Christoph Niemann is an illustrator, graphic designer, and author of several books including some children's books. After his studies in Germany, he moved to New York City in 1997. His work has appeared on the covers of The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Magazine and American Illustration, and has won awards from AIGA, the Art Directors Club and American Illustration. Niemann is a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale. He has been a speaker at Design Indaba Conference twice, in 2006 and 2013.
After 11 years in New York City, he moved to Berlin with his wife Lisa, and their sons, Arthur, Gustav and Fritz. Since July 2008, Niemann has been writing and illustrating the New York Times blog Abstract City, renamed Abstract Sunday in 2011, when the blog moved to The New York Times Magazine. In 2010, he was inducted into the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame.
In 2013, he launched his first interactive ...