The original Dürer drawing pad – an indispensable part of traditional drawing classes or artistic pursuits at home
For many years now, ‘The Hare’ has scampered through Austria’s stationery landscape in three different formats, always guaranteeing the perfect foundation for drawings and paintings of all kinds.
Based on this standard of quality, the Edition Dürer ®, which comprises a wide variety of creative products, was created around the original Dürer ‘The Hare’ drawing pad.
The Albertina, located in the heart of Vienna, is one of Austria’s largest museums and houses artworks dating from the Middle Ages right up to the present day. Arguably the most famous drawing within the world-famous collection of graphics is Albrecht Dürer’s ‘Der Feldhase’, dating from 1502. It is for this reason that ‘The Hare’ has been on the front cover of the high-quality drawing pads of the Edition Dürer ® for many years.
This product, whose design has only minimally changed over the years, has been giving free rein to the creativity of already three generations of artists of all ages. An impressive legacy: The image the range’s name is derived from dates from the year 1502. Created by Albrecht Dürer, the image of ‘The Hare’ (‘Der Feldhase’) is one of the most important works of its time and known across the globe. It is on display in Vienna’s Albertina, which houses one of the world’s largest graphic collections.
This is also where you can find the ‘Format Werk Ateliers’. Since 2003, the Albertina and Format Werk have co-operated on projects promoting creativity in children and teenagers.
Format Werk has found an important partner in the Albertina. As a result of this co-operation, since 2003 more than 400,000 pupils have taken part in the ‘Format Werk Atelier’ workshops in the venerable museum buildings, playfully exploring their creativity. The best drawings that come out of these workshops are awarded prizes and exhibited for a whole year in the Albertina.
The Albertina houses one of the world’s largest and most valuable graphic collections. Currently it comprises ca. 70,000 drawings and over a million prints from all important artistic epochs – from the late Gothic era to contemporary art. More information on the Albertina can be found at www.albertina.at
drawing pads • painting pads • Austria ink paper
• offset ink paper • coloured card • photo grade card
• coloured paper • graph paper • tracing paper
„Dürer Hare” Gallery
Here we present the winners from the 2014/2015 competition.
Due to its great success, the Dürer ‘The Hare’ Competition will continue in 2015/16 – in its tenth year! You can send your picture of ‘The Hare’ to Format Werk by the end of June 2015. We are looking forward to receiving your art works!
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