TYPO Berlin 2011 Shift - 16th International Design Conference May 19th – 21st

Christoph Niemann’s illustrations have appeared on the covers of The New Yorker, Newsweek, Wired, Time, The New York Times Magazine and American Illustration. He is the author of many books, among them The Pet Dragon, which teaches Chinese characters to young readers and I LEGO N.Y.

Life is what you make it – even if you’re a graphic designer (E)

Christoph Niemann would not mind drawing little men with briefcases, who climb ladders that look like share price curves until he reaches retirement age. Yet we live in the times of the Internet and the iPad, and so Christoph thought twice. Now he writes books for children, blogs for the New York Times and tells us about the problems and opportunities these activities imply.