PABUKU spezialises on “bringing beauty to the world“. The brand is known for it’s quirkiness and distinctive, eclectic collage art. Our artworks are slow food with the extra portion of soul that one can relate to and feel involved.
CO founded as “PABUKU The Quirky Paperie“ for greeting cards by designer + artist couple Ulla Klopf and Ute Baurecker in 2015, the company has now grown into the “World of PABUKU“ directed from our HQ in south of Austria. The unique designs are now finding their way onto a variety of products, into licensing and new dimensions like wall art and selected bespoke projects.
We reassemble victorian time with a contemporary twist, pollished off with excellent finishing. Our images are collectibles, snapshots from the world of PABUKU. We pride ourselves on delivering a collection of stunning cards and stationery, calendars, jigsaws, fabulous gifts and limited editions.
Looking at life in a very unconventional, yet loving way, our initial goal was to create images for the open minded who welcome diversities like the LGBTIQ+ community following our motto „Normal is just an illusion“. Now we believe in storytelling with attitude as universal language.
Bold. Loving. Passionate. That makes our signature, the magic of PABUKU.
ULLA KLOPF is an artist with the background as graphic designer and illustrator. Her passion for kinetics, mechanics, craftsmanship, paper enigneering like pop-ups, tactile design elements and materials like fine papers and print enhancement find themselves in what PABUKU is growing from. She loves creating paperkites, collecting and not to forget good food from around the world. For her creating PABUKU artworks is like doing a huge jigsaw with countless pieces. Being a snowboarder from the early days she still loves to surf the hills for the good vibes.
UTE BAURECKER surrounds herself with good organic food and and sports in fresh air. She finished her artistic studies as sculptress in 2002 with a knack for various materials. Her experience in sales goes well with her keen sense for people and love for good communication with partners and customers. Starting as a great storyteller for her own little nephews, her skills are now priceless for the development of new art works. Beside that she finds her balance in spontaneous sketching, gardening and gathering wild fruits and herbs for her delicious french crêpes and galettes.
We believe in
- Creating with love & pride … it comes straight from the heart
- The magic of creative designs with a meaningful purpose
- Storytelling as universal language
- Open minds & diversity
- Production excellence, regional, sustainable and fair
- Normal is just an illusion
- Our partners and customers – you are the best! Thanks.
How we work
We love collecting breathtaking historical books and selecting unique illustrations for our fancy archive. Already having little stories in mind we browse through the pages. Symbols and stories will later on give plenty of room for personal interpretations.
Open for new ideas we choose bits and pieces and optimize the elements. Rearranged and loaded with new meaning, whimsical new illustrations grow before our eyes. In the meantime questioning all details again and again we keep following our coherent approach that excites us.
PABUKU designs are colourful arrangements brought to you on haptical white board. You immediately will love it when you touch it. Through the extraordinary knowledge and skills of our lokal printer, magical creations with wit and verve come to life.