Farben und Tuschen stehen auf einem SchreibtischOriginal Source: WDR / Matthias Ehring
Colors, ink, and paper
Colors and ink are lined up side by side on Amelie Stute's desk. For the WDR project "Stolpersteine NRW – For Remembering”, the illustrator first draws on paper before transferring the designs to a tablet.
Skizzen der Illustratorin Amelie StuteOriginal Source: WDR / Matthias Ehring
Graphic stories are illustrated biographies of the people the Stolpersteine are installed for. They are based on correspondence or eyewitness testimonies. More than 200 such illustrated life stories can be found in the app and on the website "Stolpersteine NRW".
Illustratorin Amelie Stute zeichnet Graphic StorysOriginal Source: WDR / Matthias Ehring
Art meets history
Amelie Stute studies visual communication at the Kassel University of Arts with a focus on illustration and editorial design. The Cologne native belongs to a group of 20 students and graduates, who realize the graphic stories in very different ways.
Schatten der Illustratorin Amelie StuteOriginal Source: WDR / Matthias Ehring
Illustrations by Amelie Stute
Users can discover eight graphic stories by Cologne illustrator Amelie Stute in the app and on the website.
Excerpts from the graphic stories illustrated by Amelie Stute
Hans Abraham Ochs liegt gekrümmt auf dem BodenOriginal Source: WDR / Amelie Stute
Hans – A boy from Cologne
The work on the illustrations isn’t always easy. Amelie Stute is particularly preoccupied with the story of Hans Abraham Ochs. Like her, he grows up in Cologne - until he dies a horrible death at the age of eight.
Bleistift-Skizzen für das Projekt "Stolpersteine NRW" der Illustratorin Amelie StuteOriginal Source: WDR / Matthias Ehring
Diving into the past
What do clothes or prams look like of that time, what is the architecture of the buildings like? For her graphic stories, Amelie Stute researches old documents on the internet and in libraries
More information on the project "Stolpersteine NRW - For Remembering" and the work of illustrator Amelie Stute on stolpersteine.wdr.de