Flying Förtress works as an illustrator and designer and is the inventor of the legendary Teddy Troops. The Munich-born artist lives now in Hamburg and he already had his first touches with graffiti and the associated scene at the end of the 80s. However, his career was by no means straightforward and predictable; after a f...
Flying Förtress works as an illustrator and designer and is the inventor of the legendary Teddy Troops. The Munich-born artist lives now in Hamburg and he already had his first touches with graffiti and the associated scene at the end of the 80s. However, his career was by no means straightforward and predictable; after a few years, he took a time-out from graffiti and stylewriting, which at that time did not give him the opportunity to live out his creativity freely and satisfactorily, and began a college education at a design school. The inspirations conveyed there, the learned techniques and methods, and the influence of his colleagues, who were studying from the most diverse motivations, made him find his own individual way and style. Despite his roots in graffiti, this is influenced by design elements, comics and characters, very figurative and also three-dimensional. The Teddy Trooper not only appears on the walls of many cities around the world, but also as toy figures, patches, as textil designs, and, of course, as screen printing in limited editions of silk screen prints. Techniques and the results are as diverse as his teddy troopers.
His trademark are small compact teddy bear soldiers, equipped with uniform helmets, various gadgets and in diverse appearances. Again and again to recognize, but never boring this army conquers the (street art) world. The cute and at the same time strict figures stimulate to think and smile. With his army, which has spread all over the world, Flying Förtress found his personal expression with a high individual recognition value. Therefore he earns respects and high esteem from his constantly growing fan base, his artist colleagues and from renowned clients. Collaborations with artists such as Dave The Chimp and The London Police or commissions from brands like Stüssy as well as exhibitions in Europe, Asia and Australia are just some of the resulting projects. In addition to all other professions, Flying Förtress is part of the graffiti collective Jukebox Cowboys (JBCB) along with internationally renowned graffiti artists such as Nychos, Heis, Most and Myntone.
FLYING FÖRTRESS screen print MAY THE FÖRT BE WITH YOU (2017) 8-color screen print size: 21 x 30 cm (8.3 x 11.8 inch) signed, embossed and numbered by the artist edition: 50 Based on that FÖRTRESS' "toy graffiti wall"
FLYING FÖRTRESS screen print DOH'NUT LOGO (2013) 6-color (+ white undercoated) silkscreen print on 100% recycled 290g/m² grey paper size: 50 x 50 cm (19.7 x 19.7 inch) embossed and signed by the artist edition: A.P. (artist edition) numbered