Friday, November 9th, 2012
A new book from Random House discusses the effects of traumata, and ways to heal. In the author’s view, love is among the essential symbiotic needs of man which may be shattered by a traumatic event that typically includes major physical violence. Traumata can lead to behavior of avoidance, dissociation, hallucination, aggression, and submission.
Franz Ruppert, the author of Trauma, Angst und Liebe (Trauma, Fear & Love), is a professor for psychology who has authored a number of books already. I have created the book’s jacket design in a color-and-type-only setup. >MORE
Sunday, June 24th, 2012
This set of illustrations was published in today’s Welt am Sonntag newspaper in an article entitled “Kein Problem mit Datenstress” (”Don’t Get Stressed Out from Digital Data”). The double spread was on “digital stress,” and accompanied an interview with German Secretary of Family Affairs, Kristina Schröder.
The images show how differently people are handling large amounts of data c0ming in from the Internet, cell phones, and the media. I employed mixed-media for the art.
Monday, April 30th, 2012
Full moons are real sleep killers for me. Here’s a devilish illustration on that topic I made for a psychology publication.
“Moon!” you cry suddenly,
-Ted Hughes, Full Moon and Little Frieda
Saturday, March 17th, 2012
This image was created for Psychologie Heute magazine to illustrate an article on amnesia.
Friday, February 3rd, 2012
Why can large bonuses make CEOs less productive? How can confusing directions actually help us? Why is revenge so important to us? Why is there such a big difference between what we think will make us happy and what really makes us happy?
In Predictably Irrational, social scientist Dan Ariely revealed the multiple biases that lead us into making unwise decisions. Now, in The Upside of Irrationality, he exposes the surprising negative and positive effects irrationality can have on our lives. Focusing on our behaviors at work and in relationships, he offers new insights and eye-opening truths about what really motivates us on the job, how one unwise action can become a long-term habit, how we learn to love the ones we’re with, and more.
An illustration of mine was used for the cover of the German paperback edition (Wer denken will, muss fühlen – Die heimliche Macht der Unvernunft, Knaur Verlag). It shows a little guy carrying a sun balloon. >MORE
Sunday, January 15th, 2012
These are a few of the images I made for Psychologie Heute to illustrate the topic of will power.
TOP: Thinking Jogger
BELOW: So Many Thoughts, So Little Space
Friday, December 16th, 2011
Check out this illo that I made on mind control for Psychologie Heute. It shows a bunch of people that are interconnected through head wires.
Sunday, October 2nd, 2011
This mixed-media artwork was created for an article on mobbing that was published in today’s Welt am Sonntag newspaper from Berlin. It shows a young woman in the center who finds herself getting ostracized and mocked by her peers.
Tuesday, June 7th, 2011
These are some of my latest mixed-media installments that I created for Psychologie Heute, Germany’s leading psychology magazine. The article was on heroic behavior in times of egalitarianism.
Saturday, May 14th, 2011
Here’s an art I did for Psychologie Heute magazine, Germany’s largest psychology-related monthly. It was created on the topic of cleaning up a messie’s life.
Sunday, March 20th, 2011
Here is some mixed-media art that I have come up with for Psychologie Heute, Germany’s leading psychology magazine. The article was on minds that cannot stop pondering.
Friday, December 17th, 2010
These are my mixed-media illustrations that I created for Psychologie Heute, Germany’s leading psychology magazine. The article was on introspection and analysed the phenomenon of people that tend to separate themselves from the crowds – not because they are shy but because they choose to stay alone.
TOP: Cocktail Party + Close-up View
BELOW: Noisy People with Megaphones
TOP: Diver Underwater
BELOW: Inner View
Thursday, June 17th, 2010
I created a full-page illustrated infographic for DIE ZEIT, Germany’s largest weekly newspaper. The page provides an outline of the four main fields in psychotherapy which have evolved over the years – from Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalysis and Wilhelm Reich’s humanistic psychology up to the streams of systemic psychology and behavioral psychology.
My artwork takes a whimsical approach, and incorporates a large number of fun illustrations. >more