BW title page

Since it first was launched in the year 2000, this web site has remained basically the same. We just added to or took off it, or renewed where and when necessary. We never touched the structure of it. All this time the drawing above with the three words beneath it has been the cover image. By getting used to it, this drawing became so to say the Boekie Woekie logo. Since years it is also to be found on our stationary. Way back in the nineties it appeared as far as I remember for the first time on the cover of a sales catalogue as we printed them in those years. Later the web site really was meant to take over the catalogues' function. Not much attention was paid to this drawing, it just was there. I think originally I made it, or probably better: didn't throw it away, because of the formal similarity of the lines indicating pages of a book and of the lines indicating hair which stands on end. At least in colloquial German (my original language) hair stands on end (Haare stehen zu Berge, or something may be haarsträubend, hair-raising) when something is very exciting, exciting as a horror story would be. If you portrait someone with an open book in his hands and his hair stands on end you want to suggest he is highly thrilled by what he reads. Though it was occasionally remarked that the suggestion of a bird's head had something to do with the appeal of the drawing I always felt it caught ones eye in the first place because it didn't reveal the secret which has that hair-raising effect, the secret which must be on the pages of the book. The only clear message is that Boekie Woekie associates itself with that great power of books.

However about a year ago, I discovered what it really was. If you want to have a look over the shoulder of the fellow in the drawing please click here. If you want to proceed straight to the Boekie Woekie's sales catalogue of books and other items of art, to the list of events, to the book reviews or to the diary, click here.