Hi, I’m a freelance illustrator based in Berlin. I love to draw and to create the »oldschool« way; analog with pen, ink, pencil and paper. But of course i also can draw on my wacom…

Portrait of Martin Krusche

I’m working as a freelance illustrator on the one hand for various clients and on the other hand I’m taking part at exhibitions and shows with my artworks.


Drawing digital and analog
Live painting digital and analog
Wall/mural painting
Photoshop, Image editing
Indesign, Layout
Illustrator, Graphic Design


1982 born in Kaufbeuren
Living and working in Berlin since 2003

Clients (Selection):

fritz kola
Lotto Berlin
Büchergilde Gutenberg


2016 Solo Exhibition »Kleider machen Leute«, ocelot, Berlin
2014 Group Exhibition »Our friends on the Peachbeach«, Urban Spree, Berlin
2013 Urbane Art Fair »Conturbanaries«, RAW, Berlin
2013 Urban Art Fair »Stroke«, Alte Münze, Berlin
2013 Group Exhibition »The Circle Show«, Urban Spree, Berlin
2013 Urban Art Group Exhibition »In Your Face«, F6ZEHN Halle, Augsburg
2012 Art Fair »Stroke Urban Art Fair« Skateboard Deck, Berlin
2012 Group Exhibition »Aus alt wird anders«, Die Metzgerei, Augsburg
2011 Exhibition »YACKFOU Art Exhibition & Collection Release« at Box 32 Gallery, Berlin
2010 Solo Exhibition »Martin Krusche«, at Superplan, Berlin
2010 Different Group Exhibitions with the »Amos-Showtime« Vinyl Cover, Germany
2010 Group Exhibition in the constantly exhibition at Box32 gallery, Berlin
2010 Group Exhibitions »7sins« Tenerife, Las Palmas, Madrid
2009 Solo Exhibition »Lose Your Mind« at Vetomat, Berlin
2009 Solo Exhibition »Ugly&Drippy – Martin Krusche vs. LaFraise« at West Berlin Gallery, Berlin
2009 Exhibition at the Bright Tradeshow, Frankfurt
2008 Exhibition »The Truth Hurts« at Nice Nice Gallery, Hannover
2008 Group Exhibition »Peter, Martin, Eva« at Altbau, Irsee
2008 Taking part at the Streetart-event »Fake Signs« Lyon, September
2008 Group Exhibition »Unnamed« at the Box32 Gallery, Berlin
2006 Exhibition »Yackfounghi«, Berlin
2005 Group Exhibition »Pop delüx«, Altbau Irsee
2003/2004 Group Exhibition »In neuem Licht«, Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren
2002 Group Exhibition »3 Generationen«, Deutsche Bank, Kaufbeuren
2001 Group Exhibition »Graffiti«, Altbau, Irsee


2002 »crossmedia award« from Bavarian Ministry of State for Culture, Germany
2003 German Youthvideo Award in the section Multimedia, 1th Prize, Germany
2010 »7sinscontest«, Design Contest, Spain
2013 Eurobest Lisbon, Silver Award, Category »Outdoor« for the campaign »G-Geschichte«, Portugal
Various wins of design contests on Threadless, LaFraise and other sites.

Teaching and live painting:

2009 Lecture about illustrations at FH Würzburg
2010 Taking part at »Vector Lounge«, Live painting Berlin vs. Paris, Westberlin Gallery
2010 Taking part at »Secret Wars Europe League«, European Streetart Battle
2012 Live Painting Event »Artnapping« (Painting Skateboards for a good cause), Berlin
2014 teaching activity »Silkscreen« , at HTW university, Berlin


2004 contribution to the exhibition catalog »In neuem Licht«, Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren.
2008 contribution to the magazine »Mikosa«, self published
2009 contribution to the book »Nepomuk’s Alphabet«, self published
2010 contribution to the book »7sins«, self published
2010 contribution to the book »Graphics Alive«; Gingko Press ISBN-10: 9881732700
2010 contribution to the book »Treadless book«; ISBN-10: 0810996103
2010 contribution to the book »Torso«; Gestalten Verlag , ISBN-10: 3899553098
2011 contribution to the calendar book »BE-U 2011«
2012 contribution to the magazine »DEBUG«
2012 contribution to the calendar book »BE-U 2012«
2012 magazine »Superzine – Vanitas«, self published
2013 contribution to the calendar book »BE-U 2013«
2013 contribution to the book »Berlin What?« Die neue Sachlichkeit Verlag
2014 contribution to the calendar »Skateboard 2014«, HEYE Verlag
2014 magazine »Superzine – The Streets«, self published
2016 graphic novel »Kleider machen Leute«, Büchergilde Gutenberg, ISBN-10: 3864060575