Wilhelm Staehle | The Original Silhouette Humorist
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About Wilhelm

THE  ORIGINAL  SILHOUETTE  HUMORIST

Est. 1880

WILHELM STAEHLE is a horribly disfigured gentleman who often frightens small children when passing by. While hermitting himself in his sprawling estate on the western coast of the Americas, he divides
his free time between sporting for fox hunters and dressing his broad collection of taxidermy. He also finds time to craft silhouettes. He begs you to enjoy them. Or at least refrain from informing him if you do not.


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Mondays

GIFFYPUDDING

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Who doesn’t love a lil’ pudding on a Monday? Join us nearly every Monday for Wilhelm’s “animated vignette” gifs. Follow along as a menagerie of characters such as Fat Cat Banker, The Immortal Canary, and Lil’ Nostradamus cause all sorts of weekly drama.

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Wednesdays

SILHOUETTE MASTERPIECE THEATER

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Join Wilhelm each Wednesday for his flagship creation, Silhouette Masterpiece Theater; weekly, single-panel Victorian-era comics that are sometimes humorous and sometimes macabre. But not always in that order.

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Fridays

#FIRSTFRIDAYS

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Join us each Friday as Wilhelm pulls something interesting out of his vault of ephemera.

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Books

POSTCARD BOOKS

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I’ve partnered with wonderful people at Quirk Books to publish two brand-new postcard books of my Silhouette Masterpiece Theater cuts! Hugs and Misses includes 30 exclusive postcards of awkward romance, featuring the humor of love, dating, and marriage. The second title, Stars and Swipes features a collection of 30 exclusive postcards of awkward Americana, ranging from presidential puns to patriotic parodies. Enjoy!

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The Shoppe

BEAST & HOUND

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The shoppe will soon be open. Beast & Hound is your exclusive shoppe to purchase Wilhelm’s silhouettes and much, much more.

COMING SOON.

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Exhibition: Selected Cuts

At Hibbleton Gallery, California — photographs by A. Feaver

My first solo gallery show was at the fantastic Hibbleton Gallery. It was a perfectly rainy and gloomy night in California which started with live music and good food, and ended at an underground bar with absinthe.
The show consisted of large framed works, smaller works, as well as cut paper dioramas in bell jars, and even some laser-cut deer heads. Good times were had by all. I’m sorry you missed it.

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Pop-Up Shop: Widows & Orphans

At The Type Director’s Club in New York — photos by M. Turzanski

I was very honored to have been invited to have a show in New York, at the one and only Type Director’s Club. My Widows & Orphans show was a one-of-a-kind typography-based exhibit and pop-up shop.
The show / shop featured both large and small framed pieces as well as limited edition pillowcases, lightboxes and, my favorite of all, type designer paper-doll in-action figures. A rather hot seller.

Connect with Wilhelm

FACEBOOK

Get updates from Wilhelm about his newest creations and goods by liking his Silhouette Masterpiece Theater page.

TWITTER

Do you prefer to get your updates in less than 140 characters? Then following Wilhelm on Twitter might be for you.


OTHER

What! Still not good enough for you?
You can send Wilhelm an email here.
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If you have a literary request, Wilhelm is represented by Conville & Walsh