limited Art Prints for only 80,- €

And finally, as the ultimate gift for a loved one, or a true treat for yourself, how about a one week character celebration at the upcoming PICTOPLASMA BERLIN CONFERENCE & FESTIVAL 2015? Register now and save serious Euros with our current EARLY BIRD OFFER, limited to the 100 first attendees. But be warned, there are ONLY A VERY FEW REDUCED TICKETS LEFT!!!

In any case, make sure to get your Christmas gifts and stocking fillers in time! No matter how festive or cramped we might feel, our special offerings will need to end on the 14th of December – after that everything is back to grey old normal, our regular prices re-apply and we'll need to cope with whatever amount of freed up office space we're left with ...

Seanson's greetings,

Peter and Lars

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