Taschen was founded in 1980 by Benedikt Taschen in Cologne, Germany and is today an international book publisher. The company began as Taschen Comics, publishing Benedikt’s own comic collection however in 1984 the company changed direction and began publishing books in categories such as fashion, architecture, art, photography and music which became a big success. He became a pioneer within his field by publishing books available for everyone. Taschen publications are available in a variety of sizes, from oversized tomes to small pocket-sized books.