A pair of bananas could become a horse and a poppy seeds bun could be stubble being shaven – you never know with Christoph Niemann and his illustration.
Christoph Niemann (b. 1970) is an illustration superstar and one of the reasons why New Yorker’s covers are so beloved. He created dozens of covers for New Yorker, New York Times, Wired and many other magazines. Educated in Stuttgart, at the State Academy of Fine Arts.
He was featured in the first episode of „Abstract – the art of design” – a series by Netflix, focusing on some of the most brilliant, creative minds alive, including Tinker Hatfield, Es Devlin and Bjarke Ingels.
His illustrations are often critical of the current world, political situation or today’s society. Even though they’re light in their form, they always make oneself ask difficult questions about themselves and are technical masterpieces, showing Niemann’s untamed imagination and out-of-the-box thinking.
Abstract Sunday illustration
You can find the works he creates in his free time, as a part of his project „Abstract Sunday” on his Instagram and Facebook.
They are some of the best examples of what untamed imagination can create from everyday items when you look at them from a different perspective.
If you want to stay up-to-date with Niemann’s work check out his Instagram.
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- To find out more about other illustrators, read our article about Charles Keeping.