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Christoph Niemann © Marc Eckardt

Christoph Niemann

Illustrator (Berlin)

Christoph Niemann (born 1970 in Waiblingen, Germany) 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, Time, Wired, The New York Times Magazine and American Illustration, and has won awards from AIGA, the Art Directors Club and American Illustration. He is a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale. After 11 years in New York City, he moved to Berlin with his wife Lisa Zeitz , and their three sons.

Since July 2008, Niemann has been writing and illustrating the whimsical Abstract City, a New York Times blog, renamed Abstract Sunday in 2011, when the blog’s home became The New York Times Magazine. In 2010, he was inducted into the Art Directors Club Hall Of Fame.

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That’s Where I Draw the Line

TYPO San Francisco 2013, April 11, 2013, 6:00 pm (Lam Research Theater)

After starting out as an editorial illustrator, Christoph has started focussing more on animation, story telling and most recently interaction design.
He will talk about his struggles with abstraction, coding, deadlines, Hokusai’s wave, being too comfortable and chasing chickens.

This recording is not available at the request of the speaker.