If you’re a regular reader of either The New York Times and/or The New Yorker, you’ll have seen the work of graphic artist/illustrator Christoph Niemann. If I had half an ounce of his ingenuity and creativity, I’d consider myself fortunate. Last night, I watched the first episode of Netflix’ new documentary series, Abstract: The Art of Design, which was devoted to Niemann. Just a few examples of his output are presented here. (These eight images, along with many other, equally delightful ones, are collected in his book, Sunday Sketching).
I don’t think we can be reminded often enough that’s it’s possible to look at a humdrum, pedestrian object and see it in a completely different way. One could argue that that’s a particularly vital skill these days.
Which of these is your favorite, and why?
And then of course there’s The Gummi Bear Chronicles….