It all began with a young boy, Benedikt Taschen(above), selling his paintings of vampires on the sidewalks of Germany in 1970. Ten years later, through passion for images, words, photography, film, and support from his family and mentors, Benedikt opened a comic book shop in his native city of Cologne.
Benedikt as a boy, the first Taschen bookstore, their first publication, present day headquarters
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Taschen books. They continue to stick to their credo: don’t underestimate or bore your audience.