Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Well, Well, Wellness

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Some more whimsical-style vignettes for an alphabet of wellness I made for today’s Welt am Sonntag.



Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Quit(e) the Drama

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“Ditch the Drama” is my latest installment for a publication on health and well-being. It deals with drama triangles and the idea that there are three roles that people play during conflicts: victim, hero, or villain.



Sunday, October 12th, 2014

First Date Mistakes

This is one of the whimsical icons I made for today’s Welt am Sonntag feature on embarrassing mistakes that many make on a first date.

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Friday, September 26th, 2014

Big Brothers are Watching You

This visual for an energy-related publication was on cybersecurity, hacker attacks, and surveillance. It shows many spooky eyes surrounding a man working on a desk.



Sunday, September 7th, 2014

AIDS Anchors Aweigh

This is a series of HIV-related illustrations that I created for a medical journal.

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Friday, August 8th, 2014

Moving Day

Here’s a spot illustration on the topic of moving and the usual hassle involved.

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Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Back to School

This is my cover illustration for a journalism magazine showing a geeky young urban professional going back to school.

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Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Creative Juices

I created a number of mixed-media images on the topic of creativity for the German edition of Scientific American (Spektrum der Wissenschaft).



Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

It’s Always Fair Weather

This is a mixed-media-style illustration on family climate. I went for people’s silhouettes that look like continents when viewed from above.

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Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Oh Give me a Home

Here’s a piece for an article on a formerly homeless person who found his way back into life. I created this full-size illustration for an Austrian lifestyle publication.

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Thursday, June 5th, 2014

The Little Book of Talent

I recently created the illustrations for Daniel Coyle’s Little Book of Talent, a manual for building a faster brain and a better you. It is an easy-to-use handbook of scientifically proven, field-tested methods to improve skills—your skills, your kids’ skills, your organization’s skills—in sports, music, art, math, and business.

The product of five years of reporting from the world’s greatest talent hotbeds and interviews with successful master coaches, it distills the daunting complexity of skill development into 52 clear, concise directives.

Whether you’re age 10 or 100, whether you’re on the sports field or the stage, in the classroom or the corner office, this is an essential guide for anyone who ever asked, “How do I get better?”

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Daniel Coyle: Talent to go: 52 Tipps für mehr Erfolg im Leben (The Little Book of Talent: 52 Tips for Improving Skills), Lübbe


Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Joja Wendt in Berlin

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Just discovered this poster in Berlin for a concert by Joja Wendt, a pianist who was discovered by Joe Cocker. I designed the stamp for the poster. The illustration of the grand piano is taken from Joja’s novel for children, “Der kleine Flügel” (Grand Piano Little: A Musical Fairy Tale; Kindler Verlag) which I illustrated as well.

The modern fairy tale tells of the dangerous adventures of a little grand piano who is setting out to combat the vicious organ king who reigns a magic tower that houses all the musical instruments.

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Sunday, May 11th, 2014

My Latest Art Brochures

My latest illustration brochures have gotten printed. You can download digital copies (PDF) here:

1) Oliver’s Year: Illustration News from 2014

2) Some Enchanted Evening: Whimsical Illustrations 2014

3) The Best is yet to Come: Mixed-Media Collage Illustrations 2014



Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Little Household Helper

I created a great many illustrations for a little household helper from Rowohlt publishers. In this book, celebrities are sharing their household secrets. The author, Bettina Tietjen, is a popular German TV talkshow host.

Bettina Tietjen: Schuheputzen mit Damenstrümpfen – Die besten Tipps für alle Lebenslagen (Handy Kitchen Wisdom: Celebs Sharing Their Household Secrets). Rowohlt 2014


Sunday, May 4th, 2014

The Trolley Problem

Here’s an illustration on the infamous Trolley Problem from the 1970’s that I made for today’s Welt am Sonntag. It describes the ethical dilemma faced by the train driver hurtling toward five track workers. A bystander can stop the train by throwing a fat man on the tracks who happens to be standing standing next to him.

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