The acclaimed New Yorker illustrator's ink and pencil observations on the theme of travel This elaborate book features over 160 ink and pencil drawings by Christoph Niemann, each a story of an unfamiliar place. They are observations on traveling, arriving and immersing oneself, on the melancholy of being on the road and the adventure of discovering new destinations--among them New York, Paris, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Seville and Kyoto.
Regardless of their subjects, these are all sketches that grasp the magic, light and mood of a place in a handful of virtuoso strokes. In Niemann's own words: "Over time memories change. Most things fade, while others become more significant. Connections arise that one wasn't aware of originally. Sometimes a drawing can capture all this in a new and surprising way. And with some luck, the picture feels as authentic as the moment itself." Born in Waiblingen, Germany, in 1970, Christoph Niemann is an artist, graphic designer and author of various books. His work has appeared on more than 25 New Yorker covers since 1998, with illustrations in Weltkunst magazine, Wired and the New York Times Magazine. He was inducted into the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame in 2010. Niemann lives and works in Berlin.
From award-winning artist and author Cristoph Niemann comes a collection of witty illustrations and whimsical views on working creatively. This survey of Niemann''s work will be done in his signature style, combining photography and illustration in surprising and humourous ways. Taking its title from his New York Times column Abstract Sunday, this book covers Niemann''s entire career and showcases brilliant observations of contemporary life through sketches, travel journals and popular newspaper features. The narrative guides readers through Christoph''s creative process, how he built his career, and how he overcomes the internal and external obstacles that creative people face--all presented with disarming wit and intellect. Enhanced with nearly 350 original images, this book is a tremendous inspirational and aspirational resource.
A revised edition of the acclaimed satirical guide to the world's evils, embracing pain and laughter, the extraordinary and the banal.
In what forms does evil show its ugly face today? Gigantic worms boring their way through the globe? Pieces of a puzzle eating one another? The jets of a shower piercing the body of an unexpecting man beneath? A lone leaf fluttering to the ground before finally shattering? These and other delightfully incongruous images await us in 100% Evil.
Simultaneously dark and hilarious, this book of drawings by renowned illustrators Nicholas Blechman (born 1986), creative director of the New Yorker, and Christoph Niemann (born 1970), a regular contributor to the New Yorker, reveal their visions of evil in today's unpredictable world. The pair, who met in the '90s while working at the New York Times and the New Yorker, respectively, spent many nights of their early friendship at bars, sketching out images to represent the sex affairs, political scandals and acts of terror that constituted the news. As the world grew darker, they devoted more time to the depiction of evil. The result, 100% Evil, is a thoughtful, comical and--at times--joyful book that shows sometimes it's good to be bad. It was originally published in 2005 as part of the One Hundred Percent series of limited-edition illustrated books.