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Christoph Niemann (2015)

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 illustration at Design Indaba Conference in Cape Town, in the form of an iOS application called Petting Zoo by Christoph Niemann. On June 21, 2013, Google used two of his images to celebrate the 2013 summer and winter solstices as the Google Doodle of the day.

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About the Christoph Niemann Interview

Hello, it’s Christoph Niemann.

I draw.
A lot.

If you want to see some New Yorker covers,my column for the New York Times, animations and stories have a look at my website.

I was recently invited to contribute a story for “The Art of Saving a Life”, a terrific initiative by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to highlight the importance of vaccination around the globe.

Very much looking forward to answering your questions!



Thank you everybody for joining in!
It's been a pleasure chatting!

Please remember to check out the Bill and Melinda Gates initiative "The Art of Saving a Life" here: http://artofsavingalife.com

And remember: Be nice to people, everybody is fighting a fight.


Christoph Niemann Jan 22, 2015