Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Neat Dreams

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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.



Friday, May 6th, 2011

Artwork for Career Guide

These are some of the whimscial illustrations I created for a career guide published by Munich’s University of Technology (my alma mater, incidentally). It offers careers advice to all students, doctoral candidates and alumni of Technische Universität München.

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Dealing with topics from developing career strategies to surviving assessment centers, it provides valuable insider knowledge from companies and alumni from home and abroad.

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Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Best of DIE ZEIT Wissen

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The German newspaper DIE ZEIT publishes a weekly full page dedicated to science topics. My design on the history of psychotherapy got published in Christoph Drösser’s book Wissen in Bildern (Illustrated Science) which assembles the best infographics published in DIE ZEIT within the past two years.

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>MORE ON THE INFO-GRAPHIC SCIENCE PAGE



Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Chosen by American Illustration 30

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Four whimsical-style illustrations of mine have been chosen by American Illustration 30. After getting chosen for the Society of Illustrator’s 2011  annual book, this is the second time that my calendar has brought me luck.

The illustrations were taken from a self-published calendar of mine. Labelled “The Well-Tempered Year,” the calendar contains 13 full-sized whimsical illustrations with titles that are mocking famous novels (”The BOLD MEN and the Sea”, “Brave BLUE World”, “Howard’s FRIEND” etc.).

The works were among only 185 images from over 7,000 submitted to receive at least two votes from the jury and are therefore eligible to appear permanently on the American Illustration website.

My chosen images accompany the collection of all winning illustrations representing the best images from 2010. American Illustration is the industry’s flagship in sorting out the top of the crop in the world of illustration, showcasing art from promising newcomers and seasoned artist alike. The focus is on artistic work as opposed to mere commercial pieces.

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Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Cross Country

This animated collage-style illustration for Süddeutsche Zeitung illustrates the topic of cross-country energy distribution, and employs geometrical cut-out shapes dealing with forms of energy and distribution networks. > MORE

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Sunday, March 20th, 2011

Quiet up there!

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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.

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Friday, March 18th, 2011

Two-Page Cover Spread for Novum Design Magazine

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I have been invited to create a two-page cover spread for novum: World of Graphic Design magazine, Germany’s oldest graphic arts publication. I employed a mixed-media style to create a city scene that’s abundant with wild animals.

The double cover spread was printed on heavy brown art paper that uses white coating to highlight specific elements. As a result, the art looks quite three-dimensional and almost as if it was assembled by hand – really cool ;-)

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Monday, February 28th, 2011

Feature in novum Magazine

A feature about me has been published in novum: World of Graphic Design magazine, Germany’s oldest graphic arts publication that was founded in 1924. >MORE



Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Cadavre exquis

In my latest assignment for Süddeutsche Zeitung, I have composed a cadavre exquis for the career section that runs across a major part of the page.

This formerly surrealist concept works with folded pages; the top parts showing the head of a person or animal, the middle parts the torso, and the bottom parts the legs.

My “exquisite corpse” shown below was designed in a slightly three-dimensional fashion. It consists of a cowboy, a crocodile, a gorilla, a robot, a little boy, a tree, a skirt, and a fish.

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Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Event Calendar Design for Spring

The latest event guide for the German Trade Union (DGB) in Munich is out. I created both the jacket design and the inside illustrations. The postcard-sized brochure lists the many seminars and workshops and lectures and events and whatnot that the DGB provides for Munich this coming fall.

I chose a silhouette style for this one that was inspired by the golden era of scherenschnitte. The booklet is a huge success currently, I hear.

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Friday, February 18th, 2011

The Invisible Gorilla Walking

For the German edition of The Invisible Gorilla (Piper Verlag), I created a fun little flip book animation that shows a walking gorilla. The animation is placed at the bottom of the pages.

If a gorilla walked out into the middle of a basketball pitch, you’d notice it. Wouldn’t you? The Invisible Gorilla is a fascinating look at the unbelievable, yet routine tricks that your brain plays on you.

Christopher F. Chabris and Daniel J. Simons won the 2004 Ig Nobel Prize in Psychology for Gorillas in Our Midst. Chabris is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Union College in New York.



Saturday, February 12th, 2011

Covered!

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Here’s a mixed-media illustration of mine on the topic of ubiquitous healthcare that was created for a publication from a large health insurance company.

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Thursday, January 20th, 2011

World Market Leaders

In another assignment for Süddeutsche Zeitung, I have created a number of illustrations on world market leaders. The four-page extra features interviews with market leaders in a variety of different branches.

I came up with a large splash illo in collage style and a bunch of circle-shaped icons that visualize the various branches (wind turbines, toys, etc.). I also designed colorful silkscreen print emulations of the enterpreneurs that got interviewed. >more

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Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Wishful Thinking

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Süddeutsche Zeitung has published a double-page feature on happiness and luck that features a large opening illustration of mine, as well as a handful of smaller-sized icons. >more

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Top: Butterfly Girl
Below: Soccer Ball Bear

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Friday, January 7th, 2011

Illustrators 53 Opening Reception

Tonight is the opening reception for the Illustrators 53 Sequential and Uncommissioned Categories at the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators.

My The Well-Tempered Year calendar got selected for the show and annual. Too bad I can’t be there – but those of you who go, hope you’ll have loads of fun.

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Thanks to the jury, Monika Aichele, Nicholas Blechman, Leo Espinosa, Tomer Hanuka, Aviva Michaelov, Francoise Mouly, George Pratt, Graham Roumieu, and Mark Stamaty – and congrats to the winners in that category, Asaf Hanuka, Nora Krug, Philippe Petit-Roulet, Brian Rea, and Matt Rota! >more